Jan 28, 2013 A few years ago, 60 percent of Phoenix-area mortgages were underwater. Reporter Peter O'Dowd was one of those homeowners.
Jan 28, 2013 A new deal between Time Warner Cable and the L.A. Dodgers will create another regional sports network that will drive up your cable bill, even if you don't watch.
Jan 28, 2013 The housing crash not only touched off a wave of foreclosures, it torpedoed property values and the taxes cities and counties collect off them. But some localities are fighting back in an effort to reverse their budget shortfalls.
Jan 25, 2013 The latest housing market numbers seem to show that home buying has bounced back, thanks to record low interest rates. But experts like Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin, say not so fast when it comes to buying a home.
Jan 25, 2013 Many young people say they have no interest in ever owning a home. So these days, more and more people are renting. But commentator Chris Farrell says buying is still a better option for all concerned.
Jan 25, 2013 One of the reasons prices are going up in many U.S. neighborhoods is because investors are buying houses, sprucing them up and then renting them out. Landlords like these don't have a great image. But in Oakland, Calif., they can be an enormous force for change and good.
Jan 17, 2013 It's been four years since Barack Obama used 'hope' in his presidential campaign message. Author and journalist Héctor Tobar talks about how he sees hope where he lives.
Jan 15, 2013 Companies like Lennar have an incentive to start building again as the inventory of vacant houses falls. Conditions are good for consumers, with some hitches.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 14, 2013 The Oscar nominations kick into gear spending on everything from catering to car services, boosting the economy of Los Angeles and beyond.