| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Home prices fell slightly across large U.S. cities in December from a month earlier, further evidence that the housing market cooled to close the year, according to a closely watched index.
The S&P/Case-Shiller index of 20 large U.S. metropolitan areas,...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Set behind wrought-iron gates at the end of a hand-cut cobblestone driveway, Stratford Manor centers on a stately French Normandy-style mansion. The sprawling estate is a car-lover's delight with multiple garages and an auto lift.
Location: 4033 Chevy...
| Feb 23, 2014
The Dodgers may have suspended season-ticket sales, but that doesn’t mean you'll be left at the gate when it comes to individual-game tickets.
If you’re looking for tickets for a game at Dodger Stadium, here’s how to buy them:...
| Feb 24, 2014
Los Angeles uses less water per capita than any other U.S. city with more than 1 million people: about 123 gallons per person per day. Although the city is setting an example for the rest of the state, it can do much more. California is in a severe...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: Recently I've paid off almost $20,000 in credit card debt and am determined not to go down that path again. Because I haven't used these cards in a while, though, I'm starting to get notifications from the credit card companies that they're...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:16 PM
It’s now cheaper to rent than own.
Across a large swath of Southern California, owning a house has become less attractive financially in the wake of rapid home price gains last year, according to a new study.
The mortgage payment on a median-...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices barely budged last month, a slowdown that showed inflation was well in check to start the year -- and maybe running too low.
The consumer price index rose 0.1% in January, down from the 0.2% increase the previous month, the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Los Angeles City Council members opted Tuesday to seek an economic study before moving to enact one of the highest minimum wages in the country — $15.37 for workers at big hotels — a review that opponents hoped would slow or stop the proposal....
| Feb 19, 2014
If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:39 AM
In a show of misdirection worthy of a conjurer, though not a very good conjurer, Harvard economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw has again tried to depict the 1% as exceptional individuals making unique contributions to the economy or culture, rather than...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Can your cable or broadband service get any worse?
That's the question that comes to mind when reading the doom-and-gloom coverage of Comcast's $45-billion purchase of Time Warner Cable. One of the most common predictions from critics: the new company...