Economy For all the hand-wringing and nervous forecasts, this week's Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates may be a sign of better things to come. History rarely repeats itself exactly. But
In a unanimous vote, the Federal Open Market Committee — the Fed's policy-setting group — agreed to raise the target range of the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25% to 0.50%, "given the economic
An annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe on Tuesday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an opportunity for a victory lap on the new plan for a California water bond, which was approved by the Legislature last week.