Financial Affairs

Seeman Holtz IARD is growing!

BOCA RATON, Florida, April 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Marshal Seeman, President of Seeman Holtz Property and Casualty, is proud to announce our current business growth plan by expanding our existing footprint in Florida. Seeman Holtz Property and Casualty is looking for high quality agencies to join our many …

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Passenger dies in head-on collision in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI – One person has died after a head-on collision early Sunday morning in Kalamazoo, police said. Kalamazoo Public Security responded at 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 31 in the Kilgore Road and Kilgore Service Road area. When officers arrived, they discovered a head-on collision near the intersection that …

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West Virginia First-Time Home Buyers Programs 2021

West Virginia is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts, with over 40 state parks and forests nestled along the Appalachian Mountains. The state is also home to companies in the aerospace, manufacturing, defense and other industries, and its cost of living is considerably lower than the national average, which translates …

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OP-ED: When they get home

Helping our migrant workers to reintegrate into society The return and reintegration of migrant workers is equally important for the other two stages of migration – before departure and on site. Having a huge surplus of labor in the country, emigration always takes priority over the issue of sustainable reintegration. …

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End Subsidized Student Loans

The budget proposed by President Trump was disappointing when it came to reforming the federal role in higher education. But in one area he was right: his proposal to eliminate subsidized student loans. Although sold as a progressive policy, soft loans are anything but. The Federal Government’s Stafford Loan Program …

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China bets the West is in irreversible decline

March 31, 2021 ITS LOOK Priced at getting rich and strong, China has spent the past 40 years as a risk-averse bully. Quick to inflict pain on the smaller powers, he has been more cautious in any country capable of retaliating. Recently, however, China’s risk calculations have seemed to change. …

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Package Contains Aid for Black Farmers

WASHINGTON – A little-known part of President Joe Biden’s massive stimulus package would pay out billions of dollars to underprivileged farmers – a provision that would benefit black farmers in a way some experts say no legislation has since Civil Rights Act of 1964. Of the $ 10.4 billion US …

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Singapore SP Group Smart Grid Index for 2020

SP Group, owner and operator of the electricity and gas (T&D) transmission and distribution business in Singapore, developed and published the world’s first Smart Grid Index (SGI) for utilities in 2018. The framework reviews and uses seven key dimensions which are based on the definitions of smart grids by the …

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Weekly Wrap: CMBS Special Services Prices Fall Again

The specialized service rate on loans held in commercial mortgage-backed securities fell for a fourth consecutive month in January. The drop was attributed to lower month-over-month special service assignment rates across all types of CMBS properties except hotels, according to a new report from Trepp. The share of CMBS loans …

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Decentralized finance builds a new financial system | Business

Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi, uses cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to manage financial transactions. DeFi aims to democratize finance by replacing old centralized institutions with peer-to-peer relationships that can provide a full range of financial services, from everyday banking, loans and mortgages, to complicated contractual relationships and trading in …

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Financing multi-family construction on private markets

Alan hiller For the past year or so, I’ve started each week forgetting what I thought I knew the week before. The meaning of “bankable” is constantly evolving. While other asset classes have slowed, basic multi-family construction continues to be strong. Active lenders have taken a long-term view, understanding that …

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