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Peeking inside the war chests

Politics | This year’s presidential candidates have different spending styles
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/24/20, 04:35 pm

From 1980 to 2012, the presidential candidate who spent the most on his campaign won the general election. But in 2016, Republican Donald Trump bucked that trend, underspending his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by almost 2 to 1.

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Here today, foreclosed tomorrow

Politics | Landlords, lenders feel the strain of economic relief measures
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/24/20, 03:30 pm

WASHINGTON—The pandemic unexpectedly disrupted the housing market and Gina Lee’s real estate business in Northern Virginia. The day after coordinating one sale, she had to cancel it because the buyer got laid off.

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“A lazy substitute for real work”

Politics | The nation’s debt crisis comes to New York City, and the mayor lets it in
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/17/20, 04:29 pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that because of a budget deficit the coronavirus outbreak brought on, he would lay off himself and every employee in his office for an unpaid week later this fiscal year.

The move will save approximately $860,000. But the city’s projected deficit for the year stands at a devastating $9 billion, and the hole did not come just from responding to the virus.

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