Apple CEO Tim Cook is fulfilling another Steve Jobs vision

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, was a tough act to follow. But Tim Cook seems to be doing so well at it that his eventual successor may also have big shoes to fi...

AP Explains: California's power outages pose new challenge

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As if the pandemic and economic recession weren't bad enough, millions of Californians are now facing recurring threats of abrupt blackouts during a heat wave in the nation's m...

Tesla boosts turbocharged stock with plan for 5-for-1 split

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Tesla will split its stock for the first time in its history so more investors can afford to buy a stake in the electric car pioneer following a meteoric rise in its market va...

Apple shines in pandemic with $2 trillion value on horizon

Early in 2020, Apple appeared to be caught in a horrible bind. The initial spread of the novel coronavirus shut down the factories in China that assemble its iPhones and also closed ...

Questions being raised after Kodak's stock has a big moment

Eastman Kodak's potentially lucrative deal to help the U.S. government make more generic drugs domestically is threatening to turn into a regulatory headache for the fallen photography giant. ...

Judge to OK $58B plan to end PG&E bankruptcy after wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday took the final step toward approving a $58 billion plan by the nation’s largest utility to end a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after Pac...

PG&E pleads guilty to 84 deaths in 2018 California wildfire

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric confessed Tuesday to killing 84 people in a devastating 2018 wildfire that wiped out the Northern California town of Paradise in November 2018. ...

Google quietly rolls out test version of Android upgrade

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has released a test version of its annual upgrade to its Android software without the usual fanfare heralding the latest operating system powering most smartphones. ...

PG&E's bankruptcy trial opens with attacks on voting process

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — An effort to block Pacific Gas and Electric's path out of bankruptcy kicked off Wednesday's trial on the plan in bankruptcy court as critics of the utility questioned whether t...

PG&E's long-running bankruptcy saga enters pivotal stage

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric limped into bankruptcy vilified for its long-running neglect of a crumbling electrical grid that ignited a succession of horrific Northern California...

PG&E to purge most of its board in fallout from bankruptcy

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — PG&E Corp. will sweep out three quarters of its board of directors to start with a mostly clean slate when it emerges from a bankruptcy case triggered by deadly wildfires i...

PG&E's top exec to end short stint at beleaguered utility

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — PG&E Corp. CEO Bill Johnson will step down from his job just 14 months after the nation's largest utility hired him to rescue it from a financial mess caused by a history o...

Tesla's 1Q car sales surged before pandemic shut things down

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to fast start this year, even though the company had to slam the brakes along with other major automakers last m...

Meet Eric Yuan, the man who made your Zoom meetings possible

If you hadn't already heard have of Zoom Video Communications, there is a decent chance you’ve made its acquaintance over the past few weeks. Millions of people are now working from...

Contagion of fear, uncertainty infect financial markets

The rapidly deteriorating health of the financial markets is being driven by a contagion of fear and uncertainty about a global pandemic that's infecting the economy in ways that seemed unfathomable j...