| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:59 AM
More than four years after the Federal Housing Finance Agency established a mortgage refinancing program, the effort has been losing steam.
Now the agency is looking for underwater but current borrowers, including almost 60,000 homeowners in the Chicago...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:12 PM
When people think of gun violence, they typically think of a masked robber or a disturbed young man with an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
In truth, the most common victim of fatal gun violence is a distraught man who, alone in a...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Los Angeles commercial landlord Thomas Properties Group Inc., which revived downtown's massive City National Plaza, is fading from the local landscape.
The company has agreed to be sold to Parkway Properties Group Inc., a real estate investment trust...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:24 AM
When a group of Winter Park investors purchased a prime corner near Lake Nona's Medical City for $9 million in 2008, they had hoped a big-box retailer would locate there.
Throughout the historic downturn that followed, the group managed to hang onto the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:24 AM
Despite recent concerns about a shortage of homes for sale, South Florida still ranks among the top 20 markets nationwide in which to buy foreclosures this year.
Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties come in at No. 12 on the list compiled by...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 10:52 AM
South Florida shoppers proved civil, well-behaved and even friendly at times as they jammed the aisles of malls, electonics outlets and toy stores for the Black Friday retail frenzy.
By mid-morning, though, the overnight rush had largely subsided and...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Jenny Wojcik is hardly the kind of person you'd expect to find protesting a Republican governor and legislature.
She's a staunch conservative who likes poking holes in her liberal friends' arguments.
And yet on Tuesday evening, this proud Republican...
| Mar 11, 2011
Losing your cell phone is a bummer, period. Unfortunately for Floridians, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa rank among the top 20 metropolitan areas when it comes to lost or stolen cell phones, according to a new market-research survey.
| Mar 10, 2011
You pick up an article of clothing and the numbers are everywhere: 42, 46, 12, 10. What do they mean? How can a person know what to look with so many different sizes listed on the tags?
"It can be very intimidating trying to wrap your head around the...
| Mar 11, 2011
The confusion over today's sizing seems to be a passionate topic for many readers. Here are some of the comments we received in e-mail and on Facebook in response to our column, "What size are you?"
"I am a 36 in one brand of jeans and 38 and 40 in...