Court tosses Bruce Makowsky’s $60-million suit against Zillow

Court tosses Bruce Makowsky’s $60-million suit against Zillow

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A federal district judge in Los Angeles has dismissed developer Bruce Makowsky’s lawsuit against Zillow that claimed that the Seattle-based real estate company had harmed his Bel-Air mansion’s reputation by falsely showing it sold for less than its asking price multiple times. The handbag tycoon was seeking $60 million in damages against the online real […]

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The slow-motion Democratic train wreck

The slow-motion Democratic train wreck

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Its onset has been visible for some time; such is the nature of slow-motion wrecks. Unfortunately we cannot press the fast-forward button. Wednesday night’s debate in Las Vegas was the Democratic party’s nastiest so far — with Michael Bloomberg its clear loser. At some point, nevertheless, the Democratic race is likely to boil down to […]

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Stocks brush off latest loss, return to record heights

Stocks brush off latest loss, return to record heights

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U.S. stocks shook off their latest virus-induced loss and returned to record heights Wednesday, with several familiar faces doing the heaviest lifting. Technology stocks helped lead the market higher, as they’ve been doing for years, and Apple rallied to recover most of its loss from Tuesday, when it dropped after warning that revenue this quarter […]

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UBS names ING’s Ralph Hamers as next chief executive

UBS names ING’s Ralph Hamers as next chief executive

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UBS has appointed ING boss Ralph Hamers as its next chief executive, replacing Sergio Ermotti at Switzerland’s largest bank. Mr Hamers will take over on November 1 from Mr Ermotti, who has spent almost nine years turning round the Swiss lender after it was bailed out during the financial crisis. The 59-year-old won plaudits for reviving earnings, cleaning up […]

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Wilder, Fury engage in war of words ahead of rematch By Reuters

Wilder, Fury engage in war of words ahead of rematch By Reuters

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By Rory Carroll (Reuters) – Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury jettisoned their previously cordial tone in favor of a heated and personal exchange in the final news conference before their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday in Las Vegas. WBC champion Wilder 42-0-1 (41 KO) and lineal heavyweight champion Fury 29-0-1 (20 KO) shoved each other […]

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Ralph Kiner's onetime home sells in Rancho Mirage

Ralph Kiner’s onetime home sells in Rancho Mirage

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A Midcentury Modern-style home built for baseball legend Ralph Kiner proved to be a hit in the Rancho Mirage housing market, selling for $1.133 million, or $38,000 more than the asking price. The property, which came up for sale in January and sold in about a month, was designed by architect E. Stewart Williams. Williams […]

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