WASHINGTON, Aug 11- Employment growth at the largest U.S. companies has lagged far behind increases in revenue and operating profit since the start of the century, as firms reaped the benefits of globalization, technology, and other ways to operate more productively, according to a Reuters analysis of corporate data.
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Merger Transaction Completed: On Oct. 5, 2012, ETE affiliate Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. completed a merger with Sunoco, Inc..
SOFIA, Oct 9- These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Tuesday. -Prime Minister Boiko Borisov call on Nabucco Committee to support financially Bulgaria if it wants the interconnection between Bulgaria and Turkey to be constructed before 2018.
--U.S. midstream energy master limited partnership Energy Transfer Partners L.P.. completed its agreement to purchase Sunoco Inc. for $5.3 billion. In addition, ETP completed the formation of a new ETP-controlled company called ETP HoldCo Corp. that will include Southern Union Co. and Sunoco ".
ATHENS, Oct 8- National Bank of Greece, Greece's largest lender, on Monday called a shareholder meeting for Oct. 30, seeking a green light for its proposed acquisition of Eurobank via a share swap.
U.S. stocks declined after the World Bank cut growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of the quarterly earnings season.
U.S. stocks declined after the World Bank cut growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of the quarterly earnings season. **GREEN DOT CORP, $10.55, down 17.9 pct. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, $10.00, down 6.98 pct.
ATHENS, Oct 8- Shares in Greek lenders National Bank and Eurobank were surging in Athens on Monday after the first offered on Friday to buy out the latter in an all-share deal. National shares were up 16 percent to 2.43 euros at the start of trading. Eurobank shares rose as much as 16 percent to trade 11 percent higher at 0736 GMT to 1.30 euros.
SOFIA, Oct 8- These are some of the main stories in Bulgarian newspapers on Monday. -If National Bank of Greece buys Eurobank. in Greece, their units in Bulgaria will create the biggest retail bank in the Balkan country with total assets of 12.4 billion levs.
ATHENS, Oct 5- National Bank of Greece made a share-swap offer to buy all of rival Eurobank and create the country's biggest lender, it said on Friday, the latest move in efforts to consolidate the Greek banking industry.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Greece's largest lender National Bank said on Friday it offered to buy 100 percent of rival Eurobank via a share swap to form the country's largest bank. NBG offred 58 new shares for every 100 shares of Eurobank. Once completed current NBG shareholders would hold 75 percent in the entity with Eurobank shareholders owning the rest.
By George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Papadimas. ATHENS, Oct 5- National Bank of Greece and Eurobank are in merger talks to create the country's biggest lender, banking sources said on Friday, the latest move in efforts to consolidate the Greek banking industry.
*Merger would form Greece's biggest lender* Shares suspended pending announcements* NBG, Eurobank hold board meetings By George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Papadimas.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's biggest banks, National and Eurobank, are in merger talks to create the country's biggest lender, banking sources said on Friday.
ATHENS, Oct 5- The boards of Greek lenders National Bank and Eurobank are holding separate meetings on Friday, banking sources told Reuters.
ATHENS, Oct 5- Two of Greece's biggest banks, National Bank and Eurobank are in talks on a merger that would create the country's biggest lender, banking sources told Reuters on Friday. Greece's banks are under pressure to consolidate after deep losses from the country's debt restructuring, plus deposit outflows and rising bad loans.