| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Monthly Social Security payments will rise 1.5% next year, bringing the average benefit amount to about $1,288 after an annual cost-of-living adjustment, the Social Security Administration announced Wednesday.
The 1.5% rise is the smallest increase...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot.
A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Cantilevered rooms, glass walls and wooden beams give this Pacific Palisades retreat the feel of a tree house. The Modernist home, on a wooded lot in Rustic Canyon, has been restored and immaculately maintained.
Location: 730 Brooktree Road, Pacific...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:41 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices unexpectedly dipped last month, the first decline since the spring, driven by lower gasoline costs, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
The Consumer Price Index fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1% in October from the...
| 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?...