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2014-08-05 08:29:36

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Nearly three in five private companies are confident about the U.S. economy, continuing their 18-month optimism streak. -- More than one-third of them plan major new capital investments, the highest percentage in over two years. -- The majority of private companies also plan to increase headcount, but minimally, via targeted hiring. Fifty-nine percent of private-company leaders are optimistic about U.S....

2014-08-05 08:26:29

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the North American power and utilities industry increased significantly on a volume and value basis in the second quarter of 2014, both as compared to the previous quarter and year-over-year, according to PwC US' quarterly deals snapshot North American Power & Utilities Deals: Q2 2014. A combination of regulated and merchant transactions, as well as continued activity by YieldCos, pushed total deal value...

2014-08-05 08:22:48

Average deal value rises substantially NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merger and acquisition (M&A) deal activity surged across the global industrial products (IP) industry during the second quarter of 2014, according to PwC US. There was a significant uptick in both deal volume and value across the majority of sectors on both a sequential and year-over-year basis, with larger deals and cross-border activity picking up. PwC's IP practice examined deal activity in the...

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...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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