Headline News Archive

2017

August

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  • How to make your house a smart home. Nearly everything in your home — including air-conditioners, thermostats, lights and garage doors — can be connected to the internet and be remotely controlled with…
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  • Major rental-home companies set to merge. Two institutional landlords, Invitation Homes, a rental business spun out of the private equity giant the Blackstone Group, and Starwood Waypoint Homes said they would…
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July

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  • New York Chinese renters lost thousands to fake landlords (Chinese). (星島日報李志宏紐約報道)紐約市警發布消息稱,有3名嫌犯在法拉盛、積臣泰(Jackson Heights)、東艾姆赫斯特地區涉嫌詐騙,他們在臉書上發布出租公寓的消息,假冒房東與受害者交易,騙取數千元現金。 據警方消息,這3名嫌犯都是與受害者相約在路邊,嫌犯將鑰匙和押金收據給受害者,並以現金形式收取受害者押金,受害者達到公寓時才發現公寓早已被租出去了。4月1日,一名嫌犯與一名40歲的受害者約在積臣泰31大道77-01號前,受害者支付了嫌犯1400元租房押金;4月21日,一名25歲的受害者在積臣泰70街41-62號前與嫌犯見面,交給嫌犯1800元押金;2日後,另一名受害者與嫌犯相約在東艾姆赫斯特Jackson Mill路94-22號,受害者被騙1800元;6月6日,一名受害者在法拉盛北方大道137-58號前與一名嫌犯見面,並給其押金1500元。警方已公布3名嫌犯的照片,呼籲知情者能夠撥打止罪熱線1(800)577-TIPS (8477)、登錄止罪網站www.nypdcrimestoppers.com 或發送短信 TIP577 至 274637(CRIMES)提供線索,警方絕對保密報警消息之來源。
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  • Hiring a bank lawyer to attack CFPB bank rules. President Trump and Republicans in Congress have broadcast their every intention to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The president’s budget attempted to defund it…
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