A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings of “a-” for senior
unsecured debt, “bbb+” for subordinated debt and “bbb” to the preferred
shares of the recently filed shelf registration of Reinsurance Group
of America Incorporated (RGA) (St. Louis, MO) [NYSE:RGA]. This
assignment also includes indicative ratings of “bbb” for preferred
securities for RGA Capital Trust III and RGA Capital Trust IV .
Together with Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary System (ECCPS) and
TransMIT Gesellschaft für Technologietransfer mbH (TransMIT), Sangui is
investigating new therapeutic approaches to treating septic shock and
acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Owing to their incidence rate, complexity and poor prognosis, the two
diseases constitute a huge challenge in both in terms of their
socio-economic impact and the associated intensive medical care, and
incur unacceptably high mortality rates, despite progress made in
In a paper published in Nature Biotechnology this week, UC San
Francisco and Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ:FLDM) scientists have
demonstrated that shallow single-cell mRNA sequencing (approximately
50,000 reads per cell) is sufficient for unbiased classification of cell
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of drugstore chain Walgreen (WAG) were down more than 15% in premarket trading Wednesday as the retailer's CEO, Gregory Wasson, reportedly confirmed on a conference call that executives of the Deerfield, Ill.-based company had considered but dismissed the idea of shifting its headquarters to Europe for corporate-tax advantage.
Courier Corporation (Nasdaq: CRRC), one of America’s leading innovators
in book manufacturing, publishing and content management, today
announced results for the quarter ended June 28, 2014, the third quarter
of its 2014 fiscal year.
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers
of payment solutions, today announced that it has signed a referral
agreement with BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for the
bitcoin digital currency.
By Tom Essaye
The return of global growth, or the global reflation trade, is one of the under-followed themes in this market, so, if you want to ride it before everyone else, then a great way to do it is with BHP.
Open Bank (OTCBB:OPBK) today reported that income before taxes increased
15.8% to $2.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, up from
$1.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and up 117.3%
from $933 thousand for the three months ended June 30, 2013.
Harbors, Inc. (“Clean Harbors”) (NYSE: CLH), the leading provider of
environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America,
today announced financial results for the second quarter and six
months ended June 30, 2014.
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKBA), a biopharmaceutical company
focused on harnessing the potential of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)
biology to develop and commercialize novel therapeutics to treat kidney
disease, today announced the expansion of its senior management team
with three key additions: Brad Maroni, M.D., as Senior Vice President
and Chief Medical Officer, Mark De Rosch, Ph.D., as Vice President of
Regulatory Affairs and Tamara Dillon as Vice President of Human
New World Gold Corporation (OTC Pink:NWGC), a gold mining and milling
company with existing operations in Ecuador and Peru, shows growth
through increased revenues and profits for the second quarter ending
The financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2014 show
revenues of $4,990,196 versus $3,641,305 last year.
Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) today announced that its Board of Directors
declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.3175 per share of
Common Stock, payable in cash on September 15, 2014 to stockholders of
record on August 31, 2014.
By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch
Shire leads decliners
-Carla Mozee; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.K. stocks fell Wednesday, swept lower along with other global equity market as worries about Russia's conflict with Ukraine returned to the fore.
TOKYO, JAPAN --
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