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The Cost of Vacant Houses, Collapses and Demolition

December 9, 2011
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The Cost of Vacant Houses, Collapses and Demolition

The Baltimore Sun‘s Jamie Smith Hopkins, citing this GAO report (pdf download), says Baltimore would need to spend about $180 million to demolish all its dangerous vacant buildings and clear the lots: Officials in Baltimore, Detroit, and Chicago, in particular, stated that the resources required to demolish the large number of long-term vacant properties...
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How Lies=Bonuses

July 17, 2009
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So, in a week where Goldman Sachs reported mega billions in quarterly “earnings” and even CitiGroup squeezed out $4 billion, I have to direct your attention to the Columbia Journalism Review’s “The Audit” blog where, for several months, some of the best business reporting has been compiled. Today the prolific Ryan Chittum posts on...
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