| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Since Florida's Legislature imposed the first of a series of reforms meant to lower homeowners' property-tax bills in 2007, politicians in most Central Florida counties and cities have adopted what amounts to double-digit increases in their property-tax...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:04 PM
It's now the world's biggest film market outside the U.S. But how do Hollywood filmmakers successfully penetrate the Great Wall of China?
Find reliable partners, hire screenwriters who've actually visited the country and avoid grafting "Hollywood...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Question: We bought our property in a homeowner association more than 15 years ago, influenced by the salesperson, board and managers who promoted "community." They emphasized amenities and goals of increasing and maintaining property values, ensuring...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Orlando City Council gave preliminary approval to a 17.7 percent property tax increase on Monday, saying revenue collections aren't keeping pace with City Hall's expenses.
The council voted unanimously to raise the property tax rate by $1, to $6....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:06 PM
A longtime Costa Mesa resident and relative newcomer to the city's political scene announced Tuesday his candidacy for City Council.
Lee Ramos, 70, has lived in Costa Mesa for 67 years and witnessed the growth of the city, once known for farming and a...
| May 5, 2014
Donald Sterling — the for-now owner of the Los Angeles Clippers — has set the bar for awful bosses at a height where the air gets thin.
His racist comments to his girlfriend — recorded for all the world to hear — earned him an...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil.
At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 PM
At Fellowship Community, an assisted-living facility that has been named one of the Lehigh Valley's best places to work two years in a row, employees truly embody the spirit of a name.
The residents and the people who care for them feel as if they are...
| May 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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| May 4, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Six years ago, Los Angeles politicians imposed new limits on the size of new and renovated houses, promising to rein in what they called "homes on steroids" dwarfing blocks of smaller buildings.
But as the housing market rebounds and construction...
| Jun 4, 2013
Lynn Marek at Crain's Chicago Business reports that the Sun-Times has parted ways with freelance finance columnist Terry Savage: (Savage) said her contract with the newspaper ended in April after advertising that had run alongside her column ceased this...