| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:32 PM
When former Councilman John Drayman begins his five years of probation, expected to begin next month, the first meetings he has with the Los Angeles County Probation Office will include a thorough review of his assets and liabilities to determine how much...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co.
And in the two decades since...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A board member of Orlando's expressway authority offered to introduce possible investors to the managing partner of a billion-dollar development pegged to a toll road the agency is building, records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel reveal.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Do you know where the expression "Don't buy a pig in a poke" came from?
Here's one explanation I found online. This one is from The Word Savvy Site.
The "poke" refers to a burlap bag or sack, which shoppers used to take to market centuries ago. At...
| Feb 5, 2014
More than 200,000 low-income Illinoisans have applied for new coverage under Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance that was expanded in Illinois and several other states as part of the Affordable Care Act.
But for certain members of that group,...
| Jan 23, 2014
Dwyane Wade, a Chicago native and major part of three Miami Heat NBA championship teams, has sold his four-bedroom town house in Chicago's River West neighborhood for $1.66 million.
Wade, 32, recently became engaged to actress Gabrielle Union. He also...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After Jane Hatch selected the room rate she wanted at the West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Me., the hotel website delivered an unpleasant surprise on the next screen: The quoted price hadn't included a $25-per-day "resort and club fee" that gave Hatch...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:35 AM
It's a video about a dog named Milo and his 30-something, urban-dwelling owner. Or is it?
Milo and his mom stop at Chic Petique for treats, then walk to a newish town house in the style of hundreds built in Philadelphia's ring neighborhoods during the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Move-up buyers are catching a break.
They're facing a less frantic housing market than earlier this year. Prices are cooling. More homes are up for sale, so competition is easing. Those shopping for their next property actually can get picky....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:24 AM
New York-based Brookfield Office Properties Inc., which recently became the dominant office landlord in the Los Angeles financial district, is celebrating its latest acquisitions Tuesday, Oct. 29, with four musical performances.
The performances will...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A boom in California’s luxury home sale market is yet another example of the growing gap between the wealthy and the poor if a newly released report is any indication.
Crowned by the sale of a Malibu estate for $74.5 million, the number of homes...