- Dates Set for PG&E Quarterly Stock Dividends
December 17 2014 6:33 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) today declared its fourth-quarter 2014 regular cash dividend of 45.5 cents per share on the Corporation's common stock. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2015, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2014.
In addition, PG&E Corporation's utility subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, today declared the regular preferred stock dividend for the three-month period ending January 31, 2015, to be payable on February 15, 2015, to shareholders of record on January 30, 2015.
- Congress Extends Research and Experimentation ("R&E") Tax Credit.
December 17 2014 6:22 PM ET
DALLAS, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 16, 2014, the Senate voted to renew a collection of expired tax provisions commonly referred to as "tax extenders." The House approved the same bill earlier this month. We expect the President to sign the full bill before Christmas. It includes a one-year extension of one of the most important tax incentives for U.S. businesses—the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit ("R&E Credit") commonly known as the R&D Tax Credit.
- President Obama Takes Historic Steps to Expand U.S. Engagement with Cuba
December 17 2014 6:16 PM ET
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to President Obama's announcement that the United States is re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba, Victor C. Johnson, senior adviser for public policy at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, issued the following statement:
"We commend President Obama for charting a new course for productive relations between the United States and Cuba. For far too long, our nation's policy toward the island has been one of failed isolation, rather than open engagement.
- PLCB to Celebrate the Grand Opening of the First Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store in Dillsburg, York County
December 17 2014 6:16 PM ET
HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will celebrate the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store at 406 N. Route 15, Dillsburg, York County, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18.
The new Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store offers consumers a new shopping experience with an expansive floor plan, wide selection and center table.
Wine and spirits tastings will be held throughout the day for those 21 and older and light refreshments will be served.
11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18
- IBERIABANK and FHLB Dallas Award Grant to Urban Conservancy to Help Promote Small Business Development
December 17 2014 6:06 PM ET
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major focus of Urban Conservancy is to grow the local economy through small business development. Thanks to a $6,000 grant from IBERIABANK and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), the advocacy organization had the resources to host a specialized training to support local business' continued growth and prosperity.
- Sterilyfe USA, LLC surpasses already high expectations during launch into Harris Teeter chain
December 17 2014 6:01 PM ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterilyfe surpasses already high expectations during launch
- Steel Dynamics Provides Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Guidance and Announces Fourth Quarter Cash Dividends
December 17 2014 6:00 PM ET
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc.
- Credit Suisse Announces Coupon Payments on its Gold Shares Covered Call ETN (ticker symbol "GLDI") and its Silver Shares Covered Call ETN (ticker symbol "SLVO").
December 17 2014 5:58 PM ET
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Gold Shares Covered Call ETN
- Keynote Pioneers New Native Mobile App Benchmark Study for Retail
December 17 2014 5:53 PM ET
SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote, the global leader in mobile testing and web performance management analytics, today announced its first native mobile app benchmark study for the retail industry. Native apps are the least understood segment of mobile when it comes to performance. Not surprisingly, the study reported that 8 of out of every 10 native apps experienced a failure.
- Commercial Real Estate Industry to Renew Push During New Congress for Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)
December 17 2014 5:53 PM ET
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Real Estate Roundtable today urged the House and Senate to make reinstatement of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) a top national priority when the new Congress convenes in January.
Jeffrey D. DeBoer, President and CEO of The Real Estate Roundtable today said:
- ExamWorks Group Set to Join the S&P SmallCap 600
December 17 2014 5:49 PM ET
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ExamWorks Group Inc. (NYSE: EXAM) will replace Oplink Communications Inc. (NASD: OPLK) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday, December 22. Privately held Koch Industries is acquiring Oplink Communications in a transaction expected to be completed soon.
- Amgen Announces 30 Percent Increase In 2015 First Quarter Dividend
December 17 2014 5:45 PM ET
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a $0.79 per share dividend for the first quarter of 2015. The dividend will be paid on March 6, 2015, to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 12, 2015. This represents a 30 percent increase from that paid in each of the previous four quarters.
- Deckers Brands Appoints Nelson Chan To Board Of Directors
December 17 2014 5:43 PM ET
GOLETA, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced the appointment of Nelson Chan to the company's board of directors. Mr. Chan has a strong background in operational, financial and analytical management at fast growing organizations and brings valuable corporate governance and strategic insights to the company's board.
- Spanish, French and More for new "Globalized" Simpleview CRM
December 17 2014 5:39 PM ET
TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpleview, the world's leading provider of sales and marketing solutions for destination marketing organizations, now offers Simpleview CRM fully translated and technically adapted for Spanish- and French-speaking destinations. The announcement marks the first in a series of launches to complement the company's fast-growing client base in international markets.
- Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Five-Year Contract
December 17 2014 5:32 PM ET
SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines flight attendants today approved a new five-year contract. Included in the new contract are quality of life enhancements and pay increases that rank Alaska's 3,400 flight attendants among the highest paid in the industry at every pay step.
"We are pleased to have a ratified deal after three years of negotiations and thank our flight attendants for their professionalism and the outstanding service they provide our customers every day," said Andy Schneider, Alaska Airlines' vice president of inflight services.
- Leavitt Group Welcomes Dawn Gourgues in Houston
December 17 2014 5:31 PM ET
HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leavitt Group is pleased to announce that Dawn Gourgues has joined the agency as vice president of benefits in their Houston office. Prior to joining the agency she was a health and welfare consultant working with middle market energy related accounts. Her experience also includes financial projects and long-term strategic planning.
- Mosquito Squad Recognized As Leading Franchise Concept By Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 Franchise 500 List
December 17 2014 5:30 PM ET
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosquito Squad (www.mosquitosquad.com), America's largest mosquito elimination and tick control brand, has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 list of top franchise concepts. Ranking at number 343, Mosquito Squad is the only mosquito control firm to make the prestigious list.
- Avon Announces FCPA Settlement with the DOJ and SEC
December 17 2014 5:19 PM ET
NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) today announced that the company has entered into agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to the previously disclosed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations. The terms of agreements are in line with the expected terms the company previously reported.
"We are pleased to have reached agreements with the DOJ and the SEC," said Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon Products, Inc.
- Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT I, Inc. Announces Increase in Unsecured Credit Facility Capacity for up to $1 Billion
December 17 2014 5:17 PM ET
CINCINNATI, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT I, Inc. (the "Company") announced today an amendment to its unsecured revolving credit facility that includes an increase from $350 million to $700 million in aggregate commitments (the "Credit Facility"). Through an accordion feature and subject to certain conditions, the Company may further increase availability under the Credit Facility to $1 billion. The Credit Facility, as amended, otherwise maintains the same terms.
- Florida Council for Safe Communities -- New Survey Calls for Legislature To Keep Strong Regs in Place for Alcohol and Drugs
December 17 2014 5:16 PM ET
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After having released its agenda for 2015, the Florida Council for Safe Communities has officially begun to study attitudes of Floridians statewide toward issues of public safety and concern. In the last week, the Council surveyed self-identified conservative voters around the state as a means of taking their pulse after the election.