| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Never let a crisis go to waste, says an old rule of politics.
For some major players in the economy, the financial crisis that began five years ago this month with Lehman Bros.' collapse turned out to be as much an opportunity as a calamity....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:16 AM
The persistent inventory crunch helping boost home prices rapidly higher may be fading, according to a new report.
The nation saw a 5.2% decline in inventory last month — the second straight month of single-digit yearly drops, according to a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:56 AM
A measure of the supply of California houses for sale expanded slightly in August from the month before, although inventory levels remain very tight, according to a new report.
If sales continued at their August pace, the supply of existing single-...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:31 PM
A great room topped by a geometric skylight creates a focal point at an Italianate contemporary in Hollywood Hills West. Three balconies take in surrounding canyon and city views from the hillside perch.
Location: 2861 Seattle Drive, Los Angeles 90046...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:28 PM
WASHINGTON — For homeowners who were looking to the federal government's reverse mortgage program to supply lots of cash for their retirement years, here's a heads-up: The pipeline just got narrower.
Pressed by Congress to slash losses, the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Southern California home prices stayed flat in August for the second straight month, an indication the market may be normalizing after a period of torrid price hikes.
The median home price remained at $385,000 in August, unchanged from July and June,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Southern California home prices remained flat in August from a month earlier and sales hit a seven-year high for the month as more homes went on the market.
The median sales price was $385,000 last month in the six-county Southland, unchanged from...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Colorado residents shopping for health insurance next year will be able to compare health plans using a star system that ranks insurance companies on quality.
In Oregon and Maryland, consumers will save as much as 30% on some plans...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:06 AM
As Apple's stock got hammered Wednesday morning, Wall Street was clearly frustrated the company didn't unveil the expected "cheap" iPhone.
It's unclear how expectations the company was building such a phone got so out of hand.
Blogger and venture...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:54 PM
A 1,100-pound bronze angel stands sentry at 7 Fountains, a community of 20 courtyard residences rooted in Hollywood history. The one- to four-story Spanish Revival-style villas are on the former site of the family compound of silent film-era director...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
NEW YORK — The stock market's all-star team has some new players.
Leaving the Dow Jones industrial average is aluminum giant Alcoa Inc., computer-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and financial behemoth Bank of America Corp. Joining the index of 30 blue-...