| Nov 21, 2013
Re "Pentagon's green push has price tag," Nov. 18
The U.S. Navy pioneered the transitions from wind to coal and coal to oil. In the 1950s, it began to use nuclear power to maintain its global advantage. Not one was considered economical at the time, but...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Casa de Liones sits behind gates amid old oaks, walking paths and gardens. Built in the late 1920s, the restored and modernized Tuscan-inspired villa maintains its old world charm.
Location: 370 Via Florence, Pacific Palisades 90272
Asking price: $9....
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Home prices in the nation’s largest metro regions posted strong gains in September, although the pace of those increases slowed in most cities, according to a leading gauge.
The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index of 20 U.S. cities, released...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:20 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition politicians called on President Nicolas Maduro's government to investigate the slaying of a Baralt City Council candidate and an attack on a former presidential candidate's caravan, events that have added to tension...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This French chateau in Bel-Air's gated Moraga Estates community is adorned throughout with elaborate crown moldings, ornate ceilings and inlaid floors. Columns flank the indoor swimming pool, which sits under a multi-pane skylight dome.
| 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 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
We've documented how the chained CPI--that new and supposedly "more accurate" inflation index that deficit hawks want to impose on Social Security--is really just an unwarranted benefit cut for the elderly. (You can find some of our columns on the topic...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Consumers want to choose the channels they get from their pay-TV providers but such a move would not only undermine the business model for media companies, it could also lead to higher prices for customers, according to a new report by Needham & Co. Media...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:28 PM
When California's telephone market was deregulated in 2006, consumers were told that increased competition would improve service and reduce prices.
It hasn't worked out like that.
Carlsbad resident Steve Linke has received so-called measured service...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Bank of America Merrill Lynch's head of currency research says that bitcoin, the unregulated digital currency, may emerge as a serious competitor to traditional money-transfer providers, and he has identified a fair value for the burgeoning currency.