Manhattan apartment sales and prices fell in the second quarter from a year earlier, as the absence of a federal tax credit created less urgency to complete deals. Purchases of condominiums and co-ops declined 3.8 percent from a year earlier to 2,650, New York appraiser Miller Samuel Inc.
A scheme, announced by federal authorities on Tuesday, to hack into three news wire services to steal copies of corporate news releases went on for years, and required a good deal of patience and persistence. For a while, it seemed to pay off.
On Monday, Google announced that it was changing the name of the company to Alphabet, creating a structure that would encompass multiple parts. The search engine division will be separate from some of the more futuristic parts of the company, such as an anti-aging biotech firm and the lab that builds self-driving cars.