Daily Archives: June 3, 2017

The cars of Smokey and the Bandit reimagined for 2017

“Smokey and the Bandit” turns 40 this year, and it seems like one of the few Hollywood blockbusters to make it that far without being rebooted for the big screen. But what if it were? The folks at online used car marketplace Carspring asked themselves that question and went ahead and recast the film for the 21st Century. Not the ...

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America’s community banks hope for lighter regulation

A FEW weeks ago Standard Financial, a bank with assets of just $488m and a mere nine branches, merged with Allegheny Valley Bancorp, a slightly smaller neighbour in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. The main reason for the deal, says Tim Zimmerman, Standard’s chief executive, was the rising cost of regulation—though competition from PNC, a $371bn colossus based in the city, ...

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