3 Possible Solutions To Housing Booms And Busts

Changes in demand caused by the pandemic were, of course, a big part of the house price boom but two years of falling mortgage rates was the main reason house prices skyrocketed in 2020 and 2021. Rates fell from 4.9% in November 2018 to 2.7% in January 2021, the lowest rate ever on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages.
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Friday Box Office: ‘Elvis’ Tops With $13 Million, ‘Black Phone’ Grabs $10 Million

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis topped the domestic box office on Friday with a solid $12.7 million. That includes $3.7 million in Thursday (and week-of) previews. If the film plays over the weekend like Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman (which opened with $25.7 million from a $9.17 million Friday in June of 2019), then the $85 million rock biopic earns an impressive $35 million in its Fri-Sun debut. That may be optimistic since the Paramount-released, crowd-pleasing Elton John flick was R-rated. However, Taron Egerton’s Rocketman was also an hour shorter than Warner Bros. Discovery’s Austin Butler and Tom Hanks-starring 160-minute epic. With strong reviews and solid buzz, I’d expect the Austin Butler/Tom Hanks flick with around $30 million and duking it out with Top Gun: Maverick for the weekend crown.
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Washington Commanders Risk Early 2022 Hole Without Chase Young

The Washington Commanders need a bounce-back year from their defense to contend in the NFC East in 2022, unfortunately, they may have to start their quest to rebound without one of their cornerstones on that side of the ball. ESPN’s John Keim wrote earlier this week that it is possible...

This Under-The-Radar Waterfront Town Is Well Worth A Visit

Welcome to Ilwaco, Wash., the charming coastal village that most tourists pass by on their way to the miles-long stretches of sand off Long Beach. It’s home to some seafood-driven spots that offer incredible views, the same vistas Lewis and Clark and crew looked out on when finally making their way to the Pacific. Let’s explore... like the Corp of Discovery.

AA Films’s Anil Thadani Interview: How Indian Cinema Became A Pan-India Business

Anil Thadani, founder of the Indian film distribution company AA Films, is a proud man. The catalogue of his company boasts of box office hits as well as content-driven cinema. In 2022 alone, the company has had India’s top grossers to its credit and these include Bhool Bhulaiyya 2, KGF Chapter 2 and Pushpa The Rise. It even has Anubhav Sinha’s critically acclaimed Anek to its credit.

Will The Internet Ever Figure Out David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’?

Two miniature people crawl under the door, laughing psychotically. A woman, terrified, runs as these demonic figures grow to normal size and chase her through the apartment. Helpless and screaming, this woman hides in her room, pulls out a handgun, and puts an end to it all. Smoke fills her room as her still body lies in bed. Out of the darkness comes a monstrous homeless man. A garbage fire ignites the background as he stares into the camera.

New Apple Leak Reveals iPhone 14 Battery Surprise

Apple's iPhone 14 design changes leaked months ago, but speculation around their performance has proved much more controversial. And now a new leak has set tongues wagging about their battery life. Shared by credible industry insider ShrimpApplePro, a new Baidu post has published what it claims are the battery capacities...

Tuba Club, South Of France’s Coolest Spot, Gets Hot New Resident Chefs

“Keep on going straight down until you can’t go on anymore. You'll reach a very small village; it’s like it’s the last village before you reach the end of the world. The land just stops. And then it’s just sea,” says Pierre, the taxi driver who picked me up from Marseille train station. As we zip along the craggy coastline south of France's second largest city, he tells me a little bit about Les Goudes, where I am headed, which is a district of Marseille tucked in the Calanques National Park, a huge rocky stretch scattered with coves that extends 200 square miles along the sea.

Sony Studios Defy Jim Ryan’s Neutrality Request After Roe V Wade Overturned

We are seeing a wide range of reactions from game studios across the industry in the wake of the overturning of Roe V. Wade by the Supreme Court yesterday. They range from Destiny developer Bungie, who immediately published a policy that they would pay for employees in affected states to travel to ensure their reproductive rights remained intact, to EA, who crafted a vague statement about “the well-being of our people” that seems crafted to be as inoffensive as possible.

Jessica McCaskill Vs. Alma Ibarra: Odds, Records, Prediction

When Jessica McCaskill beat longtime welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus in 2020, it was a big surprise to most observers, but then when McCaskill bested her again in the rematch seven months later, it sealed McCaskill as the undisputed welterweight champion and one of the best fighters in the sport. On Saturday night, Alma Ibarra gets a chance to pull off the same kind of surprise against McCaskill that McCaskill managed against Braekhus. Here’s everything you need to know about Jessica McCaskill vs. Alma Ibarra, including the odds, their records and a prediction on who will win.

Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez Vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: Odds, Records, Prediction

Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez doesn’t have nearly the experience of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. He doesn’t have the kind of top-notch resume Sor Rungvisai has spent the last eight years formulating. But Rodriguez does have a couple of advantages over one of the best 115-pounders of the last decade, and to defend his super flyweight world title, he’ll have to use them on Saturday night vs. Sor Rungvisai. Here’s everything you need to know about Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, including the odds, their records and a prediction on who will win.

The World’s Best Scotch Whisky—According To The 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition celebrated its 22th iteration back in April, and this time around it was bigger than ever. “With over 5000 entries from 40 countries we are by leaps and bounds the largest and longest running blind judging event [in the world],” according to Amanda Blue, president of the event. “This year cemented our status as the preeminent spirits competition in the world.”

How To Qualify For $6 Billion Of Student Loan Forgiveness

Here’s how to qualify for $6 billion of student loan forgiveness. Here’s what you need to know — and what it means for your student loans. This week, the Biden administration agreed to cancel $6 billion of student loans for 200,000 borrowers. This student loan cancellation is another big win for student loan borrowers. Follow these 10 steps to learn how you can qualify for this major student loan forgiveness.

More Offshore Wind, Tesla’s ‘Money Furnaces’ And Green Hydrogen In Coal Country

This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you the latest news about the business of sustainability. Sign up to get it in your inbox every week. On Thursday, the Biden Administration announced a partnership with 11 state governments to accelerate construction of offshore wind energy projects along the east coast. This move is a component of the Administrations long-term goal to have 30 gigawatts from offshore wind by the end of the decade. That’s enough to cut 78 million metric tons of carbon emissions and to power 10 million homes (or about 24 trips on Doc Brown’s time machine). As part of the move, the Department of Energy along with the governments of Maryland and New York will provide funding to secure supply chains for the project.