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Jul 24, 2014

Great-West Lifeco's Preferred Shares, Series H, Cross 5% Yield Mark

In trading on Thursday, shares of Great-West Lifeco Inc.'s Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series H (Toronto: GWO-PRH) were yielding above the 5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.2125), with shares changing hands as low a...

Jul 22, 2014

Great-West Lifeco's Preferred Shares, Series R Yield Pushes Past 5%

In trading on Tuesday, shares of Great-West Lifeco Inc.'s Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series R (Toronto: GWO-PRR) were yielding above the 5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.20), with shares changing hands as low as $...

Jul 15, 2014

iTunes Pass lets users deposit funds in Apple Japan stores

Apple debuted an account recharging service called iTunes Pass at its stores in Japan on Tuesday. The feature allows users with iPhones or other iOS devices to add funds to their iTunes Store or App Store accounts at the electronics giant’s eight out...

Jul 19, 2014

Unease in Congress, region over Obama Afghan plan

(AP) -- Afghanistan's disputed election and Iraq's unraveling are giving members of Congress and U.S. allies in the region reason to think President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all Americans troops from Afghanistan ... #Iraq #Afghanistan #Kabul #Barack Obama #Senate Armed Services Committee #U.S. Congress #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party

Jul 13, 2014

Money Fix: Finding a high-yield checking-savings accounts

If you're sick and tired of the near-zero interest rates on your checking and savings accounts, Bankrate.com says there are federally insured checking accounts that earn 2 percent or more. Bankrate.com surveyed 56 high-yield checking accounts offered... #Bristol #Bankrate Inc #Pew Charitable Trusts

Jul 10, 2014

House, Senate committees advance highway aid plans

(AP) -- House and Senate committees took steps Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before the government says it will have to slow down payments. The House Ways and Means Committee approved on a voice vo... #Utah #Orrin Hatch #House Ways and Means Committee #Ron Wyden #Earl Blumenauer #David Lee Camp #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party

Jul 08, 2014

Report: Water fund deal would cost $76M

A nearly $30 million fund for open space and clean water projects plus short term borrowing to balance the budget that is being proposed by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone's administration will eventually cost $76.3 million with interest payme... #Utah #Orrin Hatch #House Ways and Means Committee #Ron Wyden #Earl Blumenauer #David Lee Camp #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party

Jul 28, 2014

London Transport Network Finally Opening Up To Contactless Mobile Payments

London has had a dedicated contactless payment travelcard, called Oyster, for over a decade — offering a smarter alternative to paper ticketing that can hold a balance and cap daily and weekly travel costs. But change is coming. From September, Londo... #London #Europe

Jul 17, 2014

Apple Rolls Out iTunes Pass For In-Store iTunes Account Top-Ups

Apple has a new way to load up your iTunes account with funds, and it makes use of Passbook – just hit the “Redeem” button in the iTunes Store and when you’re in an Apple Retail location, you can call up your iTunes Pass in Passbook and an Apple sale... #London #Europe

Jul 29, 2014

Flat-rate hydro proposal stirs debate

It sounds like a simple idea: Pay your local hydro utility a fixed rate each month for its portion of the bill, no matter how much power you use. But the proposal has attracted a blizzard of commentary from consumer, business and hydro industry group... #Canada #Ontario
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