| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Katy Perry has tidied up some old business, selling her fortress-like compound in Hollywood Hills West for $5.565 million.
The pop singer bought the property in 2011 with her then-husband, actor Russell Brand, for $6.5 million. But the couple never...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Film producer Megan Ellison seems to taking after her billionaire father Larry Ellison, chief executive of Oracle Corp., when it comes to making shrewd real estate purchases.
First she sold her three-house compound in Hollywood Hills West for close to...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Finally found Butkus, cornered him in Malibu after eight months of trying. Remember? Author Geoff Dyer had D.H. Lawrence to pursue; I had Butkus, the Lithuanian American kid from the South Side of Chicago, solid as a coal car, ornery as a hungry mule....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:30 AM
Reports: November building permits and housing starts
Local earnings: None
Other earnings: FedEx Corp., General Mills Inc., Herman Miller Inc., Lennar Corp., Neiman Marcus Group Inc., Oracle Corp. Paychrex Inc.., Steelcase Inc.
Of note: Federal Reserve...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
NEW YORK — As Twitter Inc. shops for a home on Wall Street, the Nasdaq Stock Market and New York Stock Exchange are cranking up the charm — just like they've done with other tech stars.
As real estate listings website Zillow Inc. was going...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Only six people enrolled on the opening morning for HealthCare.gov, the troubled Obamacare website, according to documents released on Thursday by a U.S. House of Representatives committee.
And only a couple of hundred Americans had signed up in its...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:18 PM
First came the Dow. Then the S&P 500. And now the Nasdaq is reaching a milestone.
The technology-laden Nasdaq composite index briefly jumped above 4,000 on Monday, the first time it has hit that mark since the collapse of the dot-com bubble 13 years...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Keeping it in the entertainment industry, Aziz Ansari of "Parks and Recreation" has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2,686,950 from director Andrew Douglas.
Designed by Buff & Hensman and built in 1968, the Mid-Century Modern post-and-beam home features...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Five years after the financial crisis, the mega-rich have regained all the wealth they lost during the recession, setting a new record value for combined net worth, according to Forbes' 400 richest Americans list released Monday.
The annual report...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The Oracle OpenWorld 2013 conference, which kicked off Sunday, is projected to draw more than 50,000 attendees to San Francisco in one of the city's largest conferences.
But Tuesday afternoon, the conference had one less attendee than planned: Oracle...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Large-cap growth funds have held up better than most other types of stock funds in 2011.
Previously ignored, big-name companies that have rapidly rising earnings become more attractive in uncertain times than their riskier small-cap counterparts....