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Synchrony Financial, a premier consumer financial services company with more than 80 years of heritage, today announced a multi-year renewal of its program to provide consumer financing for hhgregg, a leading specialty retailer of home appliances, televisions, computers and tablets, consumer electronics, home furnishings, mattresses and related services."/>
Synchrony Financial and hhgregg Extend Consumer Financing Program Agreement
Nasdaq today announced that Stacie Swanstrom and Bjørn Sibbern have been promoted to Executive Vice President of the firm’ s Corporate Solutions and Global Information Services businesses, respectively. Both positions report directly to Adena Friedman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nasdaq and reinforce the company's vision to continue to provide clients with greater value through financial technologies and solutions.."/>
Nasdaq Names Two Executive Vice Presidents
Ally Financial Inc., is observing the second annual National Online Bank Day, recognized each year on the second Monday in October. To celebrate the occasion, the bank is introducing a new certificate of deposit product, Select CD, which features a limited time only promotional rate and term. As a leader in the online banking landscape, Ally established National Online Bank Day in 2015 to emphasize the..."/>
Ally Celebrates Second Annual National Online Bank Day
McDonald's restaurants across Southern Nevada raised $50,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas scholarship program during the Eggs for Education fundraiser. Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen raised the most and was awarded a golden egg trophy for his efforts by local owner/operator Ron Smith. On May 15, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas awarded $173,830 to 153 high school graduates."/>
The Notes: Philanthropy, Oct. 9-15 [Las Vegas Sun]
Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States, announced the launch of a new national Hispanic marketing campaign. The initiative will help educate Spanish-preferred consumers about how Aflac helps protect their pockets during unplanned medical events. The campaign includes a new television ad called " Help," which will air nationally on major Spanish-language networks through late..."/>
Aflac Helps Hispanic Policyholders Protect Their Pockets in New Campaign
National General Holdings Corp. announced today that it plans to release 2016 third quarter results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. At 11:00 AM ET on Thursday, November 3, 2016, Chief Executive Officer Barry Karfunkel and Chief Financial Officer Mike Weiner will review results and discuss business conditions via a conference call that may be accessed as follows:. A replay of the conference call will be accessible from 2:00 PM ET on..."/>
National General Holdings Corp. to Announce 2016 Third Quarter Results on November 2, 2016; Estimates Losses from Louisiana Flood Event
Fulton Financial Corporation, announced today that Susan Lonergan has joined its team as the Regional President for the Philadelphia market and the surrounding area, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. "We're very pleased to welcome Susan Lonergan to our team," said Craig Roda, Chairman and CEO of Fulton Bank. " Susan has a proven track record of building and motivating teams to provide outstanding..."/>
Susan Lonergan Joins Fulton Bank, N.A. as Regional President for the Philadelphia Market
Voya Financial announced today that it has been certified by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work ®— the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. "Being recognized as a Great Place to Work reflects our commitment to our people and our culture," said Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin, Jr. "We are proud to receive this honor, and we will continue to focus on creating an engaging and fulfilling employee experience..."/>
Voya Financial Certified as a "Great Place to Work"
Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announces the appointment of Ronnie Carroll as Head of Structured Solutions for Europe West and Senior UK Client Advisor. He will report directly to Alkis Tsimaratos, Managing Director, Head of Europe West.. Ronnie Carroll joins from Hannover Re where he was a senior underwriter, responsible for its Advanced Solutions business in the UK and..."/>
Willis Re appoints Ronnie Carroll to its Western Europe team
eHealth a customer loyalty score well above insurance industry benchmarks. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.---- eHealth’ s Medicare Customer Care Team received a Net Promoter Score of 73, reflecting exceptional customer loyalty, according to the results of an NPS survey published today by eHealth, Inc.. eHealth operates,, and for Medicare insurance customers, as well as, the..."/>
Medicare Customers Give eHealth a Net Promoter Score of 73, Demonstrating Exceptional Customer Loyalty
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. today reported certain operating metrics for the month of September 2016.. OTC average daily volume 1 of $9.4 billion, an increase of 13.2% from August 2016 and a decrease of 40.3% from September 2015. OTC trading volume 1 of $207.8 billion, an increase of 8.3% from August 2016 and a decrease of 40.3% from September 2015 2. Active OTC accounts 3 of 133,009, a decrease of 1.9% from August 2016 and 11.2% from September..."/>
GAIN Capital Announces Monthly Metrics for September 2016
OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the launch of a new transfer agent program designed to improve the transparency of share information on OTCQX ®, OTCQB ® and Pink ® securities. VStock Transfer is leading the way as the first participant in this program. The Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program is a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide investors with current and..."/>
OTC Markets Group Launches Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program to Improve Timeliness, Reliability of OTC Company Share Information
ITG Releases September 2016 U.S. Trading Volumes
MGIC Investment Corporation has announced plans to release its 3 rd quarter 2016 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. A conference call/webcast has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Company's results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.. Individuals interested in joining over the phone should dial 1-866-961-1484 ten minutes before the conference call begins."/>
MGIC Investment Corporation Schedules 3rd Quarter 2016 Earnings Call and Releases Monthly Operating Statistics
Citigroup Inc, Citi reached a definitive sale agreement for its consumer banking business in Argentina, to Banco Santander Rio that is subject to regulatory approvals, the company declared on Sunday. Also, the company does not expect the financial terms of the transaction to be material to its earnings. The sale of about USD1.4bn in assets for Citi in Argentina, includes credit cards, personal loans and Citi Argentina's retail brokerage business, as well as deposit..."/>
Citi sells its consumer banking business in Argentina to Banco Santander Rio
Stellus Capital Investment Corporation approved a total fourth quarter 2016 dividend of USD0.34 per share that equals USD0.1133 per share for each of October, November and December 2016, the company reported on Friday. With ex-dividend dates of 27 October, 28 November and 28 December 2016, all shareholders of record dates on 31 October, 30 November and 30 December 2016 will be paid the dividends on 15 November, 15 December 2016 and 13 January 2017.."/>
Stellus Capital Investment announces Q4 2016 dividend of USD0.34 per share
Federated Premier Municipal Income Fund and Federated Premier Intermediate Municipal Income Fund on Friday released their monthly dividends of USD0.0700 and USD0.0540 per share. All shareholders of record date on 21 October 2016 will be paid the dividends on 1 November 2016 and the ex-dividend date is 19 October 2016.. and both seek to provide current dividend income that is exempt from regular federal income tax and also feature income exempt from the federal alternative..."/>
Two Federated Investors' closed-end municipal funds announce dividends for October 2016
PICO Holdings, Inc. announced today that on October 7, 2016, its Mendell Energy group of companies closed on the sale of a majority of their oil and gas assets, consisting of certain oil and gas lease interests and producing wells in the Wattenberg Field, Colorado, for gross proceeds of $10.2 million. The effective date of the transaction was October 1, 2016. The purchase and sale agreement for these oil and gas assets provides for a Company guarantee to the..."/>
PICO Holdings, Inc. Announces the Sale of a Majority of Its Oil & Gas Assets

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