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FEMA's selling of used trailers a concernt to mobile-home dealers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A year and a half after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, FEMA is auctioning off at fire-sale prices thousands of trailers used by storm victims, raising fears among mobile-home dealers that the government will flood the market and depress prices.

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National homebuilders lag in bringing green construction home

NEW YORK - Green building as a cause has united disparate parties from environmental groups to big business to policymakers, but one key industry has struggled to react to the change in public sentiment.

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China dances to own tune while share markets elsewhere tremble

SHANGHAI, China - On a bad day, the retirees slouched in the plastic chairs in the lobby of a downtown Shanghai Securities brokerage show little emotion as their nest eggs shrink before their eyes - the drama is all in the numbers blinking on the big screens.

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Some wine to go with that beef?

Two years ago, Kenneth Holt planted 1,000 grapevines on his Mount Peru Farm in Kingsville, hoping a winery business would expand the cattle farm his family has operated there since 1940.

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Home-price appreciation steady in fourth quarter, report says

WASHINGTON — The rate of increase in U.S. home prices remained steady in the fourth quarter of 2006, extending the slowing trend that began earlier in the year, federal regulators reported Thursday.

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New Legg Mason HQ still needs approvals

Before gaining approvals from the city Planning Commission, H&S Properties Development Corp. has already begun tearing up the ground where it intends to build a Four Seasons Hotel and Legg Mason Inc.

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Freddie Mac plans to stop buying some high-risk mortgages

WASHINGTON — Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Tuesday it will no longer buy high-risk home mortgages that it deems to be highly vulnerable to foreclosure. The surprise move came amid a deteriorating market for subprime loans affected by slumping home prices and rising interest rates

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SSA is looking to move from N. Greene St.

The Social Security Administration is looking to relocate its downtown Baltimore operations from its 27-year-old home in the Metro West building, opening development opportunities on the city

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