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Film Review: Time-shifting father-daughter tale 'Interstellar' is a sublime cosmic knockout 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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City has $35 million backlog in razing abandoned buildings 28.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget would have to commit another $35 million to razing dangerous, vacant buildings that blight communities to clear a backlog of nearly 1,400 court-ordered demolitions, an administration official said ...
Gary serial killing case adds pain to troubled, struggling city in Indiana 25.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson took over this northwest Indiana city, it had already been beaten down by steel mill and factory closings, a wave of violent crime and the exodus of its most prosperous and educated ...
Detroit hopes to sell scrapped copper from public lighting operations for $25 million 22.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Spokane measure would track abandoned homes 20.10.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane City Council is considering creating a registry of abandoned homes as a way to prevent them from slipping into disrepair....
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Minneapolis East Isles developer's personal project sits idle 14.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
For a decade, East Isles duplex owned by high-profile developer has been vacant, deteriorating.
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Minneapolis developer's personal project sits idle 14.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
For a decade, East Isles duplex owned by high-profile developer has been vacant, deteriorating.
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Appetites: A restaurant renaissance for St. Paul's Payne Avenue 8.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
St. Paul's Payne Avenue is enjoying the arrival of several new restaurants which have created a foodie culture where there hasn't been one.
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Arvada gets praise, criticism for using urban renewal to guide development 23.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Urban renewal projects have dramatically shaped the identity of Arvada over the last 30 years, but not without ...
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Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few 22.8.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to assist homeowners with loan balances and providing new loans, but consumer advocates say relatively few will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage crisis.
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Eric Holder outlines details of Bank of America settlement 22.8.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners' loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. [...] consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation caused by the mortgage bonds, which fueled the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and threw millions of homes into foreclosure. Neighborhood blightAs part of the consumer relief, Bank of America has essentially pledged to help remedy the neighborhood blight its neglect helped cause when it auctioned off foreclosed homes at steep discounts, Smith said. The agreement with Bank of America is the last of three deals during the past nine months designed to punish some of the country's leading financial institutions for their roles in bundling subprime mortgages into securities that were misleadingly sold as safe investments despite the high likelihood that borrowers would default. Though the JP Morgan Chase settlement was announced in ...
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Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few 22.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners’ loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. But consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage...
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Justice Dept. announces nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of America 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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As an alternative to demolition, Buffalo offers homes for a dollar 15.8.2014 LA Times: Nation
The breeze carries the tinny jingle of the approaching ice cream truck, so Mike Puma leaves the railing he's painting on his two-family, electric-blue home to buy a milkshake.
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Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers, neighbors, bottom line 11.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota fields offer a clear look at how Fargo-based Offutt, the nation's largest potato grower, is rethinking the way it grows potatoes and is cutting pesticides.
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Tea Party setbacks at polls 25.6.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Sen. Thad Cochran beat Tea Party challenger in runoff.
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Cochran hangs on for win 25.6.2014 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – Battling for political survival, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran narrowly defeated tea party favorite Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Mississippi primary runoff that exposed deep divisions within the Republican Party.With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Cochran led with 51 percent to McDaniel’s...
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Prospect of towering power lines within sight of Jamestown outrages historic preservationists 21.6.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Trice: Chicago's blight extends far beyond the Trump sign 20.6.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel,
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Detroit fights blight 1 neighborhood at a time by seizing, selling or razing derelict homes 15.6.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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