Business & economics

woman executive talks with colleagues

More women CEOs but executive suite's still a male bastion

More women than ever before are running the state's largest public firms, but they still hold just one in eight of the senior executive and director positions in corporate California. 

Paul Felstein

UC Davis boosts 13 new companies in past year

Startup support from campus is part of UC's commitment to tech transfer and entrepreneurship.

students walking on UC Merced campus

Campus economic impact in San Joaquin Valley grows to $1.27 billion

UC Merced has proven to be an engine for economic growth in the region since its 2005 opening.


Premium-minded consumers split wine market, wine execs say

Survey of wine executives to be reported Sept. 22; wine professionals also surveyed.


Management alums turn fitness inside out

Riding the fitness craze, two classmates developed a business using DXA scanners that analyze the amount of fat and lean tissue one has.

young men examine small tech device

UC campuses ranked high for entrepreneurship named five UC campuses to its top 50 Most Entrepreneurial Schools in America.

pensive elderly woman

More than 750,000 elderly Californians ‘unofficially’ poor

1 in 5 older adults have incomes above the federal poverty level, but still struggle to pay their expenses.

Entrepreneur Michael Landa, a UCLA Anderson School of Management alumnus, and his Labrador retriever

It's a dog's life — but better

Pet leads UCLA Anderson grad to idea for business that sells nutritious food for dogs and cats.

Graduate students

Initiative assists grad students for careers outside of academia

UC San Diego's Gradvantage seeks to prepare scholars for a range of jobs in a changing economy.

solar thermal technology

UC creates five new inventions per day

In 2014, UC research led to 86 new startups and 1,769 new inventions — nearly five per day – amid a booming startup culture.