Buy a house? What about an entire city?
RealtyTrac’s foreclosure report for December 2014 and the full year is out, and the outlook is positive. According to the report, foreclosure filings were down 18 percent in 2014 from the previous year and are approaching the same level as in 2006, before the housing crisis hit.
The number of trips Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have each taken in the past two years, outpacing all other potential candidates for president, according to U.S. News & World Report.
That’s the percentage of small businesses that don’t have a website, according to Google research. It’s why the tech giant is launching its own website-naming service, aimed at this small corner of the market.
The number of consecutive quarters RadioShack has seen losses, despite some aggressive and public re-branding. The electronics retailer is expected to declare bankruptcy as soon as next month. Quartz has nine charts showing the brand’s gradual decline.
That’s how far American manufacturing fell between 2000 and 2013, while Chinese manufacturing grew several times over. Now, more stable wages have some companies looking back to the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported.
That’s how much a city has been put on the market for. Yes, a whole city. Bargylia, an ancient site in Turkey, to be exact. As the BBC reports, the city sits on the coast and dates to fifth century B.C. Although it’s in a popular tourist spot, the eventual owners will be prevented from building on the site. They will, however, have access to what could be an archaeological treasure trove of historical artifacts.
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