Mike Imgarten witnessed a frenzy of demand and a dearth of inventory during a two-month house hunt in Sacramento, California. Fearing he would pay too much after a surge in prices, he said he took a break from searching in June.
Allan Lira has walked more miles on the streets of Phoenix than he can count, knocked on hundreds of doors, and, with the polish of a seasoned precinct captain, appealed to Latino voters to exercise a right that he may never have.
Bob Major returned to Phoenix in October in search of more bargains like the four empty houses he bought in 2010 at rock-bottom prices. The retired builder from Vancouver instead found real estate about 20 percent higher and stiff competition.
Arizona State University has released its annual list of new species identified in the previous year. Among the species discovered in 2011: A snub- nosed sneezing monkey, a lethal jellyfish, a microscopic worm and a mushroom named after Sponge Bob Square Pants. Bloomberg's Alix Steel reports. (Source: Bloomberg)
Electronic Arts Inc. lost a bid to block lawsuits for profiting from using college athletes’ likenesses free without their permission as a federal appeals court said the conduct isn’t protected by the First Amendment.