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Investors Embrace 'Catastrophe Bonds'

published less than 1 hour ago
Insurance companies are taking advantage of the appetite for high-yielding debt by selling bonds that can force investors to help pay for the cost of natural disasters.

Ratings Firms Ride Bond Resurgence

published about 3 hours ago
The revival is due largely to the absence of any major changes to the industry since the financial crisis, including a business model that is blamed for contributing to the meltdown.

S&P warns of bank rating 'uncertainties' in independent Scotland

published about 4 hours ago
S&P warns of bank rating 'uncertainties' in independent Scotland
Ratings agency Standard & Poor's said there were "important considerations and uncertainties" that factored into the creditworthiness of banks should Scotland vote to end its 307-year union with England in September. Britain's three main political parties have been campaigning fiercely to keep the union intact, arguing that both countries are better off together, while Scotland's nationalists believe a split would give them the economic freedom to prosper. In a report published on Wednesday, S&P said it counted the existence of ... more

How IEX Is Combating Predatory Types Of High-Frequency Traders

published about 9 hours ago
By Elvis Picardo

American Electric Power EPS Estimates Improved In Past Month

published about 9 hours ago
Analysts have become increasingly bullish on American Electric Power in the month leading up to the company's first-quarter earnings announcement scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014. The consensus earnings per share estimate has moved up from 85 cents a share to the current expectation of earnings of 90 cents a