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Business 18 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pizza company hires homeless people to hold advertisements

In a tactic that recalls the hiring of unemployed men during the Depression to wear sandwich-board advertisements, a Portland pizza chain has employed homeless people off the street to promote the product.

Business 20 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM

Chinese tycoon invites poor Americans to a Central Park lunch

NEW YORK: A Chinese recycling tycoon who has been angling to buy the New York Times Co aims to throw feasts for 1,000 homeless Americans, starting with a lunch in New York City's Central Park next week, where he also plans to perform a song.

Business 06 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Secret to startup survival

Entrepreneurs of world’s hottest firms share their tales

Business 15 Jul 2014 | 12:51 PM

End of the high life for Hong Kong's unwanted rooftop dwellers

HONG KONG: Their precarious rooftop houses have offered refuge from an unaffordable Hong Kong property market, but some of the territory's poorest residents face losing their makeshift homes as the government seeks to dismantle them.

Business 12 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Haiti trying to build up 6 months after quake

CORAIL-CESSELESSE, Haiti (AP): The sun was beating down on the rocky cactus plain when men with machetes came for Menmen Villase, nine months pregnant, shoved her onto her bulging stomach and sliced up the plastic tarp that sheltered her and her four children.

Property 29 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Soaring house prices -- Putting the cart before the horse

When the majority can’t afford the first house, why bother with second house buyers?

Business 18 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Why property crowdfunding is considered a sham

IT is baffling how the pursuit of gains has rendered a floor, a couple of walls and a roof an investment instrument, with no consideration for societal norms for the need to own a house as a fundamental human right to shelter.