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Martin Tolchin, former Times reporter and founder of The Hill, dies at 93

Martin Tolchin, a former New York Times reporter who covered Congress with deep knowledge of its tortuous ways and power plays and later served as the founding publisher and editor of The Hill, a bestselling newspaper devoted to the events on Capitol Hill, died Thursday at his home in Alexandria, …

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What $1.8 Million Buys You in Maine, California

Stoneham, Maine | $1.795 million A 1997 home with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a guest studio with a powder room, on 2.8 acres of land This home, designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, has won awards from the American Institute of Architects and the American …

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from tradition to pop culture – Annenberg Media

For some people, fortune cookies satisfy the thirst for knowledge of the future, but others need more concrete answers. The desire to know the future is nothing new – from palm reading to playing cards, divination rituals have been around for centuries. Today, it continues to gain popularity among young …

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The East’s impact on Brooklyn is chronicled in a new film

At 10 Claver Place, sandwiched between a 24-hour parking lot and a beige apartment building, stands a three-story complex that was once the epicenter of pan-Africanism in Brooklyn. The brick building, on the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, now houses 10 apartments, but from 1969 it was the headquarters …

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Pelosi says she would agree to ban on actions for lawmakers and judges

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she would agree to a ban on individual stock ownership and trading by members of Congress, a potentially significant U-turn after her initial opposition helped fuel support among Democrats politically. vulnerable looking for ways to distance themselves from their leaders. But in a …

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Californian house with ocean view, observatory for sale

A beachfront home in Malibu, Calif., on the market for the first time in 44 years, boasts sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and coastal mountains, but be forgiven if they find their eyes looking up the sky instead. The 5,000 square foot cliffside estate for sale for $10 million …

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Mama saw what she didn’t see

Mario Rodriguez Graniel and Guy Rejwan were visiting Florence, Italy, in November 2019 when Mr. Graniel said he felt “now is the time to discuss any special engagement plans in the near future” with Mr. Rejwan, whom Mr. Graniel had been dating for three years. “In same-sex relationships, there’s really …

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Rising home insurance premiums weigh on retirees

“Building materials themselves lend them to more catastrophic losses,” said Jared Carillo, foundation account manager at SmithBrothers, a Connecticut insurance brokerage firm. Materials used in construction today include more synthetic materials that burn faster and hotter, such as particle board, spray foam and wire insulation, he said. Open floor plans …

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Erika Leigh Noble’s appetite for literature grew from reading books to her grandmother

Mthere love story can be different from most others. From a very young age, I have always had a love for books; I loved the way they felt, the way some of them smelled. Being raised by my grandmother, a 5 foot tall woman with only a sophomore education, she …

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The Week in Business: Higher Interest Rates Are Coming

What’s up? (Jan 23-29) The end of near-zero interest rates After nearly two years of near-zero interest rates, the Federal Reserve has signaled that it will likely raise them in March. Fed Chairman Jerome H. Powell said officials no longer believe the healing U.S. economy needed as much support, given …

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John Arrillaga Sr., who helped build Silicon Valley, dies at 84

SAN FRANCISCO — John Arrillaga Sr., the real estate developer who physically transformed Silicon Valley into tech office parks from orchards and became a major donor to Stanford University, died Monday in Portola Valley, Calif. He was 84 years old. His daughter, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, announced his death in a post …

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Sheldon Silver, 77, New York Power Broker convicted of bribery, dies

ALBANY, NY — Sheldon Silver, the indomitable former leader of the New York State Assembly whose career and reputation was devastated by a corruption conviction in 2015, died Monday. He was 77 years old. Mr. Silver had been incarcerated at Devens Federal Medical Center in Ayer, Mass., according to Judith …

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Kohl’s Receives $9 Billion Offer Backed by Activist Investor

Department store Kohl’s has received an offer of about $9 billion to go private in a deal with an investment consortium backed by activist hedge fund Starboard Value, according to two people familiar with the matter. The offering highlights the renewed interest activist investors are showing in department stores, as …

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Advice and observations from investment bulletins

Text size This commentary was posted recently by fund managers, research firms and market bulletin writers and was edited by Barron’s. Do not rush Comments from the morning technical meetingby Piper SandlerJanuary 20: Technical damage continues to accumulate across the [ S&P 500 ], as investors reassess rising rates and …

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Illinois homeowners can now remove racist clauses from their title deeds

A new law in Illinois allows landlords to amend their title deeds to remove racist clauses that have been used to prevent people of certain races and religious groups from buying homes or living in a particular neighborhood. The covenants, known as racial covenants, were banned under the Fair Housing …

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You Can Still Own a Caravaggio, But It Comes With a House (and a Hefty Price)

