Construction Spending Exceeds Forecasted Rates In July Sep 2, 2014 10:10PM

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

Lenders like The Federal Savings Bank were pleased knowing that the latest construction spending report from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Census Bureau revealed spending reached a five-and-a-half-year high in July.

Spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $981.3 billion in July, up 1.8 percent from 963.7 billion in June. Compared to $906.6 billion in July 2013, there was an 8.2 percent rise. According to Reuters on September 2nd, economists' hopes for July were not high due to a previously reported 1.8 percent month-over-month drop in June. Economists expected only a 1 percent increase in July.

Gains were also seen for residential construction spending. Overall, spending for residential properties ended at a rate of $363.5 billion in July, up 0.7 percent from June. Compared to July 2013, spending increased 7.6 percent from $337.9 billion. Here is a breakdown of residential construction spending:

   •  In the private sector, there was a rise from $355.6 billion in June to $358.1 billion in July, representing a 0.7 percent gain. From $331.5 billion in July 2013, there was 8 percent growth.
   •  Private new single-family construction reached a rate of $187.2 billion. This rate was a 0.5 percent rise compared to $186.3 billion in June and a 9.4 percent gain from $171 billion in July 2013.
   •  Between June and July, multifamily spending in the residential sector increased 0.2 percent, rising from $43.2 billion to $43.3 billion. There was a more significant gain for the year-over-year comparison, as spending improved 41 percent from July 2013.
   •  Residential construction spending in the public sector went up from $5.4 billion in June to $5.2 billion in July, marking a 4.2 percent gain. Year over year, however, there was a 15.9 percent decline.

The housing market is bouncing back
The housing market is regaining pace after slowing down in the second quarter of 2013, according to Reuters. Higher home prices and a sharp increase in mortgage rates led to stagnation, but construction spending gains indicate overall growth. The source pointed to home improvements as the driving force behind the gains in spending.

As reported by the Associated Press on September 2nd, economists expect consumers to continue to spend at higher rates as employment figures and consumer confidence both improve, according to the Associated Press. The result could be more home buying activity as individuals feel more financially prepared to become homeowners.

For information about first-time home buyer programs that can get you affordable financing, contact the Federal Savings Bank, a veteran owned bank.

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World Series of Fighting to Award Multi-Fight Professional Contracts to Winners of New U.S. National Amateur Division Sep 2, 2014 10:00PM

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mixed martial arts (MMA) is the fastest-growing sport in the world, and with so many young men and women training every day, World Series of Fighting officials will look to tap into that pool of talent and provide a clear path to future stardom in the professional ranks of the sport when they launch the World Series of Fighting U.S. National Amateur Division in 2015.

Winners of the World Series of Fighting U.S. National Amateur Division, which will function as an amateur MMA circuit aimed at discovering and developing the best, young MMA prospects in the nation, will receive a multi-year, multi-fight contract with the world championship fight promotion and make their professional debuts live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). 

"We are proud to launch this exciting new division of World Series of Fighting and, through this, we will maintain the goal of finding the absolute best new talent that exists in the U.S.," World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said. 

"For the first time in history," continued Sefo, "amateur fighters who have the desire and the drive to turn professional and make a career for themselves in MMA, will be given a distinct path that will allow them to attain their goals of becoming future superstars in the professional ranks of our incredible sport."

The new circuit will be divided into four regions: East, South, Mountain and West.  Additional information regarding the World Series of Fighting U.S. National Amateur Division will be announced soon.

About "World Series of Fighting" (WSOF)"World Series of Fighting" (WSOF) is a worldwide premier professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering the best action-packed fights for fight fans by producing the best possible match-ups between elite fighters from around the world. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow "World Series of Fighting" on Twitter (@MMAWorldSeries) and "World Series of Fighting" President Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo).

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Delano Las Vegas Debuts On Las Vegas Strip Sep 2, 2014 09:50PM

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated luxury, all-suite Delano Las Vegas debuted today bringing a touch of South Beach to The Strip. This morning, executives and employees of MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group gathered to officially unveil Las Vegas' newest hotel.

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"Delano Las Vegas marks a new chapter in the Las Vegas hotel experience, ushering in elevated levels of personalized service, style and attention to detail," said General Manager Matthew Chilton. "We're challenging the quintessential over-the-top Vegas experience by introducing a new brand focused on understated luxury, appealing to in-the-know travelers," added Chilton.

Intimate and stylish, Delano's public spaces envelop guests in a welcoming ambiance punctuated by eclectic, playful details and a modern sensibility. Complemented by sophisticated accommodations, the non-smoking, non-gaming hotel appeals to discerning travelers from around the globe.

