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December, 2014

Court Authorizes Internal Revenue Service to Issue Summonses For Records …

Washington, DC – Deputy Assistant Attorney General David Hubbert for the Justice Department’s Tax Division Civil Trial Matters, US Attorney Preet Bharara for the Southern District of New York, Commissioner John Koskinen of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Special Agent in Charge Anthony D. Williams of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Los Angeles Field […]

Harrop: Life less wonderful as relationships deteriorate

What is it that makes the holiday movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” feel so ancient? It’s the relationships, but which ones? Not George Bailey’s warm and loving family. We have close families today. It’s not the far-off relationships, as with long-lost school friends. We have more of them than ever, thanks to Facebook and […]

Tampa couple awarded $1M in bank robocall case

Tampa, Florida — Weve all been on the receiving end of those unwanted phone and robocalls. Well now, a Tampa couple has been awarded more than $1 million in their battle with Bank of America, and the precedent could be a wake-up call for solicitors and collectors. Its not like there were a handful of […]

Equinix Completes $1.5B Senior Credit Facility With BofA, Others

Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, announced the closing of its $1.5 billion five-year senior secured credit facility with a syndicate of eleven financial institutions. The senior credit facility consists of a $1.0 billion senior secured multi-currency revolving credit facility and a $500.0 million amortizing senior secured term loan facility.  Equinix borrowed […]

Green Building’s ‘Bleeding Edge’

Hi, my name is Adam D. Bearup, aka. The Hybrid Home Guy. I have been a lsquo;green builder for most of my life and I live in Michigan, which, as a whole, has never really been a hotbed for green construction until recently. Like other pioneers, I did not have the luxury of working from […]

Franklin Square and GSO Provide Senior Secured Credit Facility to Finance …

Franklin Square and GSO Provide Senior Secured Credit Facility to Finance Altamont Capital Partners’ Recapitalization of Fox Head, Inc. and Hybrid Apparel Transaction includes potential for equity co-investment December 19, 2014: 02:54 PM ET PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Franklin Square Capital Partners, the largest manager of business development companies (BDCs), in partnership with GSO […]

‘We want to provide the dream of home ownership’

OAKLAND COUNTY Its a unique way to give back to the community: empowering honest individuals with the dream of home ownership, and working with them in an equal partnership best described as a hand up, not a handout. At its annual fundraiser last month, Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County (HFHOC) raised $82,000, and donations […]

20 things every 20-something should know about credit

If I could relive my 20s again, there are a few things I would do differently. First, I would have called my mom before getting that tattoo. Second, I would have driven right past the animal shelter. And third, I would have paid a lot more attention to my credit. Lucky for you, I learned […]

Six Ways To Build Credit Without A Credit Card

Whether you’re new to using credit or have made a few dire credit mistakes in the past and need to rebuild, growing a robust and positive credit history can dictate the interest rates you’re offered when financing a big-ticket purchase, like a car or home, or whether you can obtain a loan at all. Generally, […]

A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

the ocean. “When the floods come again, the mangroves can save us,” says Hajamuddin. The coastline of Aceh, the northernmost province of Indonesian Sumatra, took the brunt of the tsunami on December 26, 2004. Its waters ran red with blood as an estimated 167,000 Indonesians perished, nearly all of them from Aceh. Whole villages disappeared. […]

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