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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Jim Cramer fills his blog on RealMoney every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. This week he blogged on: how this earnings season is excellent...
From: TheStreet | By: TheStreet Staff | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Financial Education Getty ImagesWant to get a better grasp on personal finance? Check out free workshops offered by your local library and online college courses. By Jennifer Calonia Tax season...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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It’s hard to overstate just how serious a threat our energy crisis is to every aspect of our current way of life. But the problem is hidden from view by oil and natural gas production numbers that look and feel just fine.The Gross Society: We’re...
From: Miller McCune | By: Richard Heinberg | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Originally published on Eden Keeper. Desmond Tutu, a South African Anglican bishop and climate change activist, has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Robyn Purchia | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Friday’s here. Huzzah!
From: The Big Lead | By: Mike Cardillo | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Suburbia might regain its appeal, and improve its future, by looking to the past....
From: New York Times | By: ALLISON ARIEFF | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Pocked with ice mounds and crevasses, the area known as the "popcorn field" is a well-traveled piece of real estate on the approach to the summit of Mount Everest.
From: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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After a slow start on a residential tower in Brooklyn, the developer plans to bring in a new partner and will start work later this year on three additional buildings, which would be built conventionally....
From: New York Times | By: CHARLES V BAGLI | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Filed under: Personal Finance, Financial Education Stable/Shutterstock This is the last installment in my compilation of the best financial tips from 30 of today's top personal finance bloggers. When it comes to money, these folks don't just talk the...
From: Daily Finance | By: Robert Pagliarini | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Federal loan guarantees for renewable energy, which spurred the development of massive projects like the recently completed Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California – and roiled the 2012 elections – are emerging from hibernation. More...
From: Clean Techies | By: 3BL Media | Friday, April 18, 2014
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As of about a week ago, Nick and I are officially homeowners. Yay! Buying our own place was cool and exciting and also possibly the most stressful thing I’ve ever done. Here are 10 things I learned along the way, that I wish someone had told... The...
From: Clutch Magazine | By: The Frisky | Friday, April 18, 2014
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So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of attending a 4-year university. Today, we’re going to look at alternatives to the traditional 4-year degree....
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Jeremy Anderberg | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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ByDallas Salazar:Who is Square 1 Financial, Inc.?Square 1 Financial, Inc. (SQBK) operates as the holding company for Square 1 Bank that provides a range of banking and financial products and services to the entrepreneurial community, and venture capital...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Dallas Salazar | Friday, April 18, 2014
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If “A Haunted House 2” is a step up from the previous go-round, it's either because a slightly more talented crew of comic actors are being asked to waste their time or because 2013 offered a better crop of horror films (“The Conjuring,” “Sinister,”...
From: The Wrap | By: Alonso Duralde | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Today’s priciest and most obsessed-over beauty must-have isn’t one you’ll ever wearThe post The makeup-brush market is booming appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Patricia Treble | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Jakes hails from four generations of entrepreneurs. He asserts, “I was entrepreneurial before I was…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Let the record show: Bill Clinton's White House was one of the first to warn us that not everything we read on the Internet is true — way back in 1995. Approximately 7,500 pages of records from Bill Clinton’s time in the White House were released...
From: Mashable | By: Brian Ries | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Zafgen has secured a $20 million loan from Oxford and MidCap Financial. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Zafgen is a biopharmaceutical company focused on treating severely obese patients. Zafgen's investors include RA Capital Management, Brookside Capital,...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A state Supreme Court judge fully restored an earlier restraining order against Africa Israel, the co-developer at 15 Broad Street, the luxury condominium in Lower Manhattan that is the subject of an investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman....
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.  State Council Information Office: All websites
From: China Digital Times | By: Anne Henochowicz | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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As London property prices soar 18% in a year, a damaging housing boom now looks likely to spread across large parts of the country. What are the policy options to correct the market?A "superbubble", "record-breaking" and "disastrous" official figures...
From: The Guardian | By: Hilary Osborne | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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For landlord Peter Zagorianakos, terrorism insurance wasn't a necessity until the bombs went off last April at the Boston Marathon and revealed a frightening pattern. Broken windows and a 10-day closure at restaurants and mom-and-pop businesses spurred...
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Breaking Bad! The Wire! Game of Thrones! These are just a few shows everyone seems to always be talking about, and it can be kind of embarrassing to admit you’ve never laid eyes on some of the …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Lea Palmieri | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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A penthouse apartment situated on top of the Prasada, a luxury co-op building at 50 Central Park West on the southwest corner of West 65th Street, was sold for $42 million, which made it the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records....
From: The Real Deal | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Actress Shirley MacLaine has put her 7,450-acre New Mexico ranch on the market for $18 million. The property includes a 9,000 square-foot main house, caretaker’s cottage, horse barn, swimming pool and two ponds and ranch buildings and equipment. The...
