Downsizing the American Dream: Developers cater to 'middle' buyers
After years of focusing on the upscale market, developers are addressing the need for smaller homes.
Corporate tax breaks can backfire – as NYC just found out
“Companies aren’t really deciding based on the incentives. They’re deciding where to go and then conning the politicians out of a whole lot of money,” said one economist.
How a welder with a useless invention became an accidental star
<p>He was an ordinary welder in a boring job. Geng Shuai was about to turn 30 and knew that if he did not find an outlet for his passion to create things, he would be trapped in mediocrity. Then came his Einstein moment, during the mundane chore of cooking.</p>
Good reasons to claim Social Security early
Waiting to file for benefits isn’t always the best option.
A leaner Sears emerges from bankruptcy, but can it survive?
<p>In some ways, the "new" Sears has a lot in common with the company that filed for bankruptcy protection in October.</p>
When Wall Street is your landlord
With help from the federal government, institutional investors became major players in the rental market. They promised to return profits to their investors and convenience to their tenants. Investors are happy. Tenants are not.