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MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 6, 2013--Hilton Worldwide announced today that it has signed a management agreement with Megaterra Colombia S.A. for a 250-room new-build Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in Cartagena, Colombia. The Conrad brand’s second hotel in Latin America and Hilton Worldwide’s first managed Conrad hotel in the region will form part of the Karibana Beach & Golf Condominium – the first luxury resort in Colombia with a world class golf course, golf club, spa, beach and beach club. With an anticipated opening on Dec. 31, 2015, Conrad Cartagena will celebrate the 2016 New Year by introducing the brand’s world of style and flawless service to this historic and culturally rich city.
BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2013--EZShield, a pioneer in identity fraud management solutions, today announced that it has received top honors in Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2013 Identity Protection Services Scorecard winning the ‘Best in Class,’ ‘Best in Prevention,’ and tied for ‘Best in Resolution’ categories. The multiple recognitions for EZShield reflect the company’s commitment to offering leading identity fraud management services to its partners, and its excellence in service quality and capabilities.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2013--JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) today announced that it has reached a €79,897,000 settlement with the European Commission regarding the conduct of two former traders during a one-month period in early 2007 related to Yen LIBOR rates.
NEW YORK (AP) — NCR Corp. says it is paying $1.65 billion to buy Digital Insight Corp., a provider of online and mobile banking services.
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers spent less over the Thanksgiving weekend, and that is weighing on stocks. Although record numbers of shoppers turned out over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, they spent less than they did last year. It was the first decline in Thanksgiving weekend spending since a retail trade group began tracking it in 2006. The Dow was little changed at midday.
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 2, 2013--International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Lon A. Jenkins has joined the Finance & Restructuring Group in the Firm’s Salt Lake City office as Of Counsel.
GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 12/02/13 -- Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), which develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or nonexistent, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, David W. Sasnett, is scheduled to make a presentation at the 17th Annual NYSSA Water Utilities Industry Conference on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in New York City. The conference, which is sponsored by the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), will be held at the NYSSA Conference Center, which is located at 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010 (45th Street Entrance). Consolidated Water is scheduled to present at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The troubled Vatican bank has named an Italian banking consultant as its new top manager.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Standard & Poor's has stripped the Netherlands of its triple-A credit rating, saying that the country's growth prospects have deteriorated and it is not performing as well as peers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Small businesses interested in buying marketplace health insurance plans for their workers will have to purchase them from agents, brokers or insurance companies for the next year, rather than through the government website.
HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. government says it is actively working with Cuba to try to find a new financial institution to handle its diplomatic banking needs in the United States.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proponents of paying donors for bone marrow cells believe it could boost the number of people willing to participate in the current not-for-pay system.
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's diplomatic mission to the U.S. says it has been forced to halt nearly all consular services because it has lost its ability to do banking in the country.
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2013--BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, today announced that Wendy Hambleton, the firm's National Director of SEC Services, has been appointed as a new member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) by the Board of Trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF). The FASAC is responsible for advising the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic issues, project priorities, and other matters that affect accounting standards setting. Ms. Hambleton will serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2014, and is eligible to be reappointed for three additional one-year terms.
OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2013--Being self-employed means more control over your working life, but it also means taking the reins on your retirement planning. While the traditionally employed are being enrolled in company-sponsored 401(k)s with regular automatic contributions, nearly 70 percent of entrepreneurs, contractors and the like are often not saving for retirement on a regular basis – if at all – according to a new survey of self-employed Americans released by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE:AMTD).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 25, 2013--While US-based asset management firms face a number of uphill challenges when seeking opportunities abroad, including home country investment bias and high overall satisfaction with incumbent providers, many are on the radar screen and thus poised to win more business outside the familiar territory of the United States. This is the case particularly among mid-sized institutions that show a greater propensity for making changes to their current manager lineup. These and other findings are included in the inaugural edition of International Institutional Investor Brandscape ®, a Cogent Reports study from Market Strategies International.