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China premier: Beijing can control financial risks - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:29pm
BEIJING (AP) -- China's top economic official, Premier Li Keqiang, has tried to quell concern about rising debt, saying Beijing can control financial risks and hit this year's development targets....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources....
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NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A decade after setting Delta Air Line on a post-bankruptcy resurgence, the airline's former chairman and chief executive officer is taking on another transportation challenge: Amtrak....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Monday confirmed the chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to another five-year term on the panel....
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LONDON (AP) -- Arconic, the metal products maker that was once part of Alcoa Inc., said Monday it will stop selling one type of aluminum composite paneling for use on high-rise buildings after speculation that the material contributed to the spread of a deadly fire at a London apartment tower....
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Takata's lethally defective air bags proved to be the company's undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around the world....
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BOSTON (AP) -- Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over....
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center....
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BMW said Monday it will invest an additional $600 million to expand its South Carolina plant, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next four years....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A decade after setting Delta Air Lines on a post-bankruptcy resurgence, the airline's former chairman and chief executive officer is taking on another transportation challenge: Amtrak....
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Cyprus signs deal to build 'Europe's largest casino' - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:38am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus signed a deal Monday for the construction of what officials say will be Europe's biggest casino....
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BOSTON (AP) -- Danielle Ramos' student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over....
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LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Theresa May forged a deal with a Northern Ireland party Monday that should give her struggling minority government enough votes to get her agenda endorsed, but at a high cost: more than 1 billion pounds in new funds for Northern Ireland and resentment from Britain's other regions....
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BOSTON (AP) -- The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced Monday in a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times local):...
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher in range-bound trade on Tuesday after Wall Street closed mixed....
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Jury selection has begun in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a U.N. conference center....
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SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week....
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LONDON (AP) -- The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy....
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Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in midday trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Financial stocks were also headed higher. Technology companies were down the most, giving up gains from an early rally....
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- After expensive bailouts played a major role in their debt crisis, European authorities agreed on tough new rules to ensure that taxpayers didn't have to pour money into shaky banks....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, complicating GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week....
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SEATTLE (AP) -- A new study of Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law says it costs jobs, contrary to another new study released last week....
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial....
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Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 7:53am
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) -- Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program....
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US stocks move higher in early trading; oil rises - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 7:15am
U.S. stock indexes moved higher in early trading Monday, led by gains in banks and other financial companies. Technology stocks were also among the biggest gainers. Energy stocks lagged the broader market....
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Starting July 1, the credit scores of up to 14 million people could begin to rise as credit reports are scrubbed of nearly all civil judgments and many tax liens....
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BEIJING (AP) -- The world's biggest coal users - China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions....
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Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people....
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Takata's lethally defective air bags proved to be the company's undoing Monday. But it could take years to get the dangerous devices off the road in the U.S. and around the world....
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BEIJING (AP) -- Crown Resorts employees are standing trial in a Chinese city on gambling charges, in a case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China....
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DETROIT (AP) -- Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S., acknowledging that the financial problems caused by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people were too much to overcome....
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida....
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ROME (AP) -- The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures....
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DETROIT (AP) -- Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to file for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Monday, having been dragged into financial trouble by millions of faulty air bag inflators that can kill or injure people....
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DETROIT (AP) -- Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday....
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Why are Republicans struggling mightily to reach a consensus on how to overhaul the nation's tax system?...
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time....
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LONDON (AP) -- The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy....
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Inman News

How to stage a home on a budget - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 4:53pm
A few simple tweaks can increase your home’s selling price by hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. Use these guidelines to stage your home effectively so that you get the best possible price on your house ...
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On Million Dollar Listing New York, star Fredrik Eklund is loved for many things: his acute business skills, his sharp sense of humor, his collection of colorful socks and, last but not least, his ability to be transparent about his journey as a gay man ...
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This last week extended the June freeze: The 10-year T-note this week traded between 2.19 percent and 2.14 percent; mortgages are not moving at all, hovering close to 4.00 percent; and the S&P 500 stayed between 2435 and ...
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Daily market update: June 26, 2017 - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:46am
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...
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According to the National Association of Realtors Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (NAR HOME), the solution to low inventory woes may not come from robust housing starts or flipping single-family rentals into owner-occupied homes again. It may come from the 71 percent of homeowners who feel it's a "good time to sell" their home -- opening up a wealth of new listings ...
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In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, June 23 -- a curious time to be releasing such major news -- NAR announced that it had chosen NAR Senior VP Bob Goldberg to be the next CEO, replacing the retiring Dale Stinton ...
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If you're not regularly the first to follow up, then you're blowing deals and losing money. Every agent knows this, yet it's tough to stay consistent. Agent Legend is the secret weapon top teams and agents are using to get response rates of 40 - 80% ...
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Prospecting for listings involves two major factors: Nurturing your sphere and tending to your farm. Some real estate agents might think that even considering a farm in a low-inventory market is counter-intuitive. "Agents are scattered all over the place because inventory's so low that you have to go where the money is; you have to take buyers wherever they want to go and take listings anywhere," said Stacie Staub. However, ignoring the benefits of a farm is a short-sighted philosophy ...
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While reportedly half of short-term rentals are in apartment buildings, many, if not most of these units, run afoul of some rule or another. Armed with an additional $13.5 million in funding, Pillow, a short-term rental management service, has released a platform to help landlords and tenants walk the line -- while milking units for extra cash ...
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Should you start your own brokerage? - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:00am
Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates weighs the pros and cons of starting a brokerage and explains when you know it’s right for you. ...
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Attract the best agents in your market by mastering leadership principles and employing the management practices people respect most ...
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Did you know you could be killing your engagement with what you are sharing, posting or not posting? Make the most of your organic social media marketing with these key pointers ...
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So, you’re a real estate agent in today’s market. You have a website that's supposed to help you get more clients. But no one’s visiting. Looking for a new way to get more people to your site and convert them into leads? Then you’re in the right place ...
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It’s the third year of our Inman contributor program, and we have grown and changed upon reader demand to continue to be the epicenter of real estate news and insightful discussion ...
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Why you need predictive analytics to thrive in 2017 - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Amazon’s surprise $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods represents another significant growth notch in the Seattle tech behemoth’s belt. Its ever-expanding presence in our daily lives doesn’t just come from the smarts and aggressiveness of founder Jeff Bezos, but from predictive analytics, which fuels 35 percent of the purchases consumers make on Amazon.com, according to research firm McKinsey & Company ...
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Secrets of high-growth real estate teams - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00am
As we all know, the real estate industry is hyper-competitive. And because there are few better catalysts for innovation than competition, real estate is constantly blazing new ground. Real estate expansion teams -- teams that do business in multiple markets -- are one of the industry’s latest, and hottest, innovations ...
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6 ways to win business from millennial homebuyers - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00am
In this day and age, millennials not only dominate the category of first-time homebuyers but are surging ahead of baby boomers to claim the throne as U.S.’s dominant homebuying generation. They now account for one in every three homebuyers ...
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When the market doesn’t want your home listing - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00am
You just converted a $1.2 million expired listing that was on the market for over a year. It’s an A-plus property in terms of quality, condition, amenities and schools, but there’s one major problem -- it’s half Cape Cod and half contemporary. What steps would you take to get this property sold ...
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Will Alexa find your office’s next top producer? - Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:32am
ZipRecruiter.com launched it's voice-activated job search app on Amazon's Echo last August ...
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CNN

Out-of-pocket costs that crop up during the homebuying process, or even when you're moving in, can put an unexpected strain on your already-hurting bank account.
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