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How HUD Can Help the Housing Market 17.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Washington doesn’t control local zoning, but it can exercise influence.
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U.S. Housing Starts Bounced Back in July 16.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
U.S. home construction rebounded last month after a big drop in June, but was weaker than Wall Street had expected, with many analysts taking a bleak view of the housing market.
The Case Against Cutting Class 16.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
It’s a waste of money, and it’s bad for your mental health.
Mpls. mayor wants to go big on spending for housing 16.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's proposed 2019 budget calls for $40 million for affordable housing.
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What Was the Life of This Guest Worker Worth? 15.8.2018 American Prospect
On Sunday, August 5, a group of 200 farmworkers and supporters began walking at sunrise along the shoulder of Benson Road, heading north from Lynden, Washington, toward Canada. When they reached O Road, the marchers turned right to walk along the border. Unlike the frontier with Mexico, with its walls, floodlights, and patrols, the border line here is no line at all—simply a road on each side of a weed-choked median. The procession, chanting and holding banners, passed a succession of blueberry fields for the next 14 miles, finally reaching the official border crossing at Sumas. Pausing for a protest in front of the local immigrant detention center, it then continued on until it reached its objective one mile further on—the 1,500-acre spread of Sarbanand Farms. There, in front of the ranch’s packing and warehouse facilities, participants staged a tribunal. “We are here to assign responsibility for the death of Honesto Silva,” announced Rosalinda Guillen, director of Community2Community, one of the ...
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New Zealand Bans Foreigners From Buying Existing Homes 15.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
New Zealand has lured Asian billionaires, Hollywood filmmakers, and tech entrepreneurs with a liberal immigration policy and light regulation of foreign property purchases. Now, as it tries to cool one of the world’s hottest housing markets, the country is banning foreigners from buying existing homes.
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Home Depot Raises the Roof 15.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The home-improvement retailer bucks the trend of slowing housing sales, benefiting from home improvements by people who are staying put.
The Elder Scrolls Online’s Wolfhunter DLC Is Now Live On PC 14.8.2018

The Elder Scrolls Online’s Wolfhunter DLC Is Now Live On PC The Elder Scrolls Online’s Wolfhunter DLC is now live for players on the PC – both NA and EU servers. Console players will get to play the DLC on August 28th. This update featuring two brand new dungeons is free for ESO Plus members. […]

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Household Borrowing Reaches Record $13.3 Trillion 14.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Gradually rising interest rates have yet to dent Americans’ appetite for borrowing, with the total stock of new debt climbing to $13.3 trillion in the second quarter.
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HUD Moves to Shake Up Fair-Housing Enforcement 14.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The administration wants to shift the way it enforces fair housing, pivoting away from efforts to integrate lower-income housing into wealthier neighborhoods in favor of promoting more development overall.
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Ben Carson moves forward with push to change fair housing rule 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
HUD Secretary Ben Carson is moving to overhaul an Obama-era rule intended strengthen the 1968 Fair Housing Act and combat housing segregation.
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Rural America faces a crisis in 'adequate housing' 11.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.
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Worker at Bank That Made Loans to Manafort Says CEO Wanted Cabinet Post 11.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The mortgage salesman who worked for a bank that extended $16 million in loans to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort testified Friday that he was “uncomfortable” about the transaction.
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Bank Worker Testifies Manafort Signed Loan Application With False Information 10.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The government’s case against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, neared its end with testimony regarding a mortgage-loan application in which Mr. Manafort allegedly supplied false information.
St. Paul mayor Carter proposes property tax rise, and to keep the number of officers level 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter proposes an 11.5 percent increase in the property tax levy to pay for more programs for youth, businesses and to reconstruct streets. He also says the police department should not add dozens of new officers.
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Indictment alleges conspiracy behind recruitment, hiring of undocumented workers in Midwest 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Nebraska-based company is accused of procuring undocumented agricultural workers and exploiting them.
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Pricey Housing Markets in West Are Cooling Off Most Quickly 9.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Western states experienced the sharpest decline for existing-home sales in the second quarter, a sign that rising prices, higher mortgage rates and, to a limited extent, the new tax law are weighing on pricier markets.
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Q&A: We All Benefit from Welfare. Most of Us Just Don’t Realize It. 8.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) A Tea Party rally at the U.S. Capitol on July 19, 2013 In recent decades, Americans have become increasingly angry at the federal government, anger that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. And yet, more Americans than ever are benefiting from government social programs, many of which the Trump administration is actively working to destroy. Political scientist Suzanne Mettler calls this paradox “the government-citizen disconnect.” Such is the title of Mettler’s new book , which draws on original survey data to explore how the use of 21 federal social policies is connected to Americans’ attitudes about government. She finds that 96 percent of Americans have used at least one of these policies. But partly because of policy design—which makes means-tested programs for the poor more visible than policies for the rich hidden in the tax code—many Americans don’t recognize the value of government social programs. Critically, wealthier Americans—who tend to exert more ...
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The new housing crisis: Shut out of the market 6.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Ten years after a housing collapse during the Great Recession, home values have rebounded but there are too few homes on the market. Buyers face intense competition, and that means higher prices.
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Elections bring battle for Rochester's soul 6.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With three prominent offices open this election, a crowded field of candidates is running to shape Rochester's future as the Destination Medical Center project remakes the city.
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