The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) Supports Giving Home Heating Manufacturers Time to Meet EPA Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON/ SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) stands with the wood stove industry, maintaining that Step 2 of the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) does not give manufacturers enough time to design and test products that meet the required standards by the May 15, 2020 enforcement deadline. Regulation Background The … Continue reading The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) Supports Giving Home Heating Manufacturers Time to Meet EPA Emissions Standards

BERLIN | Top German spy ousted after clash with Merkel over migrants

BERLIN — The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency lost his job Tuesday after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence became a battleground between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative critics. The ouster of Hans-Georg Maassen is the latest political aftershock resulting from the influx of more than a million refugees into Germany since 2015, which … Continue reading BERLIN | Top German spy ousted after clash with Merkel over migrants

Use of Disparate Impact Remains in Question as HUD Considers Change Which Could Affect Tenant Screening, Opines TenantScreeningUSA.com

WALTHAM, MASS./ SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) Recently the Department of Housing and Urban Development began a review of the use of Disparate Impact as a legal apparatus in cases of discrimination as related to housing. Adam Almeida, President and CEO of TenantScreeningUSA.com, opines: “Currently more and more entities are commenting on how HUD should look … Continue reading Use of Disparate Impact Remains in Question as HUD Considers Change Which Could Affect Tenant Screening, Opines TenantScreeningUSA.com

NFCC Programs for Military Service Members and Veterans to Benefit from $1 Million Wells Fargo Funding Commitment

WASHINGTON/ SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) In support of the Sharpen Your Financial Focus® (Sharpen) initiative, National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) announced the nonprofit has received a $1 million commitment from Wells Fargo & Co. for financial counseling and education services for active military service members, veterans and their families. Since the 2013 launch of … Continue reading NFCC Programs for Military Service Members and Veterans to Benefit from $1 Million Wells Fargo Funding Commitment

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Florence claims 26th victim in NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Florence’s lingering impact (all times local): 1:20 p.m. North Carolina officials say even though the sun is shining in parts of the state, major flooding is continuing in the aftermath of Florence and is expected to worsen in some areas. Gov. Roy Cooper says 16 rivers are at major … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Florence claims 26th victim in NC

Finicity and Capsilon Partner to Modernize and Digitize Mortgage Origination

SALT LAKE CITY AND SAN FRANCISCO/ SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (STL.News) Finicity, a leading provider of real-time financial data aggregation and insights, announced today an integration agreement with Capsilon, a leading provider of intelligent process automation software for the mortgage industry. Under the agreement, Finicity’s Verification of Assets (VoA) solution has been integrated into the Capsilon … Continue reading Finicity and Capsilon Partner to Modernize and Digitize Mortgage Origination

LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles to consider banning sale of fur products

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles would become the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur products if the City Council approves a proposed law backed by animal activists who say the multibillion-dollar fur industry is rife with cruelty. The council was expected Tuesday to direct the city attorney to draft a … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles to consider banning sale of fur products

The Trust for Public Land and Governor Cuomo Open First ‘Vital Brooklyn’ Student-Designed Playground as Part of $1.4B Investment to Improve Central Brooklyn

NEW YORK/ SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 (STL.News) Governor Andrew Cuomo, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, has announced the opening of a new student-designed community playground on the Winthrop School campus in Brooklyn. More than 30,000 East Flatbush residents live within a 10-minute walk of the new playground, which features new play equipment, a … Continue reading The Trust for Public Land and Governor Cuomo Open First ‘Vital Brooklyn’ Student-Designed Playground as Part of $1.4B Investment to Improve Central Brooklyn