| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Commercial real estate industry leaders remain optimistic about the California market, according to a new report published Wednesday.
Allen Matkins, a California law firm, and UCLA Anderson Forecast publish the report twice a year to help predict...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Are large numbers of homeowners who have negotiated short sales with lenders at risk because of a startling omission in the American credit system? Do their credit reports and scores indicate that they were foreclosed upon, rather...
| Feb 13, 2013
The city of Los Angeles is facing a deep budget deficit for the seventh consecutive year, and City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana says there is no end in sight. The cost of city services, particularly labor costs, is expected to grow faster than...
| Feb 6, 2013
Would you support a tax reform measure that could help reduce the federal deficit, remove a needless distortion in the economy and make the system fairer?
Me too, which is why I'm taking aim at a sacred cow: the home mortgage interest deduction.
| Dec 19, 2012
You may be unaware of the local ramifications of one of the proposals currently at play in the danse macabre that passes for fiscal negotiations in Washington.
This is the plan to cap federal tax deductions at either a set figure or a percentage of...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 12:13 PM
One of the largest public employee unions at L.A. City Hall handed a potentially costly setback to a plan for a new half-cent sales tax, announcing that its political advisory board opposes the measure....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Searching for a long-term solution to its chronic financial woes, the L.A. City Council agreed to ask voters for a $200-million-a-year increase in sales tax collections....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:32 PM
L.A.’s top budget official recommended two tax measures for the March municipal election ballot, saying both are needed to avert cuts to police and fire department services....
| Aug 17, 2012
| 8:31 AM
Trulia Inc., which runs real estate website Trulia.com, filed for an initial public offering Friday that could help the San Francisco company raise up to $75 million.
In its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Trulia did not say how...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:02 PM
A Seal Beach man will pay $5 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations by federal authorities that he took control of hundreds of homes that were in default and then rented them out without paying anything toward their mortgages....
| Jun 1, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Consumer spending, a critical economic driver, is on the up. So is construction spending, lending credence to the idea that the housing market is stabilizing and headed for recovery. Still, Wall Street is wringing its hands.
Even without the dismal...