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Quicken sued by feds over home loans

The U.S. government sued Quicken Loans Thursday alleging the company violated federal rules when it made loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.

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Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

Home Depot will be the first major retailer to remove a chemical from vinyl flooring that's considered dangerous to children. There are no federal laws or rules prohibiting the group of chemicals known as phthalates from vinyl flooring.

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Tesla wants to power your home with a battery

Tesla will introduce a battery for your home during its highly anticipated April 30 event.

In a letter sent to investors and analysts on Tuesday, the electric car company said it will announce a "home battery" and a "very large utility scale battery....

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Home buyers in these markets have the upper hand

It continues to be a sellers' market in many areas of the country, but that doesn't mean buyers everywhere are out of luck.

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Demi Moore selling $75 million New York City penthouse

Demi Moore is selling her swanky New York City penthouse.

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George Lucas wants to build affordable housing in wealthy suburb

George Lucas wants to build affordable housing for 224 families in wealthy Marin County, California.

The project is proposed for the same spot where the Star Wars creator once wanted to build a new production studio. He withdrew that plan in 2012 afte...

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Surprise! 260 million people live in just 15 Chinese cities

China's largest cities can feel like endless, sprawling landscapes of construction sites, tower cranes and crowded streets.

But are these mega-cities even bigger than we thought?

OECD researchers argue in a new report that many more people live in Chin...

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Guess where the hottest housing markets are?

For home buyers in northern California, speed is the name of the game.

Of the top 10 fastest-moving housing markets, 8 are located in California, with San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland taking the top three spots, according to a report from Trulia. ...

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Tommy Lee Jones cuts price on Florida ranch

Tommy Lee Jones has cut the asking price for his 55-acre Florida horse ranch by 25 percent.

TMZ reports that Jones bought the ranch in 2002 for $2.95 million. He listed the property in 2011 for $26.75 million and has recently relisted the ranch for just under $20 million

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Nixon compound on the market for $75M

The coastal California compound to which Richard Nixon retired after resigning the presidency in August 1974 is on the market.

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Where to hunt down the 1-percenters

New York, N.Y. is a helluva town -- at least for those who want fat paychecks.

Tax filers living in New York County -- a.k.a. Manhattan -- reported $96,941 on average in wage and salary income last year, the highest among counties in the United States...

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