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March 1, 2013
09:33 EDTALL, BCSAllstate says entered into share repurchase agreement to purchase $500M of stock
On February 28, Allstate (ALL) entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Barclays (BCS) to purchase $500M of its outstanding common stock. The majority of the shares to be repurchased under this agreement will be received by the Registrant at the agreementís inception. It is expected that Barclays will purchase the shares that it delivers under the agreement in the market within a timeframe not to exceed four months. The final purchase price per share and number of shares to be delivered by Barclays will be determined at the conclusion of the agreement and settlement will consist of the Registrant receiving shares based on the average of the daily volume weighted average prices of the Registrantís common stock during the period of Barclaysí purchases. If the Registrant is required to pay a settlement amount, the Registrant may elect to settle in cash or shares of its common stock. The agreement is part of the Registrantís repurchase programs totaling $2B that were announced on December 17, 2012 and February 6, 2013.
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July 29, 2014
14:18 EDTBCSNY regulator seeks monitors in Deutsche Bank, Barclays, WSJ says
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10:08 EDTALLAllstate slips after William Blair recommends rotation into Progressive
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10:00 EDTALLOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:01 EDTALLAllstate downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
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06:58 EDTBCSInvestor sues Barclays regarding 'dark pool' trading, Reuters says
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06:40 EDTALLAllstate downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William Blair
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July 28, 2014
06:55 EDTBCSBarclays may reval GBP30B reduction in "bad bank," London Times reports
Barclays may reveal on Wednesday with its earnings report that it has reduced the size of its "bad bank" by as much as GBP30B, the London Times reports. Barclays previously said it looked to slash the size of the unit to about GBP80B by the end of the year. Reference Link
July 25, 2014
06:40 EDTBCSLoan write down standards changed for non-U.S. banks, NY Times says
A new accounting rule will enable banks outside of the U.S. to write down the value of loans earlier but could cause loans to become less attractive for those banks, according to The New York Times. The rule was issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, whose guidelines are followed in more than 100 countries but not in America, the newspaper stated. Publicly traded European banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).Reference Link
July 24, 2014
10:46 EDTBCSBarclays files motion to dismiss lawsuit over dark pool, NY Times reports
Barclays filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from the NY State attorney general that accused the bank of lying to customers on its private stock market, reports the New York Times. The bank said its customers were sophisticated enough to understand that "glossy marketing brochures" do not reflect its actual composition. Reference Link
July 22, 2014
07:31 EDTBCSSenate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee to hold a hearing
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07:16 EDTBCSBarclays plunges from 2nd to 12th in U.S. dark pool ranks after suit, FT says
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July 21, 2014
08:11 EDTBCSWarnings sounded over Barclays dark pool months before NY AG, WSJ says
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July 18, 2014
11:21 EDTBCSBritish antitrust regulator to investigate country's banks, NY Times reports
The U.K.'s antitrust authorities said they expected to open a formal investigation into Britain's retail banking industry, reports the New York Times. The regulators cited barriers to competition that include control of a national network of branches by four large banks that control more than three-quarters of the market. Reference Link
July 17, 2014
09:02 EDTALLAllstate reports June catastrophe loss estimate of $216M
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