Best and worst states for credit: the full list
The annual list of best and worst states for credit conditions is based on an analysis of the unemployment rate, bankruptcy rate, foreclosure rate, average credit score and credit card delinquency rate of each state.Here are the 2012 results:RankState1.North Dakota2.Vermont3.South
Acer CEO: Expectations for Big 2Q Growth May Turn out to Be Medium Growth
-expectations for big 2Q growth may turn out to be medium growth (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires Copyright © 2012 Dow Jones Newswires
Samsung Electronics, Osram Settle Global LED Patent Suits
Samsung Electronics Co. (005930.SE) and lighting maker Osram AG have reached agreement to settle all of their ongoing patent suits globally, and the two sides also signed a separate pact to collaborate on developing light emitting diode technology.
JPMorgan Plans 10-Year Euro Benchmark Senior Unsecured Bond
U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is planning a benchmark-size, euro-denominated, 10-year senior unsecured bond, a person familiar with the deal said Friday.
Lupin, UltraTech to Replace Steel Authority, Sterlite in S&P CNX Nifty Index
The National Stock Exchange will induct drug maker Lupin Ltd. (500257.BY) and UltraTech Cement Ltd. (532538.BY) to its benchmark 50-stock S&P CNX Nifty index Sept. 28, replacing Steel Authority of India Ltd. (500113.BY) and metals and mining company Sterlite Industries Ltd. (500900.BY).
GM Korea Union Rejects Tentative 2012 Wage Deal
GM Korea Co.'s 14,000-strong union on Friday voted against a tentative wage deal offered by the company, a development that threatens to prolong a strike which has lasted 10 days and led to lost output of 13,300 vehicles.
Acer Swings to 2Q Net Profit NT$56 Million; Below Market Estimates
Taiwanese personal computer maker Acer Inc. (2353.TW) said Friday it swung to a net profit of 56 million New Taiwan dollars (US$1.9 million) for the second quarter, but the company continues to struggle with weak demand and competition from tablet makers like Apple Inc.
PTT Exploration: Gets Consent From Mozambique Government for Cove Deal
Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production PCL (PTTEP.TH) is on track to completing its acquisition of Africa-focused exploration company, Cove Energy PLC (COV.LN), after the Mozambique government approved the change in control of Cove's stake in a gas field in that country.
BSkyB Buys Back 165,000 Shares/Average 762.8827P
British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (BSY.LN) said Friday that on Aug. 16 it purchased 165,000 of its ordinary shares for cancellation at an average 762.8827 pence per share.
Banks Support Gains For Europe Stocks; Lonmin Off
European stock markets opened slightly firmer on Friday, led by banks and tracking gains overnight for Asia and Wall Street after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country was committed to doing all it could to preserve the euro.