Palm Beach Luxury $1-Million-and-Up Condominium Sales Jump in February

  MIAMI/ MARCH 22, 2019 (STL.News) Palm Beach County luxury condominium sales surged in February, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Palm Beach luxury ($1-million-and-up) condo sales increased 22.2 percent year-over-year in February, from 27 to 33. “Palm Beach is home to one of the nation’s … Continue reading Palm Beach Luxury $1-Million-and-Up Condominium Sales Jump in February

Amortization Calc Mortgage Calculator Hits a Landmark High With Potential Home Loan Borrowers

  HAWTHORN, CALIF./ MARCH 25, 2019 (STL.News) Hitting a high note with a remarkable 10,000 website visits a day, the Mortgage Calculator on AmoritizationCalc.com is quickly becoming the go-to spot to find info on home loans. Finding its niche in the lending space, it was designed to make life simpler for potential home loan borrowers. … Continue reading Amortization Calc Mortgage Calculator Hits a Landmark High With Potential Home Loan Borrowers

ACCC Describes the Different Tax Breaks When Filing

  BOSTON/ MARCH 25, 2019 (STL.News) It is important for consumers to be aware of the different tax deductions and credits available to them, as they can be a huge money-saver. A tax credit directly reduces the amount of tax owed to the federal and state governments. A tax deduction is the amount consumers can … Continue reading ACCC Describes the Different Tax Breaks When Filing

Southern Staircase Selected as C.A.R.E Partner of the Year by David Weekley Homes

  ALPHARETTA, GA./ MARCH 25, 2019 (STL.News) Southern Staircase is a leading custom staircase builder that has designed, manufactured and installed all types of commercial and residential staircases across the nation. As a trusted vendor of David Weekley Homes and avid partner in their community outreach efforts for the Charlotte area, Southern Staircase has been … Continue reading Southern Staircase Selected as C.A.R.E Partner of the Year by David Weekley Homes

Planet Granite Chicago Property for Sale for $21.9 million

  NEW YORK/ MARCH 25, 2019 (STL.News) B+E, the first brokerage firm with an end-to-end trading platform for net lease (NNN) real estate, has listed the Planet Granite climbing gym to be located at 1450 N. Dayton Street, Chicago, IL, for sale for $21,900,000. The building is +/- 41,500 SF on +/- .56 acres of … Continue reading Planet Granite Chicago Property for Sale for $21.9 million

Pronghorn Resort Announces Debut of High Desert, Design-Forward Huntington Lodge

  BEND, ORE./ MARCH 25, 2019 (STL.News) Pronghorn Resort, a leading luxury hotel and residential community in Bend, Ore., today announced the much-anticipated Huntington Lodge will officially open in April 2019. With a striking modern design unlike anything else in the area, the Lodge features 104 guest rooms and suites; a vibrant lobby lounge and … Continue reading Pronghorn Resort Announces Debut of High Desert, Design-Forward Huntington Lodge

Farmers & Merchants Trust Company Accused of Operating Without a License

  LONG BEACH, CALIF./ MARCH 25, 2019 (STL.News) Joe Curd and Alex Galindo, with Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, announce that they have filed an amended complaint on behalf of their Client, Centennial Properties, against Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach and Farmers & Merchants Trust Company. The amended complaint was filed in Los … Continue reading Farmers & Merchants Trust Company Accused of Operating Without a License

Fox News Video: Russia Investigation Involving President Trump

(STL.News) – Earlier this morning, we recently published the Associated Press video announcing the conclusion of the Russia investigation involving President Trump. Fox News and Jenna Ellis, a former prosecutor and constitutional law attorney discusses their interpretations of the investigation conclusion. Do not be fooled into thinking this is over.  The democrats have too much … Continue reading Fox News Video: Russia Investigation Involving President Trump

AP News Reporter: ‘No collusion’ a victory for Trump

(STL.News) – There is a lot of interpretations being released regarding the collusion investigation. It appears to be too soon for either side to declare victory because one thing American citizens can be assured of is that this drama is far from over.  It is best to avoid jumping to any conclusion at this point. … Continue reading AP News Reporter: ‘No collusion’ a victory for Trump

Business News: Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Brammer Bio, a Leader in Viral Vector Manufacturing

