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The UK's biggest estate agent says Brexit negotiations are 'the biggest risk' to the housing market as growth slows
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The UK's biggest estate agent says Brexit negotiations are 'the biggest risk' to the housing market as growth slows

LONDON — UK house price growth will slow sharply this year after decades of high growth, according to Countrywide, the UK's largest estate agency...

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A new company is raising £150 million to invest in 'urban warehouses' and profit from the online shopping boom
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A new company is raising £150 million to invest in 'urban warehouses' and profit from the online shopping boom

LONDON — A new property investment vehicle is aiming to tap into the booming popularity of online shopping by investing in the "urban warehouses"...

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Over half a dozen residents of this San Francisco 'castle' have become bitcoin millionaires — take a look inside
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Over half a dozen residents of this San Francisco 'castle' have become bitcoin millionaires — take a look inside

The Crypto Castle is a three-story home in San Francisco where young tech workers eat, sleep, party, and plot the future of money. A majority of...

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The salary you need to earn to buy a home right now in 23 of the most expensive US housing markets
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The salary you need to earn to buy a home right now in 23 of the most expensive US housing markets

In the second quarter of 2017, the US housing supply continued to lag, pushing home prices further upward, according to the National Association of...

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Under Armour cheated on Dick's Sporting Goods with Kohl's — and it massively backfired (UA, DKS)
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Under Armour cheated on Dick's Sporting Goods with Kohl's — and it massively backfired (UA, DKS)

Under Armour has reportedly upset Dick's Sporting Goods after it started working with Kohl's, according to WSJ.  Department store Kohl's is known...

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Meet America’s top 10 land barons, who collectively own more than 13 million acres across the country
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Meet America’s top 10 land barons, who collectively own more than 13 million acres across the country

The 10 biggest landowners in the United States collectively own more than 13 million acres across the country — that’s more than 0.5% of America....

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Millennials are finally buying homes and it means ‘pent up demand’ could last for years (HD)
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Millennials are finally buying homes and it means ‘pent up demand’ could last for years (HD)

Home Depot, America's largest home-improvement store, is counting on millennials to extend the US housing recovery. The US homeownership rate for...

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BARCLAYS: 'We believe housing transactions are in structural decline'
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BARCLAYS: 'We believe housing transactions are in structural decline'

LONDON — Housing in the UK is so expensive because transactions have gone into a "structural" decline, according to a new note from Barclays...

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How UK housebuilders exploit a legal loophole in freeholds that generates millions and takes rights away from property owners
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How UK housebuilders exploit a legal loophole in freeholds that generates millions and takes rights away from property owners

Housebuilders have used a loophole in a 1987 law to avoid offering freehold rights to leasehold homeowners. The "perfectly legal" provision allows...

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One eye-popping chart explains the state of retail jobs
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One eye-popping chart explains the state of retail jobs

Retail has seen quite the shake-up amid the rise of Amazon and other online distributors. The demand for "traditional" retail jobs — such as...

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Dozens of tech companies want to bring 4,400 homes to this small town — and residents are furious
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Dozens of tech companies want to bring 4,400 homes to this small town — and residents are furious

The sleepy town of Brisbane, California, located on the outskirts of Silicon Valley, is poised to become the next major housing destination in the...

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Appalled by 'crazy' broker fees, 2 ex-Googlers founded a site they say has saved renters over $1 million
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Appalled by 'crazy' broker fees, 2 ex-Googlers founded a site they say has saved renters over $1 million

• Renters often pay a broker 10% to 20% of annual rent for an apartment in New York City. • Two former Google employees founded a peer-to-peer...

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The future of the Hamptons is uncertain as young, rich buyers ditch mega-mansions and tennis courts
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The future of the Hamptons is uncertain as young, rich buyers ditch mega-mansions and tennis courts

The struggling Hamptons real estate market is rebounding — but young buyers are less flashy than previous generations.  "Those great big huge...

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Walmart expands mobile checkout (WMT)
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Walmart expands mobile checkout (WMT)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Walmart expanded its ...

