| May 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor.
L.A.'s survey would focus on...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Students at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute are helping deliver $200,000 in books using skills they're learning in school. Through a partnership with First Book, a non-profit that gives books to low income families and children in need, students in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:19 AM
February sales of existing homes in the Chicago area fell 8.2 percent from their year-ago level, but a shortage of inventory helped push up prices and decrease marketing time last month.
The Illinois Association of Realtors reported Thursday that 5,574...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Here's the question on every Realtor's mind: Why aren't buyers buying?
Oh, sure. They're buying in some places.
According to the National Association of Realtors, pending home sales were unchanged in January from the...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Foodies, don't fret. The 2nd St. Tavern at 194 Main St. in Emmaus has brought its own delicious dishes to the space formerly occupied by Lee Gribben's on Main.
"We're offering contemporary cuisine, as well as twists on old favorites," general manager...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- Factory orders fell again in January, but the rate of decline lessened after a steeper-than-initially-estimated drop the previous month, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
New orders for manufactured goods, a key indicator of future...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:42 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Trucks continue to outsell cars, and that could be a good sign.
So far this year, cars account for 47.4 percent of U.S. sales, according to data from WardsAuto. Analyst Haig Stoddard forecasts light trucks will outsell cars for the foreseeable future....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Property owner John Meehan can demolish a house on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach that has fallen into disrepair and build anew.
The California Coastal Commission sided with previous Design Review and City Council determinations that the single-family...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Pending home sales remained essentially flat nationwide last month, indicating that tight inventory and high prices continue to weigh on buyers.
The National Assn. of Realtors said Friday that its pending sales index rose 0.1% in January from the...