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Brad Day and his neighbors in California's Sonoma Valley have noticed a real estate startup is turning houses in their community into limited liability corporations. A group has formed to oppose the company's moves. Day's favorite sign reads, "The Pacaso house is the big one on the right with no soul." Brad Day hide caption

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Michigan's two largest hospital systems, Spectrum Health and Beaumont Health, announced last month they wanted to merge. Hospital mergers and monopolies are increasingly the norm in the United States — which drives prices. Elaine Cromie/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple's massive" spaceship" campus designed to centralize work and foster collaboration in 2017 may have to make way for satellite offices and other remote work. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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