| 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Underneath the spectacular home price gains in the Southland this year is a story of supply and demand.
On Tuesday, the real estate research firm DataQuick reported a 4.6% increase month-over-month in the median home price and a whopping 28.3% jump from...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Microsoft appears to be having a hard time selling its Surface RT tablets. The computer giant announced Thursday that it had to take a $900-million charge against earnings because of what it described as "inventory adjustment" for the device.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:55 PM
California’s hyperactive housing market appeared headed from statewide recovery to all-out exuberance last month as prices on closed sales climbed at a record pace.
The state's median home price shot up a record 28.5% in June from a year earlier,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Japanese automakers had a big month in the U.S.
Toyota’s U.S sales rose 17.3% in July, to 193,394 vehicles, compared to the same month a year earlier.
Honda said its U.S. sales in July rose 20.9% to 141,439 vehicles. With sales of more than 32,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:49 PM
WASHINGTON — Since Congress has taken off on its annual summer recess, you might assume that nothing is happening on Capitol Hill that could affect the taxes you pay on your home. Quite the reverse.
Staff members of the House and Senate tax-...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Seismic experts and engineers have long warned that a certain type of wood-framed building is particularly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake, because the first story cannot support the weight of the upper stories.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:22 AM
After cutting the price of the 8 gigabyte Nexus 4 down to $199, Google has sold out of the smartphone just a few days later -- and the device may not be going back on sale.
Google cut the Nexus 4's price by $100 on Wednesday, making it a great bargain...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Strong August auto sales numbers revealed a problem last month that Ford, General Motors and Chrysler once would have begged for -- not enough cars to sell.
All three automakers posted double-digit gains in sales last month and they reported tight...