UPDATE 2-China Oct new home prices cools, property investment accelerates

* Oct new home prices up 0.2% m/m vs 0.4% uptick in Sept

* Oct new home prices up 4.3% y/y vs 4.6% growth in Sept

* 45 out of 70 cities reported higher prices, vs 55 in Sept

* Oct property investment +12.7% y/y vs +12% y/y in Sept (Adds property investment data, analysts quotes)

BEIJING, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Chinese new home prices grew at a slower monthly pace in October, data showed on Monday, as many developers moved to cut prices to promote sales amid tighter government scrutiny on borrowing.

Average new home prices in 70 major cities rose 0.2% in October from a month earlier, the slowest monthly growth rate since March and down from September’s 0.4% growth, according to Reuters calculations based on data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Compared with the same month a year earlier, home prices rose 4.3% in

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The best Black Friday deals from Walmart, Target and more

You can’t beat these Black Friday 2020 savings. (Photo: All-Clad/Home Accents Holiday)

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We may only be in November, but already, many big box retailers are running their Black Friday 2020 sales. We’ve scoped out the best of the best, with massive events from big box retailers, including Macy’s, The Home Depot and Walmart, all of which will be dropping new weekly deals all month long. Check all of these—and many more—out below. 

It’s Black Friday at Macy’s. (Photo: 32 Degrees/Weatherproof Vintage)

As the go-to spot for all things beauty, apparel and home, Macy’s is the place to shop—even on a non-sale day. The retailer is currently hosting a Black Friday One Day Sale on a whole slew of items, however, including top-rated cookware, furniture, bedding and more, with more Black Friday

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Singapore Home Sales Fall After Rules to Deter Market Distortion

(Bloomberg) — Singapore home purchases fell last month after the government curbed a market practice seen to be inflating sales figures and to discourage speculation in the property market.



a tall building in a city: Housing & Development Board (HDB) public housing apartment blocks at Marine Parade, the first public housing built on reclaimed land, stand as ships sit offshore in the Singapore Strait in Singapore, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2020. While governments around the world are struggling to meet the goals of the Paris agreement. Singapore is devising a S$100 billion ($72 billion) plan to safeguard the city against temperatures and floodwaters several times those levels. Since its first reclamation project in the early 19th century, Singapore’s land area has grown by more than 25%. Drive 15 minutes east from the skyscrapers of the financial district and you’ll find a 15 kilometer (9 miles) stretch of beaches and parks where locals cycle, camp and barbecue satay and hotdogs.


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Housing & Development Board (HDB) public housing apartment blocks at Marine Parade, the first public housing built on reclaimed land, stand as ships sit offshore in the Singapore Strait in Singapore, on Monday, Feb. 4, 2020. While governments around the world are struggling to meet the goals of the Paris agreement. Singapore is devising a S$100 billion ($72 billion) plan to safeguard the city against temperatures and floodwaters several times those levels. Since its first reclamation project in the early 19th century, Singapore’s land area has grown by more than 25%. Drive 15 minutes east from the skyscrapers of the financial district and you’ll find a 15 kilometer (9 miles) stretch of beaches and parks where locals cycle, camp

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U.K. Home Prices Dip as Sellers Rush to Capture Tax Break

(Bloomberg) — Asking prices for U.K. homes slipped this month as owners sought to get sales agreed in time to benefit from a temporary tax cut.



a person walking down a sidewalk in front of a brick building: A pedestrian passes through an arch in front of residential houses in Frome, U.K., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. U.K. house prices rose at their strongest annual pace since 2016 last month as Britons’ changing work patterns and a tax reduction on purchases fanned a resurgence.


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A pedestrian passes through an arch in front of residential houses in Frome, U.K., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. U.K. house prices rose at their strongest annual pace since 2016 last month as Britons’ changing work patterns and a tax reduction on purchases fanned a resurgence.

