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  • NEW YORK, May 24- Five men, including a Washington political consultant and a federal employee, were criminally charged on Wednesday with engaging in an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced the arrests of political consultant David Blaszczak, founder of Precipio Health...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Five men, including a Washington, D.C. political consultant and a federal employee, were criminally charged on Wednesday with engaging in an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Wednesday announced the arrest of political consultant David Blaszczak, founder of...

  • DETROIT— A certified pre-owned vehicle costs more than a regular used car, but it can give buyers some peace of mind in an often murky market. "If I want a car that hasn't been abused, this is one of the best ways to avoid all that guesswork," says Matt Jones, senior editor of consumer advice for the car shopping site Edmunds.com. U.S. certified pre-owned sales grew by 61...

  • *InVentiv owned by PE firms Advent, Thomas H. Lee Partners. May 10- INC Research Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it would merge with private equity-owned inVentiv Health Inc, a fellow contract research services provider, in a $4.6 billion all-stock deal to help it win contracts with large pharma companies. INC mainly caters to small and mid-sized pharma companies,...

  • *InVentiv owned by PE firms Advent, Thomas H. Lee Partners. May 10- INC Research Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it would buy fellow contract research services provider inVentiv Health Inc in a $4.6 billion deal to tap into the growing demand from healthcare companies for laboratory services. InVentiv, which is equally owned by private equity firms Advent...

  • May 10- INC Research Holdings Inc, which provides contract laboratory services, said it would buy privately held inVentiv Health Inc, which provides life sciences companies with drug development and consulting services, in a $4.6 billion deal. Private equity firms Advent International and Thomas H. Lee Partners, which has equal equity ownership of inVentiv,...

  • May 10- INC Research Holdings Inc, which provides medical firms with clinical research services, said on Wednesday it would buy privately held inVentiv Health Inc in a deal valued at about $4.6 billion.

  • LONDON, May 3- Investors' advisory firm PIRC is urging BP's shareholders to vote against Chief Executive Bob Dudley's new pay package, calling it "excessive" even after the changes which have been made following a shareholder revolt last year. Pensions& Investment Research Consultants also advised shareholder clients in a note to abstain in a non-binding vote...

  • NEW YORK, April 25- The effect of currency market fluctuations on U.S. corporate results in the fourth quarter of 2016 was down sharply from a year earlier, a report from currency risk consulting firm FiREapps showed on Tuesday. For the fourth quarter of last year, the negative impact of currency fluctuations on North American companies- including the United...

  • *Kleinfeld writes to Elliott exec without consulting board. *Arconic names director David Hess as interim CEO. April 17- Arconic Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld resigned after the U.S. specialty metals maker found he sent a letter in "poor judgment" to Elliott Management, with whom it is embroiled in a proxy war and which used the chance to again...

  • *Kleinfeld writes to Elliott exec without consulting board. *Arconic names director David Hess as interim CEO. April 17- Arconic Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld resigned after the U.S. specialty metals maker found he sent a letter in "poor judgment" to Elliott Management, with whom it is embroiled in a proxy war and which used the chance to again...

  • April 17- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's bid for clothing retailer Bonobos, which surfaced last week, is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon.com Inc and others in the rapidly growing online fashion world, analysts and retail consultants said. The move is in keeping with an online strategy led by Marc Lore, the founder and former...

  • Financial research could soon be disrupted

    Benjamin Quinlan, CEO of Quinlan Associates, talks about the growing popularity of online research marketplaces (ORMs).

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Financial advisers across Wall Street's biggest brokerages have fretted over their professional futures in recent years as their firms worked to develop "robo" services for millennial and tech-savvy clients. But a new study by consulting firm Accenture finds that clients across all ages and economic brackets want robots and humans...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. "I think is fair and has no obvious sympathy for one side or the other," said Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. "I think is fair and has no obvious sympathy for one side or the other," said Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy...

  • March 23- Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc reported a 4.7 percent increase in quarterly net revenue, helped by strong demand for its digital and cloud services. Net income attributable to Accenture fell to $838.8 million or $1.33 per share in the second quarter ended Feb. 28, from $1.33 billion or $2.08 per share, a year earlier.

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/ DUBAI, March 13- Saudi Aramco has chosen U.S.-based FTI Consulting as global media adviser for what is expected to be the world's largest initial public share offer, industry sources said. The sources said FTI's main competition in the bidding was international consulting firm Brunswick Group. "Aramco has avoided frequent contact with the...

  • March 8- Elliott Management reported in a regulatory filing that Spirit AeroSystems Holdings has said its former chief executive officer, Larry Lawson, has breached his retirement contract by consulting for the hedge fund during its proxy fight with Arconic Inc.. Elliott, in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made late on Tuesday, did not...

  • BENGALURU, March 6- Tech Mahindra Ltd, India's fourth biggest software services exporter, will buy U.S.-based healthcare IT consulting firm CJS Solutions Group for an enterprise value of $110 million. India's $150 billion information technology industry uses H-1B visas to fly engineers and developers to the United States to provide services to clients.