By Katherine Feser Published 7:00 am CST, Friday, February 22, 2019 Stella at Riverstone, a 351-unit apartment complex at 4711 LJ Parkway in Sugar Land's Riverstone community, has changed hands. Alliance Residential sold the property to Grant Cardone, CEO of Cardone Capital, a real estate investment firm based out of Aventura, Fla. less Stella at Riverstone, a 351-unit apartment complex at 4711 LJ Parkway in Sugar Land's Riverstone community, has changed hands. Alliance Residential sold the property to Grant Cardone, CEO of Cardone Capital, ... more Photo: Berkadia Photo: Berkadia Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Stella at Riverstone, a 351-unit apartment complex at 4711 LJ Parkway in Sugar Land's Riverstone community, has changed … [Read more...] about Real estate transactions: Florida investor buys upscale Sugar Land apartment complex
By Jon Wilner | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 20, 2019 at 11:25 am | UPDATED: February 20, 2019 at 11:26 am * The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Feb. 20, has been made available in archived form … (And other key questions) We’re likely several months from the Pac-12 reaching a decision on the $500 million question: Whether the conference should sell an equity stake in its media rights in exchange for a cash injection? The presidents and chancellors will be briefed on the situation next month when they gather at the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas, but the topic is momentous enough to warrant regular monitoring and assessment. This morning, for instance, the Hotline attempted to lend context to the impact an equity sale would have on the Pac-12’s revenue position relative to other Power Five … [Read more...] about Hotline newsletter: $400+ million in cash (from an equity sale) sounds great, but how would the schools use it?
EU authorities are tightening up restrictions on chemical sales in a bid to stop returning ISIS militants from blowing up Europeans with homemade explosives. Proposed changes to 2013 restrictions on the marketing and use of explosives precursors were introduced following a European Commission review which noted bombs cooked up by Islamists had been used in the “vast majority of terrorist attacks in the EU” including Madrid in 2004, London in 2005, Paris in 2015, Brussels in 2016, and Manchester and Parsons Green in 2017.Under the proposals, which have still to be signed off by the EU Parliament’s plenary, Brussels will place additional restrictions on the public’s ability to buy substances such as chemical fertilisers which can be used to make explosives, and require businesses to alert authorities to “suspicious transactions”. Counter Extremism Project senior director, Hans-Jakob Schindler, said that while authorities were “never going to be … [Read more...] about EU Launches Chemical Sales Crackdown as ISIS Jihadis Flock Back to Europe
(Reuters) - Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc, the two biggest U.S. card networks, are preparing to increase certain fees levied on U.S. merchants for processing transactions that will kick in this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Some of the changes relate to so-called interchange fees, the report said. Interchange fees are what merchants pay to banks when consumers use a credit or a debit card to make a purchase from their store. Fees that Mastercard and Visa charge financial institutions, such as banks, for processing card payments on behalf of merchants are also set to increase, the report said. Visa and Mastercard did not immediately to a request for comment. Merchants often pass on any increases in processing fees to consumers, in an attempt to protect their own profits. Up to 2.5 percent of prices for goods and services go to cover card fees, the WSJ said. Card companies have said in the past that their credit and debit cards … [Read more...] about Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions
Setting up a vote in the full House later this month, the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Wednesday evening to approve a bill to extend background checks on gun sales to all private gun transactions, along with a separate measure to give law enforcement more time to deal with background check investigations, as Democrats moved forward on one of their prime agenda items now that their party controls the U.S. House. “This is common sense legislation to protect the public,” said Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) said of the bill to extend the requirement for background checks to all gun sales, even private transactions between individuals, whether in person, or over the internet. “For far too long, Congress has offered moments of silence instead of action in the wake of gun tragedies,” Johnson added after the committee’s vote. “That era is over.” “A huge volume of guns is sold with no questions asked,” said Rep. Jerry … [Read more...] about House panel approves background checks for all private gun sales