New York property
[NEW YORK] For the world's wealthiest, paying cash for a lavish Manhattan apartment was the ultimate status symbol. These days, even those buyers would rather get a mortgage.
LUXURY home sales in Manhattan slowed in July from the dizzying pace of the previous month, when buyers rushed to avoid New York state's higher "mansion tax".
IT'S a tall order indeed: How do you make aging, energy-hungry skyscrapers more efficient and less polluting?