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2014-05-21 08:35:32

Software and Internet Remain at Forefront of 2014 Deal-Making SAN JOSE, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology deals for the first quarter of 2014 started strong, continuing the momentum of the second-half surge of 2013. Equity markets remained near record highs and IPO activity remained robust in an improving economy, according to PwC's US Technology Deals Insights Q1 2014 Update, released today. Software and Internet deals continue to dominate as cloud, mobile and data...

2014-05-20 12:21:16

Talent, Innovation, Supply Chain and Infrastructure Key Considerations for Future Growth DETROIT, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Automotive CEOs (79 percent) believe that technological advances will transform business in the next five years, according the PwC's 17(th) Annual Global CEO Survey, titled 'Fit for growth: The automotive industry--Where it's going and how it plans to get there.' In addition, 57 percent of automotive CEOs currently have a programme underway or completed, or...

2014-05-20 08:33:09

Long-Term Care Sector Drove Deal Activity in Overall Health Services Industry NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Health Services merger and acquisition (M&A) total deal value rose 152 percent to $12.3 billion during the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to Q1 2014 US health services deals insights, a quarterly analysis of M&A trends and outlook for the health services sector issued today by PwC US....

2014-05-20 08:33:05

Venture Capital Dollars in Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies Increases 15% Over First Quarter of 2013 NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture capital funding for the Life Sciences sector, which includes Biotechnology and Medical Devices, increased 15 percent in value during the first quarter of 2014, compared to first quarter of 2013, according to a new PwC US report, "Biotech Deals Rising," which includes data from the MoneyTree(TM) Report from...

2014-05-20 08:28:15

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers Continue to Drive Deal Activity NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical and life sciences (PLS) merger and acquisition (M&A) volume increased 53.1 percent in the first quarter of 2014, highlighting the expected increase in deal activity from the previous year, 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...

2014-05-19 12:26:40

London posts the highest score; New York takes second SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco ranks fifth worldwide, up one place since 2012, among the 30 global cities studied by PwC US in the sixth edition of its Cities of Opportunity report, released today. Rated second among American cities, San Francisco received high marks in intellectual capital, innovation, demographics, liveability and sustainability. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100917/NY66894LOGO...

2014-05-19 08:26:14

London posts the highest score; New York takes second CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago placed in the top 10 among 30 cities studied by PwC US in the sixth edition of its Cities of Opportunity report, released today. The Windy City performed impressively, recording top 10 scores in seven out of the 10 indicators and in over a third of the variables. Most notably, Chicago scored highest in the cost indicators category, moving up seven places from 2012 to become the second most...

2014-05-19 08:24:52

New York takes second; Singapore climbs to third NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, London posts the highest score among the 30 cities studied by PwC US in the sixth edition of its Cities of Opportunity report, released today. London, the only city to finish first in three of the 10 indicators--economic clout, city gateway and technology readiness, a category it ties with Seoul--was followed by New York and Singapore. The study shows that top ranked cities...

2014-05-08 08:30:13

Professional services firm moves office to Larkin at Exchange Place BUFFALO, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that the firm has committed to its future in the Greater Buffalo area by signing a 10-year lease in the Larkin at Exchange building, located at 726 Exchange Street. Buffalo-based PwC professionals will make their move into the new facility in late July. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100917/NY66894LOGO "PwC has a long history of serving...

2014-05-06 08:26:34

Range of deals activity includes regulated utility, power generation, and retail deals NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the North American power and utilities industry decreased on a volume basis in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period the prior year and prior quarter, as companies focused their efforts on deals that may drive growth and provide return potential, according to PwC's US quarterly deals snapshot...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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