In advance of the upcoming InvestmentNews Special Report on independent broker-dealers, here's a sneak peek of the latest IBD data. We've ranked the 10 fastest-growing indie B-Ds based on the percentage the revenues jumped in 2013 compared to 2012. These firms are all from our list of the 25 largest IBDs based on overall end-of-year revenue in 2013. Click through to see which large IBDs saw the biggest one-year revenue jumps and be sure to check back next week for our full report on the latest IBD data and trends. Source: InvestmentNews Data
SMI Culture & Travel Group says SMI Holdings and the Purchaser entered into agreement
11:10am EDT July 24 (Reuters) – SMI Culture & Travel Group Holdings Ltd ::Smi Holdings and Smi Culture Investment Holdings Limited entered into agreement.Smi Holdings has agreed to sell sale share and sale loan for a total consideration of RMB150 million. Click here to read the full article. Click here to submit story ideas.
Minot man charged with stealing credit cards
A 24-year-old Minot man is charged with stealing two credit cards from his girlfriend’s mother on Sunday and making more than $500 in unauthorized charges at Walmart. Sulaiman Barrie made an initial appearance on the two Class C felony charges in district court in Minot on Thursday. In a separate case, Barrie and his cousin, Mamadu Saidu Barrie, 20, are charged with stealing a bank card from Barrie’s ex-girlfriend and making unauthorized charges on it in March. Judge Todd Cresap told Barrie in court on Thursday that he has seen far too much of Barrie in his courtroom in the last year and a half. Barrie told Cresap in court that he plans to enroll in a treatment program. – Andrea Johnson
How to Make Your Own Fidget Spinner
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Here's what could happen to America's hundreds of dead malls
Developers are now turning many of the mall's parking spaces into a light rail station, which will connect the neighborhood to downtown Seattle. Other parts of the lot have been turned into LEED-certified apartments, senior housing, a medical center, more retail space, Malls of the future have an opportunity to fulfill other community needs besides commerce, June Williamson, a City College of New York architecture professor and the author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," tells Business Insider. Nearly every major department store (including Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, and Sears) has shuttered stores in recent years to reduce losses from unprofitable locations and the rise of online shopping. Fitness centers, churches, medical clinics, and data centers Closed department stores will…