The Chinese superrich are about to flood the US real-estate market
After yet another drop in the Shanghai stock market and Hang Seng index on August 6, Daniel Chang heard his cell phone ping. The real-estate agent was on a business trip in Shanghai, and he was mid-bite during a dinner when he saw his phone light up from a message on his app, WeChat.
Boomtowns: The most populous city in each state
Alaska - Anchorage, population of 291,826. More than 40% of Alaskans live in the state's largest city, Anchorage.
Tropical Storm Erika losing its punch as it heads for Florida Friday, August 28
Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of petering out as it headed toward south Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. At least eight people were confirmed dead on the island of Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said on Twitter, though rescuers still searched for others reported missing.
Queens is finally becoming the hottest borough in New York City - and tourists are taking note
But Queens, one of the most diverse spots in the world, has silently ascended, even going so far as to be named the top travel destination in the US by Lonely Planet for 2015 . . And of the 54 million people who visited New York City, over 12% of them made a stop in Queens.
End big rig ban?
Q To those who think they have it bad on Interstate 580 when a few trucks go by, I say grow up. I live in the flatlands next to Interstate 880, where all of the trucks are, and I endure this 24 hours a day.
Hurricane Katrina: Bush To Visit New Orleans
Former US president George W Bush visits New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina - and a low point in his presidency. Former US president George W Bush is to revisit one of his presidency's lowest points when he travels to New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again
Eight days after Hurricane Katrina struck, food critic Tom Fitzmorris was asked how many of the 800 or so restaurants in storm-ravaged New Orleans were open. His answer was zero.