| May 8, 2014
| 1:00 PM
When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow.
The offerings on the store's first, sparsely stocked shelf when it opened in 2010...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Home sales in the Baltimore region dipped slightly last month amid concern about a relatively weak housing market nationwide.
The number of sales in Baltimore city and the five surrounding counties fell by 23, or 1 percent compared with April 2013,...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Southern California home prices in April rose at their slowest clip in more than a year, a welcome sign for would-be buyers who have been priced out of the housing market.
Sticker shock has taken some wind out of the housing recovery in the last year....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
When the witches, wizards and muggles started flocking to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, they wanted to be among the first to get inside the new theme park.
Diagon Alley, filled with London shops that Harry and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The nation's housing market showed more signs of health in June, with home prices and sales on the rise.
Sales of previously owned homes -- the vast bulk of the housing market -- in June hit their highest level since October, according to a report...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
If you're a first-time homebuyer looking for a single-family dwelling under $2 million in Greenwich, Conn., chances are you might have to look beyond the borders of this affluent bedroom community situated 30 miles from Manhattan.
The lack of inventory...
| Jul 9, 2014
Four thousand feet below central Illinois, Peoples Gas is pumping natural gas into a vast underground sandstone formation, stockpiling supply for another Chicago winter.
The sandstone — its tiny pores trap and hold the gas — serves as the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Elliott A. Brager, an attorney who was an accomplished fundraiser for HIV treatment and research, died of heart failure Monday at his Mount Washington home. He was 72.
Born in Baltimore and raised in the Park Heights area, he was the son of Philip...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The mortgage market, beaten down by higher interest rates and weak home sales, is showing signs of perking up.
After hitting a 14-year low in the first three months of this year, second-quarter home lending was much stronger than analysts expected,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:27 PM
The number of single-family homes and condominiums for sale grew last month, continuing a see-saw effect in the number of residences on the market over the past several months in the Glendale area, though these hikes were larger than in the past....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:54 AM
A group of attorneys specializing in wrongful conviction cases are scheduled to meet with city lawyers Friday to try to hash out how to properly inventory thousands of old homicide files contained in police station filing cabinets in apparent violation of...