Ex-CalPERS, Buenrostro, Admits Bribes

Ex-CalPERS Chief Admits Receiving Bribes

In a stunning admission covering years of corruption, the former chief executive of CalPERS said Friday he accepted $200,000 in cash, along with a series of other bribes, from a Lake Tahoe businessman who was attempting to influence billions of dollars in pension fund investment decisions.

tobacco companies, possible merger, Reynolds American, Lorillard

U.S.' No. 2, No. 3 Tobacco Cos in Merger Talks

The United States' second- and third-largest tobacco companies, Reynolds American and Lorillard, confirmed that they are negotiating a merger deal that would create a giant with a $56 billion market value.

Auto Industry
2015 Dodge Challenger (Chrysler Group)

Challenger Raises Bar on Muscle Cars

Chrysler Group made its rivals eat dust last week with a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger, but Ford and GM are close behind with their own revamped muscle cars.

Arts & Entertainment
espn, brand, value, history

How ESPN Became a $50B Sports Empire

ESPN has hit a sweet spot in a number of ways and remains immune from many of the ills surrounding other media companies. Its torrent growth pace may not yet be over.

HispanicBusiness 100

Introducing the Hispanic-Business 100

While the HispanicBusiness 500 index long proved to be a solid barometer of the Hispanic market in this country, tough economic times have pared the number of companies that qualify for the index. We now introduce the HispanicBusiness 100.

freshmen, congressmen, challenges

Freshman Frustrations in Congress

Newcomers to a disliked institution, three freshman members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the St. Louis area, say they are as frustrated as their constituents at Congress' inability to get much done.

Amazon drone (Sky News)

Amazon Asks OK for Drone Deliveries

Amazon has officially asked the FAA for permission to use drones to deliver packages to customers in half an hour or less as part of its Amazon Prime Air service.

Pau Gasol, rejects Lakers'

Pau Gasol Turns Down Lakers' Offer

Spanish veteran big man Pau Gasol has rejected an initial contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers and is reportedly trying to decide whether to sign with the Chicago Bulls or the reigning-champion San Antonio Spurs.

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Conservation & Green Economy
oil train, safety

Public, Industry Weigh in on Oil Train Safety

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is drafting regulations to improve the safety of rail shipments of crude oil following a series derailments, explosions and fires. With billions of dollars at stake, the railroad, oil, ethanol and chemical industries have been trying to shape the rules to their advantage in a series of meetings with the White House and PHMSA.

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