Bank of America Launches Down Payment Resource Center to Help Prospective Buyers Find Programs to Help Achieve Homeownership

Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. The Bank of America Down Payment Resource Center Gives Consumers Access to a Searchable Database of Over 1,000 Local and National Assistance Programs in Time for Spring Homebuying Season Bank of America announced the launch of its new web-based tool to guide consumers to down payment and closing cost assistance Read more [...]

21st-century origami: Find out how with these new books

Now on view in Less = More at Spalding House are incredible origami sculptures of a garden full of flowers by paper artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander. Forget cranes and paper balloons—try orchids, tulips and roses. Inspired by their work? You can purchase LaFosse and Alexander’s instructional books and everything you need to make your own at home at the Spalding House Shop! Pictured left to right: Amazing Origami, $ 18.95; Lafosse and Alexander’s Origami Flowers, $ 16.95; Read more [...]

New NG Book- JOURNEYS HOME: Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips & Strategies to Find Your Family History

“Something shifts inside of us when we see where we come from, when we unravel the eternal fabric of our extended families; we grow in resilience and understanding.” -Journalist Jennifer Wilson on her ancestral journey to Croatia — from “JOURNEYS HOME”   WASHINGTON (Dec. 15, 2014)—With the recent surge in geneaological travel, National Geographic gives readers a passport to embark on a search for their family’s ancestry with JOURNEYS HOME: Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips & Strategies Read more [...]

Taylor Swift’s Joni Mitchell Film Gets Axed: Find Out Why!

She’s the voice of a generation and Taylor Swift was looking forward to playing Joni Mitchell in an upcoming biopic based on the book “Girls Like Us.” Having begun talks back in 2012, it seems the “Shake It Off” songstress won’t get a chance to take on the folk singer role after all, as Joni herself has put an end to the production. Mitchell told The Sunday Times, “I squelched that! I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones. It’s just a lot of gossip, Read more [...]

Russell Westbrook Begins Quest to Find Footing as Thunder’s Alpha Dog

Russell Westbrook looked every inch the leader in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 106-89 season-opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. And in the end, his act of stepping up while his team fell short perfectly encapsulated what his early-season ride will be like without Kevin Durant. No matter how great he is, it's going to be tough.   Working Hard, Working Alone Against Portland, nobody was tougher than Westbrook. He dominated the game from the outset, scoring and facilitating at will. Of Read more [...]

Value Stocks Hard To Find In Volatile Market

Last week was another volatile one for investors. The S&P 500 continued to decline from its all-time intraday high at 2019.26 set on Friday, Sept. 19 trading as low as 1926.03 on Oct. 2, down 4.6% from the high. Then on Friday, a better than expected employment report triggered a significant rebound occurred to a weekly close at 1967.90. Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Comcast/TWC merger vote delayed after NY regulators find “deficiencies”

The New York Public Service Commission has delayed its vote on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger from October 2 to November 13. The delay comes as the commission reviews recommendations from the state Division of Consumer Protection's Utility Intervention Unit (UIU). In a filing on August 25 (download link), the UIU described "deficiencies associated with the Companies’ current substandard customer service" and said the merger should not be approved unless certain conditions are imposed. Read more [...]