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Southwest Airlines Co (LUV)

Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Swap Trade Exemption Worries Observers

Southwest Airlines Co (LUV) Swap Trade Exemption Worries Observers

Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV)’s 15-day exemption from derivatives trading transparency is raising concerns among regulators and stimulated arguments regarding the impact of such a move to the market. An exclusive report by Reuters cited an unnamed person familiar with the CFTC approval process as confirming that Southwest ‘s exemption from the rules, enabling the company

Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (PBR)

Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (PBR) Risks Losing International Bond Funding Due to Corruption

Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (NYSE:PBR), the state controlled oil company of Brazil,  is facing the risk of being left out of the capital markets even as the corruption probe currently besetting the company reveals that it is deeply entrenched in a wide corruption scandal. Reuters reports that an early repayment of bonds amounting to $11

Verizon Retail Index Launched To Monitor Holiday Season Traffic Activity, NRF Predicts Slow Start For Shopping Season

Verizon Enterprises Solutions has launched Verizon Retail Index to analyze consumer retail spending and shopping activities. The index would be updated on a regular basis and as per the company’s official website, the data would help the company understand latest shopping trends. Verizon Retail Index will monitor online traffic patterns including average daily traffic along

The Blackstone Group (BX)

The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) Confirmed to Lay Off Advisory Business Unit

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX)’s management announced yesterday that it would lay off its financial advisory services, reorganization and structuring of its advisory services along with its Park Hill Fund businesses and combine it with Paul J. Taubman’s PJT Partners. The firm is trying to focus over its alternative asset management business by spinning off

Verizone (VZ)

AT&T Inc. (T), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), and Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Emerge Top on Corporate Spending

In a report released on Wednesday by Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), three companies, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), have been ranked as the top corporate spenders. An article by USAtoday indicates that AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) spent $20.6 billion, topping the list for a third consecutive year. Verizon Communications

Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (PBR)

Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (PBR): Riding on a High Tide with the Hope of New Government

The Brazilian stocks touched a new height after a poll result favoring Marina Silva against President Dilma Rousseff came in. The biggest benefactor was the state-controlled energy firm Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR). Its shares touched a 52-week high of $20.87 and closed at $20.65 on September 2, 2014. According to the survey, Rousseff

J.P. Morgan (JPM)

Data Breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Comes Under FBI Scanner for Possible Russian Linkage

Hacking of databases of at least two US financial institutions, one of which is JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), around mid-August has caused the federal authorities in the country to sit up and take notice. Having launched a full-fledged investigation, the loss was identified as being to the tune of several gigabytes of sensitive data


Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Are Facing Antitrust Issues In China: Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, Ready to Visit China in September

Among the atmosphere of mistrust against Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), the Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, is all set to visit China. After banning Microsoft Windows 8 in China, China is planning to launch its own operating system in the upcoming months. Considering the large number of Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) clients in China, it might be