| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Tax season, that time of year that spurs Americans to gnash their teeth and root out reams of old documents, officially kicked off Friday.
The Internal Revenue Service started accepting and processing paper and online returns, as well as preparing...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Federal officials have announced the approval of two solar projects on public land in California and Nevada.
The projects are expected to generate about 550 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough to power about 170,000 homes, the Interior Department...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The Bank of England sought Wednesday to assure markets and businesses it won't raise its key interest rate any time soon despite a faster-than-expected decline in Britain's jobless rate.
The central bank previously said it would consider raising its...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:34 PM
California hasn't completely escaped the effects of the polar vortex.
Although the Golden State avoided the freezing snowfalls that affected regions farther east, power plants in the Southland are now grappling with low supplies of natural gas brought...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:37 AM
From the Anchorage Daily News comes the latest accounting of how much the oil industry is spending to save a tax cut it received last year from the generous state government.
As of Feb. 5, the total is $3.5 million, with the lead campaign donors being...
| 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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Safeway Inc. said Wednesday it is in talks about potentially selling itself, finally addressing buyout rumors that began last year after the grocery giant deflected a takeover bid.
The Pleasanton, Calif., company, which operates the Vons and Pavilions...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: Advance report for 4Q GDP, December pending home sales, weekly jobless claims
Local earnings: Brunswick Corp., Dover Corp., Hillshire Brands Co., Tenneco Inc.
Other earnings: Altria Group, Cardinal Health, Colgate-Palmolive, ConocoPhillips, Eli...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:54 PM
WASHINGTON — Just 90 companies worldwide produced fuels that generated two-thirds of industrial greenhouse gas emissions from 1854 to 2010, according to a new study.
The 90 biggest producers of fuels driving climate change include investor-owned...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — When the U.S. Navy sailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled.
Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Nearly six years after filing a federal lawsuit against seven companies and their related counterparts for allegedly contaminating the local groundwater supply with a gasoline additive, the Crescenta Valley Water District has finally settled with the...