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The Great American Single-Family Home Problem

BERKELEY, Calif. — The house at 1310 Haskell Street does not look worthy of a bitter neighborhood war. The roof is rotting, the paint is chipping, and while the lot is long and spacious, the backyard has little beyond overgrown weeds and a garage sprouting moss. The owner was known ...

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After Firing Matt Lauer, NBC Executives Move to Control the Damage

The top two executives at NBC News tried to quell any in-house suspicions on Friday concerning their handling of Matt Lauer, the longtime “Today” show star who was fired on Tuesday. Their communications with staff members came after competing media organizations had expressed skepticism about the official NBC denial. The ...

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Matt Lauer Firing Caps a Difficult Time at NBC News

Advertisement Even his co-hosts did not know until 4 a.m. on Wednesday, just hours before the official announcement, that Matt Lauer had been fired after a serious allegation of sexual misconduct. That was when the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim, called two of his “Today” show anchors, Savannah Guthrie and ...

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Casting Wall Street as Victim, Trump Leads Deregulatory Charge

A decade after the financial crisis, the federal government is easing up its policing of Wall Street and the banking industry, even without actually repealing broad swaths of regulation. The public battle over who will serve as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — with the White ...

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Amazon, in Hunt for Lower Prices, Recruits Indian Merchants

MUMBAI, India — Americans shopping on Amazon.com this holiday season may find that the best deals for popular gifts like leather shoes and luxury bedding are coming from an unexpected source: Indian merchants. Amazon, always on the lookout for ways to lower prices, has been aggressively recruiting Indian vendors to ...

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