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Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC Affirms MOR SBC1 Small-Balance Commercial Mortgage Servicer and Special Servicer Rankings for KeyBank, NA

NEW YORK, July 17, 2014-Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today affirmed its MOR SBC1 small-balance commercial mortgage servicer and special servicer rankings for KeyBank, NA, a wholly owned bank subsidiary of KeyCorp. KeyBanks servicing and special servicing platform formerly operated as KeyCorp Real Estate Capital Markets, Inc. until that entity was merged into KeyBank in late 2013. The affirmed small-balance servicer rankings are based on the following factors:

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Yonkers, NY — (SBWIRE) — 07/16/2014 — Nexus Legal Cash, the lawsuit funding company, announced today that it has increased its funding line allocated to automobile accidents. Under this new plan, Nexus Legal Cash plans to meet the expanding need for pre settlement funding centered on automobile accident victims.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen every minute of the day. In aggregate, on a yearly basis, there are about 6.25 million driving accidents that take place. In 2009 alone, statistics showed that 32,145 or more of the United States’ population died due to vehicular accidents. Of these, 19,541...

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Tixers, a “ticket trading marketplace,” recently announced that it raised a seed round of $250,000. Jay Clouse, Tixers COO and a young entrepreneur to watch, explained that the funding will allow the company to continue to grow and expand.

“The funding will be used in several ways, including additional ticket inventory, technology improvements including an app in both Apple and Google Play app stores, marketing initiatives, additional talent for our team, and other general business expenses,”...

  • (Lightbulb Crew) The upcoming MOBA is a sure thing.

Lightbulb Crew has canceled their Kickstarter project two weeks into it, but not because its worried that it cant make its goal of 100k. Nope, its for a happy reason- it has secured funding!

World of Warcraft Subscriber Base Shrinks Nearly 1 Million Players In Three Months

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NEW YORK, July 28, 2014-Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC today assigned preliminary ratings to six classes of single-family rental pass-through certificates from Invitation Homes 2014-SFR2 (IH 2014-SFR2), a single-family rental securitization. The preliminary ratings are based on information known to Morningstar as of July 28, 2014.

PRELIMINARY RATINGS (AS OF JULY 28, 2014)
Class / Balance / Preliminary Ratings
Class A $322,581,000 AAA
Class B $78,787,000 AA
Class C $69,412,000 A
Class D $58,612,000 BBB+
Class E $95,348,000 BBB
Class F $59,280,000 BB+

Recent changes in whats offered for lunch at school cafeterias hasnt fazed students, according to school officials.

Under the federal school nutrition standards that began in the 2012-2013 school year, students must put a fruit or vegetable on their plate in order for the meal to be reimbursed with federal dollars. Gainesville and Hall County districts say students ignoring or throwing away the healthier foods has not been a significant problem.

Our students are big on fruit, said Penny Fowler, director of school food nutrition for the Gainesville school system. Thats a blessing.

Change takes time, and last year was the first year they had to pick up a half cup (of) fruit...

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –#xA0;LDK Solar Co., Ltd. in provisional liquidation (LDK Solar or the Company) and its Joint Provisional Liquidators (JPLs), Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, today announced that LDK Solar has secured funding commitments to enable the offshore restructuring to continue to be progressed. The JPLs now intend to seek sanction of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the Cayman Court) to the terms of the funding commitments and certain amendments to restructuring support agreements previously approved by the Cayman Court. The JPLs also provided an update on the progress...

- Worlds largest building society set to increase lendingby at least 25 million annually

LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that Nationwide Building Society, the worlds largest building society, has won the 2014 FICO Decision Management Award in the Customer Originations category. Nationwide has used FICOs advanced decision management technology to build a Strategic Risk Infrastructure (SRI) that has helped improve customer service and make more credit available. Using the SRI, Nationwide estimates it will increase lending by at least 25 million each year.

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The University of Chicago won one and lost one with credit rating agencies that in January had signaled a possible downgrade on debt issued by the Hyde Park institution. Moodys Investors Service yesterday lowered its rating a notch — to Aa2 from Aa1, two levels below its top Aaa rating — because of the schools thin cash flow, rising debt levels and exposure to the vagaries of health care spending. But Standard Poors Corp. on July 15 reaffirmed its AA ratings, which also apply to $750 million in revenue bonds targeted for sale next month.

Moodys said that while the U …

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Foreign investors learn about the Australian economy from a variety of sources, but the credit rating agencies have a special place, as many investment managers are committed to following the rating agencies assessments. Credit agency ratings are also used in prudential supervision. This gives special importance to Standard and Poors latest pronouncements, reaffirming Australias AAA rating.

The Samp;P press release begins by noting the countrys strong public policy settings, economic resilience, and significant fiscal and monetary policy flexibility as well as its strong ability to absorb large economic and financial shocks, as was demonstrated during the global...