Archive for February, 2015


Bank of New York Mellon eliminating defined benefit pension plan; Highmark Health starting furloughs; Mylan completes …

February 28, 2015 12:00 AM Share with others: Defined benefit pensions cut in the works at BNY Mellon Bank of New York Mellon is eliminating its defined benefit pension plan for all U.S.-based employees, effective June 30, and instead will make additional contributions to workers’ 401(k) plans, the company said in an email to employees […]

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Pending Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise to Highest Since 2013

(Bloomberg) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes in January, rounding out a week of housing data that depicted an uneven recovery. The index of pending sales climbed 1.7 percent after a 1.5 percent drop the prior month that was smaller than initially estimated, figures from the National Association of Realtors […]

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Pending Home Sales at 18-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for January. The pending home sales index rose 1.7% from an upwardly revised index reading of 102.5 in December to the January reading of 104.2. That is 8.4% higher than in January 2014, when the index reading was […]

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Pending Sales of Existing U.S. Homes Rise to Highest Since 2013

(Bloomberg) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes in January, rounding out a week of housing data that depicted an uneven recovery. The index of pending sales climbed 1.7 percent after a 1.5 percent drop the prior month that was smaller than initially estimated, figures from the National Association of Realtors […]

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Meet the bullies ripping off Realtors

Realtors, real estate agents and brokers are fighting a constant battle against people and companies who are trying to rip them off, and they’re not going to take it anymore, executives from the National Association of Realtors told a House subcommittee on Thursday. Representatives from NAR were on Capitol Hill Thursday to testify before the […]

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Pending Home Sales at 18-Month High

By Paul Ausick February 27, 2015 10:40 am EST The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for January. The pending home sales index rose 1.7% from an upwardly revised index reading of 102.5 in December to the January reading of 104.2. That is 8.4% higher […]

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Realtors® Demand Congressional Action to Strengthen Patent Laws, Protect Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Without meaningful patent litigation reform, Realtors® and other small and midsize business owners will remain targets of extortion by unscrupulous entities that demand licensing fees or threaten frivolous lawsuits under the guise of patent infringement. That’s according to testimony today from the National Association of Realtors® before the U.S. House […]

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Existing-home sales in the U.S. declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to new figures from the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell […]

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Realtors® Applaud New Net Neutrality Rules Preserving Equal Access to the Internet

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Realtors® Demand Congressional Action to Strengthen Patent Laws, Protect …

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Without meaningful patent litigation reform, Realtors® and other small and midsize business owners will remain targets of extortion by unscrupulous entities that demand licensing fees or threaten frivolous lawsuits under the guise of patent infringement. That’s according to testimony today from the National Association of Realtors® before the U.S. House […]

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