Ports and rail

This Day in History: April 30

In 1971, the Capitol Limited left Union Station in Washington for the last time. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s luxury passenger train had been in service since 1923, but it was discontinued by the B&O with the formation of Amtrak. Above, trainman Gilbert Goegel removes a sign from the observation...

How to buy investment property

There are a lot of pluses to owning rental real estate: diversifying from the usual investments of stocks and bonds; offering an alternative stream of income; and creating a potentially scalable business. But there are challenges, too — it requires capital, a time commitment and dealing with tenants....

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