Wine growers in California are facing a threat to their grapes from Stinkwort, an invasive weed which is spreading along roadways in Napa Valley and other areas of the state, the Sacramento Bee said on its website.
The four largest U.S. railroad companies won their bid to reverse a ruling that turned a price- fixing lawsuit against them by shippers into a group lawsuit with potential damages of at least $10 billion.
The criminal investigation of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s mortgage-backed securities practice is evidence a U.S. Justice Department task force set up to investigate causes of the financial crisis is finally getting some traction against banks blamed for ruining the economy.
Real estate has returned as a favorite topic of conversation at the pair of Starbucks Corp. coffee shops in Granite Bay, a Sacramento, California, suburb where the median income is double the rest of the state.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, said it’s under federal criminal investigation for practices tied to sales of mortgage-backed bonds that the Justice Department has already concluded broke civil laws.