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Clintons Did Not Obtain Permits to Renovate Their New Chappaqua Home, Records Show

Clintons Did Not Obtain Permits to Renovate Their New Chappaqua Home, Records Show

Hillary and Bill Clinton purchased a second home in Chappaqua, N.Y., on the same street as their current one, seen here in 2000.
Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead

Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead

Mary Adelman in 2001 in her typewriter repair shop at 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. She complained that computers made writing too easy.
Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead

Mary Adelman, 89, Fixer of Broken Typewriters, Is Dead

Mary Adelman in 2001 in her typewriter repair shop at 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan. She complained that computers made writing too easy.

Right at Home: This Old House Is a Chore

There is a lot to learn when you buy an old house — and what seems like a simple fix can turn into a major project.
Plumbing Problem Shows Powers and Limits of 3 Tax Programs

Plumbing Problem Shows Powers and Limits of 3 Tax Programs

The leading online tax-return preparation programs make the routine parts of doing your taxes easy. But when complexities arise, you can still wind up fretting over Internal Revenue Service rules.
Plumbing Problem Shows Powers and Limits of 3 Tax Programs

Plumbing Problem Shows Powers and Limits of 3 Tax Programs

The leading online tax-return preparation programs make the routine parts of doing your taxes easy. But when complexities arise, you can still wind up fretting over Internal Revenue Service rules.
Telling a Story Through Tiles

Telling a Story Through Tiles

The master bathroom of Gerry Eisenberg in Aiken, S.C. The tree branches are rendered in stone tile and accented with 24-karat gold glass pieces incorporated in the form of delicate leaves.
Need More Space? Deciding to Fix Up or Trade Up

Need More Space? Deciding to Fix Up or Trade Up

Deanna and Stephen Dorey decided to reshuffle the rooms in their New Jersey house so that each of their three children (Alissa, 16, Stephen Jr., 14, and Vincent, 8) could have his or her own room.
For House Flippers, Reality Meets Reality TV

For House Flippers, Reality Meets Reality TV

Joshua Levitt and Graham Blundell teamed up to renovate and flip a house in South Orange, N.J. It was redesigned by Krista Blundell.
Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe

Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe

At Ikea's first store in India, in Hyderabad, 4-year-old Parina Lamba enjoyed hopping onto a daybed. Her father, Sarav Lamba, an engineer, said he looked forward to assembling the bed.
Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe

Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe

At Ikea's first store in India, in Hyderabad, 4-year-old Parina Lamba enjoyed hopping onto a daybed. Her father, Sarav Lamba, an engineer, said he looked forward to assembling the bed.
Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe

Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe

At Ikea's first store in India, in Hyderabad, 4-year-old Parina Lamba enjoyed hopping onto a daybed. Her father, Sarav Lamba, an engineer, said he looked forward to assembling the bed.
Ikea Arrives in India, Tweaking Its Products but Not Its Vibe

Ikea Arrives in India, Tweaking Its Products but Not Its Vibe

At Ikea's first store in India, in Hyderabad, 4-year-old Parina Lamba enjoyed hopping onto a daybed. Her father, Sarav Lamba, an engineer, said he looked forward to assembling the bed.