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Climate change is a grim subject, with warming temperatures, melting ice caps, rising sea-levels, and more frequent and intense severe weather events all projected for the planet's not-so-distant future. For many, the direness of the situation is a spur...
From: Business Insider | By: Chelsea Harvey | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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An Austrian state attorney’s assertion that the state “makes no claims” against Stephan Templ is fueling a new effort to help the convicted Jewish journalist avoid jail time.
From: JTA | By: Cnaan Liphshiz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.
From: Fox News | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Fortune Society, a social services group, said the operators of the Sand Castle in Far Rockaway have a policy of not renting to people with criminal records....
From: New York Times | By: MIREYA NAVARRO | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn PaperIt’s official: the shell of Long Island College Hospital is no longer the state’s problem. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Omega Healthcare is buying rival real estate investment trust Aviv in an all-stock deal worth about $3 billion.The companies said Friday that Aviv shareholders will
From: Taiwan News | By: By The Associated PressAssociated Press | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Many borrowers who sought bankruptcy protection during the recent recession, which officially ended in 2009, may now be eligible to apply for a mortgage....
From: New York Times | By: LISA PREVOST | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Docstoc provides useful tools in the form of professional, financial and legal documents and technology for establishing and nurturing small- and middle-sized business. Wikipedia describes it as an, “Electronic document repository and online store...
From: Recruiting Blogs | By: Sourcing Adda | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Even before Japan's central bank Friday ramped up its big monetary stimulus program, it was testing the boundaries of monetary policy. Under the easing plan launched a year and a half ago, its balance-sheet assets, as a percentage of Japan's economy,...
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Jacob M. Schlesinger | Friday, October 31, 2014
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By ELAINE KURTENBACH TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy. The Bank of Japan said it would increase its asset purchases by between 10 trillion...
From: TheStreet | By: The Associated Press | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I got a call from a client today who saw an apt with another broker. This broker has the same listing as me but is in another office (the owner of the property is using both of our offices - neither of us have exclusivity agreements). I have the listing...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: soooo | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Call its strategy "Waiting for QNX."
From: Read Write Web | By: Adriana Lee | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Does your phone lack screen real estate? That might seem like a strange question, given that smartphones seem to grow in size with each generation. But if you don't have the palms to hold a phablet, LG has developed an LCD panel for smartphones that...
From: Mashable | By: Rex Santus | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Heading into the final hour of trading, theaS&P 500abriefly flirted with 2,000, underscoring a recovery in stock markets at the end of October, as economic data indicate the U.S. economy is performing strongly. The Conference...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday, oversaw one of the most dominant eras in sports history. But there's more to Menino's sports legacy than championships.
From: WBUR | By: Martin Kessler | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Colony Financial is an attractive investment for investors looking for exposure to real estate debt and equity investments, want to protect themselves against rising interest rates, and desire recurring quarterly dividend income....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Kingkarn Amjaroen, The Motley Fool | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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American Realty Capital Properties says its false financials were intentionally left uncorrected. Details are scant, but that sounds tailor-made for the Enron-inspired law. After more than a decade as an afterthought for U.S. prosecutors, the reform...
From: Reuters | By: Reynolds Holding | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Lower taxes and debt, increased revenue for the city, and a much better use of space in already dense environments: Selling air rights and encouraging upward growth seem like no-brainers, but NIMBY resistance and philosophical barriers remain....
From: Miller McCune | By: Scott Beyer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has never received much respect, Reynolds Holding of Reuters Breakingviews writes. Maybe that is about to change.
From: New York Times | By: Reynolds Holding | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Let them eat cake — from Trader Joe’s! In a beau geste to the French citizenry, attaches to the Consulat général de France à New York are saying au revoir to their 5th Avenue townhouse and its Central Park views as the Euro-pinching government...
From: The Real Deal | By: The Real Deal Staff | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Donors gave millions in races for governor, especially when they were the ones running
From: Time | By: ryantbeckwith | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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More than two dozen donors have given at least $1 million to state-level campaigns ahead of Nov. 4.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Rachel Baye | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets turned mixedaafter a report from the Commerce Department showed U.S. gross domestic product grew 3.5% in the third quarter, beating economists' estimates. Visa pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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As a Columbia student in 1981 President Obama paid $360 a month. It’s now $2300. For a mere $2,300 a month, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with high ceilings, exposed brick and hardwood floors can be yours. It was $360 a month when Obama moved...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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HouseLens Inc., which provides real estate video marketing, has raised $2 million in Series A funding from undisclosed investors. The funding will help HouseLens move into additional U.S. real estate markets, as well as expand its product line....
