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  • AMERCO Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results Release and Investor Webcast

    AMERCO Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results Release and Investor WebcastAMERCO (Nasdaq: UHAL), the parent company of U-Haul International, Inc., Oxford Life Insurance Company, Repwest Insurance Company and Amerco Real Estate Company, plans to report its third quarter fiscal 2020 financial results after the close of market trading on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The Company is scheduled to conduct its third quarter investor conference call and webcast at 8 a.m. Arizona Time (10 a.m. ET) on Thursday, February 6, 2020.


  • FMC Corporation Announces Date of 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

    FMC Corporation Announces Date of 2020 Annual Meeting of StockholdersFMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET at FMC Tower at Cira Centre South, 2929 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.


  • Brinker International, Inc. To Host Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Earnings Call

    Brinker International, Inc. To Host Second Quarter Fiscal 2020 Earnings CallBrinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) has scheduled its earnings conference call at 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 to review second quarter fiscal 2020 earnings, which will be announced before the market opens on Jan. 29, 2020.


  • Global Eco Fiber Market/Industry Report 2019-2025

    Global Eco Fiber Market/Industry Report 2019-2025The "Eco Fiber Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis By Product (Organic, Regenerated, Recycled, Natural), By Application (Textiles, Household, Industrial, Medical), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


  • Schumer: A John Bolton for Hunter Biden witness trade 'off the table' – live impeachment trial updates

    Schumer: A John Bolton for Hunter Biden witness trade 'off the table' – live impeachment trial updatesHouse impeachment managers, led by Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have 24 hours, over three days, to argue their case against Trump.


  • Chinese city halts all air, train traffic to contain spread of coronavirus that has killed 17

    Chinese city halts all air, train traffic to contain spread of coronavirus that has killed 17The World Health Organization said it needs more information before it is ready to declare a public health emergency as the coronavirus spreads globally.


  • cxLoyalty Group Adds Mobile And Digital Industry Veteran, Marc Lefar, To Its Board Of Directors

    cxLoyalty Group Adds Mobile And Digital Industry Veteran, Marc Lefar, To Its Board Of DirectorscxLoyalty Group, a global leader in loyalty and customer engagement, today announced the appointment of Marc Lefar to its Board of Directors.


  • Court Motion Reveals Skadden Arps has Charged $10 million in Undisclosed Legal Fees as Custodian of TransPerfect While Hiding Behind Obscure Chancery Court Order; Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Renews Call for Reform

    Court Motion Reveals Skadden Arps has Charged $10 million in Undisclosed Legal Fees as Custodian of TransPerfect While Hiding Behind Obscure Chancery Court Order; Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Renews Call for ReformFollowing a court motion filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery today by TransPerfect Global, Inc. revealing that the law firm of Skadden Arps has billed the translation services company for upwards of $10 million in undisclosed legal fees since being appointed the company's custodian, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) is renewing its call for reforms to the opaque business court.


  • Sabre announces plans with Accor to create the first unified technology platform for the global hospitality industry

    Sabre announces plans with Accor to create the first unified technology platform for the global hospitality industrySabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading software and technology company powering the global travel industry, and Accor, the world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in more than 5000 hotels and residences across 110 destinations, today announced that they intend to create the first unified central reservation (CR) and property management (PM) platform for the global hospitality industry.


