Parts of the vast High Plains Aquifer, once a prodigious source of water, are now so low that crops cannot be watered and bridges span arid stream beds, which the New York Times reports has been an economic and ecological disaster several decades in the making.
Pinterest, the social site that lets users share image "pins" of stuff they like, is teaming with Netflix, Rotten Tomatoes and Time Warner's Flixster to serve up more info on movies that fans stick on their boards, Variety reports.
While consumers have been cutting the cord on landlines for years, businesses are joining the trend at an accelerating rate, thanks to the increasing capabilities of mobile phone devices, Bloomberg News reports.
In Monday morning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 11 points to 15,365. The Nasdaq rose 5 points to 3,504. The S&P 500 rose 2 points to 1,670.
Former L.A. Galaxy star David Beckham will retire from soccer at the end of the season, closing a 21-year career in which he won titles in four countries, Bloomberg News reports
Yahoo is trying really hard to be cool again and it's hoping that blogging site Tumblr can help, All Things D and CNBC report.
The California Employment Development Department has directed call center workers to not answer its benefits hotline after lunch, the Los Angeles Times reports. The service cutback is the result of sequestration.
When Medicare disclosed average charges from U.S. hospitals for common procedures last week, only one hospital was near the top in every category: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Forbes magazine still may say Mexican investor Carlos Slim is the world's richest person, but the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index contends that Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot, Bloomberg News reports.
Some of the biggest names in retail had a tough first quarter as cautious consumers reduced spending, ABC News and the New York Times report.
Bart Simpson loves the incredibly popular made-in-Rosemead Asian condiment, and Lay's recently produced a Sriracha potato chip inspired by the pho-restaurant staple, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Frankfurt, which won't let jetliners take off between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., is among several of Western Europe’s once undisputed hubs seeing a steady erosion of status: squeezed from the one end by a lack of expansion space and stricter rules, and from the other by more passenger friendly airports in the Middle East, Bloomberg News reports.
The Financial Times said several of its blogs and social-media accounts were hacked on Friday by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Powerball fever has come to the Golden State, as officials expect the jackpot to keep growing before Saturday's drawing to break the previous record of $587 million, the Associated Press and Los Angeles Times report.
In Friday morning trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 66 points to 15,299. The Nasdaq rose 15 points to 3,481. The S&P 500 rose 8 points to 1,658.