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    Younger generations going all in with 401(k) contributions

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin features Gen Y and Gen X causing the the pace of 401(k) plan contributions to hit new heights. Plus: The ABCs of a hot REIT market, biotech stocks under the microscope, and something you might have in common with Bill Gates.

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    Grant Thornton resigns as auditor for eight Schorsch-linked nontraded REITs

    The accountant for eight nontraded REITs managed by Nicholas Schorsch's privately held real estate manager, American Realty Capital, has resigned.

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    Simple due diligence rules for investing in alternatives

    Answers to three big questions when investigating nontraded REITs, BDCs are key before investing client assets

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    American Realty Capital Properties hit by lawsuit from institutional investors

    New York City Retirement Systems, TIAA-CREF join group of investors alleging ARCP misrepresented the company's business, "engaged in a scheme to deceive the market and a course of conduct that artificially inflated prices of American Realty securities.”

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    Former SEC enforcement head Robert Khuzami to defend ex-ARCP chief David Kay

    Mr. Khuzami, who is now a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has signed on as Mr. Kay's attorney in the defense of a complaint filed in December.

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    Sales plummet at Cole Capital

    Sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts at Cole Capital fell off a cliff in December, with the leading sponsor and real estate manager selling a mere $4.5 million, compared with $274.4 million a year earlier.Fundraising for the Cole REITs declined to $20 million in November from $104

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    Utility, consumer stocks can play defense when market volatility spikes

    Barbell approach can help advisers manage through the volatile first quarter earnings season without ditching stocks altogether.

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    Nontraded REIT sales at Realty Capital slip in 2014 but big drop avoided

    Sales of REITs and other non-liquid alts at Schorsch-related firm decline 7.6% from 2013.

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    Nicholas Schorsch down, not out after resigning again

    Though the real estate czar stepped down from two more publicly traded companies last week, as well as from a host of other nontraded REITs, he still remains entrenched at other firms he created and is the largest shareholder at several others.

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    Nicholas Schorsch resigns from RCAP, boards of AR Capital affiliates

    REIT czar resigns from RCAP, boards of 11 AR Capital affiliates. New chairman says change allows company to simplify governance, minimize 'perceived' conflicts and cut complexity. (And check out the triumphs and trials of Nick Schorsch.)

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    ARCP gets time to revise earnings, delays dividend

    Big real estate company, until recently led by Nicholas Schorsch, hires Korn Ferry, launches search for new CEO, chairman.

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    CNL Lifestyle exits senior housing with portfolio sale

    Deal focuses large nontraded REIT on lifestyle sector before a potential listing of shares or sale of the portfolio.

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    Homebuilders lag real estate investment trusts amid U.S. rebound

    The gap will probably endure for years as job growth spurs demand for office, retail and apartment properties faster than Americans can buy new houses.

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    Nicholas Schorsch's REIT empire is under siege

    A blockbuster lawsuit alleging misconduct by Nicholas Schorsch is one of many issues confronting his vast real estate empire.

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    Schorsch allegations will haunt nontraded REIT industry

    Industry "floored" by allegation that REIT czar had hand in $23 million accounting error at American Realty Capital Properties.