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Author Archives: David Reich-Hale

Stagnant home market leads to free upgrades, other come-ons (access required)

For years, homebuilders kept up with pent-up demand for housing by constructing units at breakneck speed. Now many of those homes sit empty, while property owners turn to gimmicks to shed the real estate. Welcome to the new paradigm of ...

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A Not-So-Simple Sales Tax (access required)

If the government passes a national consumption tax, expect paper recycling to become a red-hot business. “We have five feet of books explaining the complexities of the tax code, and suddenly they’d be obsolete,” said Tom Ochsenschlager, the vice president ...

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