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Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park

Rockefeller and the secret land deals that created Grand Tetons National Park

The audacious plan was hatched in secret. In the 1920s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. – son of the Standard Oil founder, ardent conservationist and one of America’s richest men – agreed to surreptitiously acquire thousands of acres of breathtaking scenery around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and donate them to the federal government for a national park.

Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

Trump condo prices falling in Manhattan, report finds

In Manhattan, where Donald Trump built his empire, prices for condos in buildings bearing his gilded name are falling in the first year of his presidency.

Business groups typically allied with GOP not all on board fast tax train

Business groups typically allied with GOP not all on board fast tax train

One powerful group was noticeably scarce from the flurry of activity inside the congressional committee room where Republicans recently took a big step toward passing their sweeping tax overhaul.

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday, including a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from the White House and others in their own party. Their bill would leave the prized mortgage interest deduction untouched for homeowners in a concession to the powerful real estate lobby but would ignore a House compromise on the hot-button issue of state and local tax deductions.

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday, including a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from the White House and others in their own party. Their bill would leave the prized mortgage interest deduction untouched for homeowners in a concession to the powerful real estate lobby but would ignore a House compromise on the hot-button issue of state and local tax deductions.

“I don’t feel wealthy”: The upper middle class is worried about paying for the tax overhaul

“I don’t feel wealthy”: The upper middle class is worried about paying for the tax overhaul

Mishoe is the type of person – affluent enough for an annual family vacation but not enough for a boat or second home – who potentially stands to lose under the Republican framework for changing the country’s tax code, which threatens to eliminate or deeply cut deductions for mortgage and student loan interest and state and local taxes.

Down and out in D.C.: What can be done about diplomatic dumps?

Down and out in D.C.: What can be done about diplomatic dumps?

The large building at the corner of 22nd and R streets in downtown Washington, D.C., sticks out like a wart in the otherwise upscale neighborhood. Plywood covers the windows, sleeping bags and empty bottles litter the shuttered doorways and head-high weeds sprout through the asphalt of the empty fenced-off parking lot.

Down and out in D.C.: What can be done about diplomatic dumps?

Down and out in D.C.: What can be done about diplomatic dumps?

The large building at the corner of 22nd and R streets in downtown Washington, D.C., sticks out like a wart in the otherwise upscale neighborhood. Plywood covers the windows, sleeping bags and empty bottles litter the shuttered doorways and head-high weeds sprout through the asphalt of the empty fenced-off parking lot.

Trump’s pick to run mortgage agency has helped lenders fight it

Trump’s pick to run mortgage agency has helped lenders fight it

For the past eight years, Brian Montgomery has helped mortgage lenders fight penalties sought by the Federal Housing Administration. Now he’s President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the agency.

Trump’s pick to run mortgage agency has helped lenders fight it

Trump’s pick to run mortgage agency has helped lenders fight it

For the past eight years, Brian Montgomery has helped mortgage lenders fight penalties sought by the Federal Housing Administration. Now he’s President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the agency.