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2012-04-11 22:20:35

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.1 percent in February to 105.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in January, and a 0.4 percent increase in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, decreased 0.1 in February to 98.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decrease in January, and a 0.3 percent decrease...

2012-03-28 06:22:31

New public service provides hospital leaders with high-level pricing data on expensive and frequently purchased capital medical equipment and supplies PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Escalating healthcare costs and diminishing returns require today's hospital leaders to scrutinize every dollar they spend on medical technology, supplies, and devices. To assist decision makers in monitoring pricing changes for key technologies, Modern Healthcare...

2012-03-28 06:22:22

NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices announced today that preliminary results show that S&P 500 stock buybacks decreased 22.8% to $91.5 billion during the fourth quarter of 2011, the first quarterly decline since the second quarter of 2009. For calendar year 2011, S&P 500 issues increased their buyback expenditures by 36.9% to $409.0 billion from the $298.8 billion posted in 2010. "Companies appear to have finally gotten it right," says Howard Silverblatt,...

2012-03-26 14:20:52

NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASD: VDSI) will replace O'Charley's Inc. (NASD: CHUX) in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Monday, April 2. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) is acquiring O'Charley's in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final approvals. Aon Corp. (NYSE: AON) will remain in the S&P 500 index following its reorganization into a newly formed...

2012-03-20 14:20:26

NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Wright Express Corp. (NYSE: WXS) will replace Southern Union Co. (NYSE: SUG) in the S&P MidCap 400 index, and CVB Financial Corp. (NASD: CVBF) will replace Wright Express in the S&P SmallCap 600 index after the close of trading on Monday, March 26. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) is acquiring Southern Union in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date, pending final conditions. Wright...

2012-03-20 06:23:32

NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through February 2012, released today by S&P Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed that all loan types saw a decrease in default rates for a second consecutive month. The national composite declined to 2.09% in February from the 2.16% January rate. The first mortgage default rate decreased from January's 2.08% to February's 2.02%....

2012-03-16 08:50:41

NEW YORK, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.5 percent in January to 105.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in December, and a 1.0 percent decline in November. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, decreased 0.2 in January to 98.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decrease in December, and a 0.5...

2012-03-15 13:37:00

NEW YORK, March 15, 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 5.21% over the 12-months ending January 2012. This was a decline from the +5.30% annual growth rate posted for December 2011. As measured by the S&P Healthcare Economic Commercial Index, healthcare costs covered by commercial insurance plans increased by 7.05% over the...

2012-03-09 16:51:00

NEW YORK, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P 500 constituents Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC), eBay Inc. (NASD:EBAY), Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) and Starbucks Corp. (NASD:SBUX) will replace S&P 500 constituents Entergy Corp. (NYSE:ETR), Xerox Corp. (NYSE:XRX), Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY), Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE:AA), Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:AVP) and Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) respectively in the S&P 100 index...

2012-02-28 08:34:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through December 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller[1] Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that all three headline composites ended 2011 at new index lows. The national composite fell by 3.8% during the fourth quarter of 2011 and was down 4.0% versus the fourth quarter of 2010. Both the 10- and 20-City Composites fell by 1.1% in December over November, and posted...