WALTHAM, MA (STL.News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, and Brammer Bio, a leader in viral vector manufacturing for gene and cell therapies, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire Brammer Bio for approximately $1.7 billion in cash. Brammer Bio … Continue reading Business News: Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire Brammer Bio, a Leader in Viral Vector Manufacturing

US Customes and Border Protection News: Yuma Sector Seizes Almost $100K in Cash, Recovers Stolen Vehicle

YUMA, AZ (STL.News) – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three United States citizens, confiscated nearly $100,000 in cash in suspected drug smuggling money and seized a stolen vehicle in two separate events near Blythe, California. In the first event Thursday at approximately 6 p.m., Blythe Station agents conducted a vehicle stop on a four-door … Continue reading US Customes and Border Protection News: Yuma Sector Seizes Almost $100K in Cash, Recovers Stolen Vehicle

White House News: Statement by the Press Secretary on Sanctions Against Major Venezuelan Bank

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The White House released the following statement on March 22nd: President Donald J. Trump is committed to preventing Nicolas Maduro and his regime from further stealing Venezuela’s resources and wealth for their personal gain, while the people of Venezuela suffer from lack of food, medicine, and reliable power and water.  The United States … Continue reading White House News: Statement by the Press Secretary on Sanctions Against Major Venezuelan Bank

EPA News: EPA Partners with Harrison County Sand Beach Authority on Sea Oats Project

Sea oats planted on Biloxi Beaches to help control erosion and provide buffer to benefit aquatic habitat Biloxi, MS (STL.News) – Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program along with the Harrison County Sand Beach Authority and several local partners participated in a dune vegetation planting project on 1703 Beach Blvd … Continue reading EPA News: EPA Partners with Harrison County Sand Beach Authority on Sea Oats Project

HRSA News: HRSA awards over $100 million to improve pregnancy outcomes, reduce infant mortality

(STL.News) – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $100 million in grant funding through its Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (known as Healthy Start).  Administered by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Healthy Start aims to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy; and, to reduce racial … Continue reading HRSA News: HRSA awards over $100 million to improve pregnancy outcomes, reduce infant mortality

CDC News: Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo tops 1,000 cases

CDC remains committed to bringing outbreak to an end (STL.News) As of March 24, 2019, public health officials have documented that the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 cases; the current total number of confirmed and probable cases is 1009, including 625 deaths and 318 survivors.  The outbreak is … Continue reading CDC News: Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo tops 1,000 cases

OPIC News: OPIC supports two projects to expand access to safe drinking water

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has recently provided financing to two projects that are working to expand access to clean water in the developing world, where limited supply causes widespread health problems and reduces economic potential. OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has provided $10.5 million in financing to WaterEquity, … Continue reading OPIC News: OPIC supports two projects to expand access to safe drinking water

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency News: OCC Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Bank Trading Revenue

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported trading revenue of U.S. commercial banks and federal savings associations of $4.2 billion in the fourth quarter 2018, which was $2.9 billion, or 41.0 percent, less than the previous quarter. In the report, Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities, the … Continue reading Office of the Comptroller of the Currency News: OCC Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Bank Trading Revenue

Comptroller of the Currency News: OCC Reports Mortgage Performance Improves in Fourth Quarter of 2018

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported a slight improvement in the performance of first-lien mortgages in the federal banking system during the fourth quarter of 2018. The OCC Mortgage Metrics Report, Fourth Quarter 2018, showed 95.8 percent of mortgages included in the report were current and performing at … Continue reading Comptroller of the Currency News: OCC Reports Mortgage Performance Improves in Fourth Quarter of 2018

NAACP News: NAACP Calls for Full Mueller Report to be Released

Baltimore, MD (STL.News) – NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement regarding a recent development in Mueller investigation: “The full Mueller report and all underlying findings must be released. The people of this nation deserve transparency.  The integrity of our democracy is at stake.  Our country cannot afford anything less than the … Continue reading NAACP News: NAACP Calls for Full Mueller Report to be Released

U.S. Department Of News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun

Washington, D.C.  (STL. News) – The U.S. Department Of State released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun, in Beirut.  They discussed the importance of the U.S.-Lebanese security partnership and how the United States can further support the Lebanese Armed Forces.  … Continue reading U.S. Department Of News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun

