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As Infrastructure Money Lands, the Job Dividends Begin

It has never exactly been boom times for the archaeology profession, but this past year comes close — thanks to Congress.Kim Redman runs Alpine Archaeological Consultants, a firm that searches […]




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China Is Finally Trying to Fix Its Housing Crisis

More than a year after one of China’s biggest real estate developers began to collapse, trouble has rippled through cities across the country. Dozens of other developers have also missed […]




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Solving the Housing Crisis Means Building When No One Is Buying

Last year, Freddie Mac estimated the nation’s housing supply deficit at 3.8 million units, up from 2.5 million in 2018. Other analysts come up with different figures, but pretty much […]




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Relief Eludes Many Renters as Fed Raises Interest Rates

Already, new home construction has dropped sharply as borrowing costs climb, declining 14.4 percent in May to the lowest rate in more than a year. Early data suggest that apartment […]










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Home Buyers Who Went All In on Evergrande Now Want Out

China is trying to cool its costly and dangerously debt-ridden housing market, where high prices and go-go levels of borrowing and spending are increasingly seen as a national threat.But as […]




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How an 11-Foot-Tall 3-D Printer Is Helping to Create a Community

Square FeetThree-dimensional printing can create nearly any object. A partnership in Mexico is putting that theory to the test, building a village for residents living in poverty.Pedro García Hernández, 48, […]




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China Pledges to Stop Building Coal Plants Abroad: Explained

Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, said on Tuesday that his country would stop building coal-burning power plants overseas, a major shift by the world’s second-biggest economy to move away from […]




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Beyond Evergrande’s Troubles, a Slowing Chinese Economy

BEIJING — Global markets have watched anxiously as a huge and deeply indebted Chinese property company flirts with default, fearing that any collapse could ripple through the international financial system.China […]