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Biden looks to give a big boost to homebuyers and builders

CNBC Real Estate
A contractor frames a house under construction in Lehi, Utah, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Private residential construction in the U.S. rose 2.7% in November. George Frey | Bloomberg | Getty Images Anyone looking to buy a home today is likely frustrated by sky-high prices and slim pickings. But......

U.S. Senate Republican leader cautions Democrats against big ‘ideological change’

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell heads to the Senate floor as he and the rest of the U.S. Senate continue to disagree on approving 2,000 dollars stimulus checks on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell......

No. 11 Houston uses big first half to cruise past UCF 75-58

Sports Illustrated
HOUSTON (AP) Quentin Grimes scored 18 points, Justin Gorham added 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 11 Houston used a dominant first half to cruise to a 75-58 win over UCF on Sunday. Grimes scored in double figures for his 11th straight game after opening the season with eight......

The Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker Rivian

New York Times
Another big trend reshaping the auto industry is autonomous cars. On Tuesday, Cruise, a unit of G.M. that is working in that area, announced it had raised $2 billion from Microsoft, G.M., Honda and other investors. Rivian and Tesla are also working on automated-driving technology. Rivian is different from Tesla......

No. 22 Illinois goes for sweep of Big Ten rival Penn State

Sports Illustrated
AP News With four or five potential pros on its roster and perhaps a couple of future NBA All-Stars, No. 22 Illinois was expected to challenge for the Big Ten Conference title back in November and potentially make a deep NCAA Tournament run. The Fighting Illini might still meet all......

Big firms to pay small companies within 30 days

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55714224 “Late payment causes real hardship to small businesses, and the issue is more prevalent than ever due to the continued impact of the pandemic. Code signatories of all sizes demonstrate their commitment to ending the culture of late payment and helping to increase business confidence,” said Interim Small Business......

Big Oil’s flagship plastic waste project sinks on the Ganges

Reuters
SINGAPORE/VARANASI, India (Reuters) – A wheelbarrow and a handful of metal grids for capturing litter, emblazoned with the words “Renew Oceans,” sit rusting outside an empty, padlocked office in the Indian city of Varanasi, a short walk from the Ganges. FILE PHOTO: Clouds cover the skies over the river Ganges......

Higgins Fumble-Touchback Costs Browns Big vs. Chiefs

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador The Browns were inches away from six points and cutting into a 16–3 Chiefs lead going into halftime. With a little less than two minutes to go in the half, Baker Mayfield delivered a pass to Rahard Higgins......

Divisional Round Takeaways: Bills D Comes Up Big, Unstoppable Pack, Cruel End for Lamar

Sports Illustrated
Reacting and overreacting to everything that happened in the Divisional Round playoffs… Things That Made Me Giddy Taron Johnson Runs 101 Yards Into the End Zone . . . and Into Our Hearts: “The 101 yard interception-return touchdown was a big play” is the kind of analysis you come here......

Class Action Suit Targeting Cleveland Clinic’s Billing Practices Gets Big Victory

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click to enlarge Wikipedia The Cleveland Clinic A Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge Thursday denied the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s motion to dismiss a potential class-action lawsuit targeting the hospital’s billing practices. Judge John P. O’Donnell ruled that the suit may go forward, and that the arguments advanced by the......

As Trump Clashes With Big Tech, China’s Censored Internet Takes His Side

New York Times
After Twitter and Facebook kicked President Trump off their platforms, and his supporters began comparing his social media muzzling to Chinese censorship, the president won support from an unexpected source: China. “Legally he’s still the president. This is a coup,” said one comment, which included an expletive, that was liked......

Big Parma and Brunswick News: New Chick-Fil-A Locations Will Open Next Week

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Friday, January 15, 2021 Big Parma and Brunswick News: New Chick-Fil-A Locations Will Open Next Week Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 12:05 PM click to enlarge If what you’re 2021 was missing so far was a Chick-fil-A even more conveniently located to your house......

How IBM influences policy without spending big money on election campaigns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc.......

The Liberty Enter Free Agency ‘Absolutely’ Ready for Big Changes

New York Times
Howard Megdal One place the Liberty appear set is at the point guard position. Though Ionescu played only three games before an ankle injury ended her season, she quickly displayed the evolved offensive repertoire that turned her Oregon team into a juggernaut, and her 33-point effort against the Dallas Wings......

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