Leslie and Scott Tyree backed out of a contract in 2011 to buy a weekend place in Hilton Head, South Carolina, fearing they’d be anchored to a sinking market for second homes. This year, the West Virginia couple pounced on a listing in the same resort town without visiting the property.
Frank Sinatra was a bundle of contradictions: a scrawny artist with a tough-guy image, an outspoken liberal turned stalwart Republican, a casual actor who won an Oscar, a notorious womanizer who lost the woman he loved most, and an American icon accused of dodging the draft in World War II.
A proposal for Los Angeles towers as tall as 55 stories near the iconic Capitol Records building, where stars from Frank Sinatra to Taylor Swift recorded hits, is pitting a New York developer against defenders of old Hollywood.
The small, framed photograph might not strike visitors to Peter Brown's Manhattan home as noteworthy. It features indiscernible figures lounging about a grassy estate under a high sun. But those figures -- which include the four Beatles, their significant others, plus their personal assistant Neil Aspinall and Brown -- are captured in repose at the peak of the band’s creativity and influence.
City National Corp., banker to Frank Sinatra and Arnold Schwarzenegger, will open its first street-level branches in New York to gain visibility in the city where many of its Hollywood clients work and live.
Incoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s vow to improve the country’s highways, ports and plazas is making builder Empresas ICA SAB’s bonds a buy to Grupo Financiero Interacciones SA and Corp. Actinver SAB.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s decision to end his reign, the longest in the city’s 383-year history, set off a frenzied contest to replace him in the first mayoral election to lack an incumbent in three decades.
The head winds grew so intense during the 508-mile race through California’s Mojave Desert and Death Valley that Joshua Friedman told his teammates he thought he would be blown off his bike. Instead of tumbling down, the hedge-fund manager powered through his 86-mile leg of the Furnace Creek 508, showing little fatigue after he dismounted his bike.