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This stunning San Francisco floating home was constructed for $500,000 — see inside
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This stunning San Francisco floating home was constructed for $500,000 — see inside

San Francisco is famously one of the most expensive housing markets in the US. Some residents are getting creative with their living situations....

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In 9 US states, a divorce could mean losing half of everything you own
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In 9 US states, a divorce could mean losing half of everything you own

If you're unable to decide how to divide your assets during a divorce, the courts will do it for you. Most US states observe equitable distribution...

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I lived in a micro-suite in Los Angeles for six months. Here's what it taught me about space and necessity.
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I lived in a micro-suite in Los Angeles for six months. Here's what it taught me about space and necessity.

As a recent college graduate, I was faced caught in a time crunch to find an apartment prior to my cross-country move to Los Angeles. I was...

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The 10 NYC neighborhoods where home prices increased the most over the past decade, ranked
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The 10 NYC neighborhoods where home prices increased the most over the past decade, ranked

A recent report by real estate listing platform StreetEasy, reveals the 10 neighborhoods in New York City where median recorded sales prices...

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Forget San Francisco or Seattle — these are the 10 most affordable cities to find a good-paying job as a programmer
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Forget San Francisco or Seattle — these are the 10 most affordable cities to find a good-paying job as a programmer

Skyrocketing costs of living may have made traditional tech hubs like San Francisco less appealing for tech workers, but other more affordable...

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Amazon is working to develop biometric scanners to link handprints to credit cards, allowing shoppers to buy with the swipe of their palm
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Amazon is working to develop biometric scanners to link handprints to credit cards, allowing shoppers to buy with the swipe of their palm

Amazon is working with credit card companies to create terminals to allow users to pay for items with biometric data from their handprint, The WSJ...

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JCPenney is closing 6 stores. See if your local store is on the list.
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JCPenney is closing 6 stores. See if your local store is on the list.

JCPenney will close six stores by April 24, a company spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. The closures impact stores in Montana, North...

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The rise and fall of Blockbuster
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The rise and fall of Blockbuster

Blockbuster once owned over 9,000 video-rental stores in the United States. But, in 2010 Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy with almost $1 billion in...

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Real estate insiders say these 27 books will help you understand the colorful personalities and powerful forces shaping the industry
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Real estate insiders say these 27 books will help you understand the colorful personalities and powerful forces shaping the industry

We asked a range of real estate insiders, including agents, executives, VCs, and analysts, to give us recommendations for books to understand the...

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15 shoe organization ideas that make the most of your space
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15 shoe organization ideas that make the most of your space

As your shoe collection grows, it seems that the space to store it is only shrinking. Depending on what your closet and room look like, there are...

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How to watch all the movies nominated for the 2020 Oscars
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How to watch all the movies nominated for the 2020 Oscars

There are 52 total movies, animated shorts, and documentaries nominated for Academy Awards at the upcoming 2020 Oscars. We've researched where...

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We had interior designers critique 10 famous apartments from shows like 'Friends' and 'Gossip Girl'
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We had interior designers critique 10 famous apartments from shows like 'Friends' and 'Gossip Girl'

Not every fictional TV apartment is created equally, according to interior designers. Interior designers liked some of the apartments seen on ...

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The US CEO of Colliers, one of the Big 4 commercial real-estate service providers and brokerages, says tech is more of an enabler than a disruptor for the industry
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The US CEO of Colliers, one of the Big 4 commercial real-estate service providers and brokerages, says tech is more of an enabler than a disruptor for the industry

Gil Borok, the CEO and president of Colliers' US business, told Business Insider that tech has enabled, instead of disrupted, the commercial real...

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Costco proves why it's Amazon-proof as stores like Target and Macy's struggle
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Costco proves why it's Amazon-proof as stores like Target and Macy's struggle

Target, Macy's, and Kohl's all reported weaker-than-expected sales numbers for the holiday season. Meanwhile, sales at Costco were up 9%, standing...

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A $17.5 million penthouse is being built on top of a Tiffany store in Palm Beach, and it comes with its own pool and putting green
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A $17.5 million penthouse is being built on top of a Tiffany store in Palm Beach, and it comes with its own pool and putting green

A $17.5 million penthouse is being built on one of America's most famous high-end shopping destinations, Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida. The...

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Inside Holly, Austin's 'coolest neighborhood' that's sparking a huge debate about gentrification
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Inside Holly, Austin's 'coolest neighborhood' that's sparking a huge debate about gentrification

Holly is a neighborhood in East Austin, Texas, that was recently ranked No. 24 in Time Out's list of the 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world. It...

