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He paid $1.50 an acre for barren Texas land now worth $7 billion

So much of the Permian Basin is under production that the lights glowing at night, on well pads and rigs […]

This city’s real estate market is the least likely to tank during the next recession

The Federal Reserve may not be currently forecasting a recession, but sooner or later the U.S. economy’s fortunes will turn for […]

Here’s who really decides whether Trump is impeached and forced from office

How does the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump compare to the one that forced Richard Nixon […]

Meet the A.I. landlord that’s building a single-family-home empire

Data science helped Amherst Holdings CEO Sean Dobson make a fortune in the housing crash. Now he’s deploying A.I. to […]

Trucking industry’s troubles spill over to rest of the economy

This year alone, some 2,500 truck drivers have lost their jobs as trucking companies large and small declare bankruptcy. Major […]

Inflation by stealth: how Japan’s firms fight the frugal retail psyche

By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) – After years of soggy inflation and the long reign of Japan’s tight-fisted shoppers, businesses […]

Why are America’s three biggest metros shrinking?

Is this the age of the great metropolitan exodus? In 2018, the New York City area lost more than 100,000 […]

Manhattan’s Smaller Apartments Are the Priciest Since 2008

Seekers of smaller apartments in Manhattan have had plenty of company this summer. Swelling demand by both newcomers and locals […]

The rise of the only child: How America is coming around to the idea of ‘just one’

“I come across a lot of people who say, ‘Oh, I was an only child,’ or, ‘I have an only […]

When Wall Street is your landlord

With help from the federal government, institutional investors became major players in the rental market. They promised to return profits […]