  • Liberty Global Working With Hemisphere Media on a Bid for Univision

    Liberty Global Working With Hemisphere Media on a Bid for Univision(Bloomberg) -- Liberty Global Plc.’s investment arm is working with Hemisphere Media Group Inc. on a bid for Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.Final offers are due in February, said one of the people, who asked to not be identified because the matter isn’t public. The private equity firm Platinum Equity is also interested, as well as former Viacom Inc. chief financial officer Wade Davis, who has backing from institutional investors, the people said.No final decision has been made and Liberty Global, whose chairman is billionaire John Malone, Hemisphere and Platinum Equity could opt to not proceed with offers, the people said.“This is a small investment that Liberty Global Ventures is exploring,” Liberty Global spokesman Matt Beake said in a statement. Beake declined to comment further.Representatives for Univision, Hemisphere and Davis declined to comment. A representative for Platinum Equity didn’t respond to requests for comment.Liberty Global shares, which have slid 10% in the past year, fell 0.9% to $20.16 Wednesday in New York trading, giving the company a market value of about $12.4 billion.Miami-based Spanish-language broadcaster Hemisphere, after rising as much as 3.6%, closed down 0.4% at $13.95 in New York trading Wednesday, valuing the company at $558 million. The shares have risen 9.3% in the past year.Univision DebtBuying Univision could be a stretch for Hemisphere: Univision had $7.4 billion of debt and $260 million of stockholder equity as of Sept. 30, according to regulatory filings.The broadcaster has struggled financially since a 2007 leveraged buyout and is engaged in a ratings battle with its rival, Comcast Corp.’s Telemundo. Univision rejected a takeover offer in 2017 from Discovery Inc. that had valued the company at more than $13 billion. It also scrapped an initial public offering in 2018. Discovery is part of Malone’s investment portfolio.In July, Univision said it had engaged financial advisers to review strategic options including a sale. Grupo Televisa SAB, one of Univision’s owners, supports the sale process, one of the people familiar with the matter said. A representative for Televisa declined to comment.Gizmodo, JezebelSince being named Univision’s chief executive officer in 2018, Vince Sadusky has sought to turn the company around by refocusing on Spanish-language media. The company sold Gizmodo Media Group, which includes the websites Jezebel and Deadspin, last year.Univision has also secured distribution deals with most major pay-TV providers and has been reducing debt. Last quarter, the company’s sales increased 8.5% as a result of higher advertising and subscriber fee revenue.Churchill Capital Corp. II, serial dealmaker Michael Klein’s blank-check company, had considered bidding for Univision, Bloomberg News reported in October.Private Equity BackersUnivision is backed by the private equity firms Madison Dearborn Partners, TPG, Providence Equity Partners, Saban Capital Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners.Hemisphere’s networks include Spanish-language movie channel Cine Latino and WAPA, one of Puerto Rico’s top broadcasters, according to its website. It also owns channels targeting Central Americans, Dominicans and Puerto Ricans living in the U.S.The Wall Street Journal reported in December that Hemisphere, Platinum Equity and Davis were interested in buying Univision.(Updates with Wade Davis bid in second paragraph. An earlier version of this story was corrected to report that Liberty Global is working with Hemisphere, not Liberty Media.)\--With assistance from Nabila Ahmed.To contact the reporters on this story: Gerry Smith in New York at gsmith233@bloomberg.net;Liana Baker in New York at lbaker75@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Nick Turner at nturner7@bloomberg.net, ;Liana Baker at lbaker75@bloomberg.net, Michael Hytha, Matthew MonksFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


  • Greta Thunberg Wants More from Corporations – But How Do Investors Monitor Them?

    Greta Thunberg Wants More from Corporations – But How Do Investors Monitor Them?Companies May Soon Adopt a Standardized Framework for Reporting ESG Matters By John Jannarone As U.S. President Donald Trump and Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg descended on Davos, Switzerland, this week, the topics of climate change and social responsibility came into sharp focus not only for countries, but corporations. The trouble is, it can be […]


  • San Jose Earthquakes Score Big with Intermedia Cloud Communications Partnership

    San Jose Earthquakes Score Big with Intermedia Cloud Communications PartnershipThe San Jose Earthquakes today announced a unique multi-year partnership with Intermedia, which will feature the company's branding across all team jerseys and include the exclusive use of Intermedia's technology for all business communications within the Earthquakes organization. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Intermedia is a leading Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), business cloud email, and productivity applications provider that delivers easy-to-use and secure communications and collaboration solutions to over 125,000 businesses and the partners that serve them.


  • Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia comment

    Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton over Russia commentTulsi Gabbard claims Hillary Clinton's Russia comments were "retribution" for her endorsing Bernie Sanders over Clinton in the 2016 election.


  • Higginbotham Hires Brian Toglia to Direct Life Science Practice

    Higginbotham Hires Brian Toglia to Direct Life Science PracticeBrian Toglia, president and CEO of Galiot Insurance Services, has merged operations with Higginbotham, the largest independent insurance broker based in Texas. Toglia, who through Galiot serves start-ups to multinational biotech companies in 22 states, will serve as life science practice leader. He will assume direction of Higginbotham's existing life science group to increase its market presence.


