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The Windows 8 Finance App Gets New Improvements

Report: General Electric plans to spin off consumer finance business with possible IPO

Even though no details on this new build has been provided at the time of writing this article, this particular version most likely comes to address some of the bugs found by Microsoft engineers in older releases. As a result, expect the Finance app to load faster on both Windows 8 and Windows RT , while also offering a much more stable overall experience on either platform. Designed for Windows, the Finance app puts control at your fingertips. Swipe through colorful charts for a quick read on the day’s events. Rich graphics help you find the latest mortgage, auto, and credit card rates.

More business news The consumer finance business provides store credit cards to about 55 million people for retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. It accounts for $50 billion of GE Capitals $274 billion in outstanding loans, according to the report. Aside from its finance business, GE sells a wide variety of industrial equipment and appliances around the world. This includes jet engines, medical diagnostic equipment, oil and gas drilling equipment and washing machines.

Finance Minister directs commercial banks to increase interest for depositors

He said banks played an important role in national development by being institutional mechanisms for mobilisation of capital and channeling capital enterprises. In this process the terms, which is the interest rates at which the money is dispensed cannot be a matter of indifference because the cost of money determines various other costs in the economy. This is the principal consideration of Government assigning prominent consideration to seeing a drastic reduction in interest rates, he said. The minister commended Investrusts expansion strategy and its growth saying it had grown at a robust pace with its operations and financial performance showing an upward swing.

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German finance minister: ‘I don’t see’ any further eurozone bailouts

Fifth Street Finance (FSC) Passes Through 11% Yield Mark

Greek unemployment hits record 27.6% Greece, along with three other eurozone countries — Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus — remain dependent on rescue loans from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The 17-nation eurozone has emerged from its longest ever recession, growing 0.3% in the second quarter after 18 months of contraction. Unemployment rates remain high, but worries that the debt crisis could spread to larger economies such as Spain and Italy — which both saw borrowing costs climb dangerously high last year — have abated. “You can see if you look at the rates for sovereign debts they are stable.

Compton’s first Latino lawmaker finally submits finance forms

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So it was a joyous moment for some when Galvan won a seat on Compton’s City Council in June. But a few weeks into his term, some are having misgivings about the councilman. Galvan had failed to file any of the required campaign finance disclosures for the primary and runoff elections. As his first official action, he hired Gonzalez. And according to public records and interviews, including information from a former roommate, he moved to Compton just in time to run for office.

Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock markets total return. Fast forward to 5/31/2012 and each share was worth $77.79 on that date, a loss of $0.48 or 0.6% decrease over twelve years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 11% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable.


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Finance Ministry sends letters to indirect tax defaulters

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Compton’s first Latino lawmaker finally submits finance forms

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The letters are being sent to an entity or an individual to seek clarification on a financial transaction, red flagged by economic intelligence agencies as black money or seen as an attempt to dodge authorities from paying taxes, carried out by them, they said. The numbers of letters issued to the entities were not immediately known. It is for the first time that such letters have been issued to indirect tax defaulters, a senior Finance Ministry official said, adding that the Income Tax Department has been issuing such letters to direct tax dodgers. The Finance Ministry has decided to go after about 12 lakh service tax assesses who had stopped filing returns. The Ministry officials are also focusing on top 100 excise duty assesses in the country to ensure that there is no evasion towards the indirect tax collection kitty.

Northstar Realty Finance (NRF) Passes Through 9% Yield Mark

Compton’s Latino residents have been trying for decades to get a Latino candidate elected to city office. So it was a joyous moment for some when Galvan won a seat on Compton’s City Council in June. But a few weeks into his term, some are having misgivings about the councilman. Galvan had failed to file any of the required campaign finance disclosures for the primary and runoff elections.

Finance ministry in process of completing draft for 2014 Budget

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the consultation sessions were held in the peninsula, Sarawak and Sabah, and after the third session in Kota Kinabalu on Aug 22, the process of completing the draft for 2014 Budget was now in the last phase. “The draft is expected to be completed in the middle of September for scrutiny and finalised before being tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak next October. “Out of the 15 focus groups involved in 2014 Budget, there are a few groups that are not finished. One of them is related to the Well-Being Index and this matter is now being implemented,” he said. He said this to reporters after launching the Ministry of Finance Open Day 2013 at the Royal Malaysian Customs Academy Sarawak, here on Thursday.

Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock markets total return. Fast forward to 5/31/2012 and each share was worth $77.79 on that date, a loss of $0.48 or 0.6% decrease over twelve years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 9% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable.


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India’s finance minister tries to stem panic

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Honda Canada Finance sells C$550 mln of notes – term sheet

Only 17% of customers prefer to telephone the dealership or visit in person. The research also revealed that 78% of people who did their research online trust these findings. These would-be customers are looking for a high quality online experience which gives them the information that they need to make the purchase. MotoNovo Finance offers online tools that help dealership provide this rich website experience to their customers so that they can improve their customer care.

Northstar Realty Finance (NRF) Passes Through 9% Yield Mark

The issue included C$300 million ($286 million) of floating-rate notes due Dec. 3, 2015. The notes, which were priced at par, have a coupon rate of 42 basis points over the three-month Canadian Dealer Offered rate or CDOR. Honda Canada Finance also sold C$250 million ($238 million)floating-rate notes due Dec.

