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10 rental markets where landlords make a killing

Stocks aren't the only asset class with impressive returns. With the help of low homeownership rates and strong mobility demand, the rental market remains attractive for investors, especially in areas of the country experiencing double-digit returns.<p>According to a new report from RealtyTrac, a …

The World Economy Is In Trouble

Virtually everywhere else, however, the news is grim and getting grimmer. The euro zone, the world's second-biggest economic area, seems to be falling from a feeble recovery back into outright recession as Germany hits the skids. Shockingly weak industrial production and export figures mean …

This Guy Emailed His Boss for a Raise -- And Cc'd the Entire Company

A Wells Fargo worker asked his boss for a company-wide raise of $3 billion, and he CC'd about 200,000 people. But his manager says he won't be …

India's Gays, Lesbians 'Suddenly Afraid' After Court Ruling

MUMBAI, India — When openly gay actor and model Sushant Divgikar marched into India’s answer to the Big Brother house last month, he was reaching for more than a few minutes in the limelight.<p>"I can sensitize the people about my community by being the face of LGBT community in ‘Bigg Boss’,” the …

Iraq military abandons key Anbar base to ISIS militants

<b>Baghdad (CNN) —</b> Iraq's military abandoned a strategically important base in Anbar province after heavy fighting with ISIS militants, provincial security force sources told CNN on Monday.<p>The base outside the city of Hit was one of the Shiite-led government's few remaining military outposts in Anbar, …

As Iraq burns, Islamic State jihadis forced to pour reinforcements into Kobane

The crisis in Iraq deepened with a triple suicide bombing today, as Kurdish fighters in Kobane continued their resistance against Islamic State jihadis.<p>Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian turmoil deepened today when a triple suicide bombing killed dozens in a Kurdish-controlled town and a police chief was …

Human Rights

Police shoot man to death after answering calls of gunfire

A 25-year-old Back of the Yards man was shot to death by a police officer who was responding to a call of shots fired on the South Side early Sunday morning, authorities said.<p>The man, identified as Ronald Johnson of 5100 block of South Lowe Avenue, was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago …

Law Enforcement

Texas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola as CDC suggests breach of safety protocol

A Texas healthcare worker who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be given a diagnosis of Ebola in the US, who died on Wednesday, has tested positive for the deadly virus.<p>At a Sunday morning press conference at the hospital, it was confirmed that a close contact of the …