  • Senators Getting Restless During House Case: Impeachment Update

    Senators Getting Restless During House Case: Impeachment Update(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial entered its second day Wednesday as House managers began presenting their case to the Senate.Here are the latest developments:Senators Getting Restless During House Case (4:08 p.m.)A number of senators were looking restless during Schiff’s 2 1/2 hour opening statement -- standing up and even leaving the Senate chamber despite being told to stay at their desks throughout the trial.Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jim Risch of Idaho and several other Republicans walked out. Eventually a half-dozen or more were missing, including Roy Blunt of Missouri and a few other members of leadership.Republicans Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Barrasso of Wyoming, Jerry Moran of Kansas and Ben Sasse of Nebraska were all standing in the back of the chamber for a while.An aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed him notes on a legal pad, which prompted a couple of smiles from the otherwise poker-faced senator.Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, left the chamber for the cloakroom for about 10 minutes beginning at about 2:10 p.m. Other senators also wandered in and out, including Democrats Mark Warner of Virginia and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.Manchin and Cory Booker of New Jersey stood close together in the back and chatted -- even though senators are ordered daily by the sergeant at arms to “keep silent on pain of imprisonment.”Poll Shows 63% Think Trump Probably Broke Law (3:18 p.m.)Sixty-three percent of Americans believe Trump has definitely or probably done things that are illegal, either while in office or when he was running for president, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Among that number, 38% say he has definitely done something illegal and 25% say he probably has.In addition, 70% say he has definitely or probably done unethical things, Pew said. Still, Americans are closely divided on whether Trump should be removed from office, with 51 percent saying the Senate should remove him and 46 say he should remain in the presidency, according to the poll.The poll was conducted Jan. 6-19 among 12,638 adults on Pew’s American Trends Panel, which Pew described as a nationally representative panel recruited from landline and cellphone users.Democrats Cite Mueller Probe to Show Pattern (2:37 p.m.)The top House manager focused on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s 2016 election meddling in Trump’s favor to portray a pattern of the president seeking foreign interference.Manager Adam Schiff noted that Trump’s July 25 call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy came one day after Mueller’s testimony to Congress. Mueller didn’t recommend any action against the president although he found that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help elect Trump, and that his campaign willingly made use of that aid.“That should tell us something,” Schiff said. “He did not feel shamed by what the special counsel found, he did not feel deterred by what the special counsel found, he felt emboldened by escaping accountability.”“For the very, very next day he is on the phone soliciting foreign interference” from Ukraine, Schiff said.Trump views his powers as president as “political tools to be wielded against his opponents, including asking a foreign government to investigate a United States citizen,” Schiff said.“There is no question” that Trump intended to press Zelenskiy to look into Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden, Schiff said in urging senators to use their common sense to judge the case.“These facts are not in dispute,” Schiff said, adding that the question is “whether the president’s undisputed actions require the removal of the 45th president of the United States.”To buttress his arguments, the House team played a number of videotapes of Trump and witnesses who testified at House hearings.GOP Seizes on Nadler Remarks About ‘Coverup’ (1:46 p.m.)Republicans are seizing on late-night remarks by House impeachment manager Jerrold Nadler -- which drew an admonishment from Chief Justice John Roberts -- to accuse Democrats of making the trial into a meritless political exercise.Roberts warned the House managers and White House defense team to observe Senate decorum on the trial’s first day after Nadler accused the defense of lying and senators of perpetuating a treasonous cover-up of wrongdoing by Trump.“I’m sad to say I see a lot of senators voting for a coverup, voting to deny witnesses, an absolutely indefensible vote. Obviously, a treacherous vote,” said Nadler. “A vote against an honest trial, a vote against the United States.”Republicans strongly criticized Nadler’s remarks.“As one who is listening intently and working hard to get to a fair process, I was offended,” said moderate Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, who has been open to calling witnesses.GOP Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri said other senators were alienated. “If the goal was to persuade, they took a huge step backward last night,” he said. As a former law clerk for Roberts, Hawley said, he had never heard him issue such an admonishment before.Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff defended Nadler Wednesday, blaming the tiring day of debate that he accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of orchestrating by refusing to continue the rules debate into Wednesday.“That happens in every courtroom,” Schiff said of litigators being admonished.Trump Used Power to Cheat, Schiff Says (1:25 p.m.)Trump sought to undermine free elections and also put U.S. national security at risk when he pressured Ukraine to investigate a political opponent, lead House manager Adam Schiff said in opening prosecutors’ case against the president.When caught, the president used the power of his office to obstruct the House’s investigation, Schiff told a hushed Senate chamber.Schiff invoked the words of Alexander Hamilton and the concerns of the nation’s founders about foreign influence over the U.S. government, corrupt bargains and uncontrolled populist demagoguery.