ROME – It has been heralded as the real estate transaction of the century. For sale was a 30,000 square foot 16th century villa in downtown Rome, with a landscaped garden and a painted ceiling masterpiece – by Caravaggio. But when Villa Aurora went up for auction on Tuesday, the …

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China’s economy slowed late last year due to real estate issues

BEIJING – Construction and real estate sales have fallen. Small businesses have closed due to rising costs and weak sales. Local authorities in debt reduce the salaries of civil servants. China’s economy slowed markedly in the final months of last year as government measures to curb property speculation also hurt …

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The Enchanted Life of Bruce Bozzi

The more Mr. Bozzi thought about it, the more he realized that much of his identity came from others. He was “the son of” at the Palm. In 2016, Mr Bozzi married Hollywood’s all-powerful agent Bryan Lourd and became “the husband of”. In celebrity tabloids, Mr. Bozzi has long been …

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When Axel Webber was fired from Juilliard, TikTok stepped in

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. On Monday morning, Axel Webber, a 22-year-old from Cumming, Georgia, a town outside of Atlanta, posted a TikTok telling his followers about an audition he had completed the day before on Zoom …

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15 actions to keep inflation under control in your portfolio

Text size Photovoltaic modules on an AES Tiete solar farm in São Paulo state, Brazil, in April. Jonne Roriz / Bloomberg Inflation has become severe enough to make it a concern for consumers, the Federal Reserve and the investing public. Investors expect interest rates to rise as the Fed struggles …

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How the pandemic changed HR jobs

How the pandemic changed HR jobs

The case involved George Boue, who led the department of human resources at Stiles, a commercial real estate firm which is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The demands of his job started to increase in the fall. He would wake up each morning at 3.30 a.m. His head was flooded with …

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Who is Annie Hamilton? – The New York Times

[ad_1] For her high school yearbook, at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Ms. Hamilton chose a quote from actor Zoë Tamerlis Lund, who had been the muse and collaborator of director Abel Ferrara on the 1992 film, “Bad Lieutenant” . According to Ms. Hamilton, Fieldston did not approve of this …

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A Fed official’s 2020 trade sparked an uproar. It went beyond what was first revealed.

[ad_1] Richard H. Clarida, outgoing Federal Reserve Vice President, did not initially disclose the extent of a financial transaction he made in early 2020 as the Fed prepared to dive and rescue the markets in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. Mr Clarida had previously been criticized for buying shares …

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How the pandemic prompted homeowners to get creative to fill the retail space

[ad_1] In the fall of last year, many retail owners heaved a sigh of relief. They had done everything to fill empty storefronts during the darker days of the pandemic, offering concessions to tenants and saying yes to pop-ups. This strategy seemed to be paying off. In the third quarter …

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The novelist who saw Central America as it really was

[ad_1] Is Babbitt a comic character? A tragic character? Just a running figure of what Lewis’ friend and mentor HL Mencken called “boobish”? The triumph of “Babbitt” is that we cannot confidently answer this question. The name Babbitt entered the language – a “Babbitt” was a ridiculous conformist living in …

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Death notice of Maria Piedad Vigil Rivera (Betty)

[ad_1] Maria Piedad Vigil Rivera (Betty) Maria Piedad Vigil Rivera (Betty) of Roland, OK died on December 26, 2022. She was born on June 17, 1937 in Monta Vista, CA. Later, she met her husband Ignacio Rivera and moved to La Habra, California. She and Ignacio raised their children and …

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Hispanic voters in this Pennsylvania city are heading to the GOP. Both parties want to know why.

[ad_1] READING, Pennsylvania – At first, Joseph Nuñez didn’t like Donald Trump. “I couldn’t stand the guy. I didn’t like the way he talked about Hispanics or people in general, ”he said. But by 2020, Mr. Nuñez had become a fan of Mr. Trump’s style and priorities, and he voted …

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Homes sold for around $ 1 million

[ad_1] Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York and the surrounding area focuses on homes that have sold around a certain price, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos, and co-ops in different locations. . The “list price” is the price asked when the property entered …

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Downtown Brooklyn: a neighborhood “in the middle of it all”

[ad_1] For years, St. John Frizell took his son to school in downtown Brooklyn and felt “confused” by the lack of sit-down restaurants in the neighborhood. “You just had to look up to find out what was going on,” said Mr. Frizell, the restaurateur owner of Fort Defiance in Red …

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Revitalization of Shenyang Dongmaoku / URBANUS

[ad_1] Revitalization of Shenyang Dongmaoku / URBANUS outside. Image © Tianpei Zeng + 36 To share To share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp To post Or https://www.archdaily.com/973813/revitalisation-of-shenyang-dongmaoku-urbanus Entrance. Image © Tianpei Zeng Text description provided by the architects. Dongmaoku, a former warehouse campus in Shenyang, is the PRC’s first generation of …

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Homes sold for around $ 1.35 million

