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Counting Rent Would Improve Credit Scores of Public-Housing Residents, HUD Finds
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Counting Rent Would Improve Credit Scores of Public-Housing Residents, HUD Finds

More public-housing residents would see their credit scores improve if their rent payments were reported to credit agencies, according to a new...

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AIG’s Profit Grows as Insurer Builds Back Property-Casualty Unit
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AIG’s Profit Grows as Insurer Builds Back Property-Casualty Unit

Inc. swung to a fourth-quarter profit, the latest big insurer to post improved results due to lower catastrophe claims. The insurer is gaining...

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Outdoor Retailer REI Building the Most Outdoorsy HQ Ever
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Outdoor Retailer REI Building the Most Outdoorsy HQ Ever

In a Seattle suburb, retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. is building a new headquarters that is blurring the boundaries between office and nature....

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Stocks That Defined the Week
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Stocks That Defined the Week

Tesla Inc. As traditional car giants sputter, Tesla is in the lead. General Motors Co. Ford Motor Co. gave tepid outlooks for the year ahead to...

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New York Bans Broker Fees, Handing Big Win to Apartment Renters
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New York Bans Broker Fees, Handing Big Win to Apartment Renters

Real-estate brokers can no longer impose a fee on New Yorkers when they rent an apartment, the state says. The ruling-made in legal guidance dated...

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Buyers Return After Rent-Control Slams New York Apartment Values
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Buyers Return After Rent-Control Slams New York Apartment Values

A number of big real-estate companies are trying something that New York's rent reform bill was thought to make futile: They are buying rent...

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Chinese Lead Foreign Selling of U.S. Commercial Property
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Chinese Lead Foreign Selling of U.S. Commercial Property

Chinese investors sold off billions more in U. S. commercial property last year than they bought, as other foreigners start to sour on the U.S....

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Fannie, Freddie Regulator Hires Adviser on Mortgage Giants’ Privatization
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Fannie, Freddie Regulator Hires Adviser on Mortgage Giants’ Privatization

Houlihan Lokey Inc. WSJ opens select articles to reader conversation to promote thoughtful dialogue. See the 'Join the Conversation' area for...

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Refinancing Boom Fuels Mortgages to Postcrisis Record
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Refinancing Boom Fuels Mortgages to Postcrisis Record

The mortgage market in 2019 had its best year since the height of the precrisis boom, the latest sign that housing is firming up after showing...

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Fairway Files For Chapter 11, Proposing Sale to Village Super Market
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Fairway Files For Chapter 11, Proposing Sale to Village Super Market

Village Super Market, which operates stores under the ShopRite and Gourmet Garage banners, is offering $70 million for Fairway's five New York...

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After Bankruptcy, Nearly Half of Retailers Close All Stores
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After Bankruptcy, Nearly Half of Retailers Close All Stores

Secured creditors are recovering all or most of their investments when retailers file for bankruptcy protection, even as nearly half these...

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Investors Aim to Avoid Rent Control in New Apartment Deals
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Investors Aim to Avoid Rent Control in New Apartment Deals

Investors are continuing to pay top prices for apartment buildings in many parts of the country, despite growing political support for rent control...

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Prada and LVMH to Drop Leases as Hong Kong’s Retail Sparkle Fades
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Prada and LVMH to Drop Leases as Hong Kong’s Retail Sparkle Fades

Hong Kong landlords, used to charging top dollar for flagship stores, are suddenly in flash-sale territory. Prime retail rents dropped in late 2019...

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Security Deposits Are the Bane of Many Renters. Lawmakers Want to Change That.
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Security Deposits Are the Bane of Many Renters. Lawmakers Want to Change That.

A growing number of legislators are trying to eliminate a practice that has prevented many lower- and middle-income people from renting an...

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The Department Store of the Future Will Look a Lot Like the Past
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The Department Store of the Future Will Look a Lot Like the Past

The department store transformed America. Now some of the very forces that fueled its rise have been turned against it. The only way out may be for...