From: The Real Deal | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The Ravenswood Houses in Astoria will receive a new lighting system, updating a decades-old dilapidated system. Residents at the New York City Housing Authority complex say the old bulbs had grown so dim that they no longer felt safe coming home at night...
From: The Real Deal | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The PRC Group obtained a $52.5 million construction loan for its $80 million student housing project at The College of New Jersey. HFF secured the three-year loan for the New Jersey-based developer. The trio of lenders was led by M&T Bank, and funds...
From: The Real Deal | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Filed under: Index Funds, Budgeting, 401K, How to Save Money, Renting David J. Green/Alamy By the Editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine For its Insider Tips From the Pros packages in the February 2014 and May 2014 issues, Kiplinger's spoke...
From: Daily Finance | By: Kiplinger | Friday, April 18, 2014
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CBS Radio will move its regional Washington DC operations from Lanham to Capitol Rivertfront, where it will join the National Labor Relations Board at 1015 Half Street SE. The radio station operator signed a lease for 33,042 square feet on the second...
From: The Real Deal | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Continuum Company has unveiled new images for what its new residential tower at 41 East 22nd Street will look like once it is completed. The skyscraper will be 777 feet tall, making it the tallest building between Lower Manhattan and Midtown. Goldstein...
From: The Real Deal | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Real estate appraiser Matt Cook just finished working his way through a house to gauge its value when the homeowner reached out to shake his hand.
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By Mike Arnold:Realogy Holdings (RLGY) is the largest player in the US residential brokerage business by a variety of measures. It owns a collection of brands well-known across the country including: Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA, Sotheby's International...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Mike Arnold | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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by Ester Bloom Pretend that says "Will" All right, kiddos! It’s time for Part II of the conversation begun last week about estate planning for millennials, wherein we find a lighthearted way to talk about money and death. There should be a Schoolhouse...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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href="https://www.facebook.com/International.Living">Facebook, and Google+! "Gascony's the real France," Jean-Jacques said. "Everywhere else—it's another country." Jean-Jacques, a local farmer, was... International Living Postcards. Learn to live...
From: International Living Postcards | By: Nick Daniel | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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American Capital said Thursday that it has received $210 million from the sale of SPL Acquisition Corp to Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Headquartered in Waunakee, Wisconsin, SPL Acquisition Corp is the parent company of Scientific Protein...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Blackstone Group  President and COO Hamilton "Tony" James confirmed the company's preferred equity stake in Fannie Mae  and Freddie Mac  but said he does not believe the asset management giant will drive the debate over the...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Freed and Antoine Gara | Thursday, April 17, 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. New company 401(k) question 2. Freezing in plastic 3. Eating cheap on road...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This past week Bureau of Land Management Troops were called upon to seize cattle owned by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. The livestock confiscation was thwarted when hundreds of supporters rallied to Bundy’s side. While it seems likely that the BLM had...
From: Free Republic | By: Semi-News/Semi-Satire | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The Murphy bed — which tucks into cabinetry when not in use — is enjoying new popularity as a stylish space-saver in many kinds of homes, not just studio apartments.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Good news: While you can’t change the dimensions of small rooms, you can fool the eye into seeing spaces as being larger than they actually are. The trick is to use scale to deliver big impact.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Real-estate firm Redfin recently asked 1,900 prospective homebuyers nationwide what they planned to do with their old house when they bought a new one. Most said they would sell, but 39 percent said they’d rent it out.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The pass-through, an opening in the wall for handing dishes in and out of the kitchen, was once a popular feature in homes. But now it just looks dated. Here is how to upgrade it.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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To illustrate how verdantly our environmental roots grow, let’s highlight five ways that the Greater Seattle area shows its deeper shade of green.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The midcentury post-and-beam house, sold for $1.7 million, features a foyer, a den, an updated kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
From: Seattle Times | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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It’s common knowledge verging on holy writ in real estate: Spring is the absolute best time of the year to sell a house.
From: Miami Herald | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Danielle FurfaroThe Brooklyn PaperA controversy-dogged developer whose Greenpoint industrial complex mysteriously burned down eight years ago is behind a planned convention center that has begun construction in...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Danielle Furfaro | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The surge in urban housing prices may end soon, as the latest industry data show weaker sales and price rises, according to specialists.
From: China.org.cn | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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When it comes to the wonderful world of art, I sometimes tend to fall short. It’s not that the priceless [...]
From: The Luxury Spot | By: corey | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Finished with your copy of The Real Deal?  Then dive into The South Florida Market Report supplement, which accompanies the April 2014 issue. Within the 70-page section, you’ll find a comprehensive report on the latest condo development boom hitting...
From: The Real Deal | By: Julie Strickland | Friday, April 18, 2014
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This renovated home in Claremont offers views of San Francisco Bay and a fireplace in its master suite. The spacious backyard features a level lawn and a deck for al fresco dining. The home includes two kitchens, including a remodeled one near the deck...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Friday, April 18, 2014
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