“In other words, to cheat,” Schiff said of the president’s demands to Ukraine. “The effect of his scheme was to undermine our free and fair elections.”If Trump isn’t removed, it will “permanently alter the balance of power” between Congress and the presidency, said Schiff, the House Intelligence chairman.“The president has shown that he believes that he is above the law and scornful of restraint,” Schiff said.House to ‘Focus On the Facts,’ Schiff Says (12:57 p.m.)Lead House manager Adam Schiff said prosecutors will begin presenting their case against Trump “with the factual chronology” of events that led to the impeachment charges against him.”We are going to try to keep focus on the facts,” said Schiff, the House Intelligence chairman. “The facts are damning, we are going to lay them out in great detail in our chronology today.”He said the House can’t assume the senators watched the House investigation hearings.“I would hope they have an open mind,” when they hear the managers’ presentation, Schiff said.House managers are trying the case before two juries -- the Senate and the American people, Schiff said. “It’s those Americans” the prosecutors are speaking to, he said. -- Erik Wasson, Mike DorningTrump Campaign Using Trial to Seek Donors (12:14 p.m.)The Trump campaign is using the start of the president’s impeachment trial to generate more campaign cash.Trump’s campaign website notes the start of the Senate trial looking into “my PERFECT PHONE CALL” and asks for donations to “CRUSH our $2 MILLION goal.” Donations will be “DOUBLE-MATCHED,” according to a message in a pop-up box.The donation section of the website urges supporters to get on “the list of donors we hand the president.” -- Justin BlumPompeo ‘Happy’ to Testify If Required by Law (10:15 a.m.)Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told reporters Wednesday that he’d testify in Trump’s impeachment trial -- if he’s forced by law to do so.Pompeo also told reporters traveling with him in Kingston, Jamaica, that he’s not following the trial unfolding in Washington.With Trump and his lawyers resisting Democratic demands that administration officials testify, Pompeo said, “If I am legally required to testify, as I’ve said before, I’ll be happy to do it.” -- Larry LiebertNo Trial Motions Filed, Arguments to Begin (10:07 a.m.)Neither side filed any legal motions ahead of the Senate impeachment trial’s opening arguments, clearing the way for House managers to begin making their case to remove Trump from office.A 9 a.m. deadline for such motions passed without any filing from either the House managers or the president’s defense team.The trial is set to reconvene at 1 p.m., with House managers allowed 24 hours over three days to make opening arguments, followed by Trump’s defense team with equal time.The Senate spent the opening day of the impeachment trial locked in a bitter struggle over procedural rules that went on past midnight, with the Republicans prevailing in 53-47 party-line vote on the rules.Trump Says Witnesses ‘Up to the Senate’ (7:01 a.m.)Trump said Wednesday that the Senate must decide whether it will hear witnesses in his impeachment trial.“I’ll leave that to the Senate. The Senate’s going to have to answer that,” he said at a news conference to close his visit to the World Economic Forum annual conference in Davos, Switzerland.The president has vacillated on whether he supports the Senate taking testimony from people who refused to participate in the House’s impeachment inquiry. He said earlier this month that he would invoke executive privilege to prevent top administration officials such as former National Security Advisor John Bolton from testifying in order to establish precedent and protect future presidents.“I’m going to head back and I’ll be watching it,” he said of the trial. “But it’s really going to be up to the Senate.” -- Alex WayneMore Sparring Likely Before House Makes Case (6 a.m.)A day after the Senate adopted Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rules for the trial, House managers and Trump’s lawyers could engage Wednesday in more political maneuvering.It’s uncertain whether the White House plans to seek a Senate vote on a motion to dismiss the case, which Trump says he wants but Republicans have said has very little support, even among their members.After the procedural skirmishing is completed, House managers would begin presenting their case against the president either Wednesday or Thursday. They will be given 24 hours over three days, followed by the same amount of time for Trump’s lawyers to offer their defense.Catch Up on Impeachment CoverageMcConnell Plans Compressed Timeline for Trump Impeachment TrialKey EventsHere is House Democrats’ web page containing documents related to the impeachment trial. House Democrats’ impeachment brief is here. Trump’s initial reply is here, and his lawyers’ trial brief is here.The House impeachment resolution is H.Res. 755. The Intelligence Committee Democrats’ impeachment report is here.Gordon Sondland’s transcript is here and here; Kurt Volker’s transcript is here and here. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s transcript is here and here; the transcript of Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to the secretary of State, is here. The transcript of David Holmes, a Foreign Service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, is here.The transcript of William Taylor, the top U.S. envoy to Ukraine, is here and here. State Department official George Kent’s testimony is here and here. Testimony by Alexander Vindman can be found here, and the Fiona Hill transcript is here. Laura Cooper’s transcript is here; Christopher Anderson’s is here and Catherine Croft’s is here. Jennifer Williams’ transcript is here and Timothy Morrison’s is here. The Philip Reeker transcript is here. Mark Sandy’s is here.\--With assistance from Erik Wasson, Alex Wayne, Mike Dorning, Larry Liebert, Justin Blum, Steven T. Dennis, Laura Litvan, Emily Wilkins and Billy House.To contact the reporter on this story: Daniel Flatley in Washington at dflatley1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Laurie Asséo, Anna EdgertonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


