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Alibaba: primary listings back home offer China tech giants price support

What would Amazon’s stock price be if US retail investors were banned from investing? Lower, doubtless. The thought experiment shows that Alibaba’s 2014 listing in New York was doubly impressive. The world’s largest-ever listing depended on foreign investors. This year, mainland China’s legions of retail investors should get the chance to invest. For Chinese tech […]

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Gaming

Overpriced God of War: Ragnarok Special Edition Listings Are Flooding eBay

Preorders for God of War: Ragnarok went up just hours ago and already grifters have loaded eBay with inflated listings, doubling or even almost tripling the standard price of the collector’s editions. For context, you can preorder three different versions of God of War: Ragnarok, all coming with different extras and goodies. The launch edition […]

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Business

Housing shortage starts easing as listings surge in June

A “For Sale” sign is seen outside a home in New York. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters A historic housing shortage brought on by the one-two punch of slow construction and strong pandemic-induced demand is finally starting to ease. Active listings for homes jumped 19% in June, the fastest annual pace since Realtor.com began tracking the […]

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Gaming

Amazon blocks listings for LGBTQ+ products in the United Arab Emirates | Engadget

Amazon’s customers in the United Arab Emirates won’t find listings for LGBTQ-related products on its website anymore. According to The New York Times, the Emirati government has demanded the removal of products associated with LGBTQ people and issues and has threatened to penalize Amazon if it doesn’t comply by Friday. In response, the e-commerce giant […]

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Business

Home listings suddenly jump as sellers worry they may miss out on the red-hot housing market

A For Sale sign is displayed in front of a house in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds | Afp | Getty Images Sharply higher mortgage rates have caused a sudden pullback in home sales, and now sellers are rushing to get in before the red-hot market cools off dramatically. The supply of homes for sale jumped […]

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Gaming

New York City reportedly has more Airbnb listings than rentable apartments | Engadget

New York City may have more Airbnb listings than apartments for rent despite a 2016 law banning short-term rentals, Curbed has reported. April apartment rental inventory in Manhattan, Brooklyn and northwest Queens numbered 7,699 units, according to the Douglas Elliman report. That compares to somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 entire-apartment or entire-home Airbnb rental listings […]

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Science

Charlottesville home listings for people who need a lot of living space

Your entire family will enjoy the splendor & comfort of this wonderful 5 bed, 4.5 bath private country hideaway. Discover the many recreation options (hunting, fishing, walking trails, ATVs) of this property with over 15 acres of gently rolling country side and flowing Cunningham Creek. Cleared acreage with fruit trees and a three-bay stable is […]

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The Most Popular House Listings Last Week All Share This Controversial Design Style

If you want to sell your home quickly (and for asking price), most stagers and real-estate agents will tell you to remove all traces of personality from the interiors—colorful walls, family photos, brightly patterned window treatments. But does that advice really hold true? Based on Realtor.com’s most-viewed property listings from last week, having floral kitchen […]

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Canada

Average house price up 20% in past year — and new listings are surging | CBC News

The price of the average Canadian home hit $816,720 in February, its highest level on record, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. The group, which represents 100,000 realtors across the country, said Tuesday that it was the second-busiest February ever for home selling, just behind the all-time high hit last year. Some 58,209 homes […]

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Finance

Mortgage rates fall to a four-week low, but homebuyers still pull back due to record low listings

Mortgage rates fell to a four-week low, but the tight supply of homes for sale, as well as high prices, caused a drop in loan demand from homebuyers. Read more here US Top News and Analysis