REITs and rising rates: Pushing against conventional wisdom

...dealing with rising-rate jitters."I don't expect there to be a panic," says Jason Yablon, global portfolio manager at Cohen & Steers, which specializes in real-estate securities.Although REIT prices will likely fall on interest-rate worries...

Fashion aims to share the spotlight with music at Coachella

LOS ANGELES - The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held in the Southern California desert on two consecutive weekends in April, is a style destination as much as a musical one ? this year more than ever.

NFL hires first fulltime female official

NEW YORK - Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she'd been hired as a full-time game official.

Baseball teams changing approach to mental health

Long gone are the days when mental health was a taboo subject in major league locker rooms, and the days of a lone sports psychologist even appear to be waning.

Cardinals spoil Cubs' debuts of Joe Maddon, Jon Lester in season opener

CHICAGO - Same ol' Cubbies. Same old Cardinals, too. At least for one game.

Howard Cohen

...the charity of your choosing. Life Lessons from Dr. Howard Cohen: 1) Never be afraid to cover yourself head-to-toe in tie-dyed...Always turn off the light when you leave the room. Dr. Howard Cohen is also survived by his parents Ruth and Ben, sister Barbara...

A quiz: March time in Augusta

...Tournament took place in March 1934. Who won?A. Bobby JonesB. Gene SarazenC. Horton SmithD. Lloyd Mangrum 7. In 1923 Sanford Cohen announced a movement to get more tourists to come to Augusta. What did he think would attract the most?A. TennisB. PoloC...

Stanford nips Miami in OT to win NIT

NEW YORK - Chasson Randle hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and Stanford won the second NIT title of his career, edging Miami 66-64.

'Music' man Plummer will leave footprint in Hollywood cement

LOS ANGELES - Christopher Plummer of The Sound of Music will receive a special honor for the 85-year-old Oscar winner: Adding his hand and footprints to the cement collection at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre.

John Hansen saw fantasy football popularity coming

...for the 1 p.m. matchups.It all sounds so serious, but Cohen believes the former disc jockey's success owes to his ability to keep it a game."You have to be able to entertain," Cohen said. "You've got to have fun with it."