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  1. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Affordable New York office space is going fast

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Bloomberg

    ... demand from New York's technology, media and fashion companies is rapidly depleting the supply of affordable space in the city, especially in lower Manhattan, according to brokerage Studley. ... was driven largely by creative companies, many of them looking for better rents than they can get in the converted factories of midtown south, where demand has pushed costs out of reach for some ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    20 hurt in Pittsburgh school knife rampage; boy, 16, arrested

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:32pm by AGENCIES

    ... to tighten gun-ownership rules. Thomas Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, praised school staff, who worked in close co-ordination with police and who were well versed in emergency procedure. ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US geologists find ‘probable’ link between small earthquakes and fracking in Ohio

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:28pm by Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio

    ... to allow oil and gas to flow. Improved technology has allowed energy companies to gain access to huge stores of natural gas but the practice has raised widespread concerns that it might lead ... says the company that set off the Ohio quakes was following the rules and appeared to be using common practices. It just got unlucky, Simmers said. Gerry Baker, associate executive director ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    A very unhappy second birthday for Grumpy Cat, the web sensation

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:39am by AP

    ... blue-collar people," Bryan says- he was laying cables for a cable company in Ohio and she was a waitress at a Red Lobster restaurant near her Morristown home, in Arizona. "It has changed our ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California senator Leland Yee indicted on gun, corruption charges

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters in Sacramento

    ... wrote a letter on behalf of a technology company that an undercover FBI agent claimed to represent, and in another he helped an undercover FBI agent who said he was working to legalise marijuana ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    BlackBerry risks losing one of its best-known customers, Barack Obama

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by GDN

    ... and LG are being considered. For BlackBerry, the incursion of Samsung or LG into the White House would be the final fall from grace. The company has plummeted from its once-essential position ... to engineer a sale failed and Thorsten Heins, its chief executive, was sacked in favour of industry veteran John Chen. The company is due to announce its fourth-quarter earnings next Friday, having ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Silicon Valley billionaire buys record US$201 million life insurance policy

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by AP

    ... worth US$201 million. The man who cobbled the deal together said on Saturday that it had taken seven months and 19 insurance companies to put together a deal that surpasses the US$100 million policy sold to Hollywood mogul David Geffen in 1990. "No one company can afford to take a US$201 million hit," said Dovi Frances, the financial adviser who represents who he calls ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Almost half of Americans believe one medical conspiracy theory, says study

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:25pm by NYT

    ... that the FDA, under pressure from pharmaceutical companies, is suppressing natural cures for cancer and other diseases, and 31 per cent said they "neither agree nor disagree" with that idea, ...

  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Blackstone's buy-to-rent binge over as prices surge in the US market

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... since April 2012 to buy 43,000 homes in 14 cities, the company has narrowed most of its purchasing to Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. "The institutional wave has passed," ... these companies have done this for a certain amount of time and there are lessons learned." While institutional purchases nationwide fell to a 22-month low in January, corporate investors were more ...

  10. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Dismantling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would dent US housing recovery

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... with the smaller Freddie Mac, created in 1970, the company bundles loans into mortgage-backed securities that are sold to investors with the support of the government. Tighter underwriting is more ... in defaults almost sunk the companies and regulators seized them in 2008. The two firms received US$187.5 billion in taxpayer funds over the next three years. And the Federal Housing Finance Agency ...




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