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Sales of homes costing $800,000 or more grew 12% from March 2013. But sales of homes costing less than $500,000 fell at twice that rate. Above, Palos Verdes.

Southland home prices surge but sales plummet

Southern California home prices are surging as the spring buying season heats up, with the median price in March hitting $400,000 for the first time in six years.

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Most Californians can't afford their rent.

After website troubles sparked a two-week extension, California officials wrapped up the first open enrollment for Obamacare coverage with nearly 1....

Samsung Electronics Co. has produced the most formidable rival yet to the iPhone 5s: the Galaxy S5.

Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year, but revenue grew because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center...

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Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

Silicon Valley satire nails the culture, geeks say

Going for laughs but devoted to accuracy, a TV satire gets high marks from Bay Area techie savants.

Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

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SoCal Edison to lay off hundreds in effort to streamline management

 Southern California Edison Co. plans to lay off hundreds of employees as part of a management streamlining and outsourcing of some...

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WASHINGTON — Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7% over the...

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Americans rushed out to shop as frigid weather lifted in March, propelling retail sales at the fastest pace in a year and a half.

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Stocks are closing higher, clawing back some of the ground they lost last week, as investors were encouraged by solid earnings from...

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TIAA-CREF, one of the largest money managers in the country, on Monday said it had agreed to acquire Nuveen Investments in a deal valuing...

Retail sales surge in March at fastest pace in 1 1/2 years

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WASHINGTON -- Retail sales surged last month at their fastest pace in 1-1/2 years as consumer spending heated up after a harsh winter.

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Jack, the round-headed fictional chief executive in Jack-in-the-Box commercials, is not only a hit on television. He's also popular on...

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