CEO's North Oaks mansion was his refuge and place to entertain

CEO's North Oaks mansion was his refuge and place to entertain

The CEO of Deluxe Corp. built his sprawling estate in North Oaks for socializing with local business leaders, hosting lavish catered affairs for up to 150 people. Now, you can have it for $1.295 million.

In Pittsburgh, 'Fences' and August Wilson's Hill District

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Fans of "Fences" may be disappointed that the film won just one of its four Oscar nominations. But a pilgrimage to playwright August Wilson's hometown, Pittsburgh, might offer some consolation.

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January

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Fewer Americans signed contracts to purchase homes last month as rising prices, higher mortgage rates and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West.
National
February 27

GOP tax plans could eliminate popular tax breaks

When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.
National
February 24

Business Highlights

___Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surgeNEW YORK (AP) — How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market?U.S. stocks have screamed to…
Variety
February 24

US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health

Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates.
Housing
February 23

Long-term mortgage rates rise slightly this week

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month.
Music
February 23

Aretha Franklin birth home may get DIY Network overhaul

The Memphis home where soul music legend Aretha Franklin was born may get some love from the DIY Network, officials in charge of fixing up the crumbling structure said Thursday.
Housing
February 23

US average 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 4.16 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month.
Housing
February 23

How to buy a home when you haven't sold yours yet

You've found the perfect new home for your family, but your current house hasn't sold yet. You can't afford to carry two mortgages, or maybe…
Housing
February 22

Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. That has set off bidding wars that have pushed up prices as the supply of available homes has dwindled to record lows.
Variety
February 22

Business Highlights

____Fed officials discussed possible rate hike 'fairly soon'WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate…
National
February 22

Detroit suburb will allow mosque to settle lawsuits

A Detroit suburb that had denied a religious organization's proposal for a mosque in a residential neighborhood will allow construction to move forward to settle two lawsuits that alleged religious discrimination, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.