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It’s not a surprise that when you hear email templates, you automatically assume it must have to do with bulk emails or mass newsletter emails. And you’re not wrong, but in this case, it’s more important to think about email templates as one of the easiest ways to personalize your emails to larger groups of people in your network while still saving yourself big chunks of time ...
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Congratulations! You are ready to invest in yourself as a real estate agent or team leader, and you’ve hired a real estate coach. Hopefully, the potential to grow personally and professionally brought you to this point.  ...
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President Trump loses support of real estate industry - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
The majority of Inman readers disapprove of Donald Trump's performance as president, an Inman poll reveals. Of those who responded to the one-question survey, 66 percent said they disapproved of the way Trump is handling the job ...
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It's probably no surprise that school district and convenience to schools are important to homebuyers and sellers with kids. But do you have any idea how the presence of children in a household affects a seller's urgency to move or a buyer's willingness to compromise ...
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When real estate broker Hank Miller explains the mortgage process to buyers, he gives it to them straight. "It's going to be the biggest pain in the ass that you've been through," he says. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, government-owned entities that buy a large share of U.S. mortgages from lenders, are taking a big step toward alleviating this pain ...
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FinCEN extends all-cash buyer rules to Honolulu - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:49am
Welcome to the club, Honolulu! The Hawaiian metropolitan area is the latest to join a list of cities and counties that have to report all-cash real estate deals above a certain dollar amount to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) ...
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Nationstar does a branding 180, becomes ‘Mr. Cooper’ - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:21am
Nationstar has officially rebranded its servicing and loan origination operations as Mr. Cooper, seven months after the announcement of the name change during the company's Q4 2016 earnings call ...
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You won't find Aaroe Estates president and real estate agent Aaron Kirman slumped behind a desk or hiding behind his tablet. You're more likely to catch him mid-volley on the tennis court with clients, chatting it up with prospects at dinner or enjoying a casual day of shopping with investors ...
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OfferPad launches Uber-like ‘Agent-on-Demand’ - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:01am
Buyers will soon be able to use their smartphones to access Phoenix listings owned by OfferPad, an "iBuyer" that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes ...
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Handling objections: How to chase and unpack the ‘no’ - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:00am
Is there a winning formula that can help us deal with objections effectively? Should we actually encourage objections? In this post, Dale Archdekin shares his winning tactics for reverting objections and making them work in his favor ...
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The majority of real estate agents I meet have no idea if their online efforts are paying off at all. They are told they need to have a Facebook page, that SEO is important and that they should be sending out a regular email newsletter to stay top-of-mind with clients ...
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Almost all real estate agents belong to at least one Facebook group where a few times a week, a listing agent is so hopping mad he or she has to vent or his or her head might actually explode ...
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Gift giving can be a great way to show your appreciation to clients; it sends a positive message and builds better relationships to encourage further business. Well, it usually does. In certain cultures, a poorly chosen gift is often more than just a disappointment; it can be a blatant sign of disrespect ...
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Every successful real estate agent will tell you that nurturing a healthy pipeline of people who can lead to your next closing is crucial for survival in this business. But creating value during the nurturing process can be a huge challenge ...
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The house was between tenants when an upstairs water pipe burst. The water cascaded down, down, down, into the crawl space. After filling that area, it spilled out into the yard, creating a wading pool outside. I didn’t find out about the flood until the four-figure water bill arrived. ...
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EMoov, a UK hybrid real estate brokerage, has raised an additional 9 million pounds ($11.6 million) in funding, with plans to boost its technology and marketing, news outlets are reporting ...
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Double your business with smart online lead conversion - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 1:33pm
Reeling in leads is no mean feat, but there are certain things you can do to improve conversion rates, such as calling leads within 30 seconds, sending video messages and following up relentlessly. Watch Realtor Rachel Adams, broker-owner Jesse Zagorsky and Homecity Real Estate CEO Keith Dunham reveal more tips for doubling your business with online leads and lead conversion ...
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One year ago, we asked Inman readers who they supported in the presidential election. We want to take your pulse again ...
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Realtors stand against hate in Charlottesville aftermath - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:57am
This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation to its core, team members at real estate brokerage Nest Realty will meet to brainstorm what they can do to make a difference ...
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You know the look you have when your hairdresser subtly updates your 'do? Still like yourself -- only a little bit fresher? Today, some people might be looking at Re/Max and wondering what's different about the behemoth real estate brand. ...
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It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area -- broker-owner Stacie Perrault Staub decided in January to "take the next year to develop a brand totally from scratch." ...
