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2014-04-11 16:20:15

BASILDON, United Kingdom, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on recent changes to the way Venezuela's exchange rate mechanism operates, CNH Industrial is changing the bolivar fuerte ("Bs.F.") rate used to re-measure its Venezuelan Iveco truck and bus business operations financial statements in US dollars. Effective March 31, 2014, CNH Industrial has started to use the exchange rate determined by US dollar auctions conducted under Venezuela's Complementary System of Foreign...

2014-04-11 12:24:53

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expectations were high when epcSolutions developed its suite of data and mobile applications to allow retailers to deliver coupons directly to retail customers on their smartphones. The company had even passed pre-qualification for GS1 Source certification. But time ran out on the company, and now the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia is overseeing the sale of its assets. The Trustee is seeking...

2014-04-11 12:20:42

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqbgdf/global_commercial) has announced the addition of the "Global Commercial Aircraft Electrical Systems Market Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqbgdf/global_commercial ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Commercial Aircraft Electrical Systems...

2014-04-11 12:09:08

With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future. The World Bank figures are widely used by the international community and play a significant role in international strategies to reduce poverty. Critics argue that its estimates are flawed because the ‘dollar...

2014-04-11 08:26:57

Customers can now leave their cash at home and use their smartphones to make everyday purchases TORONTO, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are about to think differently about cash, cards and their bulky wallets. Today, Rogers is launching the suretap wallet, a new application that lets customers use their smartphones to make payments at tens of thousands of retailers across the country. With the suretap wallet, customers can safely store eligible payment cards on their...

2014-04-11 08:23:54

BALTIMORE, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) will report its first quarter 2014 earnings results at 7:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, followed by a conference call to discuss the results at 9:30 a.m. ET. The dial-in number for the earnings call is 877-407-8033. If you plan to participate on the conference call, please call two minutes prior to the start time and tell the conference operator that the subject of the conference is the...

2014-04-11 08:21:33

DUBLIN, Apr. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sgwzrv/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Borax Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The Global and Chinese Borax Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global borax industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a...

2014-04-11 04:20:15

BRUSSELS, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(® )(LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.4 percent in February, after increasing 0.6 percent in January and remaining unchanged in December. Five of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 109.9 (2004=100). "The U.K. LEI continued to increase in February, with most components contributing positively," said Bert Colijn, Senior Economist at The...

2014-04-10 23:23:35

America’s favorite car loan resource helps consumers protect themselves from identity theft in their latest news post. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Complete Auto Loans releases their latest news on how drivers can avoid getting their personal identity robbed. In light of the recent issues with SSL security, websites that do not offer high quality SSL certificates leave consumers information open to hackers. This is why companies like Complete Auto Loans use top of the line SSL...

2014-04-10 23:23:23

WIEGO unveils new research at World Urban Forum that challenges myths about the informal economy, and shows that urban informal workers play vital roles in the urban economy but that city policies and practices tend to undermine informal livelihoods. Medellín, Colombia (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Research unveiled at World Urban Forum challenges myths about the informal economy, and shows that urban informal workers play vital roles in the urban economy and help keep their households out...