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NEW YORK (AP) — Police are questioning the parents of a 4-month-old boy who died soon after being brought to a New York City hospital unconscious and unresponsive.
PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--MasterCard (NYSE:MA) today announced it will enable Commonwealth Bank of Australia MasterCard cardholders to securely load and store payment account credentials on select flagship NFC-enabled Samsung devices, enabling fast and secure contactless payments.
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET ) announced today it is working with Grandparents.com, Inc. (OTCBB: GPCM), The Trusted Resource for Grandparents™, to offer Medicare Supplement policies exclusively to members of the American Grandparents Association, its member organization. The new relationship aims to help 2 million AGA members have a greater, more informed role in their own health.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--Sutherland Global Services announced today that NelsonHall, a leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and outsourcing analyst firm based in London, identified Sutherland as the leading Customer Management Services (CMS) vendor in the retail sector. NelsonHall’s findings were published as part of the NelsonHall Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT), which is designed to evaluate outsourcing vendors.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Inspector General has been ordered to investigate the case of former Air Force Academy cadet Eric Thomas, who was expelled in April for actions Thomas said were part of his work as a confidential informant for the academy.
ROSELAND, NJ -- (Marketwired) — 12/11/13 -- The State of Florida added 19,450 private sector jobs during the month of November, according to the ADP Regional Employment Report which is produced by ADP(R), a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, in collaboration with Moody's Analytics, Inc. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Regional Employment Report measures the change in regional and state nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--As the Dow index surpassed 16,000 this fall, U.S. investor optimism faltered in the fourth quarter, following the federal government’s budgetary standoff and shutdown in October. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index fell eight points to +25 in November, down from +33 in August, the lowest level this year. The decline of eight points hinges more on investors’ waning confidence in the economy than on personal financial circumstances. The survey of 1,014 people was conducted between November 7 and 11, 2013.
WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--LLBH Private Wealth Management, LLC (“LLBH”), an independent wealth management firm with over $1.3 billion in client assets, today announced the promotion of Michael Kazakewich to partner.
CARACAS, Venezuela--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--“Electing 2,790 posts from 16,088 candidates and then announcing official results within a few hours. These are feats only seen in countries that employ electoral automation,” stated Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic, the company responsible for designing and deploying the technological voting platform used in Venezuela’s recent municipal elections.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union auditors are recommending that the EU stop paying the salaries of Palestinian civil servants in Gaza who don't work.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace. A new study finds women feel that way despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.
VALBY, Denmark & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) today announced that they will further expand their collaboration to include the development of Lu AF20513, an investigational vaccine candidate for Alzheimer’s disease.
DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, a woman will head a major U.S. car company. General Motors has picked Mary Barra (BAR'-uh) as its next CEO. She's currently the company's product development chief, and she's worked for GM for 33 years. Barra will replace Dan Akerson (AK'-ur-suhn) in mid-January. For nearly three years, Barra has been in charge of design, engineering and quality of all of GM's vehicles across the globe — the job many say is the most important in the company.
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2013--The first downlight of GE’s Lumination™ LED Luminaires, the DI Series offers easy customization through an ideal ambient lighting solution for high-end retail applications and other settings with high ceilings. Featuring the breakthrough design of GE Lighting’s Infusion™ technology, users can easily select their preferred lumen output and color temperature to illuminate key products or focal points with the simple switch of an LED module.
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2013--Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on January 17, 2014 to discuss the results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2013.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high. The figures are an encouraging sign for the unemployed.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2013--For the seventh consecutive year, UBS has earned top marks from the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which measures corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. This year marks the ninth time in the past twelve years that UBS earned a perfect rating in the annual report and designation by HRC as one of the best places to work for LGBT employees.
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2013--For the millions of U.S. employees starting new health plans on Jan. 1, 2014, new research by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) suggests that as many as one-in-four individuals, who enrolled online through private insurance exchanges, selected lower coverage levels than their employer previously offered to decrease their monthly premiums. And the majority (57 percent) of those who select lower-priced health plans will buy ancillary benefits, such as vision coverage or even pet insurance, using their allocated leftover funds.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2013--Do you prefer Florida oranges or annoying oranges? Apparently, millions of American kids prefer them annoying.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2014 finds employers are very optimistic.