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Blackouts possible again as fire danger looms in…

Less than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric is warning it might shut off power to about a half-million people

Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on…

Asian shares advance on upbeat talk on China-US trade dispute

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a…

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflation

In socialist Venezuela, where residents have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, drivers have started paying to fill up their tank with small gifts as inflation soars

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Final 'Rise of Skywalker' trailer debuts

The final trailer for the "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" debuted Monday, offering a fleeting glimpse of the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia embracing Daisy Ridley's Rey

Affordable housing among striking Chicago…

Demands by striking Chicago teachers include more action to lower housing costs in the nation's third-largest city and more resources to help homeless students

California governor wants investigation of high…

Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked California's attorney general to investigate why the state's gas prices are so high

Judge allows Nevada to amend suit over removal of…

A judge agreed to allow Nevada to amend its lawsuit against the U.S. Energy Department as the state tries to force the agency to remove weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas

Trump blasts critics who pushed him to cancel G-7…

President Donald Trump is lamenting that he was forced to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his private golf club in Florida after bipartisan criticism.

California won't approve sale of Berkshire Hathaway insurer

California regulators say they won't approve the sale of one of Berkshire Hathaway's smaller insurance companies, but the company has voluntarily stopped writing policies in that state

Macy's to stop selling real fur by end of fiscal year 2020

Macy's Inc. says it will stop selling real fur by the end of its fiscal year 2020 at its namesake stores and Bloomingdale's as well as its discount outlets.

JPMorgan to push to hire more with criminal records

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is announcing an expansion of its policy to hire more people with criminal records, potentially giving more former offenders a second chance to find work

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on…

The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the toll of opioids, averting the first federal trial on the crisis

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The Latest: National opioid settlement could be hard sell

Not every state wants to sign on to a potential $48 billion settlement to opioid lawsuits across the country; one said it's not a framework but rather a "pile of lumber"

Exxon trial probes how oil giant accounts for…

New York's attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of lying to investors about how profitable the company will remain as governments impose stricter regulations designed to combat global warming

TD Ameritrade 4Q profit up 21% before cutting commissions

Online brokerage TD Ameritrade says its fiscal fourth quarter profit jumped 21% in the last quarter before it slashed its trading commissions to zero

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday, led by gains in technology and financial services companies

Boeing shares extend slide after Wall Street downgrades

Two big Wall Street firms downgrade Boeing stock, and the aircraft maker's shares keep falling

Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled…

Two of the biggest US coal mines have been sold, raising the possibility that miners in Wyoming could return to work after almost four months off the job

Markets Right Now: Stocks rise, led by tech companies, banks

Stocks are closing higher Monday, led by gains in technology companies and banks. .

Clusters of illness linked to CBD vapes share 2nd…

A pioneer in marketing CBD as a health product has pleaded guilty to selling large quantities of synthetic marijuana which was secretly added to vapes, sickening dozens.

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Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead…

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world

Georgia county's experience shows perils of…

Officials in a rural Georgia county had to log 911 calls on paper and deploy guards to let jail inmates out of their cells after hackers in March held critical computer systems hostage for a ransom

Ex-Tennessee Gov. Bredesen introduces renewable…

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is introducing an initiative against climate change that lets companies trade off the carbon impact of their products by paying to fund new solar panels in states with the dirtiest electricity grids