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College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

The debate over services like Airbnb — often criticized for essentially turning apartments into hotel rooms, putting upward pressure on housing costs and driving out longer-term tenants who can’t afford rising rents — has raged for years in major cities.

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

The debate over services like Airbnb — often criticized for essentially turning apartments into hotel rooms, putting upward pressure on housing costs and driving out longer-term tenants who can’t afford rising rents — has raged for years in major cities.

FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

FEMA insurance chief: Harvey losses could top $11 billion

The head of the National Flood Insurance Program said Wednesday early estimates show Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas.

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her.

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

Home rebuilding: A long and costly burden for storm victims

With floodwaters nearing knee height, Arlene Estle fled to the upstairs of the Houston house where she’s lived for 50 years and raised four children. It was many hours later before her son-in-law arrived by boat to rescue her.

Think it’s expensive here? A house in Sunnyvale, Calif., just sold for $782,000 over asking

Think it’s expensive here? A house in Sunnyvale, Calif., just sold for $782,000 over asking

Your eyes do not deceive you: A four-bed, two-bath house — less than 2,000 square feet — listed for $1,688,000 and sold for $2,470,000.

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Far fewer Americans compared with five years ago are paying for flood insurance in coastal areas of the United States where hurricanes, storms and tidal surges pose a serious threat, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data.

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Fewer Americans buy insurance in coastal areas

Far fewer Americans compared with five years ago are paying for flood insurance in coastal areas of the United States where hurricanes, storms and tidal surges pose a serious threat, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data.

White House disbands another advisory council, this one on infrastructure

White House disbands another advisory council, this one on infrastructure

A White House advisory council on infrastructure Thursday became the latest casualty of the pique of business leaders over President Donald Trump’s response to the hate-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

White House disbands another advisory council, this one on infrastructure

White House disbands another advisory council, this one on infrastructure

A White House advisory council on infrastructure Thursday became the latest casualty of the pique of business leaders over President Donald Trump’s response to the hate-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.