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2014-07-31 16:25:26

Webinar on August 20, 2014 to Review Report Findings NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report from PwC US and the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) indicates that while companies must disclose significant cyber risks, those disclosures rarely provide differentiated or actionable information. The report examines key cybersecurity threats to corporations and provides information to investors struggling to evaluate investment risk, business mitigation...

2014-07-30 08:25:57

Wave of Mega Deals Across Subsectors Push Deal Value to New High HOUSTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the oil and gas industry increased substantially in terms of value and volume in the second quarter of 2014 compared to both the prior quarter and the second quarter of last year, according to PwC US. An increase in mega deal activity coupled with ongoing interest from foreign and domestic buyers for divested assets built on the high...

2014-07-29 08:29:56

Multibillion Dollar Deals Drive Activity R&C IPO Activity Surges in Q2 NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. retail and consumer merger & acquisition (M&A) activity during the second quarter of 2014 was driven by eight multibillion dollar transactions, anchored by the food and beverage (including alcohol and retailing) sectors, exceeding year-over-year deal value by 104 percent and volume by 52 percent, according to PwC's U.S. retail and consumer deals insights Q2 2014...

2014-07-23 08:27:09

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pollack PR Marketing Group (PPMG) has been selected by The Writer, the largest brand language consultancy in the world, to direct the expansion of its marketing and public relations activities in the U.S. Headquartered in London, The Writer works with Fortune 500 companies to make their communications more hard-hitting and effective by changing the way they use language. The Writer has entered the U.S. market on the strength of its...

2014-07-18 08:26:41

BEIJING AND DALLAS, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced that it has engaged Marcum Bernstein Pinchuk LLP (MBP) as its independent Registered Public Accountant. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121224/CN34262LOGO The Company's Audit Committee has dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP (PwC) as its Independent Auditor. Effective immediately, the Company's Audit Committee has engaged...

2014-07-17 08:31:52

Companies putting cash to work as competitive pressure grows NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy remained positive among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the second quarter of 2014, according to the Q2 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released today by PwC US. In addition to the positive sentiment, PwC's report showed a rise in capital spending plans among industrial manufacturers as they focus on utilizing their cash...

2014-07-17 08:22:09

Global survey of airline CEOs highlights how megatrends are set to impact the industry NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC today released results from its 2014 Global Airline CEO Survey, which reveals top-of-mind issues of global airline CEOs and how they are planning to respond to important megatrends, such as shifting global economic power, technological advances and demographic changes that will impact the industry. As the changing balance of economic power is expected to...

2014-07-16 08:28:48

Awards recognize entrepreneurship, investment and innovation in the life sciences industry MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit that mentors, trains and inspires the next generation of medical innovators, in partnership with the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. and CHI-California Healthcare Institute, has announced this year's recipients of the Tracy T. Lefteroff Fund Awards, recognizing promising...

2014-07-16 08:21:04

Majority of Suppliers Perform Better on Effectiveness than Efficiency DETROIT, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interior suppliers are leading the way among automotive segments with a median revenue growth of four percent, according to PwC's North American Automotive Supplier Supply Chain study. The majority of suppliers performed better on effectiveness (revenue) than they did on efficiency (cost). Interior suppliers showed the greatest strides in effectiveness, while Body suppliers...

2014-07-10 08:26:03

First half 2014 proceeds top $32 billion NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for initial public offerings (IPOs) finished on a strong note late in the second quarter of 2014, recording the highest quarterly deal volume since the fourth quarter of 2007. Interest in new equity issues is expected to remain healthy heading into the third quarter, driven by continued investor demand for growth and a strong equities market environment, according to IPO Watch, a PwC US...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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