| Sep 9, 2012
In the 1970s, clothing shoppers were advised in a popular advertising jingle from the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union to "look for the union label." In that same spirit, anyone shopping for an energy-efficient home today would be well-advised...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Wholesale prices jumped 1.7% in August from July -- their largest gain since June 2009 -- as the cost of food and energy boomed.
The seasonally adjusted increase in the producer price index was driven mostly by a 6.4% surge in energy prices, according to...
| Sep 30, 2012
We all know what corporate law firms are for, right? To represent their clients' interest fairly and professionally, of course. To obfuscate, obstruct, delay, misdirect — sometimes that too.
So the saga of JPMorgan Ventures Energy Corp. and a slick...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Fitch Ratings likes what it currently sees in Ford Motor Co., upgrading the automaker’s credit rating Tuesday to investment grade from its long-held junk status.
Determining the Dearborn, Mich., giant to now have “sufficient financial...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 10:40 AM
The cost of food around the world is rising again, due to bad weather, soaring oil costs and strong demand in Asia for imports, according to the World Bank.
Global food prices soared 8% between December and March after dipping late last year from...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Solar stocks were burning up Thursday, led by a 41% share price boom for SunPower, which this week said it sold a pair of massive Southern California solar power plants to a Warren Buffett company.
San Jose-based SunPower said in a filing with the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 9:39 AM
SolarCity Corp. expanded the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering but knocked down the share price in what analysts said was a bid to boost investor demand.
The San Mateo company said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Wholesale prices slipped 0.8% last month for the second straight month as gasoline prices plunged.
In its deepest dip since May, the Labor Department’s producer price index fell 0.8% in November after sliding 0.2% in October. The index rose 1.1%...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Bay Area clean-tech company SolarCity Corp. had an uncertain path to its initial public offering, delaying and adjusting the size of its debut this week, but the stock was off to a running start Thursday in its first day of trading.
The share price...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:32 AM
SolarCity Corp., a Bay Area solar energy company, is looking to raise as much as $151 million in its initial public offering, widely considered to be the most anticipated renewable-power IPO coming down the pike.
The San Mateo business – which...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Consumer prices continued to rise in October as rents and the cost of food climbed even as gas came down from its recent peak, the government said.
Seasonally adjusted prices got a 0.1% boost in October from the previous month, according to the Labor...