State Capitol Building Sacramento

California Legislature Returns Amid Homeless, Climate Crisis

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers returned to work on Monday to tackle a daunting list of challenges that include climate concerns and a growing homeless population — problems magnified by election-year politics. California is already one of the most aggres...
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Chevron Will Write Down Assets by at Least $10 Billion

SAN RAMON — Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas will reduce the value of its assets. More than half the write-down is related to gas drilling operations in Appalachi...
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Nobel Prize Honors Breakthroughs on Lithium-Ion Batteries

STOCKHOLM — If you're reading this on a mobile phone or laptop computer, you might thank this year's three laureates for the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. "The heart of the phone is the rechargeable battery. The heart of ...
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Chinese Leader XI in France to Sign Multibillion Dollar Deals

PARIS — Chinese President Xi Jinping was greeted with full honors Monday during a state visit to France in which he is expected to sign multibillion-dollar deals on energy, the food industry, transport, and other sectors as well as a bilateral statement on cli...