Michigan News: Additional exposure locations identified in measles outbreak

Pontiac, MI (STL.News) – Additional exposure locations have been identified in Oakland County’s measles outbreak.  If you were at the following locations on the dates and times listed below, you were at risk of being exposed to measles and still have an opportunity to receive vaccination by March 24.  High risk individuals can receive immune … Continue reading Michigan News: Additional exposure locations identified in measles outbreak

FEMA News: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on March 12, 2019, and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, … Continue reading FEMA News: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Iowa

Two Elkhart, Indiana, Police Officers, Cory Newland, Josha Titus, Charged With Federal Civil Rights Offense

(STL.News) – Cory Newland, 35, and Joshua Titus, 30, officers with the Elkhart, Indiana, Police Department, were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Hammond for using excessive force against an arrestee. The indictment charges Newland and Titus with a single count of deprivation of rights under color of law, in violation of 18 … Continue reading Two Elkhart, Indiana, Police Officers, Cory Newland, Josha Titus, Charged With Federal Civil Rights Offense

Bureau of Land Management News: BLM Rock Springs to Host Mid-April Wild Horse Adoption Event

ROCK SPRINGS, WY (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will host an adoption event April 12-13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The BLM will offer approximately 60 wild horses during this adoption, including mares, geldings and weanlings.  The horses were gathered in 2018 in the Green … Continue reading Bureau of Land Management News: BLM Rock Springs to Host Mid-April Wild Horse Adoption Event

Burea of Land Management News: BLM releases final Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Sonoran Valley Parkway

Proposed parkway furthers Administration priorities of modernizing infrastructure, supporting economic development and job growth, and increasing access to recreational opportunities on public lands PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the potential impacts of the proposed Sonoran Valley Parkway in Maricopa County.  The … Continue reading Burea of Land Management News: BLM releases final Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Sonoran Valley Parkway

Bureau of Land Management News: BLM seeks public comment on Bald Mountain Expansion Proposal

ELY, NV (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) analyzing a Kinross Gold Corporation (KG Mining) proposal to expand the Bald Mountain Mine located on private and public lands about 65 miles northwest of Ely, … Continue reading Bureau of Land Management News: BLM seeks public comment on Bald Mountain Expansion Proposal

Burea of Land Management News: BLM seeks public input on proposed oil, gas lease sale in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas

SANTA FE, NM (STL.News) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has scheduled a two-week public scoping period for input on 17 parcels (4,980 acres) of federal minerals proposed for the September 2019 competitive oil and gas lease sale.  The public scoping period will begin April 1 and conclude on April 12.  The lease sale … Continue reading Burea of Land Management News: BLM seeks public input on proposed oil, gas lease sale in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation News: PBGC announces legal appointment of Daniel Liebman

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is pleased to announce an executive appointment in the Office of the General Counsel.  Daniel Liebman has been appointed Deputy General Counsel for the Program Law & Policy Department. Liebman, previously the Assistant General Counsel for Legal Policy, joined PBGC in 2010 as a regulatory attorney.  He … Continue reading Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation News: PBGC announces legal appointment of Daniel Liebman

US Marshals Service News: Sexual Assault Fugitive, Brent Mansur-Carr, Arrested in Vermont

Burlington, VT (STL.News) – The U.S. Marshal arrested a fugitive wanted by the State of Pennsylvania for Failure to Appear to a scheduled court hearing. Brent Mansur-Carr, 36, was wanted out of the State of Pennsylvania for one count of Rape Forcible Compulsion and one count of Sexual Assault.  Mansur-Carr failed to appear for a … Continue reading US Marshals Service News: Sexual Assault Fugitive, Brent Mansur-Carr, Arrested in Vermont

USDA News: USDA Invests Millions to Protect Communities from Wildfires, Restore Forest Ecosystems, Improve Drinking Water

(STL.News) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest more than $12 million this year to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore healthy forest ecosystems through targeted projects on both public and private lands in nine states.   Since 2014, USDA has invested $213 million in 69 Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Projects, which … Continue reading USDA News: USDA Invests Millions to Protect Communities from Wildfires, Restore Forest Ecosystems, Improve Drinking Water