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The founder and CEO of The RealReal just paid nearly $7 million for a condo in one of New York City's most iconic buildings — here's a look inside
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The founder and CEO of The RealReal just paid nearly $7 million for a condo in one of New York City's most iconic buildings — here's a look inside

Julie Wainwright, the founder and CEO of luxury consignment shop TheRealReal, just paid $6.75 million for a condo in New York City's iconic...

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Here are all the companies Airbnb has acquired to help it grow into a $31 billion business
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Here are all the companies Airbnb has acquired to help it grow into a $31 billion business

Since its launch in 2008, Airbnb has gone from a startup renting air matresses to a multi-billion dollar global travel company. After a wave of...

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I reluctantly followed my father-in-law's advice to purchase life insurance 23 years ago, but looking back my only regret is not buying a bigger policy
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I reluctantly followed my father-in-law's advice to purchase life insurance 23 years ago, but looking back my only regret is not buying a bigger policy

When I moved in with my boyfriend at 22, his father advised us to get renters' insurance. I thought the advice was archaic, but it saved us when a...

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The 15 healthiest cities to live in the US in 2020, where people work out regularly, prioritize self-care, and get a full night's sleep
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The 15 healthiest cities to live in the US in 2020, where people work out regularly, prioritize self-care, and get a full night's sleep

Mindbody, a wellness software company, released its annual Wellness Index ranking the healthiest cities to live in 2020. The company surveyed 20...

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Amazon is reportedly launching a new luxury fashion platform as it doubles down on its mission to take over the apparel industry
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Amazon is reportedly launching a new luxury fashion platform as it doubles down on its mission to take over the apparel industry

Amazon is said to be making plans to launch a new luxury fashion platform, according to a new report from WWD's Samantha Conti and Evan Clark....

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The 4-pronged approach to success that helped one independent real estate agent make it into the 6-figure salary club
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The 4-pronged approach to success that helped one independent real estate agent make it into the 6-figure salary club

Despite getting into real estate during the swell of the financial crisis, Minneapolis-based independent real estate agent Heather Foss came out...

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A former cocaine dealer turned real-estate investor shares how he leverages his Airbnb business to travel the world
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A former cocaine dealer turned real-estate investor shares how he leverages his Airbnb business to travel the world

J Thomas Martin, real-estate investor and world traveler, overcame an early bout of adversity to become a successful real-estate investor. In order...

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Walmart unveils a grocery-picking robot to take on Amazon and Kroger
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Walmart unveils a grocery-picking robot to take on Amazon and Kroger

Walmart on Wednesday unveiled a new machine that picks and packs online grocery orders at high speeds. The machine, called the Alphabot, will help...

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A curvy, futuristic La Jolla mansion that looks like something out of 'The Jetsons' is selling for $12.7 million — here's a look inside
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A curvy, futuristic La Jolla mansion that looks like something out of 'The Jetsons' is selling for $12.7 million — here's a look inside

A modern La Jolla mansion is on the market for $12.7 million. The property is known as "The Jetson House" thanks to its curvy and futuristic...

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Macy's is closing at least 15 stores — here's the full list
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Macy's is closing at least 15 stores — here's the full list

Macy's is closing at least 15 stores in early 2020. In August 2016, Macy's said that it would close 100 of its stores. Since then, it has been...

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Amazon may have to pay close to $22 million after a judge ruled that there was 'no question' it had reneged on a deal to lease office space (AMZN)
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Amazon may have to pay close to $22 million after a judge ruled that there was 'no question' it had reneged on a deal to lease office space (AMZN)

Amazon may have to pay up to $21.7 million for reneging on an intent to lease a space in one of the realtor's Manhattan towers back in 2014. A New...

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This affordable subscription box for babies and toddlers support my daughter's development with fun and educational projects designed by experts
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This affordable subscription box for babies and toddlers support my daughter's development with fun and educational projects designed by experts

KiwiCo has subscription boxes for kids of all ages (and even adults), and each box contains fun and educational projects. Its newest box, the Panda...

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The best office chairs
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The best office chairs

If you spend the majority of your day parked in your office chair, you owe it to your body to choose a chair that earns top marks for ergonomics....

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Google's Cambridge office has elevators that look like the subway and take workers to 'the beach' and faux Victorian houses (GOOG)
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Google's Cambridge office has elevators that look like the subway and take workers to 'the beach' and faux Victorian houses (GOOG)

Google is known for its quirky offices and built-in unusual structures. The tech giant often incorporates nods to local culture into its offices,...

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