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Should You Hire A Lobbying Firm?

Lobbying is commonly practiced by big industrialists who want to influence the business or government so that they could pass [...]

HONG KONG BREAKS RECORD FOR HOUSING MISERY

Hong Kong is famous for its status as a financial hub and for the industriousness of its people, but now [...]

Chinese medicinal herbs provide niche market for US farmers

DELMAR, N.Y. — Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche [...]

Leasehold or freehold? Commercial property ownership options explained

If you are a business owner thinking about buying your own premises, click here to learn the difference between freehold [...]

A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bank Bail-Ins Begin

By: Ellen_Brown At the end of November, an Italian pensioner hanged himself after his entire €100,000 savings were confiscated in a bank “rescue” [...]

Some Countries See Migrants as an Economic Boon, Not a Burden

MONTREAL—Lined with cafes and bustling with newcomers, the streets of this eclectic port city, where French and English are spoken [...]

NEW LAW COULD OPEN DOOR FOR MORE CHINESE INVESTMENT IN US REAL ESTATE

BY MICHAEL COLE Wealthy Chinese individuals are already the biggest buyers of US homes, and its insurers have bought up trophy [...]

The Segregation That Zoning Inflicts on Cities

Land-use restrictions can create concentrations of poverty and wealth throughout urban centers and their suburbs. Mark Makela / Reuters RICHARD [...]

Key things to know about federal land ownership in the West

__ HOW MUCH LAND DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OWN? It controls about a million square miles, mostly in the West, [...]

The Durst Dynasty’s Rise, a Scion’s Descent

The New York Times By CHARLES V. BAGLI © John Orris/The New York Times In 1957, the children of the developer [...]

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