| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:51 PM
WASHINGTON — Do you feel that hint of a chill starting to swirl through the housing market? The cooling is slight, but it's real.
Home prices are not rising as fast in most metropolitan areas as they did earlier this year and much of 2012....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Home prices posted double-digit gains for the fourth consecutive month in June, raising concerns among some analysts that speculative forces are driving the market.
Home prices rose 2.2% from May and 12.1% over June 2012, with Western cities leading the...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Kristina and Anthony Pannone spent eight months looking for a house. The ones they liked kept getting snapped up, until they finally topped three other would-be buyers for a place in Columbia — by offering $5,100 more than the asking price.
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Lilian Cruz, a house hunter since January, has been growing weary of the fierce competition and the lack of inventory.
"The word 'anxious' comes to mind," said Cruz, a human resources specialist looking for a four-bedroom home in Coral Springs. "There...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:22 AM
After cutting the price of the 8 gigabyte Nexus 4 down to $199, Google has sold out of the smartphone just a few days later -- and the device may not be going back on sale.
Google cut the Nexus 4's price by $100 on Wednesday, making it a great bargain...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Strong August auto sales numbers revealed a problem last month that Ford, GM and Chrysler once would have begged for — not enough cars to sell.
Automakers sold 1.5 million vehicles last month, a 17% gain over the same month a year ago and one of...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The new owners of Lax World plan to ride the sport's mushrooming popularity to rapidly expand the small retail chain and establish it as the go-to brand for lacrosse gear nationwide.
The popularity of lacrosse, one of the nation's fastest-growing team...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Sales of homes in metro Baltimore jumped nearly 17 percent in August from a year earlier, with demand pushing up the month's sales prices to the highest levels since 2008, according to a report released Tuesday.
The median price for a home sold last...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Christmas is in the rearview mirror, but there's still no rest for retailers expecting yet another day of intense crowds Thursday.
The post-Noel mall scene this year won't just be marked by the annual stream of returns from dissatisfied gift...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — An important resource for first-time home buyers and others who find themselves in unfair competition with deep-pocket investors bearing cash just got better: The two biggest players in the mortgage market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:31 AM
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...