Questions about the Christmas tree? Ask the mayor of Rockefeller Center.

For two decades, Correll Jones has been the main host of a bustling Midtown Manhattan plaza. His company-issued business card reflects his status: “CJ Mayor of Rockefeller Center.” And each winter, as countless visitors arrive to view the Christmas tree outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Mr. Jones essentially becomes the tree …

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Veljko Paunovic describes Reading FC’s priority as need for crucial player agreements looms

Reading manager Veljko Paunovic has named Andy Carroll and Scott Dann as two players he wants to tie up with a longer term stay at Select Car Leasing Stadium, speaking to the Reading Chronicle. The seasoned duo have proven their worth to the Royals in recent games, with good results …

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Your future owner has just outbid you for this house

It’s no secret that rising prices and dwindling inventory have made it difficult to successfully buy a home. The news that investors are increasingly winning these deals should come as no comfort to frustrated homebuyers. In the third quarter of 2021, investors bought more than 18% of homes sold in …

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Toronto-Dominion profits exceed estimates of Canadian recovery

(Bloomberg) – The Toronto-Dominion Bank’s Canadian operations are boosted by a rebound in consumer spending and the continued strength of the nation’s housing market. Bloomberg’s Most Read Retail profits in Canada rose 19% to C $ 2.14 billion ($ 1.7 billion) in the fiscal fourth quarter, the Toronto-based bank said …

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Tel Aviv “the most expensive city in the world to live”

Tel Aviv in Israel has been ranked as the most expensive city in the world to live in, according to a new poll. The seaside metropolis, which was previously ranked fifth, topped Paris and Singapore in a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Economists attributed the jump to a sharp …

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Asian markets mixed after Wall St decline, virus malaise | World

BEIJING (AP) – Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday after a turbulent day on Wall Street as traders tried to predict the impact of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Shanghai and Tokyo fell while Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 ended down 1.2% on …

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Boyertown starts school budget with $ 1.3 million surplus

BOYERTOWN – As the Boyertown area school district prepares for the next budget season, there is good news for the new school board. According to a recent presentation by the Director of Finance Patricia Denicola, the first figures indicate that the previous school year ended with a surplus of $ …

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Lendingkart bets on AI for smart loans, IT News, ET CIO

By Dhrumil Dhakan With $ 1 billion in loans disbursed at around 1.3 lakh of MSMEs across India since its inception, Lendingkart has experienced rapid growth in MSME financing and one of the main reasons for this is its platform of credit information. Lendingkart’s proprietary underwriting model has been instrumental …

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South Whitehall to Host Second Budget Reading and Consider Land Donation Proposal | Regional News from Lehigh Valley

S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. – The South Whitehall Township Council of Commissioners will hear a second reading of the 2022 budget proposal at its meeting on Wednesday. The spending plan leaves the total tax rate unchanged at 3.32 million in total. The current property tax is 2.85 miles, according to …

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