Church? Apartments? As youth population drops, developers reimagine schools

Oct 18, 2022
Following the 2008 recession, people had fewer kids. Now, districts need fewer schools and are selling them to people with big dreams.
A potential buyer looks out the window of the empty library in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary/Middle School in northwest Baltimore, which has been closed since 2020.
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Why is Evergrande shaking markets?

Sep 21, 2021
The Chinese property developer is "potentially representative of a much broader set of problems across China's real estate sector," one expert says.
A woman drives her motorbike at the façade of an Evergrande housing complex in southeastern China on Sept. 16. The company is some $300 billion in debt.
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