Jan 17, 2014 California's rainfall last year was the lowest since 1877, it hasn’t rained yet this "rainy season," fire watch started in January, and there's almost no Sierra snowpack to melt. There's a drought emergency in this giant agricultural state.
Nov 27, 2013 The U.S. government has announced a $253 million fine against Weatherford, a Swiss oil and gas services company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange.
Nov 22, 2013 California says no to letting insurers reissue canceled plans for another year. And it’s not just because the policies are substandard. Without those customers on the exchanges the whole thing could collapse.
Oct 14, 2013 To free up tickets for concerts and sporting events, California is the latest state to ban ticket bot programs.
Sep 24, 2013 California's pricing system for milk gives cheese makers the lowest price for milk -- a holdover from the Depression era, when making cheese was a way to use up surplus milk. But now cheese makers are dairies' biggest customers, and still get the low price.
Sep 20, 2013 California becomes the first state to regulate -- and, therefore, recognize -- ride-sharing made possible by apps Uber and Lyft.
Sep 11, 2013 Golden State legislators are voting on whether to weaken a key law protecting the environment. Many say the law has been abused.
Aug 22, 2013 Mexico is sitting on 87 billion barrels of untapped oil, yet production has dropped 25 percent in the last decade.
Aug 27, 2013 Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.
Aug 16, 2013 The Bureau of Reclamation declares the first water shortage for the Colorado River basin, which provides water for tens of millions of people and large agricultural regions.