Japan's Forsaken Homes Restored to Old Styles

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Real estate developers and entrepreneurs have been rediscovering the value of Japan's ancient homes, whose restorations are delivering investment returns of as high as 80 percent. The so-called machiya also are providing a source of tourism revenue to Japan's shrinking villages as investors seek new ways to draw visitors. Bloomberg's Kathleen Chu reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

Wal-Mart Tops Estimates on Double-Digit Online Growth
10:02 - Wal-Mart topped fourth-quarter estimates as the retailer posted its third straight quarter of growth in online sales following last year's $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com. Bloomberg Gadfly columnist Shelly Banjo and Paul Richards, president at Medley Global Advisors, examine the results on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Banjo is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.) (Source: Bloomberg)
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