| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Crowdfunding has found real estate. More than a handful of outfits have sprung up to collect small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance their deals. One New York company is even selling stock in a single building in the nation'...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Sometime soon, venerable 65-year-old Stengel Field will be torn down.
Brick will be replaced with aluminum and permanent will give way to temporary.
The Jewel City athletic institution, built in 1949 and named in honor of legendary New York Yankees...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Say you're renting a car and you plan to rely on your credit card's built-in collision coverage. Or maybe you're even prepared to buy the rental company's wildly overpriced collision damage waiver (CDW). Either way, you think you're covered. But are you...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The vacant former Motorola Mobility campus headquarters in Libertyville has been acquired by a Washington, D.C.-based commercial real estate company that plans to remake the space into an “innovation campus.”
BECO Management Inc. said Monday...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 9:59 PM
An unusual alliance of landlords and tenants wants Los Angeles to ease the way for bootlegged apartments to become legal.
Each year, the city housing department discovers 600 to 700 such apartments, units created without city approval.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:20 AM
DETROIT When some people see Detroit, they see bankruptcy and doom.
When Kelli Kavanaugh sees Detroit, she sees a fun town to tour by bicycle.
"If anything, we have more tour ideas than we can handle," says the co-owner of Wheelhouse Detroit, a...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
When the World Surfing competition came to Puerto Rico in 1968, Rincon wasn't even a dot on most maps of the island. But that November, competitive surfers from around the world descended on the tiny west coast town, along with film crews for ABC-TV's...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:28 PM
You booked the flight, you reserved the hotel room and the rental car and maybe you even figured out your meal. You're set. No surprises, right? Maybe not.
As we too often find out when traveling these days, the cost of the trip is not necessarily the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:07 PM
A Highland Park home that caught fire over the weekend, leaving one person critically injured, had at least nine occupants and no working smoke detectors, fire Chief Patrick Tanner said.
An electric space heater in the basement — where two...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:01 AM
For a fee, Amy Archer-Gilligan promised to care for the elderly tenants of her Windsor home until they died.
Some inmates, as tenants at the time were called, paid a flat sum of $1,000 for life. Some arranged to leave their estates to Archer-Gilligan....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
BEIJING -- Thanking his Chinese customers for “taking a chance,” Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk on Tuesday handed over the keys to the first nine electric vehicles the California car company has sold in the country.
Plugging in a Model S at...