| 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 9, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Two prominent advertising firms are forecasting worldwide advertising growth of 5% to 6.5% next year as marketers gear up for the Winter Olympics and the World Cup.
Magna Global on Monday estimated that worldwide advertising spending would increase 6.5%...
| 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...
| 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 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?...
| 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...
| 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 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 14, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Amid the wreckage from the Northridge earthquake in 1994, no city took more decisive action than Santa Monica.
The City Council ordered its staff to find vulnerable wooden apartment and concrete buildings and require the owners to strengthen or demolish...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...