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  • Taiwanese City Moves Against Builder’s Holdings After Earthquake
    Tainan has told local government agencies to monitor the 30 real estate holdings to prevent their sale in the event the victims’ families want to sue.
    Keith Bradsher.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:20:36 GMT.
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  • Big City: A New Charitable Project: The Projects
    The de Blasio administration is supporting a nonprofit, the Fund for Public Housing, seeking donations to help the New York City Housing Authority.
    Ginia Bellafante.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 21:25:20 GMT.
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  • Eric Schneiderman's Morgan Stanley Haul: A Few Ugly Emails, A Few Billion Dollars
    Morgan Stanley has inked a deal with federal and state regulators to pay $3.2 billion to resolve claims of fraud tied to the bank's bundling of risky and even underwater mortgages during the housing bubble.
    By Antoine Gara.  Forbes.  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:32:00 GMT.
  • New mortgage rule might 'temper' hot markets, but not for long
    Starting Monday, you'll need more cash to insure a mortgage on many homes in Canada. The new rule may be 'good politics,' but it won't do much to bring housing prices in overheated markets back down to Earth.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:00:00 EST.
  • Commons clash over 'right-to-buy'
    Jeremy Corbyn accuses the prime minister of failing to replace homes sold off under "right-to-buy," which is being extended to housing association tenants in England.
    BBC News.  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:28:35 GMT.
  • MPs attack 'right-to-buy' housing model
    The way the government intends to pay for its plans to allow social tenants in England to buy their homes is "extremely questionable", MPs say.
    BBC News.  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:03:57 GMT.
  • IKEA Recalls Ceiling Lamps Due to Laceration Hazard
    The plastic retaining clips that secure the glass shades to the lamp housings can break and allow the glass shades to fall, posing a laceration hazard.
    Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMT.
  • Sanders, Trump Keep Big Leads in New Hampshire
    A new poll suggests Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and real estate mogul Donald Trump are maintaining their large leads in the northeastern U.S. state of New Hampshire, which holds a crucial presidential primary vote Tuesday. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:36 -0500.
  • India on Track to Become World’s Third-largest Car Market
    At an upscale automobile showroom in New Delhi, Narendra Bhati, whose family is in the real estate business, has just purchased a Toyota Fortuner. “I am buying it as a gift for my sister’s wedding,” he said. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:56:07 -0500.
  • KBIS Thanks 2016 Design & Construction Week Supporting Organizations
    Event is the largest annual gathering of the housing industry
    Kitchen and Bath Business.  Thu, 21 Jan 2016.

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