Estimating the Wealth of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the Batfleck

Posted on March 30, 2016March 30, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Estimating the Wealth of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the Batfleck

This March, Batman and Superman finally appeared together in a live-action film for the first time in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Unfortunately, fans and critics have mostly walked away from the theater disappointed, and that’s being kind. In its opening weekend, the new Batman v Superman earned an impressive — if slightly disappointing — $166 million at the U.S. box office. Before the big premiere, Time’s finance vertical Money explored just how much it would cost to fight … Continue reading “Estimating the Wealth of Batman, Bruce Wayne and the Batfleck”

Business Owner Sentenced to 2 Year Federal Prison Sentence For Falsifying Valuation Records

Posted on March 25, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Business Owner Sentenced to 2 Year Federal Prison Sentence For Falsifying Valuation Records

A business owner from Springfield, MO, was sentenced to a two year prison sentence on March 24 for a bank fraud scheme involving the construction of his $1.6 million home and the falsification of records related to his business, according to KY3 News in Springfield. Last October, Michael Ussery, 58, was convicted by a jury of his peers on 12 counts of bank fraud. Ussery was the owner of two successful businesses, USS Properties and Villa Properties. In 2007, he … Continue reading “Business Owner Sentenced to 2 Year Federal Prison Sentence For Falsifying Valuation Records”

Swiss Banks Find Themselves in Hot Water With U.S. Authorities — For the Umpteenth Time

Posted on March 25, 2016March 25, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Swiss Banks Find Themselves in Hot Water With U.S. Authorities — For the Umpteenth Time

At the request of U.S. law enforcement, Swiss authorities have been ordered to surrender documents pertaining to at least 18 banks and an unknown number of American businesses, according to Bloomberg News. The increased pressure from the American Justice Department comes after widespread allegations of corruption throughout the Swiss banking infrastructure. While none of the 18 banks have been implicitly accused of anything, an official statement from Switzerland’s financial regulator, Finma, states that the organization is “aware of the case … Continue reading “Swiss Banks Find Themselves in Hot Water With U.S. Authorities — For the Umpteenth Time”

The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous

Posted on March 24, 2016Categories Featured   Leave a comment on The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous

It’s almost wedding season, and that means pockets are emptying and stress is building for many American couples. According to ATTN:, the average wedding now costs more than $30,000; in 2012, receptions alone averaged out to $13,106 in cost, and now that number is only going up. Today, if couples really want to splurge, there certainly are various “ridiculous” wedding expenses they might incur. Jen Glantz, a writer and bridesmaid-for-hire, told CNBC that she noticed a “lack of a person … Continue reading “The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous”

The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous

Posted on March 24, 2016Categories Business   Leave a comment on The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous

It’s almost wedding season, and that means pockets are emptying and stress is building for many American couples. According to ATTN:, the average wedding now costs more than $30,000; in 2012, receptions alone averaged out to $13,106 in cost, and now that number is only going up. Today, if couples really want to splurge, there certainly are various “ridiculous” wedding expenses they might incur. Jen Glantz, a writer and bridesmaid-for-hire, told CNBC that she noticed a “lack of a person … Continue reading “The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous”

The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous

Posted on March 22, 2016March 24, 2016Categories Business   Leave a comment on The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous

It’s almost wedding season, and that means pockets are emptying and stress is building for many American couples. According to ATTN:, the average wedding now costs more than $30,000; in 2012, receptions alone averaged out to $13,106 in cost, and now that number is only going up. Today, if couples really want to splurge, there certainly are various “ridiculous” wedding expenses they might incur. Jen Glantz, a writer and bridesmaid-for-hire, told CNBC that she noticed a “lack of a person … Continue reading “The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous”

UK Announces New Tax on Sugary Soft Drinks in an Effort to Combat Childhood Obesity

Posted on March 21, 2016March 21, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on UK Announces New Tax on Sugary Soft Drinks in an Effort to Combat Childhood Obesity

Nations around the world have been looking for ways to curb childhood obesity for more than a decade. Now, the UK has taken an enormous step towards this goal by imposing a tax on all sugary drinks. According to┬áThe Guardian, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced the UK’s plan to place a substantial tax on sugary soft drinks, starting in April 2018. The new tax is intended to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in the UK, … Continue reading “UK Announces New Tax on Sugary Soft Drinks in an Effort to Combat Childhood Obesity”