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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $250 million lawsuit against former president Donald Trump on Sept. 21, 2022 . Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

New York’s $250 million lawsuit against Donald Trump is the beginning, not end, of this case – a tax lawyer explains what’s at stake

New York’s lawsuit against Trump could mean he and three of his kids are prevented from operating a business again in the state – but the IRS will determine whether federal tax crimes also took place.
Repairing storm damage is expensive, and insurance covers less than many people realize. Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Flood risk ratings: Translating risk to future costs helps homebuyers and renters grasp the odds

Telling people they have a flood risk rating of 10 is less powerful than explaining how much they’re likely to pay to deal with flooding over the next five years.
Two Ukrainian soldiers patrol a street as elderly women walk past a house damaged by artillery shelling in Novoluhanske in eastern Ukraine on Feb. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Stolen real estate — like blood diamonds — is funding deadly conflicts

A new form of conflict resource is real estate — the farms, houses, apartment buildings, villages, towns and cities of any country. Real estate trafficking has a big impact on civilian populations.
A cabin is illuminated by firetruck lights as the Caldor Fire burns near Lake Tahoe in California on Aug. 31, 2021. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A new ratings industry is emerging to help homebuyers assess climate risks

Private companies rate all kinds of investments, from stocks to used cars. Now, they’re starting to analyze climate risks to local real estate – but how reliable are their findings?

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