Voice Of America
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Donald Trump's nominee to head the Treasury Department is facing questions at a confirmation hearing about the thousands of foreclosures made by a bank he ran during the financial crisis. Steve Mnuchin is speaking to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee where ranking Democrat Ron Wyden says he will ask "tough questions" about the nominee's "history of predatory lending." Mnuchin, who served as candidate Donald Trump's finance chairman, got rich by making skillful investments. One of those investments was the acquisition of sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac. An analysis in the Wall Street Journal says the troubled bank had one of the worst portfolios in the business with more than nine percent of its loans at least two months behind. The journal story says previous management made many loans without checking to see if the borrower had a job and the capacity to repay the mortgage.
CoinDesk
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The Economic Times
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Mashable
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Beyoncé 's feminist rallying cry, "Ladies, now let's get in formation," will take its most literal form at the Women's March on Washington D.C. And with her latest Facebook post, Bey herself is lending her voice to the movement. "We can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change," she writes. SEE ALSO: Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde's son had a Beyoncé-themed birthday AND she got him a present It's important to note that this status update doesn't indicate that Beyoncé will actually protest at the March herself. But her sister, Solange, will be headlining The Peace Ball on Thursday evening at the new African American Museum of History and Culture, which will, "celebrate the accomplishments and successes of the past 4 years and the vow to continue to be the change we want to see in the world." So here's to hoping for a double dose of Knowles sisters to help us get through the weekend.
Politico
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We have a whole bunch of people who are eligible to vote who don't vote, and so the idea that we put in place, the idea of a whole bunch of barriers to people voting, doesnt make sense.” The riff was one of the issues the president addressed in his last news conference before Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday. During the campaign and even after he won the election, Trump raised totally unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud, shocking experts who warned that lending those conspiracy theories any legitimacy could sow distrust in the democratic process in the public.
Deadline
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Deadline
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PerezHilton
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But Demi isn't the only one. Other socially aware A-Listers like Mike Posner , Alessia Cara , The Veronicas , G-Eazy , Sean Paul , Daya , and Tove Lo are also lending their talents to the February 2-3 weekend festival... so maybe the pay just really is that good! Do U think Demi Lovato owes it to her LGBT Lovatics NOT to perform for Dubai?? [ Image via FOX .]
The Huffington Post
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I have always felt that asking for help and receiving it spelled weakness or dependence, but it is actually a sign of caring and love and allows another to feel good about lending a helping hand. We have all been told to de-clutter. I have tried to do so many times unsuccessfully. In a column "Let's Celebrate the Art of Clutter" (New York Times, 5/29/15) Dominique Browning wrote about not feeling guilty about having too much stuff in one's home. She states that it is okay to love one's things because they promote memories and smiles. So I can stop hoping to become a minimalist in my old age and enjoy all the objects that surround me. My daughter will have to deal with it all when I die. She told me not to worry; she'll just throw everything out--somehow that doesn't quite work for me. I am connected to my smartphone. Whenever I need some information, whether it be simply checking on a word's spelling or looking up facts, I am glad to have this resource at my fingertips.
Flowing Data
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Artist Matthew Rangel hikes cross-country and through the mountains, exploring and drawing along the way. He then mixes his drawings with maps and photos from history for unique results and perspective . My location drawings of large expanses throughout my journey serve to reinforce our land-based visual codes by the activity of transcribing the land through yet another system of careful measurements. This practice deepens my personal connection with the land, lending a sense of embodied awareness of its natural and/or unnatural characteristics. I allow the process of discovery from gathering extensive research to play out in the final compositions, where maps I have gathered are combined with my location drawings to set the stage to depict personal encounters and experiences that re-present the land through a framework that speaks of the constructs humans place on the land which, in turn, inform our experience. [via Socks ] Tags: drawing , landscape
China Daily
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The Sun Daily - Business
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KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), which sold over 207,100 vehicles in 2016 with a record market share of 35.7%, has lowered its targets for 2017. The national carmaker is aiming for a 34% share of the market this year by selling 202,000 vehicles, amid challenging market conditions and tougher competition. President and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said the market was challenging in 2016 due to consumers adjusting to tough economic conditions, prudent lending guidelines and stiff competition among auto players. “The market will continue to be tough (this year), at the same level as 2016 or tougher, as shown in the number of bookings,” he said at the Perodua 2016 Full Year Review and Chinese New Year luncheon with the media here yesterday. “Competition is tougher, every one (auto players) wants a piece of the pie,” he added.
