DES MOINES, Iowa — A designer and builder of equipment used in factories to make products should get a trial to determine whether window manufacturer Pella Corp. stole trade secrets, the Iowa Court of Appeals said Wednesday. Deimco Finishing Equipment ...Read More »
A New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration may not seize money that towns had set aside for affordable housing projects, the latest housing-related court ruling to go against the governor. Starting in 2012, Christie tried ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching historically low levels with the spring home-buying season underway. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped to 3.66 percent from 3.70 ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – Fed officials disagreed widely last month on when they might begin lifting interest rates from record lows. Minutes of the March 17-18 meeting released Wednesday reveal that several policymakers predicted a rate hike in June, while others concerned ...Read More »
SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida – The wow factor for Miami’s skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view. It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the global ultra-wealthy who arrive in Miami ...Read More »
INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Property Group is calling off its hostile $16.8 billion takeover bid for Macerich, which would have tied together two of the nation’s largest mall operators. The Indianapolis company upped its bid two weeks ago to $95.50 per ...Read More »
NEW ORLEANS — With a hearing scheduled to decide how much money thousands of people are owed for Chinese drywall damage to their homes, the manufacturer has made payments required to participate, including $3.2 million to seven homeowners in Virginia. ...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its seasonally adjusted ...Read More »
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County commissioners have punted a final decision on the future of a planned community west of Albuquerque that developers say could someday be home to as many as 90,000 people. Commissioners decided Thursday to schedule another ...
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