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  • Survivor: The outlet mall edition

    Survivor: The outlet mall edition
    In a world where scads of sales can be found anytime online, devoting an entire day, a half tank of gas and a week's pay to a mall, even an outlet mall, would be like ducking into a phone booth and depositing a dime. Not since my back-to-school...
  • Southern California home prices soar but sales tumble in December

    Southern California home prices soar but sales tumble in December
    Southern California home prices posted a sizable pop in December, bucking a months-long cooling trend. The median sales price across the six-county region reached $395,000 last month, a 2.6% gain from November and 22.3% over the year, DataQuick said...
  • Preparing for and dealing with a disaster

    Preparing for and dealing with a disaster
    Would you know what to do if a storm or other disaster damaged or destroyed your home? Over several months, our researchers followed six families who have rebuilt, or begun to, in the aftermath of hurricane, fire, tornado, explosion and other calamities....
  • Flipping homes hot again

    Flipping homes hot again
    Seasoned real estate investor Kurt De Meire led an eager group of students on a field trip to a recent foreclosure auction. He wanted to show them how to flip homes — find bargains and resell them quickly at a profit. At one point, he...
  • U.S. third-quarter economic growth is revised sharply upward to 3.6%

    U.S. third-quarter economic growth is revised sharply upward to 3.6%
    WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a surprisingly robust 3.6% annual rate from July through September, much faster than initially reported, the Commerce Department said Thursday. But much of the improvement was driven by a large buildup in inventories by...
  • U.S. existing home sales fall in October, prices rise

    U.S. existing home sales fall in October, prices rise
    Existing home sales fell nationwide in October, a decline a trade group attributed to tight inventory and declining affordability. Sales of previously owned single-family houses, town homes, condominiums and co-ops fell 3.2% from September to a...
  • Pending home sales in U.S. drop to 10-month low in October

    Signed contracts for existing homes fell nationwide in October for the fifth straight month, further evidence the housing market has slowed after a frenzied rebound earlier this year. The National Assn. of Realtors said Monday that its pending sales...
  • Lawmakers want to outlaw tax deductions for government settlements

    Lawmakers want to outlaw tax deductions for government settlements
    WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...
  • Southland home sales tumble in January, price increases slow

    Southland home sales tumble in January, price increases slow
    Southern California home prices in January posted their smallest year-over-year gain in more than a year, as the housing market showed signs of slowing. The median home price in the six-county Southland rose 18.4% from a year earlier to $380,000, the...
  • J.C. Penney 'pleased' with holiday; analysts, not so much

    J.C. Penney Co. said it’s “pleased with its performance for the holiday period” and reaffirmed its forecast for the fourth quarter. The Plano, Texas, company, which has struggled with an identity crisis in recent years, said...
  • Homer Glen survey finds 16 percent of trees to be ash

    Homer Glen survey finds 16 percent of trees to be ash
     Will this winter's subzero temperatures kill Homer Glen's green invaders? "It may postpone or delay some of the damage, but it's pretty unlikely that it's going to eradicate it," said Mark Duntemann, owner and consultant of Natural Path Urban Forestry,...