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2014-02-19 08:27:12

Accounting fraud, bribery and corruption on the rise; cybercrime moves to the forefront of U.S. companies' concerns NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of U.S. organizations that experienced fraud in the last two years reported an increase in the number of occurrences, according to the Global Economic Crime Survey 2014 released today by PwC US, representing a continuing upward trend in the occurrence and detection of economic crime. Forty-five percent of...

2014-02-18 12:30:10

Venture Capital Dollars Invested in Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies Falls 10% in Fourth Quarter of 2013, Decreases 1% Over 2012 Funding NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture capital (VC) funding for the Life Sciences sector, which includes Biotechnology and Medical Devices, declined by 1 percent in dollars invested and 3 percent in number of deals compared to 2012, according to a new PwC US report, "Medtech Slowdown," which includes data from the MoneyTree(TM)...

2014-02-18 08:41:37

FREIBURG, Germany, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading European business intelligence (BI) software provider Jedox has posted record sales growth for 2013. Preliminary year-end revenue was EUR8.8 million, which was an increase of 10.1% over 2012 and exceeded the company's own forecast for the year. 2013 also witnessed renewed investment in R&D and staffing at Jedox. Sector analyst Gartner estimates global BI market growth at 6-7% per annum,...

2014-02-13 08:25:01

Mega deals drive increased deal value NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merger and acquisition (M&A) deal volume and value in the global industrial products (IP) industry rose significantly on a sequential basis during the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a series of quarterly M&A reports released today by PwC US. The increase included a notable gain in mega deals (transactions worth more than $1 billion) compared with the third quarter of 2013, which helped drive...

2014-02-12 16:26:26

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EP Global Communications, Inc., (OTC Ticker EPGL) announces that EPGL management has proposed a share structure reduction which would bring the authorized share to fewer than 2.99 Billion. EPGL has been in discussions with PwC Caymans Ltd., who is the custodian of 2 Billion shares of EPGL common stock for AJW Funds, about the proposal of retiring a large number of shares and reducing the authorized count. Specifically, Company President,...

2014-02-10 23:04:17

Design a game plan for college, career, and financial success at http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com Thursday, February 13th; registration is complimentary. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 CollegeWeekLive, the leading website where students and colleges meet live online, and professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) invite high school students and their families nationwide to an interactive video presentation on financial planning for college and careers titled,...

2014-02-10 12:26:36

R&C Sector Comprised 12 Percent of Total U.S. Deal Volume in 2013 NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. retail and consumer (R&C) total transaction value for 2013 surpassed $100 billion for the first time since 2008, according to PwC's US retail and consumer deals insights 2013 Year in Review and 2014 Outlook report released today. Deals in the food and beverage sector and private equity (PE) investment in the apparel, footwear and accessories sector continued to drive...

2014-02-10 08:27:42

Medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies drive majority of deal activity NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical and life sciences (PLS) merger and acquisition (M&A) volume and value increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, finishing the year for deal activity on a high note, according to Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Deals Insights Quarterly, a quarterly analysis of M&A trends and outlook for the PLS sector issued today by PwC. (Logo:...

2014-02-04 23:25:46

For the eighth consecutive year Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Services Provider SaaSplaza has successfully completed ISAE-3402 and SSAE-16 audits with PWC, its independent auditor. Singapore / Amstelveen / San Diego (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 “We complete these audits every year to show we are 100% committed to service availability, security, and data protection for our Microsoft Dynamics partners and their customers,” says SaaSplaza CEO, Herb Prooy. To successfully complete both audits...

2014-01-30 08:25:06

Initiative Helps Provide a Sustainable and Green Environment CLEVELAND, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Cavaliers and PwC US have teamed up to make the Northeast Ohio community greener by launching the "Trees for Threes" program. As part of their commitment to sustainability and the environment, the Cavs and PwC have pledged to plant one tree for every three pointer the Cavs make during regular season home games. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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