Jason Kalisman, Chairman of The Board of Directors at Morgans Hotel Group, stated, "The arrival of Delano to the Las Vegas Strip is a historic moment for Morgans. A Delano is so much more than just a physical structure; it is a special experience that transports guests into a world that combines fantasy and modern luxury. We are both excited and honored to be partnering with MGM Resorts International, a leader in hospitality and entertainment, in bringing this unique lifestyle brand to the Las Vegas Strip."  

A Glimpse Into Delano Las Vegas:

A NOD TO THE DESERT

  • Grand Arrival. Delano Las Vegas' dramatic stone entryway immerses guests in a carefully curated arrival experience inspired by the city's surrounding desert. Guests are welcomed by a striking installation of a 10-foot tall, 126,000-pound divided boulder sourced from the Nevada desert. Its natural patterns and color palette of yellow, orange and gray make it an art piece in itself. Down the inviting gallery and near the reception area is a gravity-defying art installation comprised of hundreds of small rocks by renowned Korean artist Jaehyo Lee.

DINE & DRINK

  • Savor the Moment. At 3940 Coffee + Tea, guests can savor artisanal teas, freshly squeezed juices and artisan-roasted coffees, including the exclusive Delano blend, in a comfortable retreat. Guests also can enjoy exotic tastes from the most eminent coffee-growing regions, including Ethiopia, Colombia and Guatemala, served tableside using the Clever Coffee system, an innovative brewing method that combines the best features of the French press and filter drip techniques.
  • Urban Kitchen, Classic Comforts. Historic farmhouse meets urban eatery at Della's Kitchen, blending responsibly sourced ingredients with a chic, industrial aesthetic. The cafe features a menu centered around local and regional ingredients, including a variety from nearby hydroponic farms and Delano Las Vegas' own greenhouse, which supplies herbs for breakfast and lunch menus that toes the line between healthy and decadent.
  • Cocktails and Conversation. At Franklin, rare, premium liquors, more than two dozen craft beers by the bottle and a selection of wines-by-the-glass highlight the cocktail-centric drink menu. Alongside libations, guests enjoy a selection of whimsical small bites and appetizers ranging from fried pig's ears to charcuterie. As day turns to night, Franklin buzzes with live entertainment throughout the week, including performances and beats from the hottest up-and-coming DJs.
  • View From Above. Soaring high atop Delano Las Vegas and boasting extraordinary views of the Las Vegas Strip, Rivea will debut in 2015 serving French and Italian cuisine from internationally celebrated chef Alain Ducasse. The lounge adjacent to Rivea also will take on a new personality. Until then, guests can enjoy the unmatched views and Ducasse's fare at miX restaurant and lounge.

RETREAT

  • A Place to Call Home. With sweeping views of the Las Vegas skyline, Delano's 1,117 guest suites provide a luxurious respite. Design elements include Delano's signature window sheers, crisp white linens, oversized tufted headboards and photography of seductive underwater scenes. Boasting one of the highest standard room square footages of any hotel in the city (725 square feet), each one-bedroom suite features a private bedroom, bold lighting fixtures and a spacious spa-style bath. With a 46" flat-screen TV, wet bar, desk and its own powder room, the adjoining living room offers a plush retreat that doubles as an entertaining area or impromptu meeting space. Delano Las Vegas also features Panoramic Suites, luxurious Delano Penthouse Suites and the exquisite Delano Penthouse Lofts.
  • A Rejuvenating Escape. BATHHOUSE Spa offers guests a treatment menu featuring local inspirations and ingredients as well as Global Journeys through India, Asia, Europe and a "Taste of the Islands." BATHHOUSE's two-story, 14,000-square-foot oasis includes 13 treatment rooms, separate hot-and-cold plunge pools, hot whirlpools, eucalyptus steam rooms, redwood saunas, relaxation lounges, vanity rooms, a nail salon and state-of-the-art gym.
  • Furry Friends. With a selection of dog-friendly suites, a dedicated doggie menu and butler services, Delano Las Vegas' four-legged guests are treated to the same outstanding service as the two-legged ones. The Doggie Delights Menu includes an array of meal options like Fido's Frittata (egg white frittata), Fowl Play (broiled chicken breast with steamed haricot verts and roasted potatoes) or the Bark-A-Roni (macaroni, bechamel, cheddar cheese and all-beef hot dogs). A designated Doggie Butler offers services ranging from daily walks to a "Plush and Pampered" experience, which includes brushing, TLC and more.
  • Under The Sun. In 2015, Delano Las Vegas will introduce Delano Beach Club, a pool experience just steps from the sand and surf of Mandalay Bay Beach. Delano Beach Club will offer hotel guests a dedicated, exclusive pool environment, embracing the laid back South Beach lifestyle.

