The number of long-term unemployed – 6.1 million – is the most since the US started keeping track in 1948. Here is a look at some of these people as they search for a job.
Golden State lawmakers ask which is more important: building the nation's largest solar-energy farm or protecting a fragile ecosystem?
President Obama announced Thursday that California would receive $2.7 billion to boost its high-speed rail plan. The state hopes to link Los Angeles and San Francisco by 2017.
President Obama announced 13 high-speed rail projects worth $8 billion Thursday. It is an 'important beginning,' advocates say, aimed at several key population centers.
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address
Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman joins Republicans in calling for details on any deals the White House may have made with special interests in crafting healthcare reform legislation. Did industry groups get special treatment?
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the government ‘made the best of a set of terrible choices’ in bailing out insurance giant AIG. But Democrats and Republicans alike hammered him for not demanding more from financial institutions.
The ocean liner Queen Victoria makes its way beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Calif., on Jan. 27. The Queen Victoria, Cunard's newest luxury liner and the company's second largest, is making her Maiden Call to San Francisco during her current world voyage. The 99-day westbound circumnavigation will continue to Hawaii and then on to 41 other ports.