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Source: Common Domain

Airbnb Has Held Talks to Buy Hotel Tonight

Sunday 09:54 GMT

Airbnb Inc. has held talks to acquire hotel-booking site Hotel Tonight Inc. as the home-sharing company seeks to bolster its offerings and make itself more attractive to investors ahead of an eventual IPO, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

Talks between Airbnb and Hotel Tonight, described by one of the people as informal, have gone cold though they could come back to life. Acquiring the closely held site would give Airbnb a way to show investors more growth potential and demonstrate it can branch out beyond its core short-term, home-rental business ahead of a share listing the company has said could come this year or next.

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Source: Fox News

Hoyer claims GOP congressman cast 'aspersion on a Hispanic' by saying 'go back to Puerto Rico'

Saturday 02:25 GMT

Regardless of whether the comment, as Smith repeatedly claimed, was merely a reference to a Democratic congressional delegation's recent trip to the Caribbean island. "Either way, it was an aspersion on a Hispanic, that he ought to go back to Puerto Rico," Hoyer told Fox News, when asked about the possibility that Smith did not intend racial animus.

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, for example, called President Trump a "motherf---er" and was photographed with Linda Sarsour, a proponent of the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has compared Jewish people to termites and praised Hitler.

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Source: CTV

Democrats reject Trump's tradeoff to fund $5.7B wall

Sunday 20:54 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump offered temporary relief to young people brought into America illegally as children if Democrats provide $5.7 billion in funding for his proposed border wall.

Seeking a shutdown solution, U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading temporary protections for young people brought to America illegally as children.

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Source: Common Domain

Ripe for Investment, Charlotte, North Carolina, is Bucking the U.S. Slowdown Trend

Saturday 11:44 GMT

Unlike some of the major U.S. markets, Charlotte, North Carolina, is experiencing strong growth in its real estate market.

"Everyone’s moving to Charlotte," said Jason Gentry, managing broker at Premier Sotheby's International Realty, which services the Charlotte area. More: Post-Brexit, European Cities Show Promise in 2019, With Lisbon Leading the Way. The banking and tech sectors are strong in Charlotte, and more business is coming, as several companies, like Honeywell, plan to relocate there in the coming year.

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Source: Common Domain

After Nearly Nonstop Growth, San Francisco Bay Area Buyers Take Pause

Saturday 21:49 GMT

Buyers in the typically ferocious San Francisco Bay Area real estate market looked decidedly less enthusiastic in December, as sales dropped despite more discounts, according to a report Wednesday from Compass.

Across the Bay Area, the share of price reductions doubled, increasing to 33% in December 2018, from 15% a year earlier, the report said.

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Source: The Guradian

Victoria Beckham: ‘You have to be quite controlling’

Sunday 08:04 GMT

“I wear my clothes, I travel in my clothes, so I really care about what something looks like when you get off a plane or pull it out of a suitcase,” she says to me one day in New York when we are discussing the challenge of a business trip wardrobe that needs only carry-on luggage.

Inside, Mario Sorrenti, fashion royalty since he photographed a nude Kate Moss face down on a sofa for Calvin Klein’s Obsession in 1993, is perched on a wooden crate shooting the first Victoria Beckham X Reebok collection.

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Source: Common Domain

Equestrian Haven in Wellington, Florida, Heads to Auction

Saturday 20:54 GMT

A Wellington, Florida, home outfitted with an equestrian arena and stables will go to auction Feb. 15 with a reserve price of $2 million.

Located in "the winter equestrian capital of the world," the home is just two miles from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center—which hosts the Winter Equestrian Festival each year from January through March—and even closer to the Global Dressage Festival, which the Scarpas co-founded, Mrs. Scarpa said.

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Source: Common Domain

Bruce Willis Asks $12.95 Million for New York Country Retreat

Saturday 17:14 GMT

Actor Bruce Willis and his wife Emma are listing their 22-acre country estate near Bedford Corners, N.Y., for $12.95 million as the couple plans a move to the West Coast.

“The only reasons we are giving it up is because we are so far from our California family, which is why we have decided to return to the West Coast and make our home there,” Mr. Willis, 63, said in a statement. “Our youngest daughter Mabel said last week that she wishes we could put lots of balloons on our house, like they did in the movie ‘Up’, and send it to the West Coast.

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Source: Common Domain

How Drew Brees Pushes the Limits of Quarterback Accuracy

Saturday 17:14 GMT

Drew Brees dropped back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings this season, and something unusual happened: He threw an interception.

Brees followed that by throwing two more passes, both complete and the second one for a touchdown—winning the game and giving the Saints home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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Source: The Guradian

Malala Yousafzai on student life, facing critics – and her political ambitions

Sunday 08:58 GMT

Yousafzai explains why she was driven to tell the stories of other displaced girls. “People have heard my story already,” says Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, in something of an understatement. “I thought it was time for people to listen to other girls’ stories as well.”

Like a true politician, she will not be drawn on which of the prime ministers or presidents that she has met, from Gordon Brown to Barack Obama, has most im


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