| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is following in her colleague Dianne Feinstein’s steps by calling for a federal investigation into record gas prices in California.
Boxer is urging the Department of Justice’s Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:06 AM
Don’t look to small businesses for a vote of confidence in the economy. Pessimistic owners are scaling back hiring plans, rethinking expansion and fretting over weak sales as they wait for stability.
An optimism index from the National Federation...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2012
For Sale: 3,400 acres in the desert.
• No paved roads. Check.
• Isolated. Ideal.
• Land not suitable for farming. Perfect.
• Blistering sunshine. Jackpot.
• Asking price: $34 million. Deal.
As large-scale solar...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:41 AM
As the playing field expands in the Republican presidential race heading toward Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich is taking an infomercial approach in hopes of making yet another comeback.
The former House speaker's campaign announced Wednesday that it will...
| Mar 4, 2012
Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise, a species that did its evolving more than 220 million years ago and has since remained resolutely prehistoric.
Its slowpoke take on biological adaptation has exposed modern vulnerabilities....
| 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...
| 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...