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SEC seeks records regarding "wrap fee" accounts


  • Reuters

The Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing "wrap fee" accounts to ensure investment-advisory firms are complying with securities law. The agency has asked firms to disclose records related to… Read More

ICSC's Kercheval: Back-to-school shopping great for brick-and-mortar


  • Bloomberg Television

Consumers are shopping earlier for the back-to-school season and in overwhelming numbers -- 90% of respondents -- are hitting physical stores for their purchases, ICSC CEO Michael Kercheval said. In a… Read More

Edtech incubators on the rise


  • EdSurge

Incubators and accelerators focused on edtech startups are being rolled out across the U.S. Venture capital support has been on the rise as well. But for the innovations to really take root, they must… Read More

Radar tech may enhance hurricane-intensity projections


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The National Center for Atmospheric Research is working on a system dubbed Airborne Phased Array Radar, which is intended to provide enhanced data for models that predict hurricane intensity. Research… Read More

Webster Bank leads the way on branch overhaul


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Webster Bank has been an early mover in the industry's effort to reduce branch size and close some locations, shifting resources to digital services. The bank has seen results, including an efficiency… Read More