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Rising mortgage rates and persistently high home prices are causing residents of Los Angeles and other major cities to search for homes in cheaper metro areas. For Angelenos in particular, Las Vegas and San Diego have emerged as the two premier spots for people looking to purchase a home in a different city, according to a study by Redfin. The real estate brokerage site found that a "net ...

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The Watchdog has had a lot to say about your tax appraisals over the years. Here are some stories from the past that might help you well into the future: 1. How the often bewildering Texas tax protest system works. (Hint: Everybody is confused. But if you don’t protest every year, the bills pile up in an unfair way.) 2. You should consider getting a property tax consultant. (And yes, there are ...

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On Wednesday, a Weymouth man was ordered to forfeit over $7 million in illicit proceeds from his role in a New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ conspiracy to defraud millions. Jiali Wang, 44-year-old Weymouth man, was sentenced to three months time served in prison and nine months of home detention by a U.S. Senior District Court Judge. Wang was also ordered to forfeit $7.75 million in illicit ...

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Dec. 2—When one is looking for it, good news isn't always so difficult to find. Especially if you are determined to put a positive spin on pretty much whatever comes your way. After Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that he expected short-term interest rates to continue going up, though perhaps not as robustly as in recent months, markets responded as though he'd just ...

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ST. PETERSBURG — The city’s second request for proposals to redevelop Tropicana Field, a billion-dollar project that is considered to be the city’s most significant redevelopment effort in a generation, has netted four applicants. Two are familiar to the city. One is Sugar Hill Community Partners, a finalist under the first request for proposals issued under former Mayor Rick Kriseman, which ...

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Infowars broadcaster Alex Jones filed for personal bankruptcy in Texas on Friday morning, creating a new obstacle for the relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims trying to collect $1.4 billion they won in a suit against the conspiracy theorists for his claims the school massacre was a hoax. The immediate effect of the voluntary bankruptcy petition in federal bankruptcy court will be to stop ...

A series of work sessions devoted to Luzerne County’s proposed 2022 budget will continue Tuesday, as county council reviews the budget requests of the district attorney’s office and general government, which includes council and the county manager’s office.

The attorney for a nonprofit that plans to purchase and refurbish the Sherman Hills housing complex in Wilkes-Barre made the case for Luzerne County to approve a proposed payment in lieu of taxes plan at Tuesday’s county council work session.