BBC News 24
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Probably it will take a long time until we know what can happen. Both with our staff members from the United Kingdom, which are very valuable for us, and with our exposure in the UK and future projects. So there are risks to some of the funding that comes to Britain at the moment, could be more expensive? I believe so, yes. The bank is lending at incredibly favourable conditions and the United Kingdom has benefited from that very much over the last decade and in the last year in particular.
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Men's Fitness
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com . You can buy their I Sea Pasta from planetorganic.com5.99 for 100g). Know Your Seaweed Sea lettuce: This leafy variety is a type of green seaweed and lives up to its name, in that it’s a great way to liven up salads. Nori, or purple laver: One of the more recognisable seaweeds, its toasted sheets are wrapped around sushi, or eaten alone as a snack. Dulse: When dried, dulse has a smoky flavour that’s led to it being labelled as “vegan bacon”. It’s a tasty topper for salads and soups. Like nori, dulse is classified as a red seaweed. Kombu: The dried form of this brown seawed is an excellent addition to soups or stews, lending an umami (savoury) flavour. Sea spaghetti: Another type of brown seaweed, this is a mild, crunchy sea vegetable that can improve a stir fry or pasta. Where To Buy Seaweed Cornish Seaweed Company: Choose from a variety of dried seaweed, plus skincare products and even bath bags, which promise to reinvigorate your skin and hair.
Home Designing
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Shelves are an ingenious way of storing belongings in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. By attaching the shelves to adjustable irons allows the homeowner to rearrange to wall when inspiration strikes and is a fascinating play area for furry roommates. A variety of books and collectible toys furnish color to the room and reflect the homeowner's personality, turning the shelves into an accent wall. Taking care of all the cats' needs and lending itself to the sleek layout is the stylish Modkat Litter Box . If you'd like more upscale feline furniture, be sure to check out our stylish cat furniture post. The hanging plants compensate for the lack of green outside, allowing the homeowner to come home to a refreshing oasis in the middle of an urban jungle. The room has many industrial elements that make a daring statement without being too obvious.
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And if financial services think that we are going to be waiting for WTO rules, then companies are going to wait around. There are also huge parts of the economy, lending to small businesses, consumer finance, pensions and mortgages are all reliant on Britain's leading financial services.
The Economic Times
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Voice Of America
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" Mnuchin did not dispute that he oversaw the repossession of thousands of distressed properties, the sales of which ultimately netted a profit, but noted that the bank had made those loans before his investment group took over the institution. He also criticized financial reform under the Obama administration that strengthened lending requirements. "The No. 1 priority is going to be, make sure that banks lend [money]," Mnuchin said on CNBC. Several Democrats on the Commerce committee said they are reserving judgment on Ross until his testimony this week. Republicans are not. "Wilbur Ross's business experience makes him an excellent choice for Secretary of Commerce," said Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas. "I'm confident he'll be a champion for American economic interests at home and abroad.I look forward to supporting his nomination.
BBC One Channel Islands
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We will be helping first-time buyers with a 95% loan- to value product with banks of mum and dad providing additional guarantees, and a lending product. We will be helping those aged 65-89, and my understanding is there are no present lenders in Guernsey doing that. House prices have fallen since the end of 2014, with the island at times Is there a bit of a risk that some people could end up going into negative equity if they took a mortgage with you and the house prices continued to decline? I am hoping that.
BBC One Channel Islands
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The banks have said no. They haven't even considered it. You know, this is a couple of years ago. We went to the banks but they didn't want to know, basically. But now this man's company has got approval to operate a business lending to those aged over 65, as well as offering 95% mortgages to first time-buyers.