Philippines president condemns killing of broadcaster Juan Jumalon amid rising concerns over journalist safety – JURIST

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. condemned the killing of a journalist during a live broadcast on Sunday, as advocacy groups sounded the alarm over violence against reporters in the country….

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These are the cities where hotel rates are rising fastest – Orange County Register

Lebawit Lily Girma | (TNS) Bloomberg News Hotel room rates in major cities from Boston to Mumbai are expected to jump by double digits, even after predictions that prices were…

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Rising mortgage rates squeeze Southern California homebuyers, depress sales – Press Enterprise

Buying a Southern California home became even more challenging in late summer, with shoppers contending with high prices, higher mortgage rates and continued competition for a limited number of properties…

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Biden Hosts Pacific Islands, With a Rising China in Mind

The Pacific Island state of Niue is one of the world’s tiniest. Covering just over 100 square miles and with a population of about 1,700, it has no military, is…

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Office Values Falling, Office Building Debt Rising

Thursday, September 21, 2023 Back in March, we wrote about the then-current news of some of the nation’s largest real estate owners defaulting on loans secured by office buildings. At…

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Home sales fell again in August as homebuyers grapple with rising costs – Orange County Register

By Alex Veiga | The Associated Press Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell for the third month in a row in August, as higher mortgage rates, rising prices and…

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Home construction drops to lowest level since 2020 but permits are rising – Orange County Register

By Reade Pickert | Bloomberg New US home construction dropped in August to the lowest level since June 2020, highlighting the toll of declining housing affordability. Residential starts decreased 11.3%…

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South Korea educators call for legal reforms, expansion of teachers’ rights amid rising suicide rate – JURIST

On Monday, Seoul witnessed a gathering of 50,000 educators demanding the protection of their rights and advocating for lawful regulation concerning overbearing parents. Related to this protest, the country has…

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Landlords with $1.2 trillion in debt face rising default risks – Press Enterprise

By John Gittelsohn | Bloomberg About $1.2 trillion of debt on US commercial real estate is “potentially troubled” because it’s highly leveraged and property values are falling, according to Newmark…

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