| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums in the Chicago area fell for a third consecutive month in March, compared with a year ago, but the double-digit decline isn’t as bad as it seems.
While the total sales volume was down 11.1...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Boosted by strong sales in its first financial quarter, Boeing Co. beat analysts’ estimates largely due to an increased production rate of commercial jetliners.
The Chicago aerospace giant reported a profit of $965 million, or $1.28 a share. That&...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Boosted by strong sales, Boeing Co. beat analysts' estimates for its first quarter largely because of faster production of commercial jetliners.
The Chicago aerospace giant reported a profit of $965 million, or $1.28 a share. That's down 12.7% from $1....
| Apr 6, 2014
Airbnb is all the talk on Wall Street. Its thirtysomething founders were nearly broke six years ago. Now it seems likely they will soon become billionaires. Their company, which connects 600,000 apartment dwellers and homeowners in 160 countries with...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Even as the housing market recovers nationwide, echoes of the mortgage lending crisis continue to reverberate in Maryland, home to the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate last month.
One in every 527 housing units in the state was touched by a...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:46 PM
I am writing my column aboard a 757 headed to Miami in an effort to sell a 2009 Tiara 3900 power boat. As I review the boat's specification sheet, in preparation for the boat's inspections, my mind returns to a few of the observations I noticed around the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Southern California is home to some of the most overpriced housing markets in the country. And that's taking the wind out of the recovery.
Three Southland regions ranked among the five most overvalued markets in the U.S. in a new report by real estate...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Despite a blip of snow a few days ago, spring is officially here. That means getting reacquainted with longer days, shorter sleeves and working out. After all, it's easy to slack off when taking refuge indoors (and under multiple layers of clothing).
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Apple reportedly will begin producing its next iPhone sometime in May, but one version of the device may face delays.
For months, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant has been rumored to be developing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of its next smartphone,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood's largest fellowship of conservatives and right-of-center independents, Friends of Abe, has been granted 501(c)3 non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service, about three years after it first sought the designation.
Jeremy Boreing, lead...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:04 AM
The spring selling season is fast approaching, but home builders remain in a dour mood.
A survey of builders on the prospect of single-family home sales remained basically flat, and a bit pessimistic, in March, same as the month before. The National...