Calif. teachers fund to boost clean energy bets

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years.

PCB discovery at Wal-Mart warehouse under review

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Federal and state environmental agencies are investigating the discovery of PCB contamination inside a Wal-Mart warehouse that the company shut down last month.

Alabama unemployment declines to 6.9 percent

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Alabama's unemployment rate decreased slightly in August to 6.9 percent, but remained above last year's rate for last month.

Economic agency lacked spending documentation

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Wisconsin's semi-private job creation agency lacked supporting documentation justifying spending on salary, travel and grants during the first two years of its existence, according to a report released Friday.

Cuomo: Use surplus to spur municipal consolidation

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

New York should use nearly half of its more than $4 billion budget surplus to spur upstate economic development and encourage local governments to consolidate and share their services, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told business leaders Friday.

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings.

Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

When retail mogul Leslie Wexner peers at one of the Picassos, Dubuffets or Giacomettis in the personal art collection he and his wife Abigail have amassed over the years, he feels a range of emotions that often include gratitude, defeat and exhilaration.

Planned luxury rail resort service ends in auction

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation's capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets.

Nevada high court makes key ruling on HOA liens

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that a lien held by a homeowners association can override a deed of trust involving a first mortgage on the property.

California unemployment rate stays at 7.4 percent

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

California's unemployment rate was unchanged for a third month, holding at 7.4 percent in August, officials said Friday.