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Top Backyard Pergola Ideas for Your Garden

It is that season again when we get to enjoy the beauty of our backyards. Pergola is probably one of the most beautiful features you can build in …

10 home design trends to watch out for in 2018, according to Houzz

By Megan McDonough<p>, Editorial aide<p>Believe it or not, New Year's is just around the corner, and while you're deciding on your annual resolutions, the design world is setting its sights on what styles will be big in 2018.<p>The home remodeling and design platform Houzz is ahead of the game, recently …

Home Decorating

2015 Hyundai Tucson fuel cell a gem

Hyundai likes to say the 2015 Tucson SUV fuel-cell electric vehicle is mass-produced.<p>But before your alternative-fuel heart skips a beat, "mass-produced" in this case means that the fuel-cell models are built at the same Ulsan, South Korea, factory as the gasoline models.<p>That means the relatively …

Cronyism Incentives Like Tesla's $1.3 Billion Handout Make Economic Sense, That's The Problem

Nevada’s decision to give Tesla $1.3 billion in tax cuts to locate it’s new battery plant there has generated a fair amount of complaints about incentives like this where states or municipalities give big companies tax cuts to locate factories or warehouses in them. On a per job created basis the …

The Fate Of America's Dying Supercenters

Huge big-box stores like Wal-Mart Supercenters and Target are being phased out in favor of "some combination of value and convenience," Goldman Sachs recently wrote.<p>"Just about every major trend we're following right now bodes poorly for power center retail," Doug Stephens, founder of industry …

The Surging Stock Market: Too Late to Buy?

How to Think About Investing When Prices Are This High<p>Main Street is starting to stampede. As the stock market surges to new highs, ordinary investors who missed a lot of the rise have been rushing to jump on board. So far this year they've poured $58 billion into stocks via mutual funds, according …

Stock Markets

A Bright Year for Solar in the U.S.—But There Are Clouds on the Horizon

You don’t get any brighter than the reflecting mirrors at the just-opened Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, in California‘s Mojave desert. When I visited …

New federal rule gives home buyers better access to appraisals

WASHINGTON — A new federal rule could give millions of home buyers insights they've never had before about a crucial element of their mortgage application: the appraisal, including the electronic cross-checks and reviews now used by lenders to determine the amount of the loan they'll approve.<p>The …