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Harbor Group Buys More Than 13,000 Apartments in $1.85 Billion Deal
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Harbor Group Buys More Than 13,000 Apartments in $1.85 Billion Deal

A large rental-apartment landlord with offices in the U. S. and Israel has purchased a portfolio of 13,243 units primarily in the Sunbelt in a deal...

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Aiming at Wealthy Renters, Developers Build More Luxury Apartments Than They Have in Decades
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Aiming at Wealthy Renters, Developers Build More Luxury Apartments Than They Have in Decades

Builders are on track to finish more new apartments in 2020 than in any year since the 1980s, a new study shows, with developers across the U. S....

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Bristol-Myers Squibb, Macy’s, Grubhub
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Bristol-Myers Squibb, Macy’s, Grubhub

Co. Inc. Macy's is trimming its footprint as more shoppers move online. The department-store company plans to shut nearly 30 locations and said...

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Swine Fever Breaks in China
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Swine Fever Breaks in China

China is finally getting a handle on African swine fever, the crisis that cut the nation's hog population by at least a quarter and stoked...

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Crowdfunding Firms Blow Up the Model to Survive in Real Estate
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Crowdfunding Firms Blow Up the Model to Survive in Real Estate

This article is part of a Property Report series looking at small investors and real estate, from new ways for individuals to buy slices of office...

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Firms Transform How to Buy Investment Homes
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Firms Transform How to Buy Investment Homes

This article is part of a Property Report package looking at small investors and real estate, from new ways for individuals to buy slices of office...

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Bills Come Due for China’s Local Governments
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Bills Come Due for China’s Local Governments

ZHENJIANG, China-For decades, local governments in China borrowed heavily to build urban infrastructure, helping to fuel the country's red-hot...

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Top-Tier Malls Are Latest Victim of Retail Headwinds
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Top-Tier Malls Are Latest Victim of Retail Headwinds

For years, the prime malls with the best locations escaped much of the havoc being wrought in the retail world by internet competition. which owns...

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Brookfield’s Bet on Malls Looks Riskier than Ever
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Brookfield’s Bet on Malls Looks Riskier than Ever

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. BAM -0.24% ’s big bet on malls last year, the firm’s latest wager on an out-of-favor asset, is looking riskier...

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Activist Urges Gaming and Leisure Properties to Seek Deal
News 2 months ago
Activist Urges Gaming and Leisure Properties to Seek Deal

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported on Land & Buildings' investment in Gaming and Leisure. Penn...

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Real-Estate Stocks Chalk Up Best Return in Five Years
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Real-Estate Stocks Chalk Up Best Return in Five Years

Real-estate stocks have rallied this year and were returning better than 20% after 11 months, boosted by declining interest rates. The better...

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Pittsburgh Airport Ramps Up a Side Business
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Pittsburgh Airport Ramps Up a Side Business

Pittsburgh International Airport is developing a manufacturing hub on land near the terminal, part of a more than $1 billion expansion and...

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Aramco Shares Rise 10% After World’s Biggest IPO
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Aramco Shares Rise 10% After World’s Biggest IPO

DUBAI-Aramco shares rose 10% in Riyadh early Wednesday, as Saudi Arabia began trading them after the world's largest initial public offering. WSJ...

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As Investors Quit Tobacco, Cigarette Stocks Rebrand
News 2 months ago
As Investors Quit Tobacco, Cigarette Stocks Rebrand

Tobacco-free investing is an old story, dating back to at least the 1980s. But the volume of cash actively avoiding the industry is becoming harder...

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Amazon Leases New Manhattan Office Space, Less Than a Year After HQ2 Pullout
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Amazon Leases New Manhattan Office Space, Less Than a Year After HQ2 Pullout

Amazon. Facebook Inc. The giant online retailer said it has signed a new lease for 335,000 square feet on Manhattan's west side in the new Hudson...

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