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$140M Certiport Buy Stretches Pearson's Assessment Arm
Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 4:40 PM ET) -- Pearson PLC, the world's biggest testing and education publishing company, has paid $140 million to Spire Capital Partners LLC for online certification exam provider Certiport Inc. in a bid to further ...
Pearson VUE Acquires Certiport  PR Newswire (press release)
Village revolts over multimillionaire couple's wind turbine plans
Dame Marjorie banked �9.6 million last year in her role as CEO of Pearson PLC, the world's largest book publisher, which owns Penguin Books and the Financial Times.
Villagers in revolt over plