China boycotting IMF meeting over dispute with Japan

China’s central bank governor and finance minister won’t be attending International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings…

New Target store at SF’s Metreon

Earns Target

Mayor Ed Lee and other dignitaries will attend a private event Tuesday to mark the opening of San Francisco’s first Target store…

US jobless rate falls to 7.8%

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years…

California gasoline price jumps 8 cents overnight

The cost of gasoline in California jumped 8 cents overnight and is poised to soar to the highest point this year in what analysts say is a supply problem fueled by refinery and pipeline outages…

Google settles book-scanning dispute

Google and U.S. publishers have settled a longstanding dispute over Google’s book-scanning project. A lawsuit filed by authors remains, though, leaving the project in question.

Honda Accord recall for faulty hoses

Honda is recalling 573,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a defective power steering hose that can leak fluid and catch fire…

Obama blocks Chinese purchase of US wind farms

President Barack Obama is revoking a Chinese company’s purchase of four wind farm projects in the vicinity of a U.S. naval facility’s restricted airspace…

Higher gas costs push US consumer spending up

Americans boosted their spending in August even though their income barely grew. Much of the spending increase went to pay higher gas prices…

US economy grew 1.3% in second quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a sluggish 1.3 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, held back by the severe drought that reduced farm production in the Midwest…

Student debt impacts 1 in 5 households

New research finds that college loan debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households, nearly 1 in 5 with the biggest burdens falling on the young and poor…