Average advertised prices fell 0.5% from October to 322,025 pounds ($424,000), property website Rightmove said Monday. They are still up 6.3% from a year earlier, the biggest increase in over four years.

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Activity in the market is booming as buyers and sellers look to get transactions completed before the end of a reduction in a levy on home purchases in the spring.

The property website estimates there are 650,000 sales in progress, 67% more

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Navajo Nation orders new 3-week stay-at-home lockdown

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Published 3:01 p.m. ET Nov. 14, 2020 | Updated 5:07 p.m. ET Nov. 14, 2020

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The Navajo Nation on Monday will reinstate a stay-at-home lockdown for the entire reservation while closing tribal offices and requiring new closures and safety measures for businesses due to rising COVID-19 cases.

The lockdown goes into effect Monday for a three-week period, tribal officials announced Friday night.

A previously ordered 56-hour weekend curfew began Friday night.

Much of the Navajo Nation was closed between March and August as the coronavirus swept through the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah in the U.S. Southwest.

The Navajo Nation Department of Health on Wednesday

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Working from home made my descent into decrepitude harder to avoid

I have a theory – largely untested – that everyone is mentally “stuck” at a certain age: the one that best reflects their outlook. Mine is 17. At my core, I see myself as youthful, enthusiastic and not yet tainted by the bitterness of experience. I’m optimistic and forward-looking. A woman in my prime.



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But increasingly, the face and form I see reflected back in the mirror are none of those things. At first I blame harsh lighting for my transformation. Then I realise it’s natural light coming in from the skylight, not the gentle artificial light of a boutique store change room. There is, quite simply, nowhere to hide.

Accidental encounters with our semi-naked bodies and unadorned faces can be enough to send us down a black hole

Kids, don’t believe anyone who tells you age is just a number.

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BBC Radio 4 – Money Box, Warm Home Discount ‘lottery’

Eligibility lottery for Warm Home Discount Scheme, why a ‘nudge’ is not enough to make sure people get guidance on their pension and investors money ‘locked’ with no end in sight.

How do you make sure that people get advice before they cash in their pension funds early? The latest figures show that more than £2 billion was released early by nearly 350,000 people in the three months to September. Only about one in 30 of the people who take money out get guidance or advice about their decision. The Government’s answer is what it calls a ‘stronger nudge’ and on Monday it is expected to set out its plans to MPs as a new Pension Bill comes to its finale in the House of Commons. Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Stephen Timms MP, thinks a nudge is not enough.

The Warm Home Discount gives customers

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Schools want to end online classes for struggling kids, but COVID-19 cases may send everyone home

Math teacher Aaron Tomhave found it fairly easy to continue connecting with his students when his district outside of Houston shifted online in March. He’s a tech whiz, and he already had a good relationship with them. 

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But when the Splendora school district returned to in-person instruction in September, Tomhave noticed subtle differences with his new students: When he rolls up on his mechanic’s stool and asks them about their day and their schoolwork, he gets an authentic and immediate response. He knows that would have been harder over email. His students are grasping concepts more readily in person, too.

“There is a big difference between accountability face to face and accountability online,” said Tomhave, who’s been teaching for about 13 years. 

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Kentucky Veterans Home Records 24th Virus Fatality as State’s Cases Hit Record

Two dozen veterans have died in a Covid-19 outbreak at a Kentucky state-run nursing home, as the state set a new record for its highest daily total of coronavirus infections.

Gov. Andy Beshear said Friday that Thomson-Hood Veterans Center had recorded its 24th Covid-19 fatality. He made the announcement the same day the state registered a record 3,164 cases.

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, a state-owned long-term nursing care facility in the Lexington area, has experienced over 85 infections among residents, 48 of whom have recovered. There have been 65 infections among the center’s staff. More than 50 have recuperated.

The veterans center’s deaths recall the pandemic’s early days when nursing homes and assisted-living facilities experienced some of the worst outbreaks. From the pandemic’s start early this year to June, nursing homes reported nearly 32,000 resident deaths linked to the coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

To

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