MotoNovo Finance Adapting to Digital Point of Sale Trend

* A PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) pension fund is in talks to buy a stake in a German skyscraper, in what could be one of Europe’s biggest property deals this year, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters. * Citadel LLC, Virtu Financial, Two Sigma and RGM Advisors are among the companies bidding for E*Trade Financial Corp’s market-making unit in a deal expected to be worth $100 million to $200 million, several sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Wednesday. * Institutional fixed-income trading platform providers Tradeweb and MarketAxess are among three bidders for BondDesk Group LLC in a deal that is expected to be valued up to $200 million, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week. * Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc have restarted talks over a possible buyout of the British firm’s stake in their U.S. wireless joint venture, the Wall Street Journal said, a deal that is expected to cost Verizon more than $100 billion.

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But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 9% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Northstar Realty Finance Corp ( NYSE: NRF ) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.


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Sandra N. Berlin, finance specialist, dies at 63

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The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, said her daughter, Laura Berlin. Yesterday’s Photos of the day Mrs. Berlin had worked at the American Anthropological Association for four years. She had previously worked as an independent management consultant and for the nonprofit Benton Foundation, the United Mine Workers of America health and retirement fund, the accounting firm Touche Ross and Co., American Security Bank and Trust, and the Federal Reserve.

Think Finance Hires Craig A. Nies as Chief Analytics Officer

Nies as Chief Analytics Officer Big Data Expert to Continue Refining Think Finances Sophisticated Analytics & Underwriting Models FORT WORTH, Texas–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Think Finance , a leading developer of online financial products that bridge the gap between payday loans and credit cards, today announced it has named Craig A. Nies as Chief Analytics Officer. In this role, Mr. Nies will be responsible for all predictive analytics, including the development of new models for marketing, risk and fraud across the companys suite of solutions.He will also lead research and development of advanced modeling techniques that leverage new Big Data sources and technologies. Craig brings an impressive background in designing and deploying new models for predictive analytics.

government housing finance authorities are pressing JPMorgan Chase & Co for at least $6 billion to settle lawsuits over bonds backed by subprime mortgages, according to a person familiar with the matter. * Billionaire Roman Abramovich is close to buying one of the biggest top-end office complexes in Moscow for up to $800 million in what would be Russia’s second-largest office deal, three sources told Reuters. * KKR & Co and TPG Capital are out of the running in the auction for Hutchison Whampoa Ltd’s Hong Kong supermarket chain ParknShop, people close to the matter told Reuters, after their offers failed to meet the company’s expectations. * BlackBerry Ltd is considering spinning off its messaging service into a separate unit, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday, quoting people familiar with the matter.


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Think Finance Hires Craig A. Nies as Chief Analytics Officer

Emirates Mulls Sukuk for $4.5 Billion in Planes: Islamic Finance

and abroad and have saved customers over $1 billion compared to payday loans. Think Finance is privately held and is backed by some of Silicon Valley’s most respected venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures. The company was recently named No. 2 on Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies list.

Also named as defendants were the Committee to Elect William Lantigua and Ana Soto of Lawrence, the committeeas current treasurer. The case had been referred to the attorney generalas office by the campaign finance regulators in January 2012. Lantigua has faced federal and state corruption investigations for at least two years. A Lantigua political ally was arrested in June on charges of stealing money from the city-owned garage where he worked and of illegally doing campaign work for Lantigua while on the job.

Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua is sued over alleged campaign finance violations

Of the 25 aircraft, financing for 21 has been arranged. Emirates is now evaluating offers for the remaining four aircraft for U.S. and European export credits, Jeffery said. The availability of funding generally, and the factors that influence that, are what keep me awake, said Jeffery. If the banks are having their own problems or the bond markets collapse that will affect us. IPO Net income at Emirates soared 34 percent to 3.1 billion dirhams ($845 million) in the last fiscal year.

Think Finance Named to Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies for Fourth Year in a Row

Markets close in 4 hrs 7 mins Stock Watch Think Finance Named to Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies for Fourth Year in a Row Press Release: Think Finance 2 hours 23 minutes ago Related Content NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Inc. magazine has named Think Finance , a leading developer of online financial products that bridge the gap between payday loans and credit cards, to its list of Americas fastest-growing private companies for the fourth consecutive year. The company moved up more than 1,000 spots in the ranking and is the highest ranked financial services company with revenues over $500 million.


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Fifth Street Finance (FSC) Passes Through 11% Yield Mark

But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 11% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. Fifth Street Finance Corporation ( NASD: FSC ) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.

Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua is sued over alleged campaign finance violations

And accounting firm Deloitte says amendments passed in late June to implement the changes mean tax rates for credit unions will actually be 13 percentage points higher than those paid by banks and other corporations. NDP finance critic Peggy Nash calls it a radical Conservative tax hike. She called on Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to either fix the problem, or explain why credit unions and caisses populaires are being unfairly penalized. Liberal finance critic Scott Brison has also written to Flaherty, insisting that legislation be drawn up immediately to halt the tax-rate increase.

Finance Department says it will fix credit-union tax error revealed by auditors

aCampaign finance laws ensure the integrity of the electoral system,a Coakley said. aThese disclosures are important to let voters know where candidatesa contributions are coming from and to help them make informed decisions about who to support.a The lawsuit was filed today in Suffolk Superior Court. Also named as defendants were the Committee to Elect William Lantigua and Ana Soto of Lawrence, the committeeas current treasurer. The case had been referred to the attorney generalas office by the campaign finance regulators in January 2012. Lantigua has faced federal and state corruption investigations for at least two years.