  • 'Africa's richest woman' now a formal suspect in graft probe

    'Africa's richest woman' now a formal suspect in graft probeAfrica's reputed richest woman is a formal suspect in an investigation into mismanagement and the siphoning off of funds during her time with Angola's state-run oil company, the country's attorney general announced Wednesday. The remarks by Helder Pitta Gros to reporters in the capital, Luanda, come days after a global investigation accused the billionaire Isabel dos Santos of murky dealings in the oil- and diamond-rich southern African nation whose people remain some of the poorest on Earth. Wednesday's announcement is the latest sign that Angola's government under President Joao Lourenco is determined to pursue accountability after the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists accused dos Santos of using “unscrupulous deals” to build her fortune, estimated at $2 billion.


  • Mezlan Moves Forward With A New Strategy

    Mezlan Moves Forward With A New StrategySince 1968, Spanish designer and manufacturer, Mezlan, has been producing high quality, fashion footwear and accessories for men. Its legacy footprint in North America began in 1985 by developing a strong wholesale business with high-end department stores and independent retailers.


  • Cohen & Steers Reports Results For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2019

    Cohen & Steers Reports Results For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2019Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE: CNS) today reported financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2019, including net income and earnings per share. The fourth quarter and full year 2019 earnings release and accompanying earnings presentation can be viewed at Cohen & Steers Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 and on the Company's website at www.cohenandsteers.com under "Company—Investor Relations—Press Releases."


  • Federal Realty Investment Trust Releases Tax Status of 2019 Distributions

    Federal Realty Investment Trust Releases Tax Status of 2019 DistributionsFederal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) released today the Federal income tax treatment for 2019 distributions to holders of its Common Shares of Beneficial Interest (NYSE: FRT) and its 5.000% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares (NYSE: FRT.PRC).


  • Ukraine President Zelensky Visits Ukraine House Davos, Prime Minister Honcharuk Chairs Meeting of the National Investment Council of Ukraine

    Ukraine President Zelensky Visits Ukraine House Davos, Prime Minister Honcharuk Chairs Meeting of the National Investment Council of UkraineOn day three of Ukraine House Davos, President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the House to congratulate the Organizing Committee on the success of this year's event.


  • Covr Financial Technologies Announces New Head of Sales

    Covr Financial Technologies Announces New Head of SalesCovr Financial Technologies announced that Jim Gothers has been appointed as Head National Sales for its financial institution business, supporting banks, brokerage firms, wealth management firms and RIA partner firms. Reporting to Jim will be Covr's insurance sales consultant team, advanced insurance division, policy analytics team, and key account directors.


  • The night the iguanas fell: Cold snap chills Florida, and lizard meat is up for sale

    The night the iguanas fell: Cold snap chills Florida, and lizard meat is up for saleThe weather in Florida has been so cold, iguanas are falling from trees. People are selling their meat.


  • Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in future

    Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in futurePresident Donald Trump appeared to suggest in a television interview Wednesday that he’s willing to consider entitlement cuts in the future, a move that would mark a tectonic shift from his stance during his 2016 run for the White House. Trump suggested he was open to a cut in social safety net benefits, such as Medicare and Social Security, in comments during a CNBC interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. While Trump has repeatedly talked up strong economic growth, the federal budget deficit has swollen as his administration has pressed for tax cuts and increased government spending.


  • Coherent, Inc. Announces Live Webcast of First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Results

    Coherent, Inc. Announces Live Webcast of First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 ResultsCoherent, Inc. (Nasdaq: COHR) today announced that it plans to report first quarter fiscal year 2020 results after market close on February 5, 2020. The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 1:30 P.M. Pacific (4:30 P.M. Eastern) on February 5, 2020. A listen-only broadcast of the conference call can be accessed on Company's website at www.coherent.com/Investors. For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived for approximately three months.


  • Iron Mountain Incorporated Announces Tax Treatment of 2019 Distributions

    Iron Mountain Incorporated Announces Tax Treatment of 2019 DistributionsIron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, announced the tax treatment for all 2019 distributions on its common stock.


  • Pierre Mongin has Joined Greenhill as a Senior Advisor Focused on France

    Pierre Mongin has Joined Greenhill as a Senior Advisor Focused on FranceGreenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE: GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Pierre Mongin has joined the Firm as a Senior Advisor focused on France. He will be based in Greenhill's Paris office.


  • Ribbon Communications to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results on February 19, 2020

    Ribbon Communications to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results on February 19, 2020Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2019 after the close of the market on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Following the release, Ribbon Communications will host a conference call with the financial community at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss the results.


  • Stocks Edge Higher in Choppy Trading; Oil Sinks: Markets Wrap

    Stocks Edge Higher in Choppy Trading; Oil Sinks: Markets Wrap(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading as investors considered the potential for a virus that emerged in China to eventually dent economic growth. Oil tumbled on concern the market is oversupplied.The S&P 500 Index ended the day up less than 0.1%, lifted by gains in technology shares and positive earnings reports but held back by concern that the deadly respiratory illness could spread, even as China moved to contain the outbreak. IBM rose the most in four months after revenue beat estimates. Tesla Inc.’s market value soared past $100 billion.With stocks trading near records, investors are on alert for any developments that could derail the momentum. They have taken a cautious stance amid concern the coronavirus that has already killed 17 people could turn into a global pandemic.“The fear is that it could hurt growth, that this could continue to have an impact on global markets that are already reeling from the impacts of trade,” said Matt Forester, chief investment officer at BNY Mellon’s Lockwood Advisors.Elsewhere, the Stoxx Europe 600 Index dipped as Italian banks slumped amid a fresh bout of political turmoil.West Texas oil fell below $58 a barrel as ample global supplies offset the loss of exports from Libya. The pound strengthened after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal cleared its final hurdles in Parliament.Here are some events to watch out for this week:Companies including Texas Instruments Inc., Intel Corp. and Procter & Gamble Co. will post results.Policy decisions are due from central banks in Indonesia and the euro region.The World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of global leaders in politics, business and culture, continues in Davos, Switzerland.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index rose less than 0.1% at the close of trade in New York.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.1%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.6%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1%.The British pound jumped 0.6% to $1.3134.The euro rose 0.1% to $1.109.The Japanese yen was little changed at 109.87 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell one basis point to 1.77%.Germany’s 10-year yield dipped one basis point to -0.26%.Britain’s 10-year yield was little changed at 0.63%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude dropped 2.9% to $56.67 a barrel.Gold was little changed at $1,558.55 an ounce.\--With assistance from Christopher Anstey, Andrew Janes, Adam Haigh, Todd White, Robert Brand, Sheela Tobben, Vildana Hajric and Sarah Ponczek.To contact the reporter on this story: Claire Ballentine in New York at cballentine@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Potter at spotter33@bloomberg.net, ;Jeremy Herron at jherron8@bloomberg.net, Brendan WalshFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


