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Real estate market, improved budget credited to newcomers

Oct. 23, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

The economic toll inflicted on Connecticut by the coronavirus pandemic has been blunted somewhat what appears to be an influx of newcomers who are boosting both the real estate market and the state budget. Joanne Breen, the 2020 president of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, said Friday that it has been...

Alabama system pays $250,000 to oust school superintendent

Oct. 23, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama school system decided to pay $250,000 to oust a superintendent who has been on leave since the FBI searched his home in June. School board members in Athens voted unanimously Thursday to buy out the contract of Trey Holladay, who had received his monthly salary of...

The new Huawei Mate 40 Pro smartphone is held for a photo, in London, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. Huawei, has unveiled its Mate 40 line of phones, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, a product release that comes at a crucial moment for the company. (AP Photo/James Brooks)

New Huawei phone comes at crucial time for Chinese company

Oct. 22, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery. What it may not have outside the Chinese tech giant’s home market is very many buyers. Huawei, which recently became the world’s No. 1 smartphone maker, on Thursday unveiled...

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September existing home sales climb 9.4%, highest since '06

Oct. 22, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sales of existing homes climbed 9.4% in September, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday, the latest sign that the housing market remains red hot despite the coronavirus pandemic. On a seasonally-adjusted rate, the selling pace of existing homes climbed to 6.54 million...

An employee leaves an office of SK Hynix Inc. in Seongnam, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Intel has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea's SK Hynix as it moves toward more diverse technologies while shedding a major Chinese factory at a time of deepening trade friction between Washington and Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Intel to sell NAND business to SKorean rival for $9 billion

Oct. 20, 2020 4:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Intel has agreed to a $9 billion deal to sell most of its memory business to South Korea’s SK Hynix as it moves toward more diverse technologies while shedding a major Chinese factory at a time of deepening trade friction between Washington and Beijing. Intel said it will...

In time for Halloween, ghost tour launches in Bayou country

Oct. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, La. (AP) — Along the Bayou Teche, a 135-mile waterway that stretches out from the Mississippi River, the warm late September air buzzed with the sounds of mosquitoes and crickets. Daylight dwindled as a small group of mask-clad people followed tour guide Steven Mora to the edge of the bayou in...

Barnes & Noble says shopper info may have been taken in hack

Oct. 15, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble said the personal information of its shoppers may have been stolen after its computer systems were hacked. The bookseller told customers in an email Wednesday that hackers could have had access to their email address, name, phone number, home address and a list of books...

Rent-to-own housing rarely works out the way it's planned

Oct. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Herman Watson and Rhonda King live on the same Columbus street, in houses with nearly identical layouts in the Northaven Woods neighborhood. Both moved there as soon as the houses were built in 2017. Watson bought his house after renting it for about a year. King hasn’t bought...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, signs are posted outside of a house that was occupied by the group Moms 4 Housing in Oakland, Calif. Homeless moms evicted from a San Francisco Bay Area house they occupied illegally earlier this year now own the home and plan to turn it into housing for other people experiencing homelessness. Moms 4 Housing said Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, they have signed the deed to the dilapidated West Oakland home, which now belongs to the Oakland Community Land Trust. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Oakland land trust buys house where homeless moms evicted

Oct. 9, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homeless moms who were evicted earlier this year from a vacant San Francisco Bay Area house they occupied say a community land trust has purchased the property and will turn it into transitional housing for other mothers experiencing homelessness. Members of the activist group, Moms 4...

Cook County owes $100 million-plus in property tax refunds

Oct. 9, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than $100 million in property tax refunds is owed to thousands of Cook County residents, county Treasurer Maria Pappas says, and most have no idea they are due the money. “If people knew that they had this money, then they would come and get it,” Pappas said. “This...