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Ubiquitous Energy solar energy capturing windows installed at Michigan State University. Courtesy of Ubiquitous Energy A material science start-up, Ubiquitous Energy, is raising tens of millions of dollars to turn windows into surfaces that capture solar energy. The California start-up announced on Tuesday it closed a $30 million funding round, including an investment from consumer
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Apartment buildings on the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images Manhattan rents hit their highest level ever for a December as the supply of apartments plummeted and landlords started demanding double-digit increases. The average apartment rent in Manhattan hit $4,440 in December, while the more widely
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Brandon Bell | Getty Images Brace yourself for another competitive year in the housing market. Home sales are expected to grow 6.6% in 2022, a 16-year high, according to Realtor.com. The typical winter lull isn’t even necessarily happening. Home prices actually accelerated from November to December, said Danielle Hale, chief economist at Realtor.com. While Realtor.com
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In this article 813-HK Pedestrians near the Riviera Garden residential property, developed by Shimao Group Holdings Ltd., in Shanghai, China, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of Shimao spiked nearly 7% on Monday after Chinese business publication Caixin reported the embattled developer is selling all of its real
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The Covid pandemic caused a surge in housing costs and a rise in unemployment, leaving nearly 600,000 Americans unhoused in 2020. “What people don’t typically realize when they walk past a person who’s homeless is that this person is costing taxpayers a lot of money,” said Sam Tsemberis, chief executive officer at Pathways Housing First
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Austin, Texas. Ryan Martinez | Moment | Getty Images Several states have stopped accepting applications for federal pandemic rental assistance. The programs in New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Texas, as well as Washington, D.C., are either closed or on hold, leaving many struggling renters cut off from their only hope of paying off their
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A “Sold” sign is displayed outside a home under construction at a Lennar Corp. development in Montgomery, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images As the broader markets rallied to start the new year Monday, the homebuilding sector sold off. The iShares US Home Construction ETF lost 2.69% on Monday, its worst day since
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China’s property developers could come under greater scrutiny for flouting environmental laws, as Beijing steps up efforts to reinforce rules, according to one portfolio manager.  The latest move by Chinese authorities to order indebted property developer China Evergrande to demolish 39 buildings of its Ocean Flower Island project came as a surprise to many, said Teresa Kong,
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In this article 3333-HK An exterior view of China Evergrande Centre in Hong Kong, China March 26, 2018. Bobby Yip | Reuters BEIJING — Indebted property developer China Evergrande‘s contracted sales plunged last year as the real estate giant struggled to repay creditors. A filing Tuesday showed the company’s contracted sales of properties totaled 443.02
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Attorney Sidney Powell looks at attorney L. Lin Wood as he speaks during a press conference on election results in Alpharetta, Georgia, December 2, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters A lawyer allied with former President Donald Trump hosted numerous conspiracy theorists looking to overturn the results of the 2020 election at his South Carolina plantations,
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