The Rio Olympics aren't as expensive as London but they are coming at the worst economic moment for Brazil.
APOPKA, Florida — Many of the single-family homes in the Piedmont Park neighborhood of Apopka, Florida, used to be owned by families — the Vargases and the Townes, the Pierces and the Riddles. Now, they're owned by Blackstone, American Homes 4 Rent and Colony Starwood Homes, companies associated with big real estate investment firms.
The largest companies in the United States are almost all concentrated in major metropolitan areas. Nearly one in 10 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in New York City. The five largest cities in the U.S. by population account for more than one fifth of the 500 largest public U.S. companies by revenue, and that’s not counting, for example, the substantial metropolitan regions of the San Francisco Bay Area or the New York tri-state area, which have dozens more.