What We’re Reading: July 20 – July 26

Eminent domain and Detroit, home laser printer recommendation, and H2O menus

The City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy last week, the largest municipality in the US to do so. The causes were many, including reliance on a single industry, but some commentators also also pointed to over-reach on eminent domain use. Not everyone is counting the city out, however.

Tech guy David Pogue recently replaced his home laser printer. He bought an HP for $150 that he’s pretty pleased with. Are you in the market for a new home printer?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Inc. is testing larger screens for its smartphones and tablets as it attempts to answer increasing concerns about its product lineup and competition from Samsung.

It’s the ultimate turnkey property—buying a home fully furnished and stocked with essentials. You can save time and  move into your home without unpacking, choosing drapes, fixing up the bathroom or buying home accessories.

Indeed, developers are increasingly offering fully outfitted units as more buyers want them. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Singer Island, Palm Beach, for example, has started offering turnkey packages for buyers that include towels, alarm clocks, hair dryers, Bulgari toiletries, table linens and mixing-bowl sets, among other things. Of the 15 condos that have sold during the past year, eight of those have been sold with these turnkey packages, which cost about $10,000.

Is this the latest restaurant trend? Water bars and water menus are popping up in restaurants around the world.

Dave

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