By Ed Ballard
London--U.K. insurer Aviva PLC (AV.LN) and Haci Omer Sabanci Holding A.S. (SAHOL.IS), a Turkish conglomerate, said Thursday they could float a stake in their jointly-held life and pensions business.
Mobile banking just got easier for millions of customers with today’s
debut of the redesigned Chase Mobile App for Android, the latest round
of innovation to enhance and personalize banking for Chase customers.
A.M. Best has assigned a debt rating of “bbb+” to $300 million of
senior unsecured notes issued by Alleghany Corporation
(Alleghany) (headquartered in New York, NY) [NYSE:Y]. The outlook
assigned to the ratings is positive.
Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie
Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers
Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of
Directors of Harry & David (Other OTC: HARR) concerning the acquisition
by 1-800FLOWERS.com. Under the terms of the agreement, 1-800FLOWERS will
acquire Harry & David for approximately $143 million dollars.
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Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a global leader in signal transmission
solutions for mission-critical applications, will now offer its Hirschmann
Industrial Ethernet Network Professional Program to
professionals responsible for industrial network infrastructures
throughout North America.
Macquarie Group (Macquarie) (ASX:MQG)(ADR:MQBKY) today announced the
hiring of former United States senior government official David Agnew
into its Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) division as
Managing Director, Government Affairs.
By Jonathan House
WASHINGTON--The number of new applications for jobless benefits rose last week but stayed near 2014 lows, a sign ahead of Friday's jobs report that the labor market continues its steady improvement.
Global real estate investment and services firm Kennedy
Wilson (NYSE: KW) today announced that the company will pay a
dividend of $0.09 per share to common shareholders of record as of
September 30, 2014 with a payment date of October 7, 2014.
Average 30-year fixed mortgage rates in the U.S. were flat in the latest week, according to mortgage-finance company Freddie Mac (FMCC).
Overall, mortgage rates were little changed during the period, in which economic reports were light, Freddie Mac Chief Economist Frank Nothaft noted in a statement Thursday.
The retirement plan landscape is stabilizing as fewer U.S. companies
last year moved from defined benefit (DB) plans to offering only a
defined contribution (DC) plan to new salaried employees than in any
other year over the past decade, according to a new analysis by global
professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW). The
analysis also found that a few industry sectors — insurance and
utilities — are bucking the trend from DB to DC plans.
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