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  • Amid booming economy, homelessness soars on US West Coast

    SEATTLE - In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighbourhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and mounds of waste from the underbrush.
  • Asian shares climb on China data, Wall Street rally

    BANGKOK - Shares surged Friday in Asia after China reported economic data that, while bleak, was better than expected.
  • Hong Kong's mini apartments boom as property prices soar

    HONG KONG - With its marble-clad lobby, sweeping balcony views and sleek, modern decor, Donny Chan's apartment building would seem the kind of upscale tower most young Hong Kong professionals aspire to live in.
  • Macy's CEO says he hung up on Martha Stewart after learning of her deal with JC Penney

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren testified on Monday that he hung up on home diva Martha Stewart after she called to inform him on Dec. 6, 2011 that the company that bears her name had inked a deal with J.C. Penney to open shops within most of the chain's stores.

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