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January 25, 2013
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  Industry News 
  • United Rentals reports strong equipment-rental activity
    United Rentals posted a healthy fourth-quarter profit, fueled by a 7.2% increase in equipment-rental volume and a 6% gain in rental rates. However, the company's forecast for full-year revenue was below analysts' projection. Reuters (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Embraer is chosen to supply American Eagle aircraft
    American Airlines' regional carrier selected Embraer for a jet order worth as much as $4 billion. If the deal is approved by bankruptcy court, Republic Airways Holdings will operate the 76-seat aircraft under the American Eagle brand. Reuters (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Trends 
  • Factory, economy and jobs data add up to resurgent U.S.
    A January purchasing managers index by Markit Group, a leading indicator for the coming three to six months by The Conference Board and jobless-benefit applications last week all point toward a stronger economy. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve is expected to extend bond purchases as it looks for still-stronger signals on employment. Reuters (1/24), Bloomberg (1/24), Bloomberg (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • FSB says banks have trouble determining excessive risk
    Global regulations that call for reduced bonuses as a penalty for excessive risk taking are proving hard to implement, according to the Financial Stability Board. In addition to trouble defining "poor behavior" that should be penalized, opinions differ on whether such penalties are legal. Bloomberg (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Libor suit against Barclays spans continents
    An investigation of Barclays regarding manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate has led to the identification of dozens of traders and executives, blazing a trail from the U.S. to Asia. Names of those involved in a lawsuit brought by affiliates of Guardian Care Homes were released after a judge denied a request for anonymity. Bloomberg (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ELFA Member News 
  ELFA News 
  • Funding sources: Become part of the 25th Annual ELFA National Funding Conference
    The ELFA National Funding Conference is the most effective forum for connecting funding sources with some of the finest organizations in the leasing and finance industry looking to establish relationships to fulfill funding needs. Scheduled April 9 to 11 at the Fairmont Chicago hotel, this year's conference promises to attract more funding-source exhibitors than in previous years, reflecting the optimistic atmosphere surrounding the leasing and finance industry during the past several months. Learn more about the National Funding Conference, and register as a funding-source exhibitor. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ELFA Career Center: One-stop resource for job seekers and employers in equipment finance
    Are you looking for top-quality candidates to join your organization? The secret to running a successful company is hiring great people. Set up your organization for success with the ELFA Career Center, the equipment-leasing and -finance industry's premier online employment resource. To post a job opening, visit the ELFA Career Center, create an account and post your job. You'll see results: In 2012, our job postings received an average of 603 views per job and 15 "Apply" button clicks. Questions? Visit the ELFA Career Center or contact postings@boxwoodtech.com or (866) 964-2765.

    Job openings include:
    • Leasing Credit Officer II
    • Director of Business Development -- Federal Agencies
    • Director of Business Development -- Energy Savings Performance Contracting
    • Director of Business Development -- Higher Education

    See more jobs listed at the ELFA Career Center! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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