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Blackstone Group's Tactical Opportunities Fund has agreed to acquire insurer and administrator Philadelphia Financial Group, Inc. for about $155 million in cash plus additional consideration of about $10 million to be paid over two years. Philadelphia...
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Water and ice dispensers are a common addition to refrigerators, but are they a useful one? They can be. They offer fresh, on-demand water and ice, usually freshly filtered. The convenience might encourage you to drink more ice water. However, they also...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Donny Deutsch brokered the sale of his Hamptons home behind broker's back to avoid commission fees.
From: New York Post | By: Julia Marsh | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Real estate website Trulia calculated the 25 worst cities to be in — or flee to — during a zombie apocalypse. Their criteria? Highest walk score, lowest hardware store density, highest hospital density, and most congestion. Incidentally, Atlanta...
From: Geeks are Sexy | By: Lauren Berkley | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Advertise here with BSAIn 2014 curved TVs have become all the rage. In fact one popular brand recently stated that their curved TVs were outselling the flagship flat screens by a ratio of 3:1. Some of the advantages are that people feel more immersed...
From: Web Design Ledger | By: Brant Wilson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here's what Jim Cramer had to say about some of the stocks callers offered up during the Mad Money Lightning Round Thursday...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Rutt | Friday, October 31, 2014
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China's decision to relax mortgage lending rules a month ago has helped market sentiment and sales, but pressure in the property sector remains due to excess inventory.
From: China.org.cn | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Check out this week’s episode of The Real Scoop for Wellesley Real Estate News. Jane Neilson, Realtor at Pinnacle Residential Properties shares real estate information/news on Wellesley Media’s cable TV show. This week Jane interviewed Emily DiPiro...
From: Talk of our Towns | By: Jane Neilson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It’s World of Warcraft meets the world of real estate. Apartment hunters will soon be able to visit units that don’t even exist, thanks to new software and the hotly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset....
From: New York Daily News | By: Katherine Clarke | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Despite the huge controversy ignited by SOHO President Pan Shiyi's donation of US$15million to Harvard University, the Chinese real estate tycoon continues to move forward with a US$10 million grant to Yale University.
From: China.org.cn | By: By Wu Jin | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Friday, October 31, 2014
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Friday, October 31, 2014
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South Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Calif./Nev. (Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014) – Cold overnight temperatures and recent snowfall have created ideal weather for opening-day preparations at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California […] The post Heavenly...
From: Snowboarder Magazine | By: SNOWBOARDER | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The real estate investment trust had solid results, but can STAG keep up the pace?...
From: The Motley Fool | By: Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool | Friday, October 31, 2014
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C. Choudhury, Bloomberg
From: Real Clear Markets | By: C. Choudhury, Bloomberg | Friday, October 31, 2014
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China property prices could fall as much as 10 percent this year and the slump may extend into next year, according to the founder of the country's biggest real estate information website.
From: China.org.cn | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A Brooklyn, N.Y.-based real estate investor is apparently the high bidder on downtown Milwaukee's Shops of Grand Avenue mall.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Danielle Furfaro and Noah HurowitzThe Brooklyn PaperBrooklyn is getting a bigger share of the city’s private bike-share program two years after Hurricane Sandy soaked much of the inventory intended for the borough....
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Danielle Furfaro and Noah Hurowitz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Residents of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice Beach sued the city and county of Los Angeles today, alleging that they have illegally failed to…...
From: ABA Journal | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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New York got a late start in the craft beer market, but the city is making up for lost time. The number of microbreweries jumped from three in 2011 to 14 this year. Small brewers benefit from tax breaks, but they still face many challenges. 'Real estate...
From: The Guardian | By: Ana Terra Athayde | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets closed far higher on Thursday as the Commerce Department said U.S. gross domestic product rose 3.5% in the third quarter. Strong earnings from , Visa and MasterCard also drove equity markets.aThe Dow Jones Industrial...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A top-performing broker team from Brown Harris Stevens, along with a five-member team from the Corcoran Group, are the latest catches for real estate brokerage startup Urban Compass. Julia Hoagland – whose team was the top producing group at Brown...
From: The Real Deal | By: The Real Deal Staff | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The global commercial brokerage CBRE is in advanced discussions to acquire RKF, a Midtown-based retail brokerage that is consistently ranked by The Real Deal as one of the city’s most active, several sources said. The companies have been engaged in...
From: The Real Deal | By: Adam Pincus/TRD | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Westchester County-based real estate development firm GDC Properties plans to construct a townhouse development on a Long Island City industrial site. GDC paid $44 million for two adjacent parcels at 11-22 45th Road and 45-35 11th Street, according to...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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"These are not local people. They are not here to do us good," said Colbert County resident Cecilia Hicks.The post Inside The Little-Known Push To Mine Alabama For Tar Sands appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Kiley Kroh | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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