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TREASURIES-Prices rise as equities fall on Deutsche Bank woes

The German bank has been fighting a $14- billion demand from the U.S. Department of Justice to settle a mortgage mis-selling case. "Today's bullish tone in Treasuries is largely the result of the risk-off sentiment in global equities," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York. German magazine Focus reported over the weekend...

Source: Reuters

IBM, China UnionPay complete block chain pilot project on bank loyalty points

NEW YORK, Sept 23- IBM said on Friday it completed a pilot project with Chinese credit card company China UnionPay that will facilitate the sharing of loyalty bonus points among banks using block chain technology. Shen Xiaowei, director of IBM Research-China and chief technology officer of IBM Great China Group said the company also is partnering with the...

Source: Reuters

Payments group announces same-day ACH processing rule for U.S. banks

NEW YORK, Sept 23- The Electronic Payments Association, the administrator of the Automated Clearing House network, announced on Friday the launch of the first phase of same-day payments and settlements for U.S. banks. The new rules could have an impact on how consumers and more than 80 percent of the country's nearly 28 million businesses move some $40 trillion...

Source: Reuters

PetSmart® Celebrates Fall, Halloween with Frightfully Delightful New Products and Services

PHOENIX---- With fall making its official debut today, PetSmart is celebrating the crisper weather and onset of spooky fun with a new collection of fall apparel, Halloween costumes, toys, treats and accessories. This costume is part of a wide selection of Halloween costumes, treats and accessories now available at PetSmart stores across North America and on...

Source: Business Wire

Associa's Canyon Gate Promotes Donna Chavez to Director of Management Services

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 21, 2016-- Canyon Gate, an Associa company, is proud to announce Donna Chavez as its director of management services. She has been here for a number of years and has already unofficially taken a leadership role– now its official, "says Canyon Gate President Kim Corcoran. Chavez has been an Associa employee with Canyon Gate for more than seven...

Source: Globe Newswire

Suriname slides into economic abyss, in shadow of Venezuela

No, this isn't Venezuela but rather nearby Suriname, a multi-ethnic former Dutch colony where the economy is in freefall amid collapsing global commodity prices and the local currency's resulting slide against the U.S. dollar. Life has become exceedingly difficult in this isolated country of about 540,000 people on South America's northeastern coast,...

Source: The Associated Press

Governor Signs Encore-Supported Legislation to Help Victims of Identity Theft and Fraud

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2016-- Encore Capital Group, Inc., a San Diego- based international specialty finance company, recently announced that California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law Friday Encore-supported legislation to help victims of identity theft and fraud.. Assembly Bill 1723 also boasts a bipartisan list of coauthors including San Diego...

Source: Globe Newswire

San Carlos Apache Tribe, Community and Environmental Groups Challenge Plans for Resolution Copper Mine Waste Site

The lawsuits assert that the Forest Service violated environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act, and failed to consider the significant harmful impacts of activities associated with the Resolution Copper Mine, including destruction of cultural sites, loss of recreation, impaired water quality, and more. "The Resolution Copper...

Source: PR Newswire

Girl Scouts Of Michigan Shore To Shore CEO Named Chief Executive Officer Of Michigan Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce

BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., Sept. 16, 2016/ PRNewswire/-- Recent Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore CEO and veteran executive and civic leader Gloria Lara has been named the Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, effective September 12. Lara has top-level experience in finance, marketing, sales and project management earned in...

Source: PR Newswire

Venezuela's resort island devastated by economic crisis

MARGARITA ISLAND, Venezuela— This resort island was once mobbed with international tourists who loved the sparkling blue water, fine white sand and flawless sunny days. Crisis-wracked Venezuela gave the island community of 600,000 a last-minute cleanup to host leaders from the developing world for a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Source: The Associated Press