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August 11, 2014 Pay for Performance Comes of Age

Source: CFO Magazine

In fact, it’s 2014 that is proving to be the year when pay for performance is settling in once and for all as an overriding theme in executive pay, according to Dave Hofrichter, executive compensation partner with Aon Hewitt.

August 11, 2014 U.S. Public Pensions Show Biggest Investment Gain in Three Years

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. state and local-government pension investments gained the most in three years as stocks soared, according to a report to be released today by Wilshire Associates Inc. Public pensions had median increases of 16.9 percent for...

August 11, 2014 European Stocks Gain With Asia as Bonds Slide; Won Climbs

Source: Bloomberg

European and emerging market stocks advanced while bond risk fell with Brent oil as tension eased in Ukraine and the U.S. showed signs of pushing back militants in Iraq. The euro weakened.

August 8, 2014 Dow Falls Thursday) to Lowest Since April as Ukraine Tensions Grow

Source: Bloomberg

U.S. stocks fell, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the lowest level since April, as concern that the Ukraine conflict is escalating offset better-than-estimated earnings and a drop in American jobless claims.

August 8, 2014 United Financial Bancorp, Inc.'s Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Executive Compensation Plan, Re-Election of Board Members

Source: Global News Wire

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. ("United Financial" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:UBNK), the holding company for United Bank (the "Bank"), today announced that an overwhelming majority of their shareholders voted in favor of key...

August 8, 2014 The great diesel scandal: how cheap fuel is choking our cities

Source: The Guardian

Diesel's popularity with motorists has surged, but its green image was an illusion. Now concern is growing over the damage caused by emissions, with children particularly vulnerable.

August 8, 2014 Russian cyber attack 'could cost £1.4bn'

Source: Telegraph

A cyber attack by a Russian hacker group that resulted in the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials from major companies around the world could cost £1.4 billion, according to an insurance group.

August 7, 2014 European Stocks Fall Amid Russia Tensions

Inside Fidelity - Stocks steadied after Wednesday's heavy selloff, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 flat midmorning, as investors awaited the European Central Bank's monthly meeting. Wednesday's sharp fall came as Italy...

August 7, 2014 Bank of America Offers U.S. Biggest Settlement in History

Source: NY Times

After months of lowball offers and heels dug in, it took only 24 hours for Bank of America to suddenly cave in to the government, agreeing to the largest single federal settlement in the history of corporate America. The...

August 6, 2014 Gold edges higher as Russia-Ukraine tensions rise

Source: NASDAQ

Gold futures edged higher on Wednesday, amid escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold for December delivery tacked on 0.52%, or $6.70, to trade at $1,292.00 a...

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