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  • Alaska's 'road to nowhere' is still a boondoggle

    Alaska's 'road to nowhere' is still a boondoggle
    It has been said that nothing dies harder than a bad idea. Nearly two decades ago, while I was serving as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Alaska's Sens. Frank Murkowski and Ted Stevens wanted to build a 38-mile gravel road in their state, with 11...
  • Report: LaSalle Street tower sells for $850 million

    Report: LaSalle Street tower sells for $850 million
    Crain's Chicago Business is reporting: A California real estate investment firm is buying an office tower at 300 North Lasalle Street for $850 million, a Chicago record for price per square foot. Get the full story: Crain's Chicago Business
  • New investment firm Turner Impact Capital aims for social change

    New investment firm Turner Impact Capital aims for social change
    A team of real estate investment executives has founded an investment firm called Turner Impact Capital that is intended to do "good works" while returning strong financial returns for investors. The Santa Monica firm is led by Chief Executive Bobby...
  • L.A. investment bank Moelis & Co. files for IPO

    L.A. investment bank Moelis & Co. files for IPO
    Moelis & Co., a boutique Los Angeles investment bank, filed for an initial public offering, seeking to capitalize on the soaring stock market and a recent pickup in corporate mergers. The firm was founded in 2007 by Ken Moelis, a longtime Southern...
  • Kevin Hunt: Can I Buy A House With 5 Percent Down? With Sub-700 Credit Score?

    Kevin Hunt: Can I Buy A House With 5 Percent Down? With Sub-700 Credit Score?
    With the Arctic chill of the polar vortex back where it belongs and mortgage rates still near historic lows, the spring home-buying season has finally arrived. True or false: >> In the post-financial crisis, I can't get a mortgage with a credit...
  • Blackstone unit Invitation Homes sued over rental house's condition

    Blackstone unit Invitation Homes sued over rental house's condition
    Last spring, Edit Novshadyan and her husband were happy to land a Sun Valley three-bedroom house, with enough room for their son to play and their family to grow. Another child was on the way. So they signed a one-year lease with Invitation Homes, an...
  • State's tax incentive overhaul advances amid Chamber criticism

    State's tax incentive overhaul advances amid Chamber criticism
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan advanced a proposed overhaul of one of the state's special tax incentive programs Wednesday with an eye toward helping areas of high unemployment and poverty. But Doug Whitley, president of the...
  • Banks profit from fees paid by California welfare recipients

    SACRAMENTO — Millions of dollars in welfare benefits are ending up in banks' pockets each year when poor Californians access their taxpayer-funded benefits, according to state statistics and a report released Tuesday. Like many other states,...
  • Local Voices West: March 13 edition

    Local Voices West: March 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva. School repairs I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools. I view this as a...
  • Banks embrace riskier loans for homeowners, hedge funds alike

    Banks are reviving some of the riskier lending practices that preceded the financial crisis, attracting attention as you might expect, although they say they're keeping a lid on things this time.  One trend is enabling homeowners to tap equity...
  • Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo

    Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo
    In a place better known for bourbon, baseball bats and thoroughbred racing, Louisville's Kentucky Kingdom was once the state's top tourist destination. A decade later, the declining amusement park was shuttered and left for dead. Now the same man...