| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Nearly 180 California hotels changed hands in the first half of 2013, a 12% increase from the number sold in same period last year, according to a mid-year report by Irvine consulting firm Atlas Hospitality Group.
The dollar value of these sales grew...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:16 AM
The persistent inventory crunch helping boost home prices rapidly higher may be fading, according to a new report.
The nation saw a 5.2% decline in inventory last month — the second straight month of single-digit yearly drops, according to a...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:40 PM
WASHINGTON — After leading the way out of the global recession, China and other big developing economies now are growing slower, a significant shift in momentum that augers weaker world growth and softer demand for U.S. exporters.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- The shrinking budget deficit and improving economy has led Moody's Investor Services to affirm the nation's AAA credit rating and upgrade the outlook for government debt to stable from a negative watch that could have led to a downgrade....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Gold futures jumped higher Monday as the dollar fell in value, but concerns that the Federal Reserve may taper off its monetary stimulus may push prices down.
Gold futures for December jumped $22 to $1,344.30 on midday trading Monday, on track for a...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Southern California home prices skyrocketed more than 28% in June compared to a year ago, real estate information firm DataQuick reported Wednesday.
The dramatic 28.3% jump was greater than any year-over-year pop seen during the housing boom and the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Be patient. Hang in there. Keep trying.
In one form or another, that's the advice some real estate experts give buyers in dealing with this overheated housing market.
Yes, it is a good time to buy in terms of house prices and mortgage rates. If you...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:56 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Wednesday that he expected the central bank to start tapering its bond-buying stimulus program this year, but that there was not a "preset course" to doing so.
The Fed's plan to begin...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:22 AM
If you were hoping to ask Santa for an iWatch this Christmas, you might have to revise your wish list: The rumored Apple device might be more than a year away.
The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is beginning to aggressively hire more...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Fixed mortgage rates this week resumed their recent upward trend, with lenders offering 30-year home loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.51%, according to Freddie Mac.
The average rate, up from 4.29% last week and 3.56% a year ago, is more...