[ad_1] Each week our survey of recent residential sales in New York and the surrounding area focuses on homes that have sold around a certain price, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos, and co-ops in different locations. . The “list price” is the price asked when the property entered …

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Singapore real estate stocks fall after news of new market cooling measures announced

[ad_1] SINGAPORE: Shares of Singapore real estate companies fell on Thursday (December 16) after the government unexpectedly announced a series of new measures to cool the private residential and HDB resale markets. City Developments plunged 3.1%, or S $ 0.22, to S $ 6.85 in early trades. Other developers such …

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Sears, struggling to sell property, markets a valuable asset: real estate

[ad_1] Buyers can no longer come in droves for keys, watches or washing machines. But Sears, the once ubiquitous department store that’s been battered by the growth of e-commerce, may have one more thing of value in the marketplace: its own buildings. For the past decade or so – and …

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Mayor-elect Eric Adams cancels 10 fundraisers

[ad_1] New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams has canceled a series of fundraisers planned for this month, starting with an event scheduled for Monday evening co-hosted by a colorful public relations executive and divisive source whose closeness had drawn unwanted attention. Mr Adams, who will take office on Jan. 1, …

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Texas County Republicans in unusual move overthrow primary system

[ad_1] Mr. Rogers, when asked if the election results were nationally valid, replied, “I have no idea and that’s the problem – I don’t know if it was correct.” or not. “ Under state law, the county electoral board will still be responsible for postal and early voting, which the …

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China Evergrande defaulted on debt, Fitch says

[ad_1] HONG KONG – For weeks, global markets watched the struggles of China Evergrande, a tottering real estate giant weighing in at $ 300 billion or more in bonds that seemed barely able to make required payments to global investors. On Thursday, three days after a deadline that left bondholders …

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Chinese investors in Evergrande relax despite default deadline

[ad_1] HONG KONG – For months, as a struggling real estate company called China Evergrande scared global markets with its financial woes, Beijing sat on the sidelines. The government is now playing a more active role. Evergrande, the world’s most indebted real estate developer, said officials from several state-backed institutions …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Your future owner has just outbid you for this house

[ad_1] 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 …

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Boyertown starts school budget with $ 1.3 million surplus

[ad_1] 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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South Whitehall to Host Second Budget Reading and Consider Land Donation Proposal | Regional News from Lehigh Valley

[ad_1] 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 …

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The holiday shopping season is here, but is it back?

[ad_1] The pandemic is not over but with the help of vaccines and Covid-19 safety measures, Santa Claus is feeling much better about coming to town this year. Stephen Arnold, president of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas, a business group with more than 1,800 members, appeared at only …

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Cultivating Art, Not Argument, at a Los Angeles Law Firm

[ad_1] Much of what is done in law firms is tedious business instruments: contracts, loan agreements, multi-page memoranda. But this year, law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan ceded office space overlooking the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to artistic creation. On the sixth floor, the works in progress …

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NYC Breaks Ties With Nonprofit Housing Led By Jack A. Brown III

[ad_1] Nine of the 62 groups that run shelters are on an internal city watch list for issues like conflict of interest and financial issues. All of them continue to receive funding from the city. In February, after a Times investigation uncovered abuse by another operator of homeless shelters in …

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How Boscov met the COVID challenge

[ad_1] Jim Boscov, president and CEO of Boscov’s Department Store LLC, spoke for over an hour Tuesday morning at the Berks Family Business Alliance. Prior to a full ballroom at DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading, Boscov mainly discussed his career in retail and his work for the family business, which started …

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Black Church pioneer Reverend W. Sterling Cary dies at 94

[ad_1] The Reverend Dr W. Sterling Cary, who boldly joined with other black religious leaders in 1966 in an attempt to reconcile nonviolence with the demands of black power, and who was subsequently elected the first black president of the National Council of churches, died Sunday at his home in …

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Developers are building more net zero homes as climate concerns grow

[ad_1] Over the three years that Nicole Rae and Brian Mastenbrook lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, they became increasingly concerned about wildfires in California. The sky would turn orange, ash would settle on the plants and porch railings, and Ms. Rae, a 30-year-old teacher with asthma, would have …

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Missing the metaverse?

[ad_1] If you have an internet connection, you probably know this feeling. Something new is starting to happen online. People seem really excited about this. Suddenly you are curious. (Of course, I’ll be joining TikTok.) Or maybe you’re feeling scared. (Am I too late to buy crypto?) Everyone worries at …

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PMI gains momentum: CIER – Taipei Times

[ad_1] MARKET ADJUSTMENT: The new trade orders sub-index added 3.3 points as demand increased in all sectors except basic materials suppliers, according to the monthly survey. By Crystal Hsu / Journalist The official Manufacturing Purchasing Managers (PMI) index edged up last month to 58.3 as operating conditions improved, but component …

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Houses sold for approximately $ 650,000

[ad_1] Each week, our survey of recent residential sales in New York and the surrounding area focuses on homes that have sold around a certain price, allowing you to compare single-family homes, condos, and co-ops in different locations. . The “list price” is the price asked when the property entered …

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What’s up with Halloween this year?

