California Business


Syndicate content
Updated: 21 hours 47 min ago

California Employment Rates Climb Slightly in July

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 10:34


On Friday, the state Employment Development Department reported that 80,600 non-farm payroll jobs were added by California in July. The jobless rate of the state dropped to 6.2 percent which was a decrease from the figures noted a month ago. Although the job numbers was a little gloomy for the Humboldt County but still it was lower as compared to the overall average of the state.

read more

In the Fourth Year of Drought California will Lose Almost $2.74 billion

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 10:00


Davis researchers, at University of California say that the state which is in its fourth year of drought condition will lose $1.84 billion in the agricultural sector in the current year. That also comes with the approximately 21,000 jobs losses in the South Valley which is suffering the worst effects of the dry spell.

read more

According to Survey the Average US Gasoline Price Dipped 11 cents in Last Two Weeks

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:30


On Sunday, Trilby Lundberg Survey Inc, the survey publisher said that the current gasoline price average is 81 cents less than what was noted one year back.

According to the survey, on an average, the drivers in the US paid $2.7108 per gallon for regular Gasoline in the two weeks which ended on 7 August.

read more

Consumer Watchdog Group Says Californians Are Paying Higher Price for Their Gas than Rest of the Country

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:37


Although there may be a drop in the oil prices in the recent week but for the California drivers there's no respite and they are paying a higher price than the other states. Consumer Watchdog, a watchdog group says that it's all about the companies looking for bigger profits.

read more

PPIC’s Poll Reveals Californians Divided in Opinion on Climate Change Impacting Drought in the State

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:01


A new survey result released on Wednesday revealed that two-thirds of California residents connect the ongoing drought in the state to climate change. Most of them support the efforts put in by Governor Jerry Brown in order to combat the catastrophic drought. However, it could be just that way as most of the Californians are Democrats.

read more

Reports Say Amazon Suggests Dividing Airspace into Zones for Delivery Drones

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:18


For long Amazon has showed interest in delivering its packages to customers within half an hour with unmanned drones. The company is still making efforts for approval and a report says that it suggested dividing the airspace into different segments which might designate zones for high speed drones for delivery and traditional aircrafts.

read more

The U.S Average Gasoline Prices Show a Downward Trend Where as California Witnesses a Rise

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:03


Though the national average of gasoline prices fell 2 cents in the last couple of weeks to $2.83 a gallon, the gas price is on the rise in California.

The average price nationwide for midgrade gas gasoline was $3.05 and the premium was being sold at $3.22 says a survey by Lundberg.

read more

CPUC Votes Unanimously to Support a Revised Version of Electricity Pricing that Saves Money and Promotes Clean Energy

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 07:07


The CPUC or the California Public Utilities on Friday with a 5-0 vote chose unanimously to adopt a somewhat revised version of what was originally proposed as a reform for its residential electricity consumption rates.

read more

Californians Will Face Changes in Electricity Bill as PUC Gets Ready to Vote on Friday

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 10:42


There is a plan for changes in the electricity charges paid by the Californians and it could give a jerk to the pocket of the consumers using less electricity.

According to the proposal on which the state Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to vote on Friday, the present four tier graduated rates which the consumers see now could go down to two or three.

read more

NASA’s Grace Satellites Map World’s Groundwater Basins, find Depleting Water Levels

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:34


In a rather alarming study, published online on Tuesday, in the Water Resources Research, earth scientists from California have studied data relayed by the NASA's Grace Satellite Mission. They have concluded the miserable fate of the world's groundwater basins, which are going dry due to unrestrained exploitation.

read more

Ruptured Oil Pipeline Leads to 21,000 gallons of Oil Flowing into California Coastline

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:26


An oil pipeline rupture along the California coast on May 19 has caused dumping of oil in the water which is washing ashore on the beaches close to Santa Barbara, California.

The pipeline which broke is operated by Plains All-American Pipeline. The ruptured caused spilling of approximately 21,000 gallons of oil into the ocean.

read more

Latest News

Gap Announced by Beginning of Next year It will Phase Out On-Call Scheduling
Next Month Amazon Plans to Launch Its Video Streaming Service Tailored for Custo
Burger King Proposes to Create McWhopper with McDonald
Schlumberger Acquiring Cameron in a Cash and Stock Deal
Former J.P. Morgan Analyst Indicted on Federal Charges for Insider Trading
US President Barack Obama Flies to the Nevada Desert to Support the Growth of So
Public Service Commission Approves Ownership Transfer of Wind Project to Xcel En
Crude Oil Prices Firm but Close to Six Year Low; Asian Stocks Continue to Slide
Fed Up Activists to Emphasize on Income Inequality at Jackson Hole Conference
Leadership Change at China Mobile; Shang Bing Named as the New Chairman
Gasoline Price Slide in Gas Stations Stalled due to Production Woes
Drone Test Site at North Dakota Permitted to Fly High Day and Night