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Help millennials find their home’s value with myAVM - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 3:00am
MyAVM by Onboard Informatics is an automated valuation model product aimed at millennials and tech-savvy sellers. It's made for agents and brokers looking to market and attract leads via home valuations. ...
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Our gut is like a second brain, and it’s important in real estate to develop your ability to trust your gut. When we do business, people do and say much different things than they’re actually feeling. You see it in offer negotiations all the time ...
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Associated Press

Whole Foods shareholders to get their say on Amazon deal - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:58am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Whole Foods shareholders will vote on whether to bless a union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain's CEO called "love at first sight."...
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Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday....
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Air New Zealand says result strong despite drop in profit - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:46pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand's national airline on Wednesday reported a 17 percent drop in profit from last year but said it has risen to the challenge of increased competition....
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Warming Arctic spurs battles for riches, shipping routes - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:17pm
LANCASTER SOUND, Nunavut (AP) -- From a distance, the northern shores of Baffin Island in the Arctic appear barren - a craggy world of snow-capped peaks and glaciers surrounded by a sea of floating ice even in the midst of summer....
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Warming Arctic spurs battles for riches, shipping routes - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:46pm
LANCASTER SOUND, Nunavut (AP) -- From a distance, the northern shores of Baffin Island in the Arctic appear barren - a craggy world of snow-capped peaks and glaciers surrounded by a sea of floating ice even in the midst of summer....
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Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping with Google - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:09pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday....
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New ski resort operator in New Hampshire raising concern - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 8:49pm
NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) -- The new operator of a popular ski resort in New Hampshire faced off against concerned residents, some of whom fear the company's past legal troubles raise doubts about whether it was the right choice to oversee the facility....
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's top trade negotiator said Tuesday that Seoul will not discuss renegotiation of the free trade agreement with the U.S. without first looking into what is really causing the U.S. trade imbalance....
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NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) -- Some New Hampshire residents are speaking out against the new owner of a popular ski resort, saying the company's past legal troubles raise concerns about whether it can be trusted to manage the facility that dates to the 1950s....
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Regulators to dig deeper into US luxury property deals - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 4:13pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal regulators searching for money laundering schemes are digging deeper into who is behind luxury real estate purchases in certain parts of the U.S....
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DENVER (AP) -- Colorado will not offer an online map of oil and gas pipelines in the wake of a fatal house explosion blamed on a gas leak, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday, citing concerns about security and theft....
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France's Macron heads east to tame flow of cheaper workers - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:25pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for tighter European Union rules to protect workers in France and other prosperous countries in Western Europe from cheaper labor stemming from the continent's eastern nations....
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DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs....
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build a factory in southeastern Wisconsin (all times local):...
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Appeals court: Energy officials missed in pipeline review - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Washington appeals court says federal energy regulators fell short in evaluating the environmental impact of a natural gas pipeline that's carrying gas through Alabama, Georgia and Florida....
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version as wireless carriers battle each other for customers....
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Coal CEO expected Trump help, but administration said no - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 8:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him....
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Trump's path to boosting infrastructure full of potholes - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 7:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's road to getting legislation through Congress this year to restore the nation's crumbling infrastructure appears increasingly precarious....
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DETROIT (AP) -- A dangerous Takata air bag should have been recalled before going from a wrecked car to a salvage yard, eventually ending up in a 2002 Honda Accord and nearly killing a Las Vegas woman, a lawsuit alleges....
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LONDON (AP) -- Britain says rules governing judicial cooperation with the European Union should stay much as they are now after Brexit to prevent international business disputes and divorce battles from becoming longer and more complicated....
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NEW DELHI (AP) -- McDonald's India has announced it will close nearly 170 McDonald's outlets in northern and eastern India after the American fast food giant decided to terminate a franchise agreement with its Indian partner....
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EU probes Bayer's planned buyout of Monsanto - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 6:21am
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer's planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him....
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Mnuchin's wife touts fashion labels, slams critic - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:13am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blasted as "adorably out of touch" a person who criticized her Instagram post in which Linton depicted her designer-label outfit....
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Netflix loves to pick hits for each subscriber _ but how? - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:07am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Netflix wants subscribers to know it's looking out for them....
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Global stocks recover their poise as Jackson Hole looms - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 4:44am
LONDON (AP) -- Global stock markets pushed ahead Tuesday as investors' appetite for riskier assets perked up ahead of this week's big event - the annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming....
