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Hot Property | Will Arnett lists award-winning home for $11 million

Hot Property: Will Arnett lists modern home for $11 million

There’s always money in the banana stand, to borrow from the show “Arrested Development.” But it might take a few more frozen banana sales to afford the Beverly Hills Post Office-area home of Will Arnett, who plays Gob Bluth on the show.Listed for $10.995 million, the actor’s steel-framed house is...

Covid-19 surge in US dampens July 4 celebrations

Covid-19 surge in US dampens July 4 celebrations

Florida recorded a record number of new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, as a nationwide surge in cases forced the cancellation of many Independence Day celebrations — with the exception of two fireworks displays hosted by Donald Trump.A further 11,458 people in Florida tested positive over the previous 24 hours, the state’s...

Hot Property Newsletter: Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?

Hot Property Newsletter: Doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore?

If all you read are real estate headlines, you might not realize we are in a pandemic. Celebrities seem to be using their “found” time to get their homes in order — literally. In any case, sellers’ hopes spring eternal. Joining the ranks this week are TV stars and a...

Surge in US Covid-19 cases dampens July 4 celebrations

Surge in US Covid-19 cases dampens July 4 celebrations

Florida recorded a record number of new Covid-19 cases on Saturday as the coronavirus outbreak cast a cloud over Independence Day celebrations, forcing many events to be cancelled across the US.A further 11,458 people in Florida tested positive over the past 24 hours, the state's health department revealed. This is a record...

Marshall Wace targets $1bn for new green hedge fund

Marshall Wace targets $1bn for new green hedge fund

Marshall Wace, one of Europe’s biggest hedge funds, is planning to raise $1bn for a new fund that will trade stocks based on their environmental and other ethical attributes, the latest sign that a sector known for its focus on profits sees opportunities in responsible investing.The London-based firm, headed by...

For investors, mistiming the market in 2020 meant disaster

For investors, mistiming the market in 2020 meant disaster

From a 2,997-point rout in the Dow Jones industrial average to two 9% single-day rallies in the S&P 500, the 2020 stock market has served up a raft of tantalizing sessions for would-be market timers. Hours came and went in which whole years could be made or lost.But for all...

Mexico vastly underestimating virus death toll, studies say

Mexico vastly underestimating virus death toll, studies say

Mexico has been grossly underestimating its Covid-19 death toll, according to a growing number of independent studies suggesting there have been tens of thousands of deaths in excess of the official count, casting doubt on president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s insistence that the pandemic has been tamed.As of Friday, Mexico...

Former Enron unit, U.S. government vie over $80-million yacht

Former Enron unit, U.S. government vie over $80-million yacht

Almost two decades after the collapse of Enron Corp., a former unit of the energy-trading giant is sparring with U.S. and Nigerian authorities over the proceeds of the sale of a luxury yacht.The dispute pivots on the Galactica Star — a 213-foot vessel once worth more than $80 million. The...

Hong Kong’s youth: ‘If we shut up then we lose completely’

Hong Kong’s youth: ‘If we shut up then we lose completely’

Peter, a 19-year-old student, shouts “Hong Kong independence!” at people on a crowded escalator in a shopping mall. The pro-democracy protesters, masquerading as shoppers to avoid police attention, immediately complete the slogan, responding: “The only way out”.The gangly youth was one of thousands of pro-democracy protesters who tried to hold...