| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth improved in the third quarter to a surprisingly solid 2.8% annual rate, the fastest in a year, bolstered by a restocking of goods by businesses.
Details of the Commerce Department's report Thursday, however,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:21 AM
California home sales will increase next year and price gains will moderate as an inventory crunch loosens with more homes on the market, according to an industry forecast.
The California Assn. of Realtors forecasts sales to climb 3.2% in 2014, after...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Sales of previously owned homes rose in August, reaching the highest level in more than six years, according to a new report.
Sales of existing single-family houses, townhomes, condos and co-ops climbed 1.7% on a seasonally adjusted annual rate from...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The ambitious U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough just days ago, hit its first delay Wednesday with indications that the Syrian government will not submit an inventory of its...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:56 AM
A measure of the supply of California houses for sale expanded slightly in August from the month before, although inventory levels remain very tight, according to a new report.
If sales continued at their August pace, the supply of existing single-...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in July, as more inventory hit the market and an increase in mortgage interest rates likely motivated buyers.
Sales were up 6.5% from the prior month and 17.2% from the same month a year earlier. Homes sold at a...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Home prices posted double-digit gains for the fourth consecutive month in June, raising concerns among some analysts that speculative forces are driving the market.
Home prices rose 2.2% from May and 12.1% over June 2012, with Western cities leading the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
California is feeling the effects of climate change far and wide as heat-trapping greenhouse gases reduce spring runoff from the Sierra Nevada, make the waters of Monterey Bay more acidic and shorten winter chill periods required to grow fruit and nuts in...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Do you feel that hint of a chill starting to swirl through the housing market? The cooling is slight, but it's real.
Home prices are not rising as fast in most metropolitan areas as they did earlier this year and much of 2012....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Hopping on the wave of back-to-schools specials, Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface Pro tablet by $100.
The Redmond, Wash.-based tech company is selling the Surface Pro, a tablet capable of running a full version of its Windows 8 operating...