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  • KB Home earnings fall, but orders increase

     
    Los Angeles home builder KB Home posted lower earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter compared with a year earlier as the company sold fewer homes in higher cost areas. But another development signaled some cause for optimism: New orders for......
  • Cause/Effect

    Cause/Effect
    Some shrink when they see him coming. Maybe it’s the height, the silver hair, the intelligent, piercing eyes. More likely it’s the power of the stride, the determination in the walk, the purpose in the direction. And yes, the eyes. They call him Eli,...
  • 400 live bombs later, fallout is not over

    400 live bombs later, fallout is not over
    Two years ago this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced cleanup of a middle school and southeast Orlando community built on a former World War II-era bombing range. The corps' search of the tranquil neighborhood uncovered decades-old bombs,...
  • New Home Sales Hit Record Low

    New Home Sales Hit Record Low
    WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly to the lowest level on record in February as stormy winter weather kept buyers on the sidelines. The weak results make clear the difficulties facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the...
  • Remodeling fireplace habits in Southern California

    Remodeling fireplace habits in Southern California
    This wintry week surprised Southern California with shape-shifting clouds hitched to chilly wind, rain in the valleys, snow in the mountains -- just right for a cozy Valentine's Day spent corralled around the hearth, logs ablaze. Or is it? These days,...
  • Floor plans: Laying it all out

    Floor plans: Laying it all out
    When it comes to new-home floor plans, the rules have changed. "The rule is no longer 'buy as much as you can afford, and it will increase in value later.' It's 'buy what you need,'" said Kermit Baker, chief economist at the American Institute of...
  • KB Home posts a narrower loss, awaits recovery

     
    As the new home market struggles to find its footing, executives at Los Angeles builder KB Home aren't quite ready to call the bottom. The company said today that its revenue for the three months ended in August fell 33%,......
  • Northrop move worsens Southern California's Fortune-500 brain drain

     
    Southern California is losing its third-largest Fortune 500 company headquarters with Northrop Grumman Corp.’s decision to move to the Washington, D.C., area. That leaves 19 of the Fortune 500 firms based in the Southland. As recently as 2006 there...
  • KB Home books a fourth-quarter profit

     
    Los Angeles builder KB Home booked a fourth-quarter profit by taking advantage of new tax rules. The company said this morning that net income was $100.7 million ($1.31 per share) for the three months ended Nov. 30 compared with a......
  • Gary Ray, key witness in case against former KB Home chief Bruce Karatz, completes testimony

     
    The key prosecution witness in the stock-options backdating trial of former KB Home chief Bruce Karatz completed his testimony Friday afternoon after four days on the witness stand. Gary Ray, who served as KB's vice president of human resources from......
  • KB Home narrows first-quarter loss over 2009

     
    Los Angeles builder KB Home reported a narrower loss in the first quarter compared with the first quarter of 2009 and predicted it would return to profitability later this year. The company said Tuesday it had posted a net loss......