Study: Renters’ Rise Extends Beyond Cities to the Suburbs
Mar13

Study: Renters’ Rise Extends Beyond Cities to the Suburbs

New York — In the American imagination, suburbs are places to buy a house and put down roots. But a growing percentage of suburbanites rent, according to a new study. About 29 percent of metropolitan-area suburbanites were renters in 2014, up from 23 percent in 2006, according to a report released Tuesday by New York University’s Furman Center real estate think tank and the bank Capital One. The finances of home ownership since the...

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A New Twist on Doctor House Calls
Feb07

A New Twist on Doctor House Calls

San Diego — The doctor will see you now. But not where you think. Thanks to on-demand health care app Heal, your next doctor’s visit could take place on your turf — home, office, hotel, even coffee shop — and on your terms. The web and mobile app offers the equivalent of the modern-day house call. Push a button and a licensed physician will show up to provide you or your child care on par with what you’d receive at a typical doctor’s...

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SeaWorld Sues Over Breeding

San Diego — SeaWorld made good on its vow to challenge a California Coastal Commission decision barring the breeding of its killer whales, filing a lawsuit Tuesday in San Diego demanding a reversal of the prohibition. At issue is an October action by the coastal agency approving SeaWorld San Diego’s plans to significantly enlarge its killer whale tanks, but only on the condition that the marine park no longer be able to breed captive...

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Schedule Rules Prove Difficult to Implement

San Francisco — San Francisco, the country’s premier laboratory for new Internet services, is also used to innovating in municipal regulation. But in its latest experiment, it’s starting to find that legislating good corporate behavior isn’t as easy as pressing a button on your smartphone. In July, the city started implementing a first-in-the-nation law aimed at curtailing the trend toward “just-in-time” scheduling, where managers...

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Slow and Steady: Model T’s Cross-Country Trip

After 34 days and 3,600 miles across America on dirt roads, the Model T that recreated Edsel Ford’s 1915 road trip from Detroit to San Francisco reached its destination earlier this month. “Seeing America in the slow lane turns out to be amazingly pleasant,” said Mark Gessler, president of the Historic Vehicle Association. “I was surprised how comfortable a 100-year-old car actually is.” Virtually identical to the 1915 Model T Touring...

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