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  • Obama to announce cut in FHA premiums -Bloomberg Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is set to announce a 0.5 percentage point reduction of Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums to 0.85 percent, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Obama is expected to make the announcement in a speech in Phoenix on Thursday, Bloomberg said, citing sources. Reuters could not immediately confirm the report.

  • Dec 14- Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc succumbed to calls from some shareholders for a sale on Sunday with an agreement to be bought by a private equity consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year. PetSmart said BC Partners, as well as some of its fund investors, including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du...

  • Dec 11- Freeport McMoRan Inc operations at its sole U.S. copper smelter have returned to normal production levels after it completed repairs on an electric furnace damaged in a fire at the Arizona facility, a spokesman said on Thursday. Freeport, the largest U.S. miner by market value and revenue, resumed processing copper concentrate at the site on Dec 7, said Eric...

  • KKR, CD&R prepare joint bid for PetSmart: Sources Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    Buyout firms KKR & Co LP and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) have teamed up to take PetSmart Inc private for more than $7.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • How to save, and even cash in, on airport parking Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Airport parking sign

    A little research can uncover deep discounts, freebies and even options to get paid for leaving your car while on vacation.

  • Phoenix in deep housing   Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    Phoenix in deep housing

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on Phoenix's struggling housing market.

  • Want to move to Phoenix? Market 'slow and steady' Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    Phoenix, Arizona.

    A broker tells CNBC that he's "excited about the Phoenix market for an important reason: It's stable."

  • Snapshot of Phoenix real estate   Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    Snapshot of Phoenix real estate

    Gene Urban, The Urban Team broker, highlights three listings in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • Spotlight on Phoenix real estate   Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    Spotlight on Phoenix real estate

    Gene Urban, The Urban Team broker, looks at real estate listings in the Phoenix metro area.

  • Rent or buy? The math is changing Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:22 AM ET
    Jenna Dillon-Gasparino, her son, William, and Rocky the dog in their house, which is on the market for sharply more than the family bought it for, just four years ago, in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, May 19, 2014. In some markets, buying a house again looks like a perilous investment.

    New analysis shows that renting may prove to be a better decision than buying in major markets as prices rise and bargains disappear. The NYT reports.

  • Freeport sheds TX shale assets in $3.1 bln deal Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Freeport-McMoRan is selling its Eagle Ford Shale assets in Texas to an Encana subsidiary for $3.1 billion.

  • Airports ramping up downtown rail connections Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    In April 2013, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train began service between the airport’s busiest terminal and Valley Metro Light Rail.

    Dallas, Seattle and other cities are connecting their airports to downtown by rail in hopes of easing headaches and attracting more business.

  • The healthiest housing markets? It'll surprise you Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    San Jose, Calif.

    Who would have thought that five of Zillow's top 10 healthiest housing markets would be in this state?

  • Phoenix real estate   Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 1:54 PM ET
    Phoenix real estate

    Gene Urban, The Urban Team at Realty Executives, weighs in on 3 listings in the Phoenix, Arizona area where the average sales price is about $215,000 in the city.

  • Watch out! Worrisome housing signs appear in West Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    Sales of existing home sales nationally fell 3.2 percent in October, but in the West they were down 7 percent.

  • The case for investing in Phoenix   Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 12:34 AM ET
    The case for investing in Phoenix

    Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix describes what kind of investment he hopes to attract in Phoenix.

  • Want a house? See what $1 million gets you Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 4:48 PM ET

    Along with college, the cost of housing is rising fast. Home prices are up over 12 percent from a year ago, and even rising mortgage rates do not appear to be slowing the gains.

  • New homes could cost you more as lot prices climb Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    A worker builds a new home at a housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Finished lot prices are up an average of 40% nationwide, and in the hottest markets they've nearly doubled. USA Today reports.

  • President Obama's plan for Phoenix   Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
    President Obama's plan for Phoenix

    Home prices are up 35 percent in Phoenix from where they were in September of 2011, and President Obama is sharing his proposal to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with CNBC's Diana Olick. Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary; and Jaret Seiberg, Guggenheim Partners, discuss the impact to home ownership.

  • Don't Get Taken by Rising Home Prices, Shiller Warns Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:51 PM ET
    Robert Shiller

    Housing data released Tuesday was mixed, prompting economist Robert Shiller to call the housing recovery positive in the short-term, but not without many headwinds.