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  • "Companies are really digging in on identifying what areas it makes sense to focus their benefits programs," said Robert Newbury, director at pay consulting firm Towers Watson.

  • Synnex results beat estimates as IT spending rises Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    April 3- Hardware distributor Synnex Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly results as it benefited from higher spending on information technology and the acquisition of International Business Machines Corp's customer-care business process outsourcing operations.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 3- Nest Labs Inc, the maker of smart thermostats that Google Inc acquired for $3.2 billion, called a halt to all sales of its smoke alarms on Thursday after it discovered a possible defect that could cause users to turn it off unintentionally.

  • March 27- Accenture Plc warned that weakness in its consulting business that hurt second-quarter results would carry on though the year, sending its shares down as much as 8 percent. Accenture raised its full-year profit forecast and the lower end of its revenue forecast.

  • March 27- Accenture Plc warned that weakness in its consulting business that hurt second-quarter results would carry on though the year, sending its shares down as much as 8 percent.

  • March 27- Shares of cloud-based payroll processor TriNet Group Inc rose as much as 21 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $1.32 billion. TriNet's shares opened at $18.50 and touched a high of $19.39, making the stock the percentage gainer on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • Online payroll processor TriNet's shares rise in debut Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    March 27- Shares of cloud-based payroll processor TriNet Group Inc rose as much as 16 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at about $1.26 billion. TriNet's shares opened at $18.50 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank were lead underwriters to the offering.

  • March 27- Accenture Plc, recently chosen as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website, reported a smaller-than-expected 1 percent rise in quarterly revenue due to lower demand in its consulting business.

  • March 26- Cloud-based payroll processor TriNet Group Inc said it priced its initial public offering at $16 per share, valuing the company at about $1.09 billion.

  • BlackBerry gets U.S. clearance for security solution Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    March 26- BlackBerry Ltd said it received U.S. government security clearance for its solution that separates and secures work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Google Inc's Android platform and Apple Inc's iOS operating system.

  • *Shares open at $31, above IPO price of $17. Paylocity's shares opened at a high of $31, valuing the company at about $1.55 billion. The Illinois- based company raised about $120 million after its initial public offering was priced at $17 per share, slightly above the expected pricing range.

  • March 19- Shares of Paylocity Holding Corp rose as much as 80 percent in their market debut, valuing the online payroll services provider at about $1.55 billion. The Illinois- based company raised about $120 million after its initial public offering was priced at $17 per share, slightly above the expected pricing range of $14- $16.

  • NEW YORK, March 12- Over the next decade, Wall Street banks will cut in half the proportion of support staff they have in pricey cities like New York and London and shift those workers to less expensive cities in the developing world, according to a projection by consulting firm Johnson Associates Inc..

  • ZURICH, March 12- A nascent economic recovery in Europe helped Adecco, the world's largest staffing agency by sales, beat fourth-quarter profit forecasts and increase revenue for the first time in seven quarters.

  • TOKYO, Feb 27- Any regulation of the bitcoin crypto-currency should involve international cooperation to avoid loopholes, Japanese vice finance minister Jiro Aichi said on Thursday. Commenting on the closure this week of Tokyo- based Mt. Gox was created by a Tokyo- based consulting firm, said Ryan Selkis, a blogger who initially leaked scans of the document.

  • We are just providing information, "said Michael Livingston, a government agricultural economist and one of the authors of the report, prepared by the USDA's Economic Research Service.

  • *Abu Dhabi property market recovery as fast as Dubai's. ABU DHABI, Feb 19- For years, Abu Dhabi's real estate market has paled next to its more dynamic, glamorous rival in neighbouring Dubai. Prime residential sale prices in Abu Dhabi jumped 25 percent and rentals climbed 17 percent in 2013, real estate advisory firm Jones Lang LaSalle estimated.

  • UPDATE 1-Payroll processor ADP's results beat estimates Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    *2nd- quarter EPS from cont. ops 78 cents vs est 77 cents. Feb 5- Automatic Data Processing Inc reported better-than-expected second-quarter results due to higher revenue from its payroll-processing business as the U.S. job market recovers.

  • Feb 4- Research services provider Covance Inc reported a better-than-expected 19 percent jump in quarterly adjusted profit as it gained from higher investments in later stages of drug development by pharma companies.

  • Feb 4- Research services provider Covance Inc reported a better-than-expected 19 percent jump in quarterly adjusted profit as it gained from higher investments in later stages of drug development by pharma companies. Net income rose to $45.8 million, or 80 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $33.9 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier.

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