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These 3 American neighborhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses
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These 3 American neighborhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses

For decades, many Americans have chosen to live in suburbs and commute to urban centers for work. That's largely because cities — accounting for 85...

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Facebook employees are obsessed with the foxes that hang out on their office roof
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Facebook employees are obsessed with the foxes that hang out on their office roof

Facebook employees are obsessed with a family of foxes that lives on their campus and hangs out on their roof. Business Insider understands that...

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When ‘Fortnite’ finally arrives on Android, it’s skipping Google’s storefront — and the CEO of Epic Games told me why
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When ‘Fortnite’ finally arrives on Android, it’s skipping Google’s storefront — and the CEO of Epic Games told me why

When "Fortnite" finally arrives on Android in the coming weeks, you won't find it on the Google Play Store. Instead, Epic Games says, you'll...

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YouTube's expansion plans for its HQ reveal Google sees a booming future for video (GOOG, GOOGL)
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YouTube's expansion plans for its HQ reveal Google sees a booming future for video (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube wants to dramatically expand the company's headquarters. The city of San Bruno, CA, recently presented four options for the public to...

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The 20 most expensive skyscrapers built in the last 30 years
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The 20 most expensive skyscrapers built in the last 30 years

Over the last few decades, skyscrapers' heights — and thus their costs — have continued to climb. Business Insider rounded up the most expensive...

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San Francisco's housing market is so competitive that a massive wedge of rock selling for $1 million is actually a bargain
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San Francisco's housing market is so competitive that a massive wedge of rock selling for $1 million is actually a bargain

A sale on a 7,000-square-foot block of rock in San Francisco is pending for almost $1 million. A potential 12 new homes in one of the city's most...

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New York’s latest millennial co-living space has 'smart mattresses,' housekeeping, and fully-furnished rooms for $1,500 per month
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New York’s latest millennial co-living space has 'smart mattresses,' housekeeping, and fully-furnished rooms for $1,500 per month

Roomrs rents fully furnished apartments to students and young professionals in New York City. The apartments, which cost an average of $1,500 per...

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A Bill Gates-backed edible coating available at Costco could make avocados last twice as long — and it just got a $70 million boost
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A Bill Gates-backed edible coating available at Costco could make avocados last twice as long — and it just got a $70 million boost

A food-tech startup called Apeel Sciences has landed a $70 million funding round led by Viking Global Investors, Andreessen Horowitz, Upfront...

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I visited the treehouses that Microsoft built for its employees to meet, work, and soak in the sun — take a look inside (MSFT)
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I visited the treehouses that Microsoft built for its employees to meet, work, and soak in the sun — take a look inside (MSFT)

While Amazon and Apple are making much noise about their new headquarters, Microsoft is quietly revamping its Redmond headquarters to support its...

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What it's like to live inside one of the iconic 'Painted Lady' homes in San Francisco
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What it's like to live inside one of the iconic 'Painted Lady' homes in San Francisco

Imagine coming home from work and finding dozens of tourists camped across the street, snapping photos and singing the theme song from '90s sitcom ...

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These $1 million San Francisco apartments have random support beams running straight through their kitchens
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These $1 million San Francisco apartments have random support beams running straight through their kitchens

A handful of units in a San Francisco apartment complex sport a unique interior feature: structural support beams running diagonally through the...

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I shopped at Amazon's cutting-edge convenience store of the future, and now I'm convinced it's the future of retail — for better or for worse (AMZN)
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I shopped at Amazon's cutting-edge convenience store of the future, and now I'm convinced it's the future of retail — for better or for worse (AMZN)

When I was in Seattle earlier this week, I knew I had to swing by its newest can't-miss shopping destination: Amazon Go, the online retailer's...

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Disappointing photos show what can happen to billion-dollar mega-developments
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Disappointing photos show what can happen to billion-dollar mega-developments

In North Korea's capital of Pyongyang, an empty, pyramidal tower looms over the city. When construction began on the Ryugyong Hotel in 1987, the...

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Walmart is using self-driving cars to transport shoppers to their groceries (WMT)
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Walmart is using self-driving cars to transport shoppers to their groceries (WMT)

Walmart is using Waymo's self-driving cars to transport shoppers to pick up their online grocery orders.  The service is being tested at a Walmart...

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Here's what it's like to visit Whittier, Alaska — the 'town under one roof'
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Here's what it's like to visit Whittier, Alaska — the 'town under one roof'

Whittier, Alaska, is a small, remote town 60 miles south of Anchorage that is commonly referred to as the "town under one roof." How small is...

