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2014-04-21 20:21:16

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Australia increased 0.3 percent in February to 128.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January, and a 0.9 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Australia, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.4 percent in February to 124.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January, and a...

2014-04-15 20:22:15

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Repligen Corporation (NASD:RGEN) will replace Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NASD:HITK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, April 17. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Akorn Inc. (NASD:AKRX) is acquiring Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. in a deal expected to be completed soon. Repligen Corporation is a life sciences company focused on the development, production and commercialization of high-value consumable products used in...

2014-04-14 20:23:31

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Umpqua Holdings Corp. (NASD:UMPQ) will replace Scientific Games Corp. (NASD:SGMS) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Scientific Games will replace Umpqua Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, April 17. Umpqua Holdings is acquiring Sterling Financial Corp (NASD:STSA) in a deal expected to be completed on April 18, pending final conditions. Umpqua Holdings will have a post-merger...

2014-04-09 20:22:03

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan was unchanged in February, remaining at 100.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in January and a 0.2 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in February to 96.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-04-09 12:25:50

Dividend Rate Increases $17.8 Billion NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today that dividend net increases (increases less decreases) rose $17.8 billion during the first quarter of 2014 for U.S. domestic common stock compared to a $14.5 billion increase in the first quarter of 2013 - equating to a 22.9% quarter over quarter increase. 1,078 dividend increases were reported during the quarter, displacing the prior first quarter record of 1,069...

2014-04-02 20:23:09

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent PacWest Bancorp (NASD: PACW) will replace ManTech International Corp. (NASD: MANT) in the S&P MidCap 400, and ManTech International will replace PacWest Bancorp in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday, April 7. PacWest is acquiring CapitalSource Inc. (NYSE: CSE) in a deal expected to be completed on that date, pending final conditions. PacWest will have a post-merger market...

2014-03-31 12:28:48

-- Total U.S. Medical Costs Rising at a Slower Pace NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading global provider of financial market indices, announced today the results of the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices showing healthcare costs rose 3.5% in the 12 months ended November 2013 compared to the 4.9% rise for the 12 months ended November 2012. Medical costs - inpatient and outpatient hospitalization plus professional services - rose 3.7% and...

2014-03-28 08:22:49

DALLAS, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swank Capital, LLC and Cushing(®) MLP Asset Management, LP announced today upcoming changes to the constituents of The Cushing(®) Upstream Energy Income Index (the "Index") as part of normal index operations. After the markets close on April 4, 2014 the 25 constituents of the Index will be adjusted and rebalanced and the changes will become effective on April 7, 2014. Cushing(®) Upstream Energy Index constituents effective April 7, 2014...

2014-03-26 16:24:06

DUBLIN, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8f36ft/annually_updated) has announced the addition of the "Annually Updated Market Data: Producer of Cassava Starch in China" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8f36ft/annually_updated ] subscription to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This market data is presented as an online dataset that has been verified...

2014-03-25 12:25:15

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through January 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the 10-City and 20-City Composites rose 13.5% and 13.2% year-over-year. Twelve cities and the 20-City Composite saw their annual rates worsen. The 10-City Composite showed a slight uptick in its index level but remained relatively unchanged. The 20-City Composite, a...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.