China’s Covid protests started with an apartment fire in a remote region

Firefighting delays in the city of Urumqi, seen by many Chinese as linked to strict pandemic controls, sparked widespread demonstrations against the country’s zero-Covid restrictions Demonstrators in Beijing marched on Monday to honor the victims of a deadly fire and protest strict Covid-19 restrictions

Airbnb aims to attract large hosts with a reduction in rental sales

WSJ News Exclusive Property The new rental apartment listing service only includes units where short-term subletting is allowed

Biden’s dirty oil deal with Venezuela – WSJ – The Wall Street Journal

Biden’s dirty oil deal with Venezuela – WSJThe Wall Street Journal US grants Chevron license to pump oil into VenezuelaThe Washington Post Biden eases sanctions on Venezuela to bolster talks between Maduro and the oppositionKATU The US gives Chevron permission to pump oil into Venezuela againAxios Biden allowing Chevron to drill in Venezuela ‘makes absolutely … Read more

Protection of an art collection

Insure art Provenance is the starting point for insuring each valuable work of art or collection. As described by Joe Dunn, president of Huntingdon T. Block, a leading art insurance broker based in Washington, D.C.: “Provenance is the lineage or ownership that corresponds to the history of the painting. The title deed is when it … Read more

Alessandro Michele steps down as creative director of Gucci

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Alessandro Michele has stepped down as Gucci’s creative director after nearly eight years, a period during which he helped revive and transform the Italian label’s fortunes. The luxury house’s parent company, Kering, announced the decision on Wednesday, saying the 49-year-old designer has “played a fundamental role in making the brand … Read more

Protection of an art collection

Insure art Provenance is the starting point for insuring each valuable work of art or collection. As described by Joe Dunn, president of Huntingdon T. Block, a leading art insurance broker based in Washington, D.C.: “Provenance is the lineage or ownership that corresponds to the history of the painting. The title deed is when it … Read more

Herschel Walker, Georgia Senate candidate, gets tax break in 2022 on Texas home intended as primary residence

CNN — Republican Herschel Walker will receive a tax break this year that is only intended for a primary residence at his home in the Dallas, Texas area, despite running for Senate in Georgia. Publicly available tax records reviewed by CNN’s KFile show Walker is on the list to get a Texas property tax exemption … Read more

The first step in building an art collection: discovering what you like

Plan for success As people see more art, they can delve into what styles interest them, said Dane Pressner, the design director of New York City-based architectural and interior design firm D’Aquino Monaco. “What’s your passion? Or just, what interests you? That’s the first question,” he said. “Is it photography? Is it abstract painting? Is … Read more

Demand for mortgages rises as interest rates fall slightly

A home, available for sale, is shown on August 12, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Mortgage applications last week rose 2.2% from the previous week, prompted by a slight decline in interest rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Refinancing applications, which are typically the most sensitive to … Read more

Demand for mortgages rises as interest rates fall slightly

A home, available for sale, is shown on August 12, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Mortgage applications last week rose 2.2% from the previous week, prompted by a slight decline in interest rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Refinancing applications, which are typically the most sensitive to … Read more