The ranks of do-it-yourselfers seem to be growing, but not for every category. The Home Improvement Research Institute reports that two thirds of projects are completely DIY today, with interior painting and landscaping leading the way for homeowners going it alone. More homeowners are tackling simple home projects themselves. Getty Painting projects are greatly assisted
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IKEA’s new Manhattan Planning Studio Andria Cheng When home-furnishings giant IKEA in April opened its first smaller U.S. city-center format, dubbed Planning Studio, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the Swedish chain said that’s one telling example of how it’s reaching customers in “new ways that are more accessible and more personalized.” Accessible it is for Karima Rustin,
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With the Trump administration blacklisting Huawei, China’s biggest tech player, we’ve seen stocks suffer and trade tensions heighten. The company makes phone and networking equipment, but according to the U.S. government, it’s also also a security risk for 5G networks. As the dispute continues, what does this mean for the global tech sector and the
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SoftBank and its $100 billion Vision Fund have been spending billions of dollars around Silicon Valley, helping start-ups delay their IPOs, but is this strategy working? One of the company’s biggest investments, Uber, had disappointing results on its first day of trading at the NYSE, trading below its initial public offering price of $45. Does that
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There is no way to get to anything resembling a secure retirement system without expanding Social Security. We also need to fix the broken employer-based retirement system, but fixing pensions and expanding Social Security are not substitutes. A comprehensive retirement security bill needs both. Let’s start with Social Security.  Social Security is a social insurance
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