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New York to Settle Inquiry of Rent-to-Own Trailer Park Firms
News 11 hours ago
New York to Settle Inquiry of Rent-to-Own Trailer Park Firms

Kathy Bonamo and her boyfriend had to move out of a home at Lakewood Park in Calverton, N. Y., because they couldn’t come up with $20,000 payment...

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Sears Plan to Get Out of Bankruptcy Has a Familiar Ring
News 2 days ago
Sears Plan to Get Out of Bankruptcy Has a Familiar Ring

In its bankruptcy filing on Monday, Sears argued that, given enough time and less debt, it would be able to reverse the decades-long decline of its...

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DealBook Briefing: BlackRock’s Fink and Blackstone’s Schwarzman Turn Their Backs on Saudi Arabia
News 3 days ago
DealBook Briefing: BlackRock’s Fink and Blackstone’s Schwarzman Turn Their Backs on Saudi Arabia

Good Monday. Want this by email? Sign up here. BlackRock and Blackstone join JPMorgan in bailing on the Saudis Steve Schwarzman of Blackstone and...

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Is a Slowdown in Bank Lending a Bad Sign for the Economy?
News 5 days ago
Is a Slowdown in Bank Lending a Bad Sign for the Economy?

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them. Something is afoot in the...

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Oil Company Headquarters Make a Powerful Statement
News 1 week ago
Oil Company Headquarters Make a Powerful Statement

“Great architecture by great architects is a way to physically manifest success, because big buildings equal big profits in people’s minds.”...

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China’s Small Farms Are Fading. The World May Benefit.
News 1 week ago
China’s Small Farms Are Fading. The World May Benefit.

Traditional plots of land are slowly becoming parts of bigger operations, eroding a way of life but enriching local residents and helping more...

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Aston Martin Struggles in Its Public Debut
News 2 weeks ago
Aston Martin Struggles in Its Public Debut

Aston Martin's shares have fared poorly on their first day of trading. Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy...

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Square Feet: More Museums Are Popping Up, Annoying Their Neighbors
News 2 weeks ago
Square Feet: More Museums Are Popping Up, Annoying Their Neighbors

Museums offer information, cultural awareness, a high-toned meeting place and personal enlightenment. But for the people who live or work near them...

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Displaced Turks, Promised New Homes, Can Only Protest on an Empty Lot
News 2 weeks ago
Displaced Turks, Promised New Homes, Can Only Protest on an Empty Lot

The economy has stalled Turkey’s grand renewal plans for cities like Istanbul. Residents whose properties were razed are tired of waiting....

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The Getaway: It’s Hip to Be Cheap as Hotels Democratize Design
News 2 weeks ago
The Getaway: It’s Hip to Be Cheap as Hotels Democratize Design

Thrift has worked its way from Airbnb mania to spinoff hotel brands and independent properties....

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Website Revs Up, With New York Magazine’s Help, to Cover More Local News
News 3 weeks ago
Website Revs Up, With New York Magazine’s Help, to Cover More Local News

The City will start in January and operate independently from the magazine. It plans to hire 15 journalists to focus on beats like transportation,...

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S&P, Dow Lifted by Financials; Microsoft Pressures Nasdaq
News 4 weeks ago
S&P, Dow Lifted by Financials; Microsoft Pressures Nasdaq

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrials Average rose on Wednesday, helped by upbeat housing data and a gain for bank stocks driven by rising...

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Square Feet: These Sites No Longer Make Goods. Now They’ll Get Them to You Faster.
News 1 month ago
Square Feet: These Sites No Longer Make Goods. Now They’ll Get Them to You Faster.

Developers are modifying or demolishing old factories to meet the growing demand of the logistics business, which covets the large spaces and easy...

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The week ahead: U.S.-European Trade Talks Resume, and New Apple Devices Are Unveiled
News 1 month ago
The week ahead: U.S.-European Trade Talks Resume, and New Apple Devices Are Unveiled

Also this week, a Census Bureau report will give a snapshot of median household income, a climate summit is set for San Francisco and the European...

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Square Feet: A Push to Modernize Airports to Fuel More Shopping
News 1 month ago
Square Feet: A Push to Modernize Airports to Fuel More Shopping

By updating aging terminals and constructing new ones, airports are able to woo travelers with retail and dining options that encourage them to...

