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Gilded Era Is Going, Going, Gone

Fire-sale auctions of mansions, yachts, sports cars and other trappings of wealth have become increasingly common as the rich become less rich.
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Home Depot Profit Rises 44%

Home Depot’s earnings jumped 44%, as the home-improvement retailer followed Lowe’s in reporting better than expected results amid a drop in demand for their most expensive goods.
 

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Lowe’s Earnings Slide 22%

Lowe’s reported quarterly net fell 22% but a brighter outlook for the year sent its shares sharply higher.
 

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Philadelphia Tax Breaks Draw Ire

Amid a budget shortfall, some residents and lawmakers are pushing to scale back a tax-abatement program that once contributed to economic growth.
 

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The Real ‘Housewives’ House

Neal McDonough, the “Desperate Housewives” villain, lives the suburban dream among white picket fences that the sitcom mocks.
 

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What’s in a Name

These buildings in New York City, Denver and the U.K. come with a famed architect’s signature.
 

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BofA’s Lewis Drops Vacation-Home Price

Bank of America‘s chief executive Kenneth D. Lewis has cut the price of his South Carolina vacation house 13% to $3.3 million. | Photos
 

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Desperate Home Builders Woo Renters

In a bid to capture the attention of first-time buyers, builders conduct pet adopt-a-thons, promote low rates and talk up the ‘coin-free’ laundry.
 

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Home-Loan Banks Avoid Some Hits

A change in accounting policies will allow some of the Federal Home Loan Banks to avoid taking big hits to earnings for the first quarter.
 

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Pulte Shareholders Rebuke Directors

Three Pulte Homes directors who were up for re-election failed to receive a majority of votes, marking a rare rebuke of a company’s board.
 

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