Battling insurance: The dark side of disaster recovery

In the aftermath of four major natural disasters in the last month — Houston, Puerto Rico, South Florida and now Napa and Sonoma — plans to rebuild have already begun. And insurance companies are wringing their hands, plotting their next moves …

Airbnb Open Homes offers free shelter to California wildfire victims

In a matter of 24 hours, at least 1,500 homes and structures have been destroyed by a series of 14 fires sprawled across 73,000 acres of land in Northern California. While residents have many things to worry about, such as getting in touch with loved o…