Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., the No. 2 seller of the coverage in the U.S. last year, is turning to property investments and private deals after scaling back from stocks during last year’s rally.
On a Northern California farm where silage for animal feed once grew, Google Inc. is generating power from more than 100,000 solar panels to heat nearby homes - - and double down on an area of energy many investors shun.
DCM is not the first name that comes to mind for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs looking to raise venture capital. While DCM hasn't scored access to the same blockbuster deals in the U.S. that have made billions for other firms on Sand Hill Road, Asia is a different story.
California is parched. The state’s worst drought in decades has left its reservoirs half-naked, if not skeletal. Officials say 17 communities could run out of drinking water this summer; some are considering mandatory rationing; and 500,000 acres in the state may be left fallow.