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Ford to offer incentives to scrap older cars - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 4:07am
LONDON (AP) -- Ford is offering car buyers in Britain a 2,000-pound ($2,570) incentive to trade in older vehicles for newer, less polluting models....
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's new telecommunications minister says Twitter is ready to talk about unblocking access to the microblogging site....
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LONDON (AP) -- Shares in Provident Financial, a British subprime lender, more than halved Tuesday after the company issued another profit warning and revealed that its chief executive was leaving with immediate effect....
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Russian flight attendant sues Aeroflot for discrimination - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 2:25am
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Moscow court postponed a hearing Tuesday in the case of a flight attendant who is suing Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot. She says she was taken off sought-after long-haul international flights because of her looks....
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Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3:58pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A one-car commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, buckling the floors of both cars and injuring more than 30 passengers, authorities said....
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Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 1:50pm
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator, a transit spokeswoman said....
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BHP Billiton returns to black with $6.7 billion profit - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 8:39pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Anglo-Australian miner, BHP Billiton, on Tuesday reported a return to black with a $6.7 billion annual profit a year after the company's worst ever full-year result and said it wants to sell its U.S. shale oil assets....
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BHP Billiton returns to black with $6.7 billion profit - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 6:48pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Anglo-Australian miner, BHP Billiton, on Tuesday reported a return to black with a $6.7 billion annual profit a year after the company's worst ever full-year result and said it wants to sell its U.S. shale oil assets....
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....
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LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:37pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Times ousted its editor-publisher and several top newsroom executives Monday in what its parent company says is a shake-up aimed at moving one of the nation's flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age while bolstering its Washington coverage and other reporting....
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Boeing, Northrop get contracts for nuclear missile work - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force said Monday it has awarded contracts to Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for work that could lead to replacement of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missiles....
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Crews encountered air brake problems before a 178-car freight train derailed in Pennsylvania earlier this month, causing hazardous material to ignite and forcing nearby residents to evacuate, federal investigators said....
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Boeing, Northrop get contracts for nuclear missile work - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force is awarding contracts to Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for work that could lead to replacement of the nation's intercontinental ballistic missiles....
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Federal investigators say crews encountered air brake problems before a freight train derailed in Pennsylvania earlier this month, causing hazardous material to ignite and forcing residents from their homes....
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LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 3:40pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Times ousted its editor-publisher and several other top newsroom executives Monday in what its parent company said was a shake-up aimed at moving one of the nation's flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age while bolstering its Washington coverage and other reporting....
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LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 2:41pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Times' parent company is bringing in a new publisher, editor and other top newsroom managers in a shake-up it says is part of a plan to move one of the nation's flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age....
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....
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Google to serve next version of Android as 'Oreo" - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:57pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An upcoming update to Google's Android software finally has a delectable name. The next version will be known as Oreo, extending Google's tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat....
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....
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Google to serve next version of Android as 'Oreo" - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:54am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- An upcoming update to Google's Android software finally has a delectable name. The next version will be known as Oreo, extending Google's tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat....
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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email spam filters and touch-screen keyboards that make typing easier by predicting what you might want to say next....
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Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them? - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:28am
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future....
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Total expands in North Sea with purchase of Maersk Oil - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:24am
LONDON (AP) -- French oil company Total agreed Monday to buy the oil & gas division of Danish conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk for $7.45 billion, in a deal that will see it become the No. 2 operator in the North Sea....
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Asian markets rise modestly after Wall Street's sharp gains - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:18am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed an annual gathering of central bankers....
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KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (AP) -- Lithuania has taken delivery of its first shipment of liquefied natural gas from the United States, a milestone that the Baltic state hopes will further reduce its reliance on Russia....
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers....
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LOBNYA, Russia (AP) -- "Old, fat and ugly" is what Yevgeniya Magurina jokingly calls a group of flight attendants of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot who she claims have been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive. She is one of just two women who have taken one of the world's largest airlines to court for that....
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway....
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Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them? - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 6:53am
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future....
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Herbalife held unsuccessful sale talks - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 6:40am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Herbalife says that it was in talks to be acquired and taken private, but that those negotiations ended last week....
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France's Total buying Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:28am
LONDON (AP) -- French oil company Total agreed Monday to buy Danish conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk's oil business for $7.45 billion, in a deal that will strengthen its position in the North Sea....
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UK promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:25am
LONDON (AP) -- British authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people....
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BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands....
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CNN

Chinese billionaire dumps huge London real estate deal - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:09am
One of China's richest men drops plans to buy $600 million of London real estate as his overseas deal-making comes under scrutiny from the Chinese government.
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