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When looking at long-term economic patterns, one theory tends to stand out: the Kondratiev long wave cycle - or "K-waves." Today, Henry Bonner discusses this theory with long-wave expert Ian Gordon - specifically what it portends for the future of the...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Henry Bonner | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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When she was eight weeks old, Ashlyn Whitney suffered a severe respiratory-tract infection that put her in an intensive care unit for 12 days. Nicole Whitney with her 1-year-old daughter, Ashlyn, whose 12-day hospital stay when she was eight weeks old...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Nick Madigan, Miami Herald | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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And not just when there's some buggery going on in the locker room either.Tuition gouging for degrees that are useless in the real world and a failed business model have put U.S. colleges front and center as exacerbating income inequality.Many college...
From: The Market Ticker | By: genesis | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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The Jehovah’s Witnesses have moved their headquarters upstate, and their Watchtower complex in Dumbo is attracting tech start-ups....
From: New York Times | By: MATT A.V. CHABAN | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Mr. Wood, 55, is the chief executive and president of Plaza Construction, which provides construction management and building and renovation services....
From: New York Times | By: VIVIAN MARINO | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Convention centers are adding outdoor areas to show off their cities, keep participants on-site and increase food and beverage revenue....
From: New York Times | By: MARTHA C. WHITE | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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A disbarred California attorney, whose business was shut down in 2011 by that state’s attorney general, was added Friday to a federal lawsuit in Florida for his role in an alleged Tampa-based scam that sold “mass joinder” lawsuits to struggling...
From: Palm Beach Post | By: Kimberly Miller | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales
From: Taiwan News | By: REBECCA SANTANA | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even…Click to Continue »...
From: Charlotte Observer | By: Associated Press (REBECCA SANTANA) | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next...
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next...
From: Miami Herald | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A collection of comments posted to our article about people who are moving out of Brooklyn because of rising real estate prices....
From: New York Times | By: MICHELLE HIGGINS | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Films based on true events are pretty commonplace, but one would be hard-pressed to find exchanges as bizarre and hilarious as the exchange Brett Weiner captured on film happening between real people in real life. In “Verbatim,” a government employee...
From: The Wrap | By: Linda Ge | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A crowdsourced syllabus about race, African American history, civil rights, and policing...
From: The Atlantic | By: Marcia Chatelain | Monday, August 25, 2014
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Neil Binder was sued Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by his business partners, Larry Friedman and Anthony DeGrotta, for allegedly causing $2 million in damages to their company, the Bellmarc Group....
From: New York Daily News | By: DAREH GREGORIAN | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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  The first Havas Village was established in Paris two-and-a-half years ago; since then, 18 more have been set up across the world, as part of a large-scale, global consolidation and rebranding effort by Havas, a multinational advertising and...
From: BostInnovation | By: Nate Boroyan | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published at 9 a.m. on Real Money on Aug. 26. Sign up for a free trial of Real Money. As everyone knows by now, the S&P 500 breached 2000 yesterday. Round numbers are pretty arbitrary, but they do have significance....
From: TheStreet | By: Jared Dillian | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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With the discriminatory cause that defined her professional life now all but settled (by her own admission), longtime anti-equality activist Maggie Gallagher Srivastav has found a new creative outlet. The National Organization For Marriage cofounder...
From: Good as You | By: G-A-Y | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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NEW YORKa(TheStreet) — In another sign the housing market is returning to normal, "distressed" sales have dropped to the lowest level since December 2007. The category covers sales due to the homeowner's financial troubles: short sales, in whichathe...
From: TheStreet | By: Jeff Brown | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Savanna, the Manhattan real estate fund and developer of a residential condo conversion at 141 Fifth Avenue, has filed to dismiss a number of claims in a $7.5 million breach of contract lawsuit by the property’s board of managers, while alleging professional...
From: The Real Deal | By: John Goff | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has hired Jaka Prasetya, former managing partner and founder of Leafgreen Capital Partners, to lead the firm's efforts in Indonesia. Prasetya, who will join the firm as a managing director, also will lead KKR's credit and special...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Sign up for the newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/grandcentralsignup HILSENRATH’S TAKE The U.S. Commerce Department is widely expected to report a big increase...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: WSJ Staff | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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A Florida woman made news last month after she claimed diplomatic immunity from U.S. laws during a traffic stop. The woman claimed to be citizen of the Moorish Nation and gave police a phony name, but officers eventually discovered her license had been...
From: The Raw Story | By: Travis Gettys | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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It's not the first time Bill Ackman has had a hand in the marriage between Tim Horton's and an American burger chainThe post The activist investor behind the Burger King-Tim Horton’s deal appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Tamsin McMahon | Monday, August 25, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's all about suiting the spin to the audience when you're in the financial industry, and the investment seminar at the Trumbull, Conn. Marriott on a late-spring evening in June had "senior citizen" written all over it. "We're...
From: TheStreet | By: Susan Antilla | Monday, August 25, 2014
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As India urbanizes rapidly, metro-railway projects are being planned in many cities across the country. The Government of India (GoI) have formally declared its support for metro-rail for 2 million plus cities on public procurement, as a joint-venture...
