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June 19, 2014
13:14 EDTMA, V, AXP, GEJustice Department announces settlement with GE Capital Retail Bank
The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a settlement to resolve allegations that GE Capital Retail Bank, known as of this month as Synchrony Bank, engaged in a "nationwide pattern or practice of discrimination by excluding Hispanic borrowers from two of its credit card debt-repayment programs." The settlement resolves claims by the department and the CFPB that GE Capital violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act by excluding borrowers who indicated that they preferred communications to be in Spanish or had a mailing address in Puerto Rico from two credit card debt-repayment programs. The settlement provides $169M in relief to approximately 108,000 borrowers in the form of monetary payments and the reduction, or complete waiver, of borrowers’ credit card balances. GE Capital has also agreed to eliminate negative credit reports for affected borrowers that occurred during periods of the alleged discrimination. Shares of credit card companies Visa (V), MasterCard (MA) and American Express (AXP) have moved off of their lows following the news from the Justice Department. The card companies sold off ahead of the DOJ's announcement that was dubbed a credit card enforcement action.
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August 23, 2015
13:58 EDTAXPAmerican Express faces challenging year, Barron's says
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August 21, 2015
17:02 EDTGEGeneral Electric completes sale of U.S. Sponsor Finance Business to CPPIB
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August 20, 2015
14:07 EDTVVisa bounces higher after Sky News report of European merger
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13:22 EDTVVisa mulls $21B bid to merge U.S., European units, Sky News reports
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10:00 EDTAXPOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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08:20 EDTVVisa management to meet with Pacific Crest
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08:15 EDTAXPAmerican Express initiated with a Hold at Evercore ISI
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08:01 EDTGEGE to provide CESP with 30MW battery energy storage system
GE announced it will provide Coachella Energy Storage Partners with a 30-MW battery energy storage system as part of CESP's supply contract with the Imperial Irrigation District. Representing GE's largest energy storage project to date, the plant will be located in California's Imperial Valley, approximately 100 miles east of San Diego. The facility will aid grid flexibility and increase reliability on the IID network by providing solar ramping, frequency regulation, power balancing and black start capability for an adjacent gas turbine. GE will provide CESP with an integrated energy storage solution, configured using GE's Mark* VI plant controls, GE Brilliance MW inverters, GE Prolec transformers, medium-voltage switchgear and advanced lithium ion batteries housed in a GE purpose-built enclosure. The plant will be operated by ZGlobal, an engineering collaborator with CESP, for the first 18 months, after which control will transfer to the IID. The deal marks GE's third project using lithium ion battery technology since expanding its portfolio in recent months. GE anticipates project construction will begin early next year, with commercial operation scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
August 19, 2015
13:30 EDTVOptions with increasing put volume;
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08:05 EDTGEGE Capital unit selected by Bush Hog for financing solutions
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August 18, 2015
13:01 EDTMAEarnings Watch: Target to report Q2 results after management changes
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11:36 EDTVTarget reaches settlement with Visa over data breach, WSJ reports
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11:10 EDTVVisa calls active on activist investor speculation
Visa August 74.5 and 75 calls are active on total call volume of 12K (1K puts) on activist investor speculation. August call option implied volatility is at 18, September is at 19; compared to its 52-week range of 14 to 31. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
10:34 EDTVRumor: Visa goes positive on activist investor speculation
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09:32 EDTGEGE unveils $100M-plus washer investment in Louisville plant
GE announced an investment of $100M-plus in a new top load washer design and expanded manufacturing capability at its laundry plant in Louisville. This marks the largest laundry launch for GE in 20 years and is another example of the company's continued commitment to U.S. manufacturing.
09:01 EDTMAMasterCard, First Tech Federal announce first U.S. biometric payments pilot
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06:03 EDTVVisa and QIWI implement contactless payment technology
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August 17, 2015
16:48 EDTAXPValueAct discloses 11.1M share stake in American Express in 13F filing
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12:02 EDTAXPAmerican Express reports July net write-off rate 1.3% vs. 1.3% last month
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08:02 EDTGEGE Healthcare wins FDA approval for low dose CT lung cancer screening
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