Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday jumped into the debate over the spike in natural gas prices affecting millions of California utility customers, calling on federal regulators to look at whether gouging or market manipulation is at work.
And on the local level, a few dozen protesters vented their frustrations in front the headquarters of San Diego ...Read more
Alphabet Inc.’s Google is getting its ChatGPT competitor ready for prime time.
The company said on Monday that its new conversational AI service, called Bard, would be opening up to trusted testers, and that it is readying the service for the public “in the coming weeks.” The technology aims to generate detailed answers when given simple ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — Steve Campbell was ready with a joke.
Campbell was the first person at the Good Day Farm marijuana dispensary in the Central West End on the first day recreational-use marijuana was sold in Missouri.
He walked through the door to applause from staff. But Campbell, 67, had a confused look on his face. "This isn't St. Louis Bread ...Read more
Major layoffs at big technology companies have dominated national headlines in recent months, seemingly portending doom and gloom for tech workers. But the reality for most companies, including Philadelphia employers, is a continuing shortage of skilled technologists and a desire to hire more.
Recent cuts at Google, Microsoft, Amazon, ...Read more
A week ago, Teodoro Jimenez would bring in about $400 on a good day selling tacos from his pop-up tent on South 43rd Street in San Diego's Shelltown neighborhood near National City. That changed after his business, Blue Fire Bliss, went viral on TikTok this week, and now he's busier than ever.
There's no shortage of places to get tacos and ...Read more
Move over crypto. Booze is back.
For the first time in more than three decades, Super Bowl viewers will see ads from alcohol brands other than Anheuser-Busch InBev SA. In June, the Budweiser brewer gave up its rights as the exclusive alcohol brand in the big game, giving other beer and liquor makers a turn in the spotlight.
“We’ve been ...Read more
ATLANTA — It wasn’t the price, it was the rate.
Kevin Johnson and his wife closed in December on a newly constructed, five-bedroom, three-bath home in Dallas for $449,000 — $100,000 more than the price they got for their Powder Springs, Georgia, home — a move they weren’t making because they really wanted to leave their home of eight ...Read more
LAS VEGAS — Gas prices have been a hot topic over the past year with the volatile crude oil market largely tied to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and inflation.
In Southern Nevada, the area’s dependence on California for gasoline adds another wrinkle to the issue. Any time refineries in Southern California have an issue, prices go ...Read more
About two-thirds of homeowners with mortgages are sitting pretty with a rate below 4% — and feeling stuck. With rates almost double where they were last year, housing inventory stubbornly low, and prices still high, they can’t afford to move.
It may be easier to fix what you don’t like about your current house than to find a new one. ...Read more
Is tech OK? It's not just the mass layoffs. It's that, to an alien observer, many of the most hyped ideas emerging from America's vaunted tech industry over the last few years would seem untethered from reality, if not outright unhinged.
Facebook renamed itself Meta and pitched us the metaverse, insisting we'll all soon want to immerse ...Read more
Elon Musk says Twitter Inc. is “trending to breakeven” after he had to save it from “bankruptcy.”
The billionaire said in a tweet Sunday that the last three months were “extremely tough.” He had to juggle the rescue of the social media platform with responsibilities at two other companies he oversees — Tesla Inc. and Space ...Read more
When Cherilyn Church took the plunge in May and bought a $5,700 sectional from Interior Define, the Chicago-based custom furniture retailer, she envisioned it as a dream centerpiece for her home.
Choosing everything from the size and color to cushion fill, she financed the purchase and began making monthly payments, waiting for a promised ...Read more
Elon Musk proved once again that he’s difficult to beat in court.
On Friday, a federal jury in San Francisco took just two hours to clear the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer of claims by investors that he defrauded them when he tweeted 4 1/2 years ago that he was considering taking the company private and had “funding secured” to make ...Read more
FREMONT — Five tech companies, including software and hardware firms, have revealed plans to slash well over 1,000 Bay Area jobs, marking a fresh wave of cutbacks, new state government filings show.
Lam Research, Salesforce, Workday, Splunk and Autodesk have disclosed their intentions to eliminate about 1,089 jobs at an array of Bay Area ...Read more
As the Bay Area struggles to confront a chronic housing shortage and million-dollar home listings, a new poll indicates residents here are more concerned than most Californians about the high cost of housing.
The survey by the nonprofit Public Policy Institute of California, found 80% of Bay Area residents see housing affordability as a big ...Read more
Microsoft confirmed Friday it has stopped work on its gigantic campus in Atlanta’s Westside that was poised to bring thousands of jobs, act as a new hub for the technology giant and become a defining cornerstone of the area.
A Microsoft spokesperson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the company “has decided to pause the planning process...Read more
No one should be surprised that telecommunications companies revved up opposition to the 2021 nomination of Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission. After all, Sohn was known as an effective critic of the industry's monopoly power and a defender of the public interest.
Nor was it surprising that the industry would attack Sohn with ...Read more
Ford Motor Co. on Friday is returning to Formula 1 after more than 20 years, and just weeks after crosstown rival General Motors Co. said it was joining forces with Andretti Global to launch a bid to compete in one of the world's most prestigious motor races.
Ford is partnering with Red Bull Powertrains to develop a next-gen hybrid power unit ...Read more
SEDONA, Arizona — The Honda Pilot is an excellent three-row SUV to drop the kids off at school or take them up Broken Arrow mountain trail to 4,200 feet for one the most breathtaking views in America.
Oh, I’m not kidding.
Broken Arrow is a bucket list item for anyone who enjoys the American West. It’s the exclusive territory of Sedona-...Read more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury is changing how it defines a sport utility vehicle Friday after car companies lodged complaints that some vehicles were wrongfully being boxed out of new electric vehicle tax credits.
The change is likely to be the difference between thousands of dollars in consumer discounts. Under new federal tax credits, SUVs...Read more
- Move over crypto, booze ads are flooding the Super Bowl
- 'Is it actual weed?' First weekend of recreational pot sales open in Missouri to joy and exuberance
- Pain at the pump: Gas in Nevada least affordable in US
- TikTok influencer left a $1K tip. Now, this San Diego taco vendor is busier than ever
- Homebuyers lured by dip in mortgage rates still higher than a year ago