BUSINESS TRAVEL & MORE

  • Mixing Business and Pleasure. With 20,000 square feet of meeting space within the tower and unique offerings for group gatherings, meeting attendees feel inspired, stylish and productive. Guests can create a relaxed business environment or a more casual social setting in the tower's 1,257-square-foot Sage Living Room, outfitted in signature Delano decor for a chic business atmosphere. Guests also can create their own ambiance in any of the 31 meeting rooms and four boardrooms. An additional 16,000 square feet of space for breakfast and lunch meetings is located on the top floor with panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Mandalay Bay Amenities. Just steps away from the three-level, 1.7 million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Delano Las Vegas guests can enjoy all that the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property has to offer. More information on Mandalay Bay Amenities can be found here.

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Discounted Seashell Wedding Dresses Currently Provided By iFitDress.com Sep 2, 2014 09:45PM

(PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Recently, iFitDress.com, a famous online supplier of wedding dresses and women's special occasion gowns, has released its range of 2014 seashell wedding dresses. Additionally, these elegant items are now offered at low prices. A large proportion of them are priced under $190.

All of the beautiful products from iFitDress.com are carefully made by the most skilled workers. Along with seashell wedding dresses, it also offers bachelorette party gowns, ivory satin wedding gowns, white halter wedding gowns, regency evening outfits, birthday party outfits, little black dresses and many others.

iFitDress.com wants to offer the international customers all kinds of beautiful special occasion outfits. The reasonable prices offered this time can facilitate all its new and old clients. The company sincerely wants to help ladies who want to buy wonderful dresses without spending too much. Please pay attention that the current promotion will last before September 15.

Furthermore, the supplier is very famous for its high quality products, especially colorful gowns. The company offers thousands of amazing items that are offered at affordable prices. Many of them sell very well in the international market.

About iFitDress.com
iFitDress.com is a leading online shop of inexpensive special occasion gowns; its popular items include hot cocktail dresses, elegant wedding gowns, beautiful evening dresses, cute prom dresses and so on. The company insists on offering top quality dresses for ladies from home and abroad. Its customer service department is always there to resolve problems. Customer satisfaction is a top priority for the company.

For more detailed information about the company and its brand new outfits, readers can visit http://www.ifitdress.com/c/seashell-wedding-dresses.html.

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Gotham Coming Exclusively To Netflix Members Around The World Sep 2, 2014 09:39PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution announced today an unprecedented agreement that makes Netflix the exclusive subscription video on demand (SVOD) home of the highly anticipated series, Gotham, in each of the territories in which the world's leading Internet TV network current operates and select other territories. Each season of the series will be available to Netflix members following linear broadcast beginning in 2015.

Premiering on September 22 on Fox in the United States, the series draws on the origin story of Batman, taking place in Gotham City as young Detective (and future Commissioner) James Gordon and the recently orphaned Bruce Wayne meet in the troubled days before the arrival of the Dark Knight. With a stellar cast including Ben McKenzie (Southland, The O.C.), Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy, Vikings, Terriers), Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Reloaded, Ali, Collateral, HawthoRNe) and Sean Pertwee (The Musketeers, Elementary, Luther, The Tudors), the series follows Gordon's rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner as he navigates the layers of corruption that secretly rule Gotham City.

The action-packed series draws on the stories of the great DC Comics "Super-Villains and Vigilantes," revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. The one-hour drama follows one cop's rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the genesis of one of the most popular superheroes of our time.

"Gotham is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. "The Batman origin story is sure to have massive global appeal so it is fitting that, along with Warner Television, we have created a new model for distributing a show that international and domestic audiences will love."

"In this era of new business models and expanding windows, this is an unprecedented deal for our company and our industry," said Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution.  "While we typically license our programming country by country, we have licensed this very special series to Netflix on a multi-territory basis. Netflix is a perfect home for Gotham following its initial broadcast in each respective country, giving Netflix subscribers the opportunity to catch-up prior to the new season, whether they're already fans or discovering it for the first time."

About NetflixNetflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 50 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For a low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Warner Bros. Worldwide Television DistributionWarner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution is one of the world's largest distributors of feature films, television programming and animation to the television marketplace throughout the world, including subscription pay, basic cable and broadcast outlets, domestic syndication and both subscription and advertiser-supported video-of-demand platforms.

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