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Report cites growth of net lease retail sector



Net lease retail properties have been rising in popularity with institutional investors inside and outside of the commercial real estate realm, and that trend is expected to continue, says a report fr… Read More

FSI's Lewis is one to watch


  • (U.S.)

Robert Lewis, vice president of legislative affairs at FSI, has played a major role in some of the industry's most pressing lobbying battles. "The only way I can be effective for [financial advisors] … Read More

"Backoff" malware poses threat to payment systems, feds say


  • Reuters

Malware known as "Backoff" poses a data-breach threat to retailers' payment systems and is able to sneak past most antivirus software, the Department Of Homeland Security said in an advisory. Backoff … Read More

GAO to investigate charges of CFPB discrimination


  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The

The congressional watchdog agency will investigate employee charges of discrimination at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Government Accountability Office inquiry comes as the Federal Res… Read More