From: Urbanomics | By: Gulzar Natarajan | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) is said to be in advanced talks with China's largest developer, China Vanke (OTC:CVKEY), to buy stakes in nine of its shopping malls.The purchase would give Carlyle access to China's commercial real estate market and a non-binding...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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We know Ernests Gulbis has one of the best first serves in tennis. We know he’s a bit of a smart-ass. What we don’t know is if he can live up to his top-15 ranking and be a real contender at the 2014 U.S. Open....
From: Grantland | By: Paul Wachter | Monday, August 25, 2014
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All sectors registered better sales in the second quarter, except for Business Services excluding Real Estate, Rental and Leasing, according to Department of Statistics figures.
From: Channel News Asia | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Al Hamra Real Estate Development just appointed sustainable architecture studio A++ to design 150 new luxury villas on Falcon Island in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE. The new residences are designed to LEED specifications and they will take advantage of a wide...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lidija Grozdanic | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Activist investors believe the real estate underneath casinos owned by Pinnacle Entertainment and Boyd Gaming Corp. is key to unlocking hidden value within the Las Vegas-based regional gaming operators.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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@MarthaBrannigan Former Miami-Dade property appraiser Pedro J. Garcia is set to face state Rep. Eddy González in a Nov. 4 runoff for Miami-Dade Property Appraiser after they emerged as the top vote-getters in a crowded five-man field. The race will......
From: Miami Herald | By: Patricia Mazzei | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Figuring out financial goals 2. Credit card sign up bonus 3. Child not worth...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Monday, August 25, 2014
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A candidate who once served on the Jacksonville Beach City Council will face off against a military veteran when the two top vote-getters in the District 3 race face off on Election Day on Nov. 4. Lee Buck, 79, had the majority when votes were counted...
From: Florida Times-Union | By: Dan Scanlan | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Eliot Spitzer and his young love, Lis Smith, were all smiles after their romantic trip to the City of Light. The pair was seen Sunday in the first row of...
From: New York Post | By: Ian Mohr | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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SYDNEY — If you don't have a spare million bucks in your pocket, cross Raglan Street in Mosman off your house-hunting list. This street in Sydney, Australia, is where the millionaires all line up in a row. Ninety-nine percent of the houses on this...
From: Mashable | By: Jenni Ryall | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Joining me is an entrepreneur who says that he didn't start out wanting to become an entrepreneur but he ended up... The post How a reluctant entrepreneur gained 500k users and instant profitability – with Gregg Pollack appeared first on Mixergy....
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Monday, August 25, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn PaperTwo Assembly hopefuls vying for a long-held Brooklyn Heights seat ganged up on their shared opponent at their first debate on Monday, claiming he’s abusing campaign finance loopholes....
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in Massachusetts declined in July, while median prices for both continued their upward trend, according to The Warren Group.Statewide, 5,688 single-family homes sold in July, down 4.2 percent from the same...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Marie Szaniszlo | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Le Pain Quotidien, a popular New York-based chain of cafes, is scouting for four sites in Miami-Dade County, said Miami Beach-based commercial real estate developer and broker Michael Comras.
From: Miami Herald | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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BUYER: Meg Ryan SELLER: Hank Azaria LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: $8,000,000 SIZE: 4,000-ish square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: In 2005 celebrity real estate gossip column regular Hank Azaria paid self-portraiting superstar...
From: Variety | By: Mark David | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Real estate titan Howard Lutnick is one step closer to living out his aspirations of farming his 40-acre plot in Southampton. Yesterday a judge denied the Southampton town planning board’s motion to dismiss a $30 million lawsuit brought by Lutnick,...
From: The Real Deal | By: Thomas DiChristopher | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Best Buy's shares dropped 6.8 percent after it forecast a decline in same-store sales in the third and fourth quarters. Heads up Williams-Sonoma reports earnings on Wednesday, and analysts predict the kitchenware retailer will post net income of $51...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Stay connected to the fast-moving world of New York City real estate by checking out The Wire, The Real Deal‘s RSS feed with nuggets of news that aren’t published on our daily blog. The Wire is continuously fed by fresh, up-to-the-minute industry...
From: The Real Deal | By: Kerry Barger | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Mark Ciommo has represented Allston-Brighton as its Boston city councilor since 2007. As a matter of fact, he's lived in the area for his entire life and continues to reside there with his family. Suffice to say, he's survived many an Allston...
From: BostInnovation | By: Nick DeLuca | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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The 22-story building is part of the 1.2M square foot Lakes at Post Office office complex. HFF (NYSE:HF) represented the sellers, and the buyer was MetLife Real Estate Investors. Terms were undisclosed.Press release Post your comment!...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Laura Ford, one of Seattle's top commercial real estate brokers, is leaving JLL for Colliers International. Ford has worked on a number of high-profile lease transactions, including representing t he owners of the 1800 Ninth tower in negotiations with...
From: TechFlash | By: Marc Stiles | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Most real estate experts believe the housing market is roaring back. Few have anything to negative to say about real estate. But, asks Michael Sincere, what if they’re wrong?...
From: MarketWatch | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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By Marshall Hargrave:Tejon Ranch (NYSE:TRC) managed to post 2Q earnings of $0.04 a share (below the $0.10 it posted in the same quarter last year) and revenues were $8.01 billion (which was above the $7.47 billion in 2Q 2013). Given the nature of Tejon's...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Marshall Hargrave | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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