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Facebook Just Gave The Finger To Millions Of People Who Use It For News

Facebook planted a flag Wednesday, declaring that the site will give greater weight to material posted by your friends and deemphasize content published by businesses and media outlets.<p>The social network approached the issue with a rare bit of candor, stating that the change to its News Feed will …

Pew Research Center
Biofuel

The Reality Of The Commercial Real Estate Boom

After months of optimism, commercial real estate (CRE) forecasters have come back down to earth, with Morgan Stanley predicting no growth whatsoever in commercial property prices this year. The tonal shift is warranted: While rents and prices are soaring in urban areas, CRE is stagnating or even …

Real Estate

Apple's fight with U.S. could speed development of government-proof devices | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The legal showdown between Apple Inc (AAPL.O)and U.S. law enforcement over encryption, no matter the outcome, will likely accelerate tech company efforts to engineer safeguards against government intrusion, tech industry executives say.<p>The Apple logo is pictured behind the …

Privacy

Home Flipping On The Rise Again. Las Vegas Leading The Nation.

<i>(photo credit: Thinkstock)</i><p>There’s an interesting statistic sitting within the third quarter of 2015 in Las Vegas. Flips, or houses bought, renovated …

Real Estate

Don't Buy A Fixed Index Annuity Until You Read This

Several years ago while tuning into Dateline on NBC, I watched as they conducted one of their typical undercover operations.<p>This one was a bit different though – and closer to home – as they were running sting operations on financial advisors.<p>To be clear, it was specifically about independent life …

Retirement

Locals share insider tips on visiting 18 popular tourist attractions around the world

A Reddit thread asked users who live near tourist attractions to give advice to tourists, with answers that ranged from the best time to visit an attraction to those that might be worth skipping.<p>We combed through the thread to pull the best insider tips on visiting the world's top tourist …

New York City

30% of homes lost value over the last year

Not all American homes are rising in value.<p>Almost 30% of all homes lost value in August from a year earlier, according to real estate company Zillow …

Real Estate

America’s most (and least) affordable housing markets

How much of your income do you spend on your mortgage every month?<p>Over the past year, affordability for homebuyers has fallen in 89 of the 100 …

Housing

Investing in Commercial Real-Estate Deals Is Getting Easier

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investing in commercial real-estate deals may become more accessible to many more people as the field gets a technology …

REITS versus Real Estate Mutual Funds (ESRT, TRREX) | Investopedia

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate mutual funds both offer diversification and an easy, affordable way for individual investors to …

Real Estate Investors: Do These 5 Things Now… Or Regret It 10 Years From Now

As people who use real estate investing to pursue their dreams, we often put our focus on short-term goals and results and neglect the more important …

(US) High Volatility Commercial Real Estate: New Rules Have Effect on Cost and Availability of Mortgage Capital

On January 1, 2015, the final Basel III rules regarding regulatory capital for banks with greater than $500 million in assets and all savings and …

Hong Kong home prices rise 13 pct in 2014 to record high | Reuters

HONG KONG, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s home prices rose last year to a record high, official data showed, as tightening measures failed to curb skyrocketing prices supported by strong local demand and tight supply in one of the world’s most expensive property markets.<p>An index of overall private …

Hong Kong

China Cuts Reserve Requirement Ratio

Move Frees Up About 500 Billion Yuan in Additional Funds That Banks Can Lend<p>BEIJING—China’s leadership freed up more than $100 billion for its banks to lend, signaling new worries about the country’s slowing economic growth and a recent surge of money leaving its shores.<p>On Wednesday, China’s …

Central Banks

Building a $350 Million Real Estate Empire Using the 10X Rule with Grant Cardone

Prepare to laugh, groan, and be inspired.<p>On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with bestselling author, TV pundit, and …