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Hard Lessons (Thanks, Amazon) Breathe New Life Into Retail Stores
News 1 month ago
Hard Lessons (Thanks, Amazon) Breathe New Life Into Retail Stores

Sales are booming at major chains that have taken cues from their giant online rival — signs of a revival in a $3.5 trillion industry....

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As Sears Withers, Its Former Stores Fuel a New Fortune
News 1 month ago
As Sears Withers, Its Former Stores Fuel a New Fortune

An audacious feat of financial engineering is starting to pay off for a small group of wealthy investors who bet on redeveloping the retailer’s...

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The Trump Tax Cuts Were Supposed to Depress Housing Prices. They Haven’t.
News 1 month ago
The Trump Tax Cuts Were Supposed to Depress Housing Prices. They Haven’t.

So far, economists see only faint effects of the new tax law in housing prices. The predicted carnage hasn’t materialized....

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The Week Ahead: China Trade Talks Resume, and the Fed Chairman Will Speak
News 1 month ago
The Week Ahead: China Trade Talks Resume, and the Fed Chairman Will Speak

Reports will show whether the housing market continued to slow in July, and Greece officially ends its reliance on financial bailouts....

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Square Feet: Customers Used to Come for a Loan. Now, They Come for Pizza.
News 2 months ago
Square Feet: Customers Used to Come for a Loan. Now, They Come for Pizza.

A downward trend in banking is opening up real estate opportunities as investors convert former branches to other uses, including churches,...

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Google Maps Says ‘the East Cut’ Is a Real Place. Locals Aren’t So Sure.
News 2 months ago
Google Maps Says ‘the East Cut’ Is a Real Place. Locals Aren’t So Sure.

Google’s digital maps have become the world’s default atlas and the arbiter of what neighborhoods are called, even when many residents disagree....

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Square Feet: How Healthy Is Your Office?
News 2 months ago
Square Feet: How Healthy Is Your Office?

The idea that healthy workers are productive workers is behind a growing trend in real estate to create offices with measurable wellness benefits....

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The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores
News 2 months ago
The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores

As big supermarkets struggle, a new crop of local groceries are innovating to serve niche audiences and advance social causes....

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Would You Pay $1 Billion for This View?
News 2 months ago
Would You Pay $1 Billion for This View?

A 157-acre hilltop plot in Los Angeles is being pitched as the city’s most expensive residential property ever....

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New York City Looks to Crack Down on Airbnb Amid Housing Crisis
News 3 months ago
New York City Looks to Crack Down on Airbnb Amid Housing Crisis

The City Council voted unanimously to significantly regulate Airbnb and its peers, taking aim at landlords renting apartments a few nights at a...

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Soon There Will Be Only One Blockbuster Left in the United States
News 3 months ago
Soon There Will Be Only One Blockbuster Left in the United States

The upcoming closings of two Blockbuster video stores in Alaska will leave one store in central Oregon as the last one in the United States....

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Critical Shopper: Breaking the Binary
News 3 months ago
Critical Shopper: Breaking the Binary

At the Phluid Project, a new gender-neutral store in NoHo, community is free with or without purchase. Critical Shopper: Breaking the Binary

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John Fluevog Is Cool Again. Maybe He Always Was.
News 3 months ago
John Fluevog Is Cool Again. Maybe He Always Was.

New stores, fresh designs and renewed appreciation for an ’80s club mainstay. John Fluevog Is Cool Again. Maybe He Always Was.

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Square Feet: Despite State Blessing, Marijuana Dispensaries Face Local Rancor
News 3 months ago
Square Feet: Despite State Blessing, Marijuana Dispensaries Face Local Rancor

More than half of all states have approved marijuana for medical uses, yet winning over landlords and neighbors is an uphill battle for...

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Aging Hong Kong Waterfront Gets a Face-Lift
News 3 months ago
Aging Hong Kong Waterfront Gets a Face-Lift

HONG KONG — Waterfront developments are recognized worldwide. San Francisco has Fisherman’s Wharf. Sydney has the Sydney Harbor. And by next year,...

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