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  • S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Akorn Inc. will replace Protective Life Corp. in the S&P MidCap 400, and United Insurance Holdings Corp. will replace Akorn in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Friday, January 30. Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited is acquiring Protective Life in a deal expected to be completed on February 1. ANI...

  • MINNEAPOLIS---- The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Capella University as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense through the academic year 2021, which at seven years, is the longest possible designation. Capella University is a regionally accredited online...

  • SAN FRANCISCO---- Fitch Ratings has assigned' AA' ratings to the various series 2015 bonds issued by or on behalf of Trinity Health Credit Group listed below:. --$640.2 million Michigan Finance Authority Hospital revenue bonds series 2015 MI;. --$169.6 million Idaho Health Facilities Authority Hospital revenue bonds series 2015 ID.

  • SAN FRANCISCO---- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Prudential California Realty has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices during the past year was named 2014“ Real Estate...

  • MILWAUKEE, Jan. 27, 2015/ PRNewswire-iReach/-- Drivers in search of a full-size sedan are often looking for something that offers more than more interior space. The 2015 Toyota Avalon comes packed with features, even at the base trim level. The interior of Toyota's full-size sedan comes ready with wood paneling and smoked chrome accents throughout the interior.

  • The event will be held at The Heritage Foundation's Pennsylvania Ave. location on Wednesday, January 28, at 2:30 p.m.. "The school choice movement is gaining momentum nationwide," said Brittany Corona, research assistant in domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation. This event is hosted by The Heritage Foundation.

  • A Very Rare Map Showing Fort Mose in Florida: The Destination of the First Underground Railroad, Tomas López y Vargas Machuca, Madrid, 1783.. The fair also features a series of guest lecturers including: Jacqueline V. Nolan, cartographer and GIS specialist with the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, Richard H. Brown, map collector and vice chairman of...

  • GANDHINAGAR, India---- Gujarat Forensic Sciences University and Codenomicon signed a memorandum of understanding on January 13, 2015 with the intention to collaborate on cyber security research and development. The purpose of the partnership is to improve the capabilities of the GFSU CyberLab launched by the university in August 2014.

  • CHICAGO---- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Manulife Financial Corporation and its primary insurance related operating subsidiaries' ratings, including The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and John Hancock Life Insurance Company. A full list of rating actions follows at the end of this release. Fitch has also assigned a' BBB' rating to previously issued MFC...

  • CHICAGO---- Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions as well as individual investors, today announced it will host a conference call to provide commentary on the closed-end fund market and an update on the Nuveen Global High Income Fund. Leading the market and fund discussion will be Timothy Palmer, Managing Director...

  • SAO PAULO---- The Brazilian government's decision to raise taxes on gasoline and diesel is positive for sugar and ethanol companies but will not materially alleviate the financial stress of these companies in 2015, according to Fitch Ratings. These tax changes, which become effective on Feb. 1, 2015, will raise the prices of fuel at the pump, as the underlying price...

  • MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil, Jan. 27, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- In December 2014, the Board of Directors of JSL S.A. approved the creation of a new company called Movida Participacoes S.A., which will consolidate all the rent a car and fleet management and outsourcing activities. The consolidation of all these activities of JSL S.A. totaled more than 47,000 light vehicles, 35,000...

  • Core diluted earnings per common share, a non-GAAP measure, were $1.58, an increase of $0.26, or 19.7%, from the year ended December 31, 2013. GAAP diluted earnings per common share were $1.48, an increase of $0.22, or 17.5%, from the year ended December 31, 2013. Core return on average assets and core return on average equity, both non-GAAP measures, increased to 1.0%...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Washington REIT, a leading owner of commercial and multifamily properties in the Washington, DC area, today announced the election of Thomas H. Nolan, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc., to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately. "We are excited to welcome Tom to our Board of Trustees as a...

  • BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 27, 2015/ PRNewswire-iReach/-- Hip-hop artist and songwriter, Wordsmith, will be launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on February 24, 2015. The independent artist's initial goal is to raise $1,500 to record a six- to eight-track EP that will include a radio single and is professionally produced. Stretch goals will include funding for...

  • VANCOUVER, Jan. 27, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- City Office REIT, Inc., announced today it will release its financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014, before the market opens on Thursday, March 5, 2015. To listen to the call, participants can reference the City Office REIT, Inc. Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Call. About City Office REIT, Inc..

  • WASHINGTON---- Doug Peddicord, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations, released the following statement on the potential policy proposals unveiled today by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton. “ACRO commends Chairman Fred Upton and Rep. The Association of Clinical Research Organizations...

  • DALLAS, Jan. 27, 2015-- Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. will release its fourth quarter 2014 earnings after the close of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Date: February 4, 2015 Time: 3:30 PM CT. Westwood Holdings Group, Inc. provides investment management services to institutional investors, private wealth clients and financial...

  • GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its 2014 fourth quarter and year end financial results and other forward-looking information on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:30pm/ 4:30pm. Investors can access the call by dialing 230-1085 in the U.S. and 288-0329 internationally and...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors today approved the charter for a new Advisory Panel on Communication and Dissemination Research. The Board also approved the commitment of up to $9 million to fund a pair of obesity-related demonstration studies testing the resources of...