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Meadows Bank Supports Meals on Wheels, a Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Program in Honor of 10 Year Anniversary

“Las Vegas has become an economically strong and vibrant city, allowing our clients and their businesses to grow and prosper,” said William Bullard, chairman of Meadows Bank. He added, “We are proud to be able to give back to this community that has helped get us to where we are today.”“We are honored to give back to the community that has supported us through the past ten years and look forward to serving our community for the next ten,” said Arvind Menon, president and chief executive officer of Meadows Bank.Meadows Bank presented a check to Deacon Tom Roberts, president & chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada for the Meals on Wheels Program at a celebratory event on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.“The Meals on Wheels program is so important in our community, allowing seniors to remain at home and out of hospitals and nursing homes,” said Jim King,…

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Clark County officials want bigger role in dealing with housing crisis

Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick in her county office at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Elizabeth Brumley Las Vegas Review-Journal) @EliPagePhoto Clark County Commissioners representing aging areas of the Las Vegas Valley want to play a more active role in solving the region’s growing affordable housing crisis. During their Tuesday meeting, commissioners let the county’s social services staff know they want to both receive more information and give more input on where housing dollars are spent. “Maybe the staff has those conversations, but electeds as a whole, we’re scratching our heads on how that works,” said Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, who represents the northeast Valley. “I think it’s time for us to be a leader at the county. To bring everybody together, including the private sector, to start addressing this for the future,” Kirkpatrick added. Studies show the county’s affordable housing crisis is growing as…

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Campaign 2018: Nevada Dems file 5th complaint against Heller

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, seen in June 2017. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Nevada Democrats filed another ethics complaint against U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, alleging the Republican is exploiting his official position to boost his campaign for re-election. State Democratic Party leaders this past week accused Heller of using an official Senate photo on his campaign website, marking the fifth complaint Democrats have filed against Heller this cycle. “Once again, Sen. Heller has been caught red-handed trying to use his taxpayer-funded office and elected position to bolster his struggling re-election campaign,” said William McCurdy II, chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party. “This is the kind of sloppy and unethical conduct Nevadans have come to expect from Sen. Heller as he desperately tries to hold onto political power this year.” The Heller campaign said the photo is not a use of government resources because it was taken from Flickr and was in…

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Google Parent Posts Surge in Profit, but Expenses Also Jump

Google parent Alphabet Inc. GOOGL -0.33% posted surging profits as advertisers kept swarming to the search giant amid a global debate about internet privacy that threatens to affect its main revenue generator. Alphabet’s earnings also got a multibillion-dollar boost from the company’s stakes in startups including Uber Technologies Inc. but were tempered by the costliest spending spree in its 14-year history as a public company. Net profit jumped 73% to $9.4 billion in the first quarter, up from $5.4 billion in the same period last year, a performance that highlights the firm’s huge lead in the global market for online ads. The earnings growth was Alphabet’s strongest since the fourth quarter of 2009. Advertising revenue, which accounts for nearly all of the company’s top line, soared 24% to $26.6 billion. Revenue from “Other Bets,” a segment which includes Waymo self-driving cars, totaled $150 million, an increase of 14% from the…

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Episode 832: Mulvaney Vs The CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the CFPB, was introduced in the wake of the financial crisis to protect consumers from banks and lenders. It has become a kind of Rorschach test for how you view the role of government and regulation. Democrats tend to love the CFPB. And Republicans… not so much. One Republican Congressman, Mick Mulvaney, hated the agency so much, he sponsored a bill to get rid of it completely. The bill failed, but when Donald Trump was elected president, he named Mulvaney as Director of the CFPB. Today on the show: we follow the story of what happens when you put the person who tried to close an agency, in charge of that agency. Subscribe to our show on Apple Podcasts, PocketCasts and NPR One. Source Article

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Twenty Four Seven Hotels Expands Southwest Hotel Management Footprint With Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport

Twenty Four Seven Hotels – Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport Twenty Four Seven Hotels – Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport The property will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Umbrella Hotel Group and Ways Hospitality. Twenty Four Seven Hotels played a pivotal role providing guidance to the buyer on the transactional side with sourcing, underwriting and acquiring the hotel as a part of its service offering to clients. "The addition of the Fairfield Inn hotel to our portfolio rounds out our expertise and representation of Marriott’s (CFRST) select-service brands. This increases our Marriott managed portfolio to thirteen and strengthens our collaborative relationship with the brand," said David Wani, chief executive officer of Twenty Four Seven Hotels. "We are strong advocates of the Fairfield Inn brand and believe it is one of the most viable franchise opportunities available to leverage from within Marriott’s CFRST collection." The Fairfield Inn is the…

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I Regret When I Bought My House

Buying a home is so much about nailing the timing. Everyone has a story of a missed opportunity, of not buying before the market exploded. Of course, being too early to the party can also backfire—rushing the decision before you know the area well or buying a fixer straight out of college, before you’ve really figured out where you want to be and what you want to do. Regrets of all sorts are all too common among buyers. According to a 2017 Trulia survey, 44 percent of Americans have a regret about their home or the process they went through when choosing it. And bad timing can undo the best-laid plans. It can cost big bucks, too, at a time when more than half of buyers find homes unaffordable. So you’ll want to avoid expensive and stressful timing mistakes by reading below. The homeowners in them wish they had known…

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2018 Daytona 500: Every Paint Scheme For ‘The Great American Race’

Photo via Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY/Sports Images The field is set for the Daytona 500. With the Can-Am duels wrapping up, we now know all of the racers that will compete in the Daytona 500. Along with the knowing the racers, we also know the dazzling paint schemes each driver will sport as they try to earn points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Last year’s winner Kurt Busch will start 11th, while Alex Bowman will start from the pole position. With any luck, the paint schemes for NASCAR’s biggest race will be just as compelling as they race. Here’s Why Almonds Are The Best Snack Source Article

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Forest City closes sale of Antelope Valley Mall to QIC – Columbus – Columbus Business First

CLEVELAND, Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA) today announced the closing of the sale of its interest in Antelope Valley Mall, a 1.2 million-square-foot regional mall in Palmdale, CA, to QIC. The sale is the third mall divestiture for Forest City to close as part of a previously announced 10-mall portfolio transaction with QIC. Sales of Forest City’s interest in three additional malls to QIC are expected to close in early 2018. After those sales are completed, the remaining four malls in the portfolio are expected to be transferred to QIC under a fixed-price option and to close as Forest City secures replacement assets or other opportunities into which it will redeploy its ownership stake in those malls. "This closing continues the execution of this win-win portfolio-level transaction with our partner, QIC," said David J. LaRue, Forest City president and chief executive officer. "The…