  • Stocks Edge Higher in Choppy Trading; Oil Sinks: Markets Wrap

    Stocks Edge Higher in Choppy Trading; Oil Sinks: Markets Wrap(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading as investors considered the potential for a virus that emerged in China to eventually dent economic growth. Oil tumbled on concern the market is oversupplied.The S&P 500 Index ended the day up less than 0.1%, lifted by gains in technology shares and positive earnings reports but held back by concern that the deadly respiratory illness could spread, even as China moved to contain the outbreak. IBM rose the most in four months after revenue beat estimates. Tesla Inc.’s market value soared past $100 billion.With stocks trading near records, investors are on alert for any developments that could derail the momentum. They have taken a cautious stance amid concern the coronavirus that has already killed 17 people could turn into a global pandemic.“The fear is that it could hurt growth, that this could continue to have an impact on global markets that are already reeling from the impacts of trade,” said Matt Forester, chief investment officer at BNY Mellon’s Lockwood Advisors.Elsewhere, the Stoxx Europe 600 Index dipped as Italian banks slumped amid a fresh bout of political turmoil.West Texas oil fell below $58 a barrel as ample global supplies offset the loss of exports from Libya. The pound strengthened after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal cleared its final hurdles in Parliament.Here are some events to watch out for this week:Companies including Texas Instruments Inc., Intel Corp. and Procter & Gamble Co. will post results.Policy decisions are due from central banks in Indonesia and the euro region.The World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of global leaders in politics, business and culture, continues in Davos, Switzerland.These are the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index rose less than 0.1% at the close of trade in New York.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.1%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.6%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1%.The British pound jumped 0.6% to $1.3134.The euro rose 0.1% to $1.109.The Japanese yen was little changed at 109.87 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell one basis point to 1.77%.Germany’s 10-year yield dipped one basis point to -0.26%.Britain’s 10-year yield was little changed at 0.63%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude dropped 2.9% to $56.67 a barrel.Gold was little changed at $1,558.55 an ounce.\--With assistance from Christopher Anstey, Andrew Janes, Adam Haigh, Todd White, Robert Brand, Sheela Tobben, Vildana Hajric and Sarah Ponczek.To contact the reporter on this story: Claire Ballentine in New York at cballentine@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sam Potter at spotter33@bloomberg.net, ;Jeremy Herron at jherron8@bloomberg.net, Brendan WalshFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


  • Investigation points to Saudi prince role in Bezos phone hack

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  • Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results on February 24

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  • TI reports Q4 2019 and 2019 financial results and shareholder returns

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  • The Bank of Princeton Announces Declaration of a $0.10 Quarterly Cash Dividend

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  • Australia's Westpac hires veteran banker McFarlane as chairman to tide over crisis

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  • Australia's Westpac hires veteran banker McFarlane as chairman to tide over crisis

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  • What’s Next for Netflix (NFLX) Stock? Here’s the Bull Case and the Bear Case

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  • Joe Marks of Carnegie Mellon University Joins the Augmedix Board

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  • Michael Baker International Celebrates 80 Years of Making a Difference

    Michael Baker International Celebrates 80 Years of Making a DifferenceMichael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2020. To mark the historic milestone and illustrate the firm's legacy of helping solve some of the world's most complex infrastructure challenges, the firm is highlighting 80 of Michael Baker's most iconic projects. These projects, as well as an interactive timeline of the Company's rich history, can be viewed at https://80years.mbakerintl.com/.


  • Oil Sinks to 7-Week Low Amid Growing Viral Threat to Fuel Demand

    Oil Sinks to 7-Week Low Amid Growing Viral Threat to Fuel Demand(Bloomberg) -- Oil declined to a seven-week low on concerns that a deadly virus that’s spreading from China will crimp energy demand in a market already awash with supplies.Futures lost almost 3% in New York on Wednesday as the death toll from the virus climbed, travel restrictions were imposed on the city of 11 million from which it emerged, and the World Health Organization mulled whether to declare an international emergency.The coronavirus outbreak panicked traders because of the deleterious impact epidemics can have on travel and demand for transport fuels. The WHO is scheduled to meet again Thursday to plot a strategy.The oil-price decline “is a manifestation of worries about global oil demand,” said Stewart Glickman, an analyst at CFRA Research.Goldman Sachs Group Inc. warned that global oil demand may slip by 260,000 barrels a day this year as a result of the respiratory virus. If the 2003 SARS epidemic is any guide, this new outbreak could shave almost $3 from the price of a barrel of crude, the bank said.“We could see weaker Chinese oil demand over the next several weeks or even longer,” said Leo Mariani, energy analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. “Going into the Chinese New Year, we tend to see outside travel throughout China and there’s big concerns about a demand shock.”West Texas Intermediate futures for March delivery fell $1.64 to $56.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent for March settlement dropped $1.38 to $63.21 on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange putting its premium over WTI at $6.47 a barrel.Supply ThreatsThe market’s response to the halt of exports from OPEC member Libya has been muted as record U.S. production is forecast to expand already-swollen inventories. Separately, Kuwait plans to resume output at the Wafra field it shares with Saudi Arabia within weeks, ending a hiatus that’s lasted more than four years.Oil has fallen more than 7% since the end of 2019 as geopolitical supply threats and a truce in the U.S.-China trade war failed to sustain optimism.See also: Coronavirus Could Bite Commodities If SARS Is Any Guide: Chart\--With assistance from Grant Smith and Sheela Tobben.To contact the reporter on this story: Jackie Davalos in New York at jdavalos10@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Marino at dmarino4@bloomberg.net, Joe Carroll, Catherine TraywickFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


