| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Home prices nationally posted their best year since 2005, but signs are growing that the housing rebound has stalled.
Prices in the 20 largest metro areas have dropped slightly for two months in a row, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index, a...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Almost everything is up in Burbank’s real estate market. More homes and condominiums were on sale last month compared to the year prior, more homes sold and median prices continued to climb.
There were 66 single-family homes on the market last...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Housing inventory and median prices continued to rise last month compared to a year earlier. However, homes sales dropped in Glendale, while they continued to climb in La Cañada Flintridge and the La Crescenta-Montrose area.
There were 83 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
The winter chill on auto sales is melting into a buyers market.
Dealer inventories have ballooned with the frigid weather across much of the nation in January and February. So automakers are turning to a tried-and-true method to move sheet metal —...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON — Factory growth picked up last month and consumers spent more than analysts expected in January, countering some recent downbeat reports that indicated the economic recovery was weakening.
Severe winter weather appeared to cut both...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Federal regulators are missing about 14 million metric tons of greenhouse gas in their annual inventory, most of which likely comes from the nation's growing natural gas industry, according to a new study.
But despite the higher estimate of methane...
| Feb 15, 2014
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The Los Angeles Unified School District still has hundreds of school buildings in need of detailed seismic evaluations and strengthening to withstand a major earthquake, according to district data.
The Times requested an update of the school district'...