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National newswire stories from across the U.S., sourced from the Neotrope® News Network

National US News

National US News
National newswire stories from across the U.S., sourced from the Neotrope® News Network

Mortgage Purchase Lock Counts See First YoY Gain Since Fed Rate Hikes Began Two Years Ago

PLANO, Texas, May 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Optimal Blue today released its April 2024 Originations Market Monitor report, which reveals the first year-over-year increase in purchase mortgage lock counts since the Federal Reserve initiated rate hikes in March 2022.

Down Payment Resource integration with ICE Mortgage Technology embeds down payment assistance program support into core mortgage origination software

ATLANTA, Ga., May 13, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Down Payment Resource (DPR), the housing industry's leading technology for connecting homebuyers with homebuyer assistance programs, today announced a new integration using the latest API framework from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) for mortgage technology. Available via the Encompass Partner Connect™ API Platform, the integration makes it easier for lenders to support homebuyers with the nation's 2,300-plus down payment assistance (DPA) programs.

Mental Health Awareness Month: Exhibit Raises Awareness of the Danger of Electroshock and Other Harmful Psychiatric Practices

NEW YORK, N.Y., and LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 11, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Those seeking help, beware, warns Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health industry watchdog. For Mental Health Awareness Month, the group marched through the streets of New York to raise awareness about coercive mental health practices including forced institutionalization and the use of electroshock (ECT) - even on children. Strategically timed to coincide with the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual convention in the city, CCHR also brought its Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit to New York.

New Children’s Book ‘A Day at the Waterhole’ Celebrates Friendship and Harmony in the Jungle

BURLINGTON, Ontario, Canada, May 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A heartwarming story comes to life in "A Day at the Waterhole" (ISBN: 978-1779416230), a captivating children's book penned by the late James Marck. Originally written in 1993, this timeless tale has been rediscovered and brought to new audiences by Carol Perdic, with the help of talented illustrator, Chris White, and esteemed editor, Sandy White.

Courtney Dodd, Floify’s head of marketing, named a PROGRESS in Lending Sales, Marketing and PR Trailblazer

BOULDER, Colo., May 10, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Floify, the mortgage industry's leading point-of-sale (POS) solution, today announced that its Head of Marketing, industry-veteran Courtney Dodd, has been named a 2024 Sales, Marketing and PR Trailblazer award honoree by PROGRESS in Lending. Now in its fifth year, the award recognizes the top sales, marketing and public relations executives making the biggest impact on the mortgage industry today.

Celebrating the 74th Anniversary of L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘Dianetics’: The Exciting Adventure Continues

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Untold millions have benefited from L. Ron Hubbard's perennially best-selling "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" since it was first published on May 9, 1950. As the book's diamond jubilee year begins, "Dianetics" is still startling and new to anyone reading and using it for the first time. And the reason is simple. As Mr. Hubbard stated at the beginning of the book, "Dianetics is an adventure. It is an exploration into Terra Incognita, the human mind, that vast hitherto unknown realm half an inch back of our foreheads." And with the Dianetics Seminar available at Scientology Churches and Missions the world over, it is easier than ever before to experience that adventure.

Robert J. Shearer’s ‘We Were Better Together’ Is a Definitive Couples Guide to Cancer and Elegy to His Late Wife, Melissa

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "We Were Better Together: Navigating Cancer as a Couple with Love, Practical Advice and Expert Guidance" (published by Legacy Launch Pad Publishing) began in 2014, when entrepreneur Robert J. Shearer and his wife Melissa faced tragic news two years into retirement together: Melissa had been diagnosed with uterine cancer.

New Solution Connects API-Driven Back-End Execution to Front-End Pricing with Industry-First Features

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today announced the release of the Base Rate Generator, an industry-changing solution that allows mortgage lenders to directly inform their front-end rate sheet pricing with their back-end capital markets executions. By combining live agency API connections, co-issue executions, aggregator pricing, and custom TBA indications, the MCT Base Rate Generator allows mortgage lenders to improve margin management and competitive performance.

How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 via iCareFone [2024 Latest]

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Are you wondering, "How do I convert Apple Music to MP3?" Recently, Tenorshare has released a new version of iCareFone that lets you know how to change iTunes songs to MP3 format. Besides, it can also convert Apple Music to FLAC files. And the best part? iCareFone works on both Windows and Mac systems. So, let's find out how to convert Apple Music to MP3 with this tool's help!

