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Business Highlights: Musk's Twitter ideal, Fed confirmation

___ Will Musk’s hands-off ideal for Twitter have broad appeal? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coming up with $44 billion to buy Twitter was the easy part for Elon Musk. Next ...

Housing shortage, soaring rents squeeze US college students

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — UC Berkeley sophomore Terrell Thompson slept in his car for nearly two weeks at the start of the school year last fall, living out of a suitcase stashed in the trunk and textin...

"A new symphony and I am the conductor," says Hong Kong leadership candidate

Hong Kong's former No. 2 official John Lee, who will run in a leadership election in May, said on Saturday he plans a new chapter for the global financial hub that has been wracked by unprecedente...

New California law prevents enrollment drop at UC Berkeley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new law that stops one of the most prestigious U.S. universities from being forced to turn away thousands of students from its incom...

New California law prevents enrollment drop at UC Berkeley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Monday that stops one of the nation's most prestigious universities from having to turn away thousands of students from its i...

Quality Property & Facility Management Award 2022 Opens for Nominations

Advocate Forward-Moving Technologies and Advanced Management Applications to Attain the Professional Industry Standard HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 8 March 2022 - Co-organised by The Hong Kong As...

Colorado turns to ice-fishing tents to house homeless

DENVER (AP) — Gary Peters spent seven years camping outside a Denver golf course to avoid sleeping in a public shelter until last summer when he moved into a new homeless community where he's been giv...

Rents reach 'insane' levels across US with no end in sight

Krystal Guerra’s Miami apartment has a tiny kitchen, cracked tiles, warped cabinets, no dishwasher and hardly any storage space. But Guerra was fine with the apartment’s shortcomings...

California town drops cougars as reason to bar more housing

WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A wealthy California town has abandoned a claim that it is exempt from a new state law allowing increased housing density because the entire community is habitat for mountain l...

Fourth Quarter 2021 Citi Residential Property Ownership Survey

Over 40% of respondents expect stable home prices in the coming year and are cautious about purchasing a propertyHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 7 February 2022 - Citi Hong Kong conducted a survey in...

US announces $83M in latest round of tribal housing grants

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Emergency management officials on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota have a new building, but they have been operating out of an old jail that's set to be torn down. ...

Insider Q&A: Realtors' group Chief Economist Lawrence Yun

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. housing market had another scorcher of a year in 2021, aided by low mortgage rates, a swell of demand that outstripped supply and a rebounding job market. ...

New San Francisco center to share classical music with all

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yo-Yo Ma spent the better part of the pandemic playing cello to an online audience seeking solace in his music. On Friday, he marked his return to San Francisco...

Australian town overwhelmed by response to free land offer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Outback town of Quilpie hoped its offer of free residential land to anyone who would make it their home might attract five new families to the remote communit...

From condiments to condoms: new California laws bring change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom spent the summer campaigning to keep his job and, with a landslide victory in hand, he's continued pushing progressive California further left. ...