Starting college? Choosing the right student credit card is crucial
Off to college? It can be a bit scary, especially if you don't know anyone at the school you plan to attend. Still, take heart; things could be worse. Girls and boys of the Okiek tribe of Kenya are ritually circumcised or excised when they're 14-16 years old. They then cover themselves in clay and
Dexia Posts €1.2 Billion Loss, Shares Suspended
Franco-Belgian lender Dexia SA (DEXB.BT) Friday posted a EUR1.2 billion ($1.46 billion) loss for the first half of 2012 and saw trade in its shares suspended.
Schneider Electric Receives Bids For Sensors Unit - Report
France's Schneider Electric SA (SU.FR) received two bids for its CST unit, which manufactures electronic sensors, from Singapore-based Avago Technology Ltd. (AVGO) and a consortium of private-equity funds Carlyle and PAI Partners, French newspaper Les Echos reported Friday, citing unidentified
Mobile wallets won't make our lives any easier
Someday, the conventional wisdom and statistics keep telling us, we're all going to throw out our wallets and replace them with digital phones.
NYSE Euronext's Net Profit Falls On Lower Trading Volumes
Exchange operator NYSE Euronext (NYX) said Friday its net profit fell to $125 million in the second quarter of the year from $154 million a year earlier due to lower trading volumes, mainly in derivatives.
Siemens to Buy Back Shares, Cancel Treasury Shares
*DJ Siemens Shares Trade Up 3.7% After Share Buyback Announcement FRANKFURT--Industrial conglomerate Siemens (SI) said late Thursday it will buy back as much as 3 billion euros ($3.65 billion) worth of shares and cancel around 33 million treasury shares.
Formosa Expects Refineries to Run at Full Tilt in September
Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (6505.TW) said Friday its crude run rate will likely rise gradually and reach 100% in September, as Taiwan's largest private refiner increases output while some other regional refineries are shut due to annual maintenance or accidents.
AstraZeneca Buys Back 437,496 Shares
AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.LN) said Friday it purchased 437,496 ordinary shares at a price of 3042 pence per share on Aug. 2 for cancellation.
BSkyB Buys Back 350,000 Shares/Average 725.1965P
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSY.LN) said Friday that on Aug. 2 it purchased 350,000 of its ordinary shares for cancellation at an average 725.1965 pence per share.
Motorola Solutions Agrees Cash Offer For Psion
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI) said Friday it has agreed on the terms of a recommended cash offer to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Psion (PON.LN).