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Kushner"s Deutsche Bank-Backed Times Square Property Stung by Tenant Troubles
1/18/2018 6:00 PM
In a six-floor retail space near Times Square, the Guy Fieri restaurant has closed and construction hasn"t begun on celebrity chef Todd English"s food hall. A tourist attraction featuring a 1/87th scale model of New York City was behind on rent for two months as of December, according to loan documents. It wasn"t supposed to be this way. When Kushn...Read More
 
Trump and Senators Scramble to Avoid Midnight Government Shutdown
1/18/2018 6:00 PM
By Friday afternoon, it appeared that only a last-minute congressional deal could stop what would be a rare shutdown of a federal government under one-party control. The House cleared stopgap spending legislation on Thursday night that would keep the government funded through Feb. 16, but Senate Democrats were intent on withholding their votes unti...Read More
 
U.S. CFTC sues three virtual currency operators for fraud
1/18/2018 6:00 PM
The U.S. derivatives watchdog said on Friday that it has filed charges against three separate virtual currency operators alleging the defendants had defrauded customers and broken other commodity trading rules, in a further sign regulators globally are cracking down on the emerging asset class....The CFTC charged New York resident Patrick McDonnell...Read More
 
House Spending Bill Changes Law to Let Trump Administration Secretly Shift Intelligence Money
1/18/2018 6:00 PM
``... without any obligation to spend funds as specifically authorized, there is no obligation to inform Congress if that"s not happening..."...Read More
 
Jeddah Tower, the world"s next tallest skyscraper, set to open in Saudi Arabia
1/18/2018 6:00 PM
When the 3,280-feet-tall (1,000-meter-tall) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai"s iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in the world by 236 feet (72 meters). Construction of the landmark is estimated to cost $1.4 billion... While today the site is surrounded by desert, upon completion the tower w...Read More
 
Apple HQ2: Where Will the iPhone Maker"s Second Campus Go?
1/18/2018 6:00 PM
``The tech giant on Wednesday announced plans to invest billions of dollars in the U.S. as part of a broader effort to repatriate nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in overseas cash to the U.S. Apple also said that it will create 20,000 new jobs over the next five years. Those jobs will be created at its existing campus, as well as "a new one.""...Read More
 
Weirdly-Evasive Hedge Fund Expat Browder is All Over Simpson Russia Testimony... And No One Notices
1/17/2018 6:00 PM
``Given Browder"s prominence as a widely sought after commentator and his designation as a leading anti-corruption activist, surely his past business practices in Russia, as well as his questionable behavior relating to the Prevezon case, are worthy of some scrutiny."...Read More
 
Amazon narrows list of headquarters cities to 20 finalists
1/17/2018 6:00 PM
``The finalist cities are: Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Miami; Montgomery County, Maryland; Nashville, Tennessee; Newark, New Jersey; New York; Northern Virginia; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Raleigh, North Carolina; Toronto; and Washington D.C."...Read More
 
Ataris Bassist Michael Davenport Accused Of Running $27M Fraud Scheme
1/16/2018 6:00 PM
Ataris Bassist Michael Davenport Accused Of Running $27 Million Real Estate Fraud Scheme Using Craigslis...Read More
 
Government shutdown watch: Are enough House Republicans on board?
1/16/2018 6:00 PM
Republican leaders are full speed ahead on a short-term funding bill -- now they just need the votes for it. House GOP leaders are cautiously optimistic they can muster the votes for their short-term funding bill released Tuesday night.Senate Republicans leaders have convinced themselves Democrats will have to peel off to support the spending packa...Read More