| 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...
| 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...