  • Federal Law Has Failed Vulnerable Native American Kids

    Federal Law Has Failed Vulnerable Native American KidsAmerican Indian children are the most at-risk kids in the country, more likely to suffer from abuse, neglect, alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide than any of their peers. There are families out there willing to help them, but federal law says no — because their skin is the wrong color.I’m not exaggerating. Thanks to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), children eligible for tribal membership are subjected to different rules if they’re abused, neglected, or in need of adoptive homes — rules that are less protective of their safety than those that apply to other kids. Fortunately, a federal appellate court heard a case this week, Brackeen v. Bernhardt, challenging these racially discriminatory standards.The ICWA is the opposite of affirmative action: It reduces legal protections for vulnerable children based on race. Its “active efforts” rule, for example, makes it harder for state officials to rescue American Indian kids from unsafe homes than other children. Under federal and state law, social workers can remove non-Indian children from abusive parents as long as they first undertake “reasonable efforts” — like making rehabilitation or counseling services available — to help those parents. This “reasonable efforts” rule doesn’t apply to cases involving systematic abuse or molestation, because it would be wrong to send kids back to dangerous homes. But the ICWA imposes the more stringent “active efforts” standard, which requires state officials to go further before removing vulnerable Indian children from their homes, even in cases of systematic abuse or molestation. This means state social workers are forced to return abused Indian children to the families that are mistreating them — a requirement that does not apply to children of other races.The ICWA also imposes race-based limits on the fostering and adoption of at-risk Indian children. If white, black, Asian, or Hispanic children need new homes, states can place them with any qualified and safe foster family, and that family can adopt them if the state decides it’s in their best interest. In fact, federal law forbids racial discrimination in adoption cases. But, again, the ICWA makes Indian children the exception. It requires that they be placed with “Indian” families — even families from completely different tribes, with whom they have nothing in common — instead of with families of other races.The ICWA also lets tribal governments prohibit Native parents from making choices about their own children’s adoptions. That’s what happened to a Texas couple who arranged to have their son adopted by a non-Native couple, only to have Navajo and Cherokee officials intervene to block the adoption from happening. They’re now challenging the ICWA’s constitutionality in Brackeen, which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard today.Shockingly, the ICWA is not limited to tribal members and it doesn’t apply on tribal land. Instead, it applies to children based exclusively on their biological ancestry. If a child qualifies for tribal membership — which depends solely on genetics — the ICWA deems them “Indian” and therefore subject to its rules, even though they may never join a tribe and may have no idea that a distant ancestor was Indian. The ICWA, in short, elevates race over any other consideration, and in so doing violates the due-process clause of the Fifth Amendment.The consequences are often disastrous. In November, a Crow tribal court used its ICWA powers to take a Crow child away from his white foster family and give him to a Crow couple, despite plentiful evidence that the couple were unfit. It did so because, as the presiding judge put it, “I’ll be damned if I’ll be the first Crow judge to let a white couple adopt a Crow child.” Weeks later, the couple brutally murdered the child.Tribal governments call the ICWA the “gold standard,” saying it prevents the breakup of Indian families by officials who sometimes abuse their powers. But while it was well intended, the law elevates racial politics over the needs of vulnerable children and makes it harder to protect them from harm. It’s no gold standard. It’s an injustice, and we can do better.


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