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Pivot Technology Solutions’ special committee says it did its job

As far because the special committee of Pivot Technology Solutions is worried they’ve done their job: After months of negotiations, they’ve agreed to put a proposal, brought forward by a few insiders, towards the company’s shareholders for his or her consideration. And they have done that after searching of potential ...

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GoPro Inc shares nosedive as analysts warn of ‘one-trick pony story’

Shares in GoPro Inc. continued a nosedive Thursday, after tumbling by almost another late Wednesday, as news of disappointing holiday sales and job cuts renewed concerns the action-camera company is too centered on just one suite of merchandise. GoPro said inside a statement on Wednesday it’s cutting 7 percent of ...

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What you need to know before markets open: Plunge in crude oil prices sends futures sliding

U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Friday, as oil prices dived below US$30 per barrel, sending fresh tremors through financial markets globally as investors fret in regards to a prolonged economic slowdown. * Brent crude prices, that have fallen 20 per cent this season, were down nearly 5 ...

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Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp to buy Missouri-based utility company Empire District Electric Co in US$2.4-billion deal

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. plans to buy the Empire District Electric Co., a Missouri-based utility, within an all-cash deal valued at US$2.4 billion, including debt. Under terms of the friendly deal, Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Oakville, Ont.-based Algonquin, will pay US$34 per share for that ...

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U.S. stocks closed in the red because the Fed statement was not dovish enough

Wall Street erased gains and fell on Wednesday following the U.S. Federal Reserve didn’t satisfy investors dreaming about a stronger sign it could scale back future rate of interest hikes. In a widely expected decision, the Fed kept interest rates unchanged also it said it was “closely monitoring” global economic ...

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Shaw Communications to become growth story if deals approved: Scotia Capital

Shaw Communications Inc. will enter the large leagues as “a large-cap growth story,” say analysts at Scotia Capital Inc., should its acquisition of Wind Mobile Corp. in December and sale last week of their media holdings gain the necessary approvals. “We believe SJR has transitioned into a solid growth story by replacing media ...

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Is emerging market debt the third leg of the global financial crisis? Maybe

Emerging market debts are not at a level that may trigger a market crash, but it is “too soon” to sound the all clear, says Capital Economics. The idea that emerging market debt may be the next leg from the global financial crisis has been floating around for a long ...

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Low loonie luring foreign buyers, but an M&A boom in Canada may prove elusive

Canadian companies are eager to make deals and international companies are looking to buy in a low-loonie environment, but don’t expect that to result in a wave of acquisitions this season. A decline of more than 30 per cent within the exchange rate from the Canadian dollar from the greenback makes ...

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JPMorgan Chase & Co caps year with better-than-expected results

JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for that final quarter of the year as a tight lid on expenses and a smaller legal bill made up for sluggish revenue growth. Shares of JPMorgan – the very first big U.S. lender to ...

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How to beat interest rate uncertainty if you’re investing in stocks

It’s accepted as a matter of fact that markets hate uncertainty. Most investors, given a choice, prefer to understand what they’re dealing with, and also the smart ones (e.g. Warren Buffett) look for firms that offer steady cash flows, a sustainable competitive advantage and the financial strength to withstand storms. ...

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