DataNumen Unveils DataNumen Data Recovery 3.0: Multilingual Magic and More!

NEW YORK and HONG KONG, May 9, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DataNumen, a global leader in data recovery solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest marvel, DataNumen Data Recovery 3.0. The new version boasts an impressive suite of features, including multilingual support, and promises to redefine the way users recover their lost data.

Protect Yourself and Your Family: Visit ‘Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit’ in New York. Learn the Facts and Fight Back

NEW YORK, N.Y., and LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Exhibit," open now through May 9 at 37 Union Square West in Manhattan, is not for the faint of heart. But it provides vital information to avoid or survive coercive psychiatric practices that infringe against human rights. The exhibit, produced by Citizens Commission on Human Rights, shows how these practices put health, safety - even life - at risk.

How to Convert Spotify Music to MP3 320 Kbps with YT Saver?

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Severing as one of the most popular music streaming platforms, Spotify hosts all genres of music from its library. However, Spotify comes with several limitations and it's quite annoying to listen to songs if users are traveling abroad. In such scenario, YT Saver Spotify to MP3 Converter helps save their favorite songs/playlists with 100% lossless quality.

Top Female Sports Executive, Lisa Pantages of the San Francisco Giants, Named FWSF 2024 Financial Woman of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today named Lisa Pantages as the FWSF 2024 Financial Woman of the Year. Ms. Pantages is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the San Francisco Giants. FWSF is particularly excited to award the organization's highest honor to a female sports executive, a sector which FWSF has not previously recognized.

Long Time Ferret Activist Pat Wright Files Lawsuit Against California Fish and Game Commission President Eric Sklar

LA MESA, Calif., May 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Pat Wright, a resident of La Mesa, California, has filed a lawsuit against Eric Sklar, President of the California Fish and Game Commission in San Diego Superior Court, challenging the arbitrary classification of domestic ferrets as wild animals. The lawsuit, titled Wright v. Sklar, was filed in the San Diego Superior Court and seeks a writ of mandate and declaratory relief. Wright is the founder of LegalizeFerrets.org.

Gemoo Launches CapUp to Make Viral Videos for Tiktok, Instagram, and YouTube easily and Instantly

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Gemoo Inc., the developer of FocuSee, proudly announces the launch of CapUp, an innovative AI caption generator designed to save editing time and effort for content creators, and help them easily create viral shorts like top content creators to boost their TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube growth and monetization 10x faster.

ACES Quality Management Partners with Infrrd to Provide AI-Powered Intelligent Mortgage Document Processing

DENVER, Colo., May 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, has announced a new partnership with Infrrd to provide ACES users access to intelligent document processing. When used in conjunction with ACES Quality Management & Control software, Infrrd's technology helps lenders improve the efficiency of their quality control (QC) reviews by indexing, categorizing and reviewing the accuracy of loan file documents prior to review.

Former Addict Dedicates Himself to Paying Help Forward With Foundation for a Drug-Free World

VALENCIA, Spain, and LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 8, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- No stranger to drug abuse and its toll, Alfredo Riaño, who heads the chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World in Valencia, Spain, shares his own story to help kids avoid the ordeal of addiction that he eventually escaped from. And he trains educators, law enforcement and other community partners who share his passion to reach youth with the truth about drugs before they fall prey to the dwindling spiral of drug abuse and addiction.

Human Rights Group Demands the American Psychiatric Association Ban ECT and End All Harmful and Coercive Practices

NEW YORK, N.Y. and LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Midtown Manhattan reverberated with angry voices chanting "Stop the Torture-Ban ECT" as a phalanx of protesters from Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) made their way from Times Square to the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at Jacob Javits Convention Center. Their demands: The American Psychiatric Association must end coercive practices.

MCT Reports A 2% Lock Volume Increase Despite Rising Rates

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), the de facto leader in innovative mortgage capital markets technology, today reported a 1.87% increase in mortgage lock volume compared to the previous month. To gain comprehensive insights into the market dynamics, industry professionals and enthusiasts are invited to download the complete report.

Innovating Customer Interactions: VOC AI to Showcase New Technologies at White Label Expo 2024

LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 7, 2024 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- At the forefront of the tech industry, VOC AI is gearing up to make a substantial impact at White Label Expo 2024, which will be held on May 8-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Renowned for its groundbreaking developments in the Voice of Customer (VOC) and customer service AI Agent sector, VOC AI plans to unveil new ways to enhance customer interactions and support businesses through sophisticated AI technologies.

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