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A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — and residents say their multimillion-dollar condos are 'nearly worthless'
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A 58-story skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — and residents say their multimillion-dollar condos are 'nearly worthless'

Millennium Tower in San Francisco is still sinking and leaning. But there's finally a bit of good news for residents of the luxury building at 301...

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Chicago could be the largest US city to launch a basic income pilot — here are the other major experiments around the world
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Chicago could be the largest US city to launch a basic income pilot — here are the other major experiments around the world

Universal basic income, a system in which everyone regularly receives a check from the government regardless of income, has been growing in...

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Amazon, JPMorgan, and BlackRock are all snapping up space in the new $25 billion Manhattan neighborhood that’s reshaping the city
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Amazon, JPMorgan, and BlackRock are all snapping up space in the new $25 billion Manhattan neighborhood that’s reshaping the city

Tech and financial firms are increasingly moving to Hudson Yards and the surrounding area. The $25 billion neighborhood is the most expensive real...

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Best Buy is reconsidering its partnership with Vivint (BBY)
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Best Buy is reconsidering its partnership with Vivint (BBY)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to...

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Amazon is going to partner with HTC and sell Viveport VR apps (AMZN)
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Amazon is going to partner with HTC and sell Viveport VR apps (AMZN)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be...

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The ugliest building in every US state, according to people who live there
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The ugliest building in every US state, according to people who live there

Architecture is a form of art. When a city constructs a new building, it should add beauty to its streetscape. But that doesn't always happen....

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South Korea is building a $40 billion city designed to eliminate the need for cars
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South Korea is building a $40 billion city designed to eliminate the need for cars

When residents of the International Business District (IBD) in Songdo, South Korea go to work, pick up their kids from school, or shop for...

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This $32.5 million Silicon Valley mansion is the most expensive on-market listing in the country's priciest zip code — take a look inside
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This $32.5 million Silicon Valley mansion is the most expensive on-market listing in the country's priciest zip code — take a look inside

There's a reason why Forbes listed Atherton, Calif., as the ritziest, highest-dollar zip code in the country in 2017. The town is nestled in the...

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Former Apple manager Dale Fuller's gorgeous mansion, 'the trophy of Menlo Park,' boasts a 1,600-bottle wine cellar and is for sale for $19.8 million — take a look inside
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Former Apple manager Dale Fuller's gorgeous mansion, 'the trophy of Menlo Park,' boasts a 1,600-bottle wine cellar and is for sale for $19.8 million — take a look inside

Early Silicon Valley entrepreneur and former Apple manager Dale Fuller has listed his French mansion in Menlo Park, California, which is now for...

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San Francisco's tech boom is so expansive that the city's median home price rose by $205,000 in the first half of 2018, one of the the biggest swells in its history
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San Francisco's tech boom is so expansive that the city's median home price rose by $205,000 in the first half of 2018, one of the the biggest swells in its history

San Francisco's median house price rose by $205,000 in the first half of 2018, as iterated in a mid-year report by real estate agency Paragon. The...

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Amazon is giving Prime members up to $30 in free cash for shopping at Whole Foods this week (AMZN)
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Amazon is giving Prime members up to $30 in free cash for shopping at Whole Foods this week (AMZN)

Amazon Prime members can earn up to $30 in free cash for shopping at Whole Foods this week. Amazon is offering the deals in celebration of Prime...

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Online shopping is finally going to be included in UK inflation figures
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Online shopping is finally going to be included in UK inflation figures

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is adding the price of online goods to its inflation measure, The Telegraph reported. The change is part of...

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The most beautiful building in every US state, according to people who live there
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The most beautiful building in every US state, according to people who live there

Architecture is a powerful form of art. When a city builds a library, train station, school, or museum that adds to the streetscape, it can...

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This $18.5 million, 112-year-old 'secret' hilltop estate in San Francisco has an elevator, multiple outdoor decks and sweeping 360-degree views of the city — take a look inside
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This $18.5 million, 112-year-old 'secret' hilltop estate in San Francisco has an elevator, multiple outdoor decks and sweeping 360-degree views of the city — take a look inside

Perched atop a hill in San Francisco's upscale Nob Hill neighborhood lies a hidden estate — listed for sale at a cool $18.5 million, pricey even by...

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Univision reportedly wants to unload Fusion Media Group, suite of websites it acquired in $135 million Gawker Media fire sale
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Univision reportedly wants to unload Fusion Media Group, suite of websites it acquired in $135 million Gawker Media fire sale

Univision is reportedly considering selling Fusion Media Group, which comprises several English-language digital properties including Gizmodo,...

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