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Want greater wealth? Buckle down and get to work

The newly released “High Net Worth Report” by the Private Bank of Nevada State Bank, drawing up the BLS Time Use Survey, found higher income individuals get about eight hours and six minutes of sleep each night — about 3.3 percent less than the lower income set.

Job layoffs as mortgage refinance boom slows

A recent spike in interest rates has caused a decline in refinancing activity, a drop-off that has curtailed a two-year refinancing wave that started in 2011 and led to the nation’s largest banks shedding thousands of mortgage jobs.

Bank of George shares sold to repay TARP

Bank of George is one of seven financial institutions nationwide to be included in priced auctions of preferred stock as the U.S. Department of Treasury winds down its remaining Troubled Asset Relief Program bank investments.