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BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that GlobalCapital has recognized the industry leadership of BGC Partners and GFI Group across three categories at its 2016 Global Derivatives Awards. GlobalCapital awarded Capitalab, a division of BGC Brokers L.P., the distinction of "Compression/compaction service of the year" and named BGC Partners "Equity derivatives..."/>
BGC Partners Sweeps Three Wins at GlobalCapital's 2016 Global Derivatives Awards
TSX NAVex Signs on Mutual Fund Provider
Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation is pleased to announce that its board of directors has declared a dividend for the month of October 2016 of $0.071667 per common share, to be paid November 11, 2016 to shareholders of record October 31, 2016.. Atrium pays monthly dividends currently at an annual rate of $0.86 per share, plus a special dividend to shareholders of record at year-end to top-up the total dividends so that they equal its earnings in the year."/>
Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation Announces October 2016 Dividend
State Street Corporation declared on Tuesday that it has filed its response to the deficiencies and shortcomings identified by the Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in April 2016 relating to State Street's 2015 resolution plan. Along with other banking institutions with USD50bn or more in total assets, State Street annually prepares and files a resolution plan-- commonly referred to as a "living will"-- with the Federal Reserve and the FDIC."/>
State Street files response to issues raised by Federal Reserve and FDIC
Meta Financial Group Inc. of Sioux Falls, S.D. for $42.5 million. In the deal, Meta Financial Group and its bank subsidiary, MetaBank, has agreed that EPS Financial will be paid, half in cash, half in Meta Financial common stock, the companies announced Monday. EPS Financial, headquartered in Easton's Alpha Building, provides software and services to help tax preparers and their..."/>
BRIEF: EPS Financial of Easton to be purchased by MetaBank for $42.5 million [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
Summit Therapeutics added almost pounds sterling 80 m to its stock market value after it won the rights to an exclusive drug. Shares nearly doubled in their best day since 2009, after it revealed it was teaming up with US rival Sarepta Therapeutics to develop and market a specialist drug in Europe. The licence allows the AIM-listed company to sell an experimental treatment for muscle wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy."/>
Drug maker adds pounds sterling 80m as it seals exclusive deal [Daily Mail, London]
SVG Capital said it wanted to' maximise cash returns to shareholders' as it revealed Pomona Capital and Pantheon Ventures were paying pounds sterling 379 m for 50 pc of its investment portfolio. The company had spurned US rival HarbourVest's pounds sterling 1 bn bid earlier this month, and had since held urgent talks with several groups of possible..."/>
The firm that chose to wind down to avoid a US takeover [Daily Mail, London]
Viking Investments Group, Inc. is pleased to announce it has acquired additional working interests in various oil and gas-related leases in Eastern Kansas. Acquisition of Additional Production and Development Acreage:. On October 4, 2016, Viking, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Mid-Con Petroleum, LLC, a Kansas limited liability company, completed an acquisition whereby the company: increased its working interest in three existing oil and gas leases..."/>
Viking Acquires Additional Assets in the Cherokee Basin
Discover Financial Services, Yirendai Ltd, Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc., and Fifth Street Finance Corporation. On October 04, 2016, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading session at 5,289.66, down 0.21%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.47% lower, to finish at 18,168.45; and the..."/>
Credit Services Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Discover Financial Services, Yirendai, Blackhawk Network Holdings, and Fifth Street Finance
TheStreet, Inc., a leading financial news and information company, recently announced it is teaming up with Amazon to make its content available on all Alexa-enabled devices. Once users enable TheStreet in the Alexa Skills Store, they will have access to the latest financial news headlines at any time of the day, on any enabled device by simply asking, "Alexa, what's in the news?" "This partnership gives TheStreet the opportunity to bring its..."/>
TheStreet Partners with Amazon; Content Now Available on Alexa
Popular Inc announced on Wednesday the monthly cash dividends on its outstanding shares of non-cumulative monthly income preferred stock. A dividend of USD0.1328125 per share of 6.375% Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock, 2003 Series A, and USD0.171875 per share of 8.250% Non-cumulative Monthly Income Preferred Stock, Series B, will be paid on 31 October 2016 to the respective shareholders of record on 15 October 2016.. Additionally, the company declared monthly..."/>
Popular announces preferred stock dividends and distribution on trust preferred securities
S&P Global today published research that suggests a private sector solution to help finance America's bridges, roads, and other public works projects: requiring companies to commit a portion of any overseas profits they bring back for infrastructure improvements. In the report, co-authored by S&P Global Ratings U.S. Chief Economist Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. multinationals would be incentivized to repatriate offshore profits."/>
S&P Global Calls for Funding U.S. Infrastructure with Repatriated Corporate Profits
Navient, the nation’ s leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, will release third quarter 2016 financial results on after market close on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Navient will host a conference call to review results on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 8 a.m. Navient will notify investors earnings results have been issued by a news release over Nasdaq’ s wire service and through its social media outlet@ Navient on..."/>
Navient to announce third quarter 2016 results on Oct. 18, host earnings call on Oct. 19
Unum Group announced today that it will hold its annual investor meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt New York. The meeting will start at 8 a.m. Eastern and should end by 11 a.m."/>
Unum Group announces annual investor meeting
Nasdaq has scheduled its Third Quarter 2016 results announcement. Senior management will be available for questions from the investment community following prepared remarks via the following telephone numbers:. All participants can access the conference via Internet webcast through the Nasdaq Investor Relations website at:."/>
Nasdaq Holds Third Quarter 2016 Investor Conference Call

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