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eBay to Spin Off PayPal

30 Sep 2014 @ 16:49
Shares of eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) opened at 56.66 today, up 7.6% from yesterday’s close at 52.66, reaching a high of 59.20 before mid-morning, itself an increase of 12.4%. The stimulus for this surge was, clearly, the announcement that eBay and PayPal plan to split into independently publicly traded companies in 2015. The report says that the decision followed “a strategic review of the...

TESARO to close $201.25m public offering?

29 Sep 2014 @ 21:20
Including Full Exercise of the Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Notes TESARO, Inc. (Nasdaq:TSRO) announced today the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of $201.25 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.00% convertible senior notes due 2021, including the notes issued pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase...

Old Line to consolidate branches?

26 Sep 2014 @ 21:19
Plans for branch consolidation announced Old Line Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:OLBK), the parent company of Old Line Bank, today announced plans of the Bank to realign branch offices within its footprint, which includes the closing and consolidation of four branches. The branches to be closed are Crofton Centre, Lexington Park, Solomons and Waldorf Charles County Plaza. All of these branches have...

BP and Azerbaijan - time to reflect on 20 years of the Southern Gas Corridor?

25 Sep 2014 @ 00:40
Time to look back. The Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) operated by BP, has celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) production sharing agreement, signed on 20 September 1994 between Azerbaijan and eleven international companies – but, on reflection, how does it add up? From the start, activity level on ACG has remained high. The Early Oil...

Merck to Pay $17 Billion for Sigma-Aldrich

22 Sep 2014 @ 16:58
Germany-based pharmaceutical giant Merck KGaA. (DE:MRK) announced this morning that it will be acquiring U.S.-based life sciences company Sigma -lrdrich NASDAQ:SIAL) for $17 billion, or $140 per share. Sigma-Aldrich had closed at $102.37 on Friday, 19 September, but pre-trading this morning on the heels of the announcement drove the shares to open at $137.28, an increase 0f 35%, just 2% less...

Alibaba IPO - What We Now Know

19 Sep 2014 @ 21:18
We’ve talked about it for several weeks. Or should I say that everyone has talked about it for several weeks? The Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) IPO has finally taken place and its shares began trading just before noon in New York. The pre-IPO speculation is now over, the facts are in, and the post-IPO speculation has begun. What follows is a compendium of facts and a list of “what...

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) Extends Trading Technology Contract With NASDAQ OMX

14 Sep 2014 @ 21:48
EGX, the Middle East’s Oldest Exchange Will Continue Operating the X-Stream Trading Engine The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) have entered an agreement to extend the current contract for EGX till January 2020 to tap NASDAQ OMX’s X-stream trading technology, the most widely deployed exchange technology in the world. Under the terms of the...

El Pollo Loco expands operations

14 Sep 2014 @ 21:44
Los Pollos Hermanos has new competition? Today, El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq:LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, celebrated the grand opening of its newest restaurant located at Howe Ave and Hurley Way, in Sacramento. The festivities included remarks by elected officials, including representatives for Assembly Member Ken Cooley’s office and...

BP and Tokyo Electric sign 17-year LNG deal

14 Sep 2014 @ 21:39
Will involve 1.2m tonnes of LNG BP and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has signed a sales and purchase agreement for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Under the agreement, TEPCO will purchase from BP up to 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year (mtpa) for 17 years starting in 2017. BP will supply TEPCO with LNG from its diverse portfolio of LNG sources. This is the first long-term portfolio...

What Do You Think About Apple?

11 Sep 2014 @ 16:58
If someone asked that question 60 years ago, the most common answer might have been, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Asked 40 years ago, one might have replied, “The Beatles record label? I love it!” Asked 30 years ago, the answer might have been, “Do you mean the company that is making the MacIntosh? I’m waiting to see what that’s all...
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