| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:49 PM
WASHINGTON — A surprisingly poor jobs report Friday put a damper on the increasingly rosy projections for economic growth and cast doubt on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to pull back on its stimulus efforts later this month.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Nearing completion after five years of construction in the hills of Bel-Air, Chateau des Fleurs looms like some super-sized Hollywood notion of dynastic France.
From the street, the two-story mansion on three acres — where Stone Canyon and...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica in the last decade have approved more than a dozen construction projects on or near two well-known faults without requiring seismic studies to determine if the buildings could be destroyed in an earthquake,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Irvine builder TRI Pointe Homes plans to combine with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Co. in a deal pegged at roughly $2.7 billion, giving the Orange County firm a nationwide stake in a recovering housing market.
The deal greatly expands TRI's footprint...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Looking to cash in on a rebounding housing market, a Pennsylvania home building giant has agreed to pay $1.6 billion for the luxury home building business of Shapell Industries Inc., the Beverly Hills firm behind more than 70,000 homes throughout...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:20 PM
The Los Angeles City Council signed off Tuesday on major changes to a harbor construction project whose cost doubled in four years, with lawmakers criticizing port executives for failing to consult the council sooner.
Councilman Joe Buscaino, whose...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The number of U.S. residential building permits issued in October surpassed 1 million, the highest level in five years, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
Building permits in October were up 6.2% from the month before, reaching 1,034,000,...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Home prices across the U.S. are showing signs of slower growth, but a recent upswing in new construction plans is injecting the market with optimism that the housing recovery has more momentum left.
Building permits for new homes jumped 6.2% in...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A New York developer may be the first home builder to integrate wellness into its products. But if a major real estate education and research group has its way, healthful living will soon be incorporated in many of the places we live and work.
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday plans to propose a new “grand bargain” that would couple an overhaul of the corporate tax code with investments in road and other construction projects around the country.
In a speech in Chattanooga,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Mitt and Ann Romney have kept low profiles since their plan to move into the White House fell through last November.
But recently, they’ve begun to re-emerge on the public stage.
On Monday, Mitt Romney was a guest on Sean Hannity’s Fox...