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Troubles With Trump

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Crain's checks in with the various lawsuits and sales woes plaguing Donald Trump and some of his projects, countering The Donald's claim that he isn't in trouble: "Financially, maybe not. But the Trump brand—a major source of his earnings—has seen better days. His woes may tarnish his all-important image as a business genius. In addition, his brand is looking decidedly dated, standing as it does for over-the-top luxury at a time when the recession is driving conspicuous consumption out of style." Meanwhile, the Trump Plaza Jersey City developer claims that slapping the Trump name on the project added 20% to the units' values. [Crain's]