More than 137,000 people have submitted a $1,000 deposit for pre-order of Tesla’s recently unveiled electric car ‘Model 3’. The pre-booking figure suggests Tesla’s ability for achieving its pre-set goal for selling 5,000 cars by 2020. Following the revelation, Tesla stock has been witnessed to increase by 60% during extended hour trading on Wednesday.
Virgin America, Billionaire Richard Branson's small carrier, is on the block and this is attracting other smaller airlines to bid for it. Airlines in the US are making more profits owing to cheaper oil prices. Acquisition route is ideal for smaller airlines to expand further.
SunEdison is about to file bankruptcy protection to safeguard itself from creditors while trying to recover from its losses while it continues to operate. At the same time it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over possible overstating.
Frozen broccoli cuts have been recalled from 11 states that have been distributed with 1,800 cases which could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The infection affects young and old and can cause slight to severe infections with symptoms like high fever, abdominal pains and diarrhea to name a few aside from miscarriage and stillbirth.
Besides suffering from acute cash crunch SunEdison has been facing scrutiny from regulators over failed Vivint deal and other issues. Huge debt burden has led the renewable energy giant to consider for seeking bankruptcy protection and is holding negotiations for related financing. The news has caused slashing share prices by around 50% during after hours trading on Friday.
The US has halted all sorts of cooperation to Nigeria on the allegation of human rights abuse and corruption by Nigerian army during the regime of Goodluck Jonathan. But under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, the encouraged US has vowed for extending economic and security support forming working groups. John Kerry, the US Secretary of State has also announced $600 development assistance for Nigeria.
Meketa Investment Group has increased its employee ownership team. It has included seven new shareholders into employee ownership team. Meketa is optimistic on adding new expertise and talent that supports its business expansion plan across different geographies.
‘Lipper Fund Awards’ recognizes outstanding fund managers extracted through a proprietary quantitative methodology. This year, Vladimir “Val” de Vassal, CFA, fund manager for Glenmede Large Cap Growth Fund, has won the award. Peter Zuleba, president of Glenmede Investment Management expresses his pride for Mr. Vassal and his team’s achievement for excellence in fund management.
GE has slashed down assets of finance arm from $549 billion to $265 billion while cutting ties with rest of the financial system that led to attain the SIFI status. Now the conglomerate appeals for its declassification since it no longer possesses ability to exert risk for the US economy. However, an FSOC spokesman vows to exercise its legislative authority in protecting the country’s economy from potential threats.
Investments from the US surpassed China ever since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India in May 2014. The encouraging economy growth is the prime reason for robust US investments in India.
Charles River Associates, CRA, the Boston based global consulting firm is specialized in litigation, regulatory, financial and management consulting. The firm is now expanding the finance practice through appointing James Massey as a vice president. Mr. Massey has 30 years’ experience in advising a wide range of companies covering S&P 500, private equity firms, hedge funds and so on.
MetLife has won a legal battle against US regulators over systemically important' financial institution (SIFI) status. A Washington court has rejected Financial Stability Oversight Counsil's (FSOC) attempt to classify MetLife as SIFI.
Allowing proxy access, Yahoo Inc has revised its bylaws. It'll also enable long-time shareholders to nominate candidates at board on ballots. The new bylaws will come into force after 2016 annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled in June or July.
To tackle volatility in the US banking market, regulators are enacting new laws time to time directing to absorb new technologies. Adoption of automated technologies coupled with aggression by fintech startups. A recent Citigroup study predicts that US banking sector may witness 30% job cutts by 2025.
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