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  1. Big banks cut prime rate to 2.85 per cent, other banks expected to followRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | SooToday

    Canada's biggest banks have started passing on some - but not all - of the Bank of Canada's recent rate cut, lowering the interest charged to borrowers with loans and mortgages tied to the prime rate. Royal Bank was the first to cut its prime rate when it announced it would go down to 2.85 per cent from three per cent, effective Wednesday.

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  2. General Election 2015: Who will get your vote?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | This is Local London

    With only 100 days left until this year's General Election in May, the Harrow Times takes a look at who has put their name forward for the constituencies in the borough. Harrow West, which has a recorded electorate of 69,135, includes nine electoral wards made up of Greenhill, Harrow on the Hill, Headstone North and South, Marlborough, Rayners Lane, Roxbourne, Roxeth and West Harrow.

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  3. US home price gains slow in November on weaker salesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | The Daily Republic

    U.S. home prices rose at a modest pace in November, held back by weaker sales and a limited number of houses for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.3 percent in November from 12 months earlier.

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  4. 5 questions to ask a financial adviser before hiring oneRead the original story

    14 min ago | GantDaily.com

    My husband and I have been reluctant to work with a financial adviser because my husband doesn't trust anyone. What questions should we ask to be sure that we're getting someone who is competent and reliable? - Deb J., Maryland It's no secret that the financial industry has a trust problem.

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  5. As mortgage rates begin to decline, brokers predict more cuts on the horizonRead the original story

    16 min ago | Red Deer Advocate

    Mortgage brokers say Canadian banks have started cutting some of the rates they offer their most trusted borrowers, and they could come down even further as the spring real estate market gets into full swing. Robert McLister, the founder of RateSpy.com, says Canada's biggest banks are now offering five-year fixed rate mortgages at an estimated 2.84 per cent to their most qualified borrowers.

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  6. Mulcair unveils more platform planks: tax relief for small biz, manufacturersRead the original story

    16 min ago | Red Deer Advocate

    Tom Mulcair has nailed down three more planks in the NDP election platform, unveiling promises of tax relief for small business and manufacturers. The NDP leader announced Tuesday that a New Democrat government would cut the tax rate for small businesses to nine per cent from the current 11 per cent.

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  7. Former Lincoln bank employee sentenced for embezzlingRead the original story

    19 min ago | WAND-TV Decatur

    The former head teller at a bank in Lincoln was sentenced today for embezzling approximately $2 million from the bank over a 17-year period. Nancy J. Huskins, 63, was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution to the bank in the amount of $2,042,782.

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  8. Last of Nhulunbuy's refinery workers leaving townRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | ABC News

    The last of the former bauxite refinery workers on the Northern Territory's Gove Peninsula are leaving the remote town of Nhulunbuy this week. Mining giant Rio Tinto, which owns the now disused refinery, has confirmed a rent-free transition period for employees who lost their jobs at the refinery ends on Friday.

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  9. The Mortgage Crisis Created Nearly 7.3 Million Potential Boomerang BuyersRead the original story

    21 min ago | The Truth About Mortgage

    Between 2007 and 2014, foreclosure activity ran well above historical norms after exotic lending and sky-high home prices eventually brought down the entire real estate market. But the foreclosure rate has since fallen to pre-crisis levels as problem loans were dealt with in one way or another.

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  10. Big banks cut prime rate to 2.85 per cent, other banks expected to followRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Brandon Sun

    A Royal Bank of Canada sign is pictured in downtown Toronto on Dec. 2, 2011. Canada's biggest banks have started passing on some - but not all - of the Bank of Canada's recent rate cut, lowering the interest charged to borrowers with loans and mortgages tied to the prime rate.

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  11. to Host Small Business Summit to Help Greater San Diego Area Small...Read the original story

    22 min ago | PressReleasePoint

    Web.com , a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free Small Business Summit designed to help small business owners in the greater San Diego area learn how to successfully increase their business visibility and better market themselves online. The Small Business Summit will take place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA.

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  12. Funding Circle, ApplePie Capital make it easier for wealthy to finance small businessRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Business Journal

    Funding Circle, with U.S. operations led by Managing Director Sam Hodges in San Francisco, debuted a fractional loan market to help wealthy individuals finance a portfolio of small businesses. San Francisco marketplace lenders Funding Circle and ApplePie Capital are taking steps to make it easier for wealthy individuals to lend to small businesses.

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  13. Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filingsRead the original story

    25 min ago | Business Wire

    FlexAbility is the only ablation catheter with a flexible tip available to electrophysiolo... )--Farmers National Banc Corp. , the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield, and National Bancshares Corp... )--MeadWestvaco Corporation announced that it will not be holding its conference call to discuss fourth quarter 2014 results, which was previously scheduled... )--AppleA today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter ended December 27, 2014.

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  14. A list of the pre-election promises NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has made so farRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | 680News

    Since last summer, Tom Mulcair has been unveiling planks from the platform upon which the NDP intends to run in the coming election, scheduled for October. Here's what the NDP leader has promised so far: - Restore the annual six-per-cent increase in health care transfer payments to the provinces.

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  15. Hotel Industry, ECPAT-USA Urge Super Bowl Attendees, Businesses To...Read the original story

    26 min ago | Hotel Interactive

    As Super Bowl week commences, ECPAT-USA, a leading anti-trafficking organization, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association , the sole national trade association representing all segments of the nation's hotel industry, today urged members of the travel and entertainment industry, as well as other local businesses and law enforcement, to increase their level of vigilance with respect to human trafficking. Every year, 100,000 children are trafficked for the purposes of prostitution in the United States.

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  16. Industry Veteran Mark Crisci Joins Rapidly Growing Azul Hospitality Group as Principal and CIORead the original story

    26 min ago | Hotel Interactive

    Azul Hospitality Group announced that Mark Crisci joined the company as Principal and Chief Investment Officer. As a seasoned industry veteran, Crisci will be responsible for expanding the company's property portfolio through direct investments and third party management relationships as well as assisting in charting overall future company direction.

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  17. Solutionstar buys mortgage technology company for $36M in cashRead the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | Business Journal

    Solutionstar Holdings LLC, the Lewisville-based subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., announced it has closed a $36 million deal to acquire Experience 1 Inc. Solutionstar, which provides technology to homebuyers, home sellers, real estate professionals and mortgage loan companies, announced in November its intention to purchase Title365, a subsidiary of Experience 1. The transaction allows Solutionstar to expand its technology offerings. "Acquiring Title365 underscores Solutionstar's commitment to significant, sustained investments in innovation resulting in new technologies, products and third-party business," said Solutionstar CEO Kal Raman .

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  18. Chando's Tacos sets opening date for Roseville restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Business Journal

    There's good news for fans who have waited more than a year for Chando's Tacos to open in Roseville. The restaurant at 943 Pleasant Grove Blvd. will have its soft opening on Feb. 3, the company announced on social media .

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  19. Case-Shiller: Home prices in Dallas show strong gainsRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Business Journal

    D.R. Horton is one of the homebuilders in North Texas building more speculative homes to keep up with demand in the region. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Despite some difficulties in the national housing market, Dallas area home prices continued to rise in November by 7.7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report.

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  20. New Plain Language Champs: Social Security, Homeland Security and SECRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | Government Executive

    Federal wordsmiths are demonstrating progress in their venerable bid to embrace plain English over bureaucratese, according to the Center for Plain Language 2014 report card released on Tuesday. In the third ratings since enactment of the 2010 Plain Language Act, 16 out of 22 departments improved over last year's grades, while overall compliance with the act increased.

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