[ad_1] Q: My kids have been asking me for weeks: Will the trick-or-treat take place this Halloween? Our Upper West Side co-op has been silent so far, but what’s the word on the street? Do the buildings plan to allow children to take the elevator from floor to floor to …

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The essential equipment of today? A small green space.

[ad_1] RockFarmer Properties has placed a similar emphasis on weaving landscaping into the heart of its new building, the Rowan, a 46-unit condo located at 21-21 31st Street in Astoria, Queens, designed by architectural firm DXA Studio, with horticultural designer Patrick Cullina. There, returning residents will walk through a street-side …

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Premium design arrives in the aquarium

[ad_1] The boom in demand for high-end aquariums has coincided with a shortage of key aquarium building materials like acrylic, Tiemens said. Grocery stores, restaurants, salons and many other businesses around the world were using acrylic in massive amounts for sneeze guards during the height of the Covid crisis. Mr …

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Zillow brings artificial intelligence to real estate

[ad_1] Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) (NASDAQ: ZG) operates the world’s most popular real estate websites and mobile apps, with its internet properties receiving 2.8 billion visits in the last quarter. And while many investors are likely familiar with the company, it’s easy to overlook the technology that powers its digital …

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Pakistani photographer rushes to save the past

[ad_1] LAHORE, Pakistan – Before Shahid Zaidi was born, before his home was an independent country, his father opened a portrait studio and captured the nation’s burgeoning history. Her father, Syed Mohammad Ali Zaidi, captured a Hindu couple in 1939. The man wore a conservative double-breasted suit, slicked back hair, …

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Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

[ad_1] We cover General Mark Milley’s testimony and the unpredictable leadership race in Japan. Great U.S. general faces tough questions in Congress General Mark Milley, the top US military commander, defended his actions in the final months of the Trump administration and warned of the “very real possibility” that Al …

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Parallel play isn’t just for kids

[ad_1] “Want to read quietly next to each other in Riverside Park?” I texted a friend on a Sunday afternoon in July. I was exhausted from being out too late the night before and filled with the dread that clings to those last weekend hours – but I didn’t want …

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Flood insurance costs set to skyrocket for some

[ad_1] In 2019, FEMA said it would instead price flood insurance based on the particular risks each property faces, a change the agency called “Risk Rating 2.0.” After a delay by the Trump administration, the new system will go into effect next month for people purchasing flood insurance. For existing …

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Is the seller’s deal over?

[ad_1] If the pandemic has been good for anyone, it was homeowners who listed their properties, as pent-up demand for homes drove prices up. But is this seller’s market finally endangered? The data suggests that this could be the case. A new report from Redfin examining more than 350 metropolitan …

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Proposed tax changes focus on the rich

[ad_1] So how do you define who is rich? The latest tax changes proposed by the House Ways and Means Committee basically say that a wealthy person is someone who earns $ 400,000 a year or a couple with an annual income of $ 450,000. “Rich is just the term …

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Bully Pulpit No More: Jen Psaki’s turn at the desk

[ad_1] “Jen has chosen to stand up and question my qualifications and service to this country. Once she did that, the gloves were removed, ”Mr. Spicer said. (In 2017, when Mr. Spicer came under heavy criticism for calling the Nazi death camps “Holocaust centers,” Ms. Psaki was more magnanimous. “It’s …

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Home Hunting: Is the Price Right?

[ad_1] The strategy is to create a sort of blind auction where buyers try to find a number that the sellers will actually accept and a number that is higher than all the other bids. It’s a local quirk that everyone seems to recognize, it’s just the way things are …

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It’s a terrible time for savers

[ad_1] If you are saving money for the future, somehow, you had better be prepared to lose some of it. It is the involvement of today’s upside down world in financial markets. The combination of high inflation, strong economic growth, and very low interest rates means that “real” interest rates …

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Million Dollar Listing Agent Has Own New Listing

[ad_1] Steve Gold has met countless buyers and sellers during his ten-year real estate career, some appearing alongside him on Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York”. But his meeting with a SoHo loft owner two years ago was probably the most memorable for the agent / reality TV star. Owner …

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So many Tchotchkes, so little time

[ad_1] Tchotchkes can be a kind of conception bridge drug. “There is no limit to the number of Tchotchke things you can own,” said Annie Auchincloss, home buyer for the MoMA Design Store. “It’s just really endless, which can become an object. A beautiful kettle with a postmodern design can …

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