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PHI Group has agreed to acquire an undisclosed Canadian educational company for a combination of cash and stock, the company said. The target, which has been in business for over 20 years, is an educational organization that provides premium education services, owns and operates 21 campuses, and enrolls approximately 20,000 students yearly in various English language and career training educational..."/>
PHI Group Signs to Acquire Canadian Educational Company
National Commerce Corporation today announced that it will release its earnings and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016 after market close on October 25, 2016. NCC will also host a live audio webcast conference call beginning at 8:30 a.m. Central Time on October 26, 2016 to discuss the results. Investors may call in by dialing 296-8205 A replay of the conference call will be available until October 28, 2016 and can be..."/>
National Commerce Corporation Announces Dates of Earnings Release and Conference Call Webcast for Third Quarter 2016 Results
Westfield Financial, Inc., the holding company for Westfield Bank, and Chicopee Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Chicopee Savings Bank, today jointly announced that the shareholders of Chicopee, at its special meeting held on September 28, 2016, and the shareholders of Westfield, at its annual meeting held on September 29, 2016, approved the previously announced merger transaction whereby Chicopee will merge with and into Westfield."/>
Westfield Financial, Inc. and Chicopee Bancorp, Inc. Shareholders Approve Merger Transaction
Bank of America executive, Susan Faulkner, will become the new CEO of Plano, Texas-based Marquis Software Solutions. She has worked with Falfurrias to find opportunities to invest in companies that..."/>
BRIEF: Charlotte firm co-founded by Hugh McColl invests in financial tech firm [The Charlotte Observer]
Westfield Financial, Inc., the holding company for Westfield Bank, and Chicopee Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Chicopee Savings Bank, today jointly announced that the shareholders of Chicopee, at its special meeting held on September 28, 2016, and the shareholders of Westfield, at its annual meeting held on September 29, 2016, approved the previously announced merger transaction whereby Chicopee will merge with and into..."/>
Westfield Financial, Inc. and Chicopee Bancorp, Inc. Shareholders Approve Merger Transaction
United Security Bancshares, reported that the Board of Directors of United Security Bancshares declared a 3rd quarter 2016 stock dividend of one percent on September 27, 2016. The stock dividend will be paid to shareholders of record on October 10, 2016 and the dividend shares will be issued on October 21, 2016.. This marks the 32nd consecutive quarterly stock dividend since..."/>
United Security Bancshares Declares Stock Dividend
Stewart Hires Rose Menker as Vice President of Marketing
HINGHAM INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS, Hingham, Massachusetts announced that its Board of Directors declared its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share. The dividend will be paid on October 19, 2016 to stockholders of record as of October 10, 2016.. Robert H. Gaughen, Jr., President and CEO of the Bank, in announcing the dividend, stated,“ The Bank continues its record of strong performance with solid balance sheet growth and strong returns on equity..."/>
Hingham Declares Regular Dividend
OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the agenda for its next OTCQX ® Virtual Investor Conference on October 4-5, featuring energy and resource companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market.. The event will include presentations by senior representatives of OTCQX-traded energy and resource companies, as well as live question-and-answer sessions with investors."/>
OTC Markets Group Announces Agenda for OTCQX Virtual Investor Conference on October 4-5
OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the agenda for its next OTCQX ® Virtual Investor Conference on October 4-5, featuring energy and resource companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market.. The event will include presentations by senior representatives of OTCQX-traded energy and resource companies, as well as live question-and-answer sessions with investors."/>
OTC Markets Group Announces Agenda for OTCQX Virtual Investor Conference on October 4-5
OneMain on October 1 st. Springleaf acquired OneMain Financial in 2015, more than doubling its size and creating America’ s premier consumer finance company. As part of the integration, the combined company adopted the OneMain name and Springleaf branches are being rebranded..."/>
Springleaf Financial is Now OneMain
Oppenheimer& Co. Inc., a unit of Oppenheimer Holdings, congratulates its eight research analysts featured on TipRanks' Top 25 Wall Street Analysts list. The analysts cover a number of sectors for Oppenheimer and their performance has consistently outperformed the markets. "We are very pleased to see eight of our analysts on the TipRanks' list of top performers," said John Parks, Managing Director and Director of Research at Oppenheimer."/>
Eight Oppenheimer Research Analysts Named To TipRanks' Top 25 Wall Street Analysts List
S&P Global Market Intelligence, a leading provider of multi-asset class research data and insights, released a new research report today which upends the conventional wisdom on REIT valuation. The report, A League of Their Own– Batting for Returns in the REIT Industry, addresses the recent separation of REITs from the financial sector of the S&P 500 into their own sector by analyzing the best approach to evaluate REIT investments."/>
Beyond Yield: New S&P Global Market Intelligence Research Cracks the Code on REIT Valuation
Progressive Group of Insurance Companies plans to fill more than 1,300 roles by the end of 2016. They include IT and analyst roles, as well as customer care and claims roles across the country. Progressive has long been recognized as an innovator in the IT and big data fields and intends to continue to grow in this area by hiring top caliber technology and analytics professionals."/>
Progressive® Insurance to Hire More Than 1,300 People by End of Year
30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Hits 10 Week Low

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