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Walmart's latest strategy confirms the death of the American middle class as we know it (WMT, AMZM)
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Walmart's latest strategy confirms the death of the American middle class as we know it (WMT, AMZM)

Walmart is getting into aspirational retail — and it says a lot about the American economy. On Wednesday, Recode reported that the online cosmetics...

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SURVEY: The UK housing market is 'faltering' and price growth is 'nearing zero'
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SURVEY: The UK housing market is 'faltering' and price growth is 'nearing zero'

LONDON — Political uncertainty, record-low stock numbers, and the impact of tax changes continued to slow the "faltering" UK housing market in July...

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The 12 easiest and cheapest countries for gaining European Union residency
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The 12 easiest and cheapest countries for gaining European Union residency

LONDON – Most countries in the world offer a deal offering fast-tracked residency permits and, ultimately, citizenship in return for investments in...

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The couple who bought a San Francisco street lined with mega-mansions might charge residents for parking — and people are freaking out
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The couple who bought a San Francisco street lined with mega-mansions might charge residents for parking — and people are freaking out

The well-off residents of Presidio Terrace, an exclusive San Francisco neighborhood filled with mega-mansions, aren't happy. According to the San...

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Why a month's free rent isn't such a good deal
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Why a month's free rent isn't such a good deal

Rents have stagnated in much of New York City, but landlords aren't letting up. Instead of lowering prices, landlords are handing out one-time...

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The retail apocalypse is heading straight for Kroger, Whole Foods, and Aldi
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The retail apocalypse is heading straight for Kroger, Whole Foods, and Aldi

Retail space devoted to food sales in the US has hit a record high. New store growth is outweighing demand, and grocers are cutting prices to...

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There's a morsel of good news about inequality that's buried in all the scary headlines
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There's a morsel of good news about inequality that's buried in all the scary headlines

Global inequality trends reveal divergence between rich and poor nations Rich country middle classes have taken a big hit in recent years Millions...

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'Nobody's immune': More retail bankruptcies are looming
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'Nobody's immune': More retail bankruptcies are looming

Retailers have been closing stores and filing for bankruptcy at staggering rates, and there's still more fallout to come, according to a new report...

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Take a look inside the former radioactive-waste site off the coast of San Francisco that's turning into a $5 billion housing development
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Take a look inside the former radioactive-waste site off the coast of San Francisco that's turning into a $5 billion housing development

Treasure Island, a man-made island off the coast of San Francisco, looks more like a postapocalyptic wasteland than a Bay Area suburb. But as...

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10 things you need to know in markets today
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10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Thursday. The Bank of England key Monetary Policy Committee will on Thursday announce its decisions...

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No one wants to buy Trump's Caribbean estate, which just got a $11 million price chop
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No one wants to buy Trump's Caribbean estate, which just got a $11 million price chop

President Trump's luxurious St. Martin estate has gotten a massive price cut. Le Château des Palmiers was previously listed for $28 million with...

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Growth in Britain's construction sector slumps to lowest level since just after the Brexit vote
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Growth in Britain's construction sector slumps to lowest level since just after the Brexit vote

LONDON — Growth in Britain's construction sector slumped to its lowest level since the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum in July, the...

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Trump’s Caribbean estate got a massive price cut — take a look inside the $16.9 million residence
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Trump’s Caribbean estate got a massive price cut — take a look inside the $16.9 million residence

President Trump is looking to get rid of his luxurious St. Martin estate. The home, which he purchased in 2013, is called Le Château des Palmiers....

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10 YEARS ON: How the global financial crisis transformed the UK housing market and priced out millennials
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10 YEARS ON: How the global financial crisis transformed the UK housing market and priced out millennials

LONDON — The UK property market fell fast and far when a global financial crisis erupted in 2007, rippling out from a subprime US mortgage market...

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REPORT: One in 5 estate agents is at risk of going bust
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REPORT: One in 5 estate agents is at risk of going bust

LONDON — A fifth of UK estate agents are at risk of going bust as they struggle against the shift to online firms, according to a report from...

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5 easy green office hacks that could make your company more productive
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5 easy green office hacks that could make your company more productive

It may sound crazy to give your employees control of their own thermostats, but it may just make them more productive. Business Insider spoke with...

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