| Dec 9, 2013
| 11:03 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Nicolas Maduro’s socialists captured a majority of the mayorships in contention in weekend elections, according to preliminary results, a significant victory that analysts say will give him the political backing he...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For one of the least productive congressional sessions in modern history, the final word about tax overhaul was entirely in character: Nothing's happening.
But is that good or bad news for homeowners, buyers and small-scale real...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:00 AM
There will be plenty of cars and beer being hawked in the Super Bowl but fewer Hollywood movies.
Fox, which has the rights to this season's NFL championship, said it has sold all the commercial inventory for the game. Although Fox won't say how much...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Existing home sales fell nationwide in October, a decline a trade group attributed to tight inventory and declining affordability.
Sales of previously owned single-family houses, town homes, condominiums and co-ops fell 3.2% from September to a...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Signed contracts for existing homes fell nationwide in October for the fifth straight month, further evidence the housing market has slowed after a frenzied rebound earlier this year.
The National Assn. of Realtors said Monday that its pending sales...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:37 PM
TIJUANA — In an industrial park five miles east of downtown Tijuana, Ariel Ceja toils in a white room bustling with assembly workers hunched over blue tables.
A master scheduler, Ceja is in charge of all steps of production at this factory nestled...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Why have many of the local housing markets that were hit hardest during the bust — especially in California — bounced back so vigorously and quickly, with prices close to or exceeding where they were in 2005 and 2006?...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:22 PM
A Los Angeles City Council committee agreed Tuesday to push forward a proposal to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake.
Reporting to a City Council...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:27 AM
WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a surprisingly robust 3.6% annual rate from July through September, much faster than initially reported, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
But much of the improvement was driven by a large buildup in inventories by...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Here's a side effect of the 16-day federal shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that could prove popular among tax-sensitive homeowners: The stalemate removed even the remotest possibility that Congress could undertake fundamental tax...