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  • June 22- Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc reported a 5.1 percent increase in quarterly net revenue on Thursday, as the company's investments to boost its digital and cloud service offerings pay off. Net revenue rose to $8.87 billion from $8.43 billion in the third quarter ended May 31. Net income attributable to Accenture fell to...

  • Cramer's game plan: This set of earnings reports could sway the market

    Jim Cramer looks ahead at next week's stocks and events, which he says could decide the direction of the market.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer looks ahead at next week's stocks and events, which he says could decide the direction of the market.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. technology company The Bitfury Group said on Friday it had formed a strategic partnership with advisory firm Risk Cooperative to use the blockchain digital ledger in the $60 billion insurance broking market. "Blockchain technology can bring transparency and security to the insurance industry, and can be a catalyst for new insurance...

  • NEW YORK, June 15- Investors raced into U.S.-based, stock exchange-traded funds this past week despite market jitters, delivering the most cash to those funds since late last year, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Stock ETFs listed in the United States attracted $17.7 billion during the week ended June 14, according to the research service, while their mutual fund...

  • June 15- Consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp said on Thursday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating some of its finances including. The Justice Department informed one of its units of the investigation earlier this month, the company said in a filing on Thursday. Public affairs representatives at the Justice Department did not respond...

  • June 15- Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp said the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating some of its cost accounting and indirect cost charging practices with the government, sending its shares down 12 percent after the bell. The Justice Department informed a unit of the consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc, of the investigation earlier this month,...

  • Political consultant David Blaszczak, founder of Precipio Health Strategies; Christopher Worrall, most recently an employee of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Rob Olan and Ted Huber, most recently partners at healthcare hedge fund Deerfield Management entered their pleas before U.S. Olan and Huber are no longer listed on Deerfield's...

  • 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...

  • *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).