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2014-09-12 08:24:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) picked up in August, which may be a sign of better things to come. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending(i). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120803/MM52028LOGO-a "A notable decrease in initial unemployment insurance claims helped push the Index up," said Daniel Bachman, Deloitte's senior U.S. economist. "An improving labor market can be a boon to...

2014-09-12 08:23:20

SEATTLE, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Primco Management Inc. (OTCBB: PMCM), a medical marijuana, real estate management and multi-media company, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a stock dividend of its ESMG, Inc. music division, effectively divesting the entertainment asset to become a newly traded stock on the OTCQB market. Brandon Padilla, former Vice President of marketing at Virgin Records, has been appointed President. Shareholders as of...

2014-09-12 04:20:37

BRUSSELS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index(®) (LEI) for the U.K. increased 0.1 percent in July, after a 0.6 percent increase in June and a 0.5 percent increase in May. Four of the seven components made positive contributions to the index this month. The index now stands at 111.8 (2004=100). "The Leading Economic Index for the U.K. increased only slightly in July amid weakening production expectations, consumer confidence, and stock markets,"...

2014-09-11 23:09:12

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Credit Insurance Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The Credit Insurance sector can play a critical role in financial and economic development in various ways. The sector helps pool risk and reduces the impact of large losses on firms and households with a beneficial impact on output, investment, innovation, and competition. As financial intermediaries with...

2014-09-11 23:07:23

PeakFolio is excited to announce the $25,000 Finance Club Challenge. The Finance Club Challenge is an opportunity for investment clubs to set themselves apart from peer clubs at other universities by demonstrating superior abilities in analyzing key elements of portfolio construction. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 PeakFolio is a financial technology company headquartered in Boston, MA that empowers retail investors to make more informed investment decisions and increase the...

2014-09-11 23:02:02

PPI Benefit Solutions (PPI), a leading provider of benefits administration technology and services, has signed an agreement with HealthyCT, Connecticut’s physician-sponsored, non-profit health insurance company, to provide Connecticut employers and brokers with a new health plan option. Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 HealthyCT is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) where any profits are invested back into products, programs, services and future premium...

2014-09-11 16:27:52

CEO Pat Morris Issues Statement Regarding the Real Work Done in Best Practices and the Resolution of Medical Accounts. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ACA International, the largest trade group for the consumer debt collection industry, today responded to a report issued by the National Consumer Law Center titled "Strong Medicine Needed: What the CFPB Should Do to Protect Consumers from Unfair Collection and Reporting of Medical Debt." Following is a statement...

2014-09-11 16:20:59

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canal Insurance Company is pleased to announce that David Pauly joined its Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2014. Mr. Pauly brings to the Board extensive experience in the insurance industry, including his most recent role as chairman and chief executive officer of Capitol Insurance Companies ("Capitol"), a position from which he retired in 2013, after more than a decade with the company. Capitol, based in Middleton,...

2014-09-11 12:23:41

New Index is a Factor Weighted, Broad-Market Commodity Index with a Modified Roll NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), one of the world's leading providers of financial market indices, and Research Affiliates, a global leader in innovative indexing and asset allocation strategies, announced today the launch of the Dow Jones RAFI Commodity Index. The Index offers a factor based approach that uses signals intended to generate outperformance,...

2014-09-11 12:22:26

- Abbott Achieved Top Industry Scores for Economic and Social Performance ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) was named the leading company in its industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most prestigious global benchmarks for corporate responsibility and sustainability. As the Industry Group Leader in Health Care Equipment & Services, Abbott was one of only 24 companies selected for...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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