| Feb 6, 2014
Vladimir Putin has been on his best behavior as the Sochi Olympic Games approach. He has granted amnesty to prisoners and political opponents, downplayed Russia's anti-gay law, lifted a blanket prohibition on demonstrations at Sochi and acted the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:35 PM
After a rocky start to the week, U.S. stocks roared back on Thursday, giving major stock indexes their biggest gain of the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 index each closed up 1.2 percent, their largest single-day increase since...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:21 PM
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the Seal Beach company that builds and operates natural-gas filling stations for some of the nation's biggest bus and truck fleets, is banking on corporate customers to buy more clean-energy vehicles this year.
| Feb 4, 2014
Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Chevron Corp.'s profit fell 32% in the fourth quarter on lower oil and gas production and lower prices for refined fuels relative to the cost of crude.
The nation's second-biggest oil company Friday reported net income of $4.93 billion on revenue of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Occidental Petroleum reported higher profits in the fourth quarter as the oil and gas producer seeks to revamp its business after a boardroom shakeup last year.
The Los Angeles company reported profits of $1.6 billion, or $2.04 a share, in the quarter...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say.
The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Occidental Petroleum, the longtime Los Angeles-based energy giant, announced Friday that it would move its headquarters to Houston and spin off its California assets into a separate company.
The latest move is part of the company's strategic overhaul as...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The National Marine Fisheries Service violated federal law when it authorized the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off Hawaii and California through 2018, an environmental group said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
The agency's own analysis had...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
MEXICO CITY — Twenty years after their countries signed a landmark regional trade agreement, the presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada will meet this week to attempt to strengthen the economic ties envisioned in that pact, correct the...