By Jennifer Booton, MarketWatch
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- EBay Inc. is set to report third-quarter earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, just two weeks after breaking up with its payment processing arm, PayPal.
A.M. Best has withdrawn the financial strength rating of A
(Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a” of Chartis Excess
Limited (CEL) (Ireland). All insurance liabilities have been
transferred to other entities within American International Group,
Inc. (AIG) (New York, NY) [NYSE:AIG]. In addition, the Central Bank
of Ireland has accepted the renunciation of CEL’s Certificate of
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) today announced that its
Teledyne Webb Research business unit has been awarded a five year
Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the
procurement of Autonomous Profiling Explorer (APEX) profiling floats by
the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) with a contract value of
$9.9 million, including options.
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Mortgage rates are near 2014 lows, but cheap loans may do little to spur home buying, experts said Thursday after the release of fresh housing-market data.
The 2014 Smart Manufacturing Technologies Survey, commissioned by Ubisense
( AIM : UBI), a global leader in location intelligence solutions,
found that worker error is the single biggest cause of quality control
issues for manufacturers today.
By Sue Chang and Ben Eisen, MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- These are the stocks making notable moves in the stock market Thursday:
Gap Inc. (GPS): The retailer reported a drop in same-store sales and said Chief Executive and chairman Glenn Murphy will retire in February 2015.
Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR) announced today that its New Jersey
subsidiary, Aqua New Jersey, acquired the assets of the Spartan Village
water and wastewater systems from Spartan Village, Inc. for $1, with
plans to invest approximately $375,000 for upgrades to distribution
pipes, meters and the wastewater plant.
By Sam Schechner
PARIS--Google Inc. Chief Executive Larry Page met with France's premier late last month and quietly pressed home a message: Google has invested heavily in France and is willing to do more.
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a “Leader” in cloud
professional services, according to the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide
Cloud Professional Services 2014 Vendor Analysis 1 .” Receiving
this distinction for the second consecutive year, Accenture is
recognized for its deep industry knowledge, ecosystem relationships, and
experience as a service integrator and outsourcer to create
differentiated cloud solutions that address clients' unique needs.
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