Monthly Archive: July 2020

The $600 unemployment bonuses did not lead to people working less, Yale study finds

In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, a pedestrian wearing a mask walks past reader board advertising a job opening for a remodeling company, in Seattle. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy and depressed the job market in the wake of the viral pandemic. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, a pedestrian wearing a mask walks past reader board advertising a job opening for a remodeling company, in Seattle. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy and depressed the job market in the wake of the viral pandemic. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Associated Press

  • Economists at Yale University found no evidence that the $600 weekly jobless benefits Congress authorized in March reduced employment.

  • The Chicago Fed also found a

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Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez list Malibu beach house for $8M

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have listed their multimillion-dollar Malibu beach house after a little more than a year of ownership, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The famous couple is reportedly asking for $7.99 million, which would result in a profit of $1.39 million if they are successful.

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Lopez, 51 and Rodriquez, 45, purchased the nearly 4,400-square-foot house from “Entourage” actor Jeremy Piven, who sold it for $6.6 million.

The single-family beachfront home is located right on Malibu Road and has five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

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Fashion designer Robert Rodriguez pockets $13.75 million for Beverly Hills home

The hard work has finally paid off for Robert Rodriguez. After remodeling and expanding his stylish Beverly Hills home over the last three years, the fashion designer just sold the place for $13.75 million.

That’s far shy of the $18.95 million he was originally asking, but still significantly more than the $8.7 million he paid for the place in 2016.

Spanning a third of an acre in Beverly Hills Flats, the property centers on a Spanish-style house built in 1927. Once clad in bright orange and salmon shades and brimming with Saltillo tile, it now wears a stately black-and-white exterior

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New York’s “Renovation Coach” on Remodeling Your Home in the Age of COVID-19

Renovating your home can be daunting under the best of circumstances. But attempting to remodel amid a global pandemic can seem impossible. That’s where Asher Lipman comes in. For more than 15 years, Lipman, a.k.a. the “NYC Renovation Coach,” has been guiding New Yorkers through the process—from setting budgets and choosing features to selecting contractors and navigating co-op boards. As COVID-19 changes how folks alter and upgrade their homes, Lipman shares with Clever the top tips for redoing your home during quarantine and beyond.

AD: How has the pandemic impacted renovation costs and timelines?

Lipman: As you’d expect,

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