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2012-06-25 14:20:30

NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Seagate Technology plc (NASD:STX) will replace Progress Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PGN) in the S&P 500 index after the close of trading on Friday, June 29. S&P 500 constituent Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE:DUK) is acquiring Progress Energy in a deal expected to close soon pending final approvals. Seagate Technology designs, manufactures, markets, and sells hard disk drives. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS...

2012-06-21 06:23:30

NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicates that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 6.14% over the 12-months ending April 2012. This is almost a half a percentage point jump from the +5.65% rate posted for March 2012. As measured by the S&P Healthcare Economic Commercial Index, healthcare costs covered by commercial insurance plans increased...

2012-06-11 22:20:41

BRUSSELS, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 1.6 percent in April to 102.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9 percent decline in March, and no change in February. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.4 percent in April to 97.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in March, and a 0.2 percent decline in February. The...

2012-05-17 22:20:23

NEW YORK, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 0.9 percent in March to 104.3 (2004 = 100), following no change in February, and a 0.5 percent increase in January. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.2 percent in March to 98.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decline in both February and January. In March, The Conference...

2012-05-17 06:22:35

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicates that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.68% over the 12-months ending March 2012. This is a modest deceleration from the +5.72% rate posted for February 2012. As measured by the S&P Healthcare Economic Commercial Index, healthcare costs covered by commercial insurance plans increased by 7.84% over the year...

2012-05-15 10:24:09

BEIJING, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices announced today that it has licensed its world-renowned index, the S&P 500®, to Bosera Asset Management Co., Ltd. for the development of an index fund which was officially launched in China today. Widely considered the premier gauge of U.S. equity market performance since it was first introduced in 1957, the S&P 500 has over $5.58 trillion benchmarked to it globally and approximately $1.3 trillion indexed to it via index...

2012-04-25 06:22:49

PHOENIX, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank Chief Economist Robert A. Dye, Ph.D. today unveiled a new monthly economic index that tracks current trends in the Grand Canyon State's economy, the Comerica Arizona Economic Activity Index. The results of the inaugural Comerica Arizona Economic Activity Index show the Arizona economy ticked up three points in February, to a level of 84. February's reading is 13 points, or 18 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71....

2012-04-19 02:28:39

NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicates that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.75% over the 12-months ending February 2012. This is an acceleration from the +5.23% annual growth rate posted for January 2012. Healthcare costs covered by commercial insurance plans, as measured by the S&P Healthcare Economic Commercial Index, increased by 7.73%...

2012-04-18 14:21:43

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices will make the following changes to the S&P SmallCap 600 index: OpenTable, Inc. (NASD: OPEN) will replace ZOLL Medical Corp. (NASD: ZOLL) after the close of trading on Friday, April 20. Asahi Kasei Corp. is acquiring ZOLL in a deal expected to be completed soon, pending final conditions. Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASD: SPPI) will replace Midas, Inc. (NYSE: MDS) after the close of trading on Tuesday, April 24. Midas is being...

2012-04-15 22:20:21

LONDON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following substantial research and development, CRU will publish definitive weekly price indices for German domestic hot-rolled coil, cold-rolled coil, hot-dipped galvanized coil and plate, and also for Italian domestic plate each Wednesday, from 18th April 2012. John Kovacs, who is CRU's European flat products analyst, commented, "We have published monthly European sheet and plate assessments for over 20 years and felt that,...