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Health Care REIT raises $1.1B in public offering


  • Blade (Toledo, Ohio), The

Health Care REIT raised $1.1 billion from a public offering of 17,825,000 shares. The shares priced at $63.75 per unit. The REIT plans to use the proceeds to repay its credit loans and for possible in… Read More

CFTC revises collateral rules for uncleared swaps


  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Reuters

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has proposed revised collateral rules for swaps traded between two firms. The agency is seeking feedback on how to apply the rules to foreign banks and oversea… Read More

Angels playing a bigger part in N.C. startups


  • Xconomy

Angel investors in North Carolina appear to be stepping in and filling a gap left by venture capitalists in backing startups. A similar trend seems to be underway nationwide. Read More

Drones could harm efforts to fight wildfires, officials say


  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

Possible collisions of drone aircraft with tankers pose safety concerns for wildfire-fighting crews, the Bureau of Land Management said. Drones operating without proper permission could also stall fir… Read More

Virtual currency startups face dearth of banking options


  • CoinDesk (U.K.)

Many virtual currency startups in the U.S. face a challenge in gaining banking services, industry players say. Most banks are not open to bitcoin, said Coinsetter CEO Jaron Lukasiewicz. Read More