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2011-10-20 08:41:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.73% over the 12-months ending August 2011. This is a marginal increase over the +5.69% annual growth rate posted in July 2011 and the fourth consecutive increase since the index hit its lowest annual growth rate of +5.32% in April...

2011-10-19 09:18:00

Increase Woefully Insufficient; Seniors Have Lost Almost One-Third of Their Buying Power Since 2000 WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Social Security Administration announced this morning that seniors will receive a 3.6 percent increase in their checks beginning in January 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/DC54782LOGO ) That increase represents the first time seniors will see a bump in their checks in three years. For the past two years,...

2011-10-18 08:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through September 2011, 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 the only decrease in credit line default rates in September was for auto loans, which fell to 1.29% from August's 1.31%. First and second mortgage default rates increased slightly; first mortgages went from 1.92% in August to 1.99% in September, and...

2011-10-17 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging its distinctive capabilities to calculate and support customizations of indices across all methodology types and regions, S&P Indices announced today that it will develop, maintain and calculate an expanded, global line of custom indices for First Trust Portfolios L.P. The 20 new indices (10 real-time/10 end-of-day) use the same AlphaDEX® screening methodology as other S&P custom indices that serve as the basis for...

2011-10-14 03:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 0.2 percent in August to 105.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.8 percent decrease in July, and a 0.3 percent decrease in June. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.2 percent in August, to 101.6 (2004 = 100), following no change in July and a 0.1...

2011-10-11 16:57:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) will replace Cephalon Inc. (NASD: CEPH) in the S&P 500 index after the close of trading on Friday, October 14. Cephalon is being acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASD: TEVA) in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals. S&P Indices will monitor this transaction, and post any relevant updates on its website: www.standardandpoors.com. TE Connectivity is a...

2011-10-06 19:37:00

CALGARY, Alberta , Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian crude oil price indexes published by global energy price reporting agency Argus were used today as the basis for spot trade of Western Canadian Select (WCS). Two deals were brokered by Atlas Petroleum Markets between a trading house and a large US refiner, one for November and one for December pipeline injection. The deals were indexed to the arithmetic average of Argus daily volume-weighted WCS indexes for the November and...

2011-09-27 09:14:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through July 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 a fourth consecutive month of increases for the 10- and 20-City Composites, with both up 0.9% in July over June. Seventeen of the 20 MSAs and both Composites posted positive monthly increases; Las Vegas and Phoenix were down over the month and Denver was unchanged. On an annual basis, Detroit...

2011-09-21 16:50:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) will replace National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) in the S&P 500 index after the close of trading on Friday, September 23, 2011. National Semiconductor is being acquired by S&P 100 & 500 constituent Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) in a deal expected to be completed on or about that date pending final approvals. Standard & Poor's will monitor this transaction, and post any relevant updates on its...

2011-09-20 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices announced today that preliminary results show that S&P 500 stock buybacks increased 21.6% to $109.2 billion during the second quarter of 2011, up from the $89.8 billion registered during the first quarter of 2011 and up 40.7% from the $77.6 billion posted in the second quarter of 2010. The 2nd quarter represents the eighth consecutive quarterly increase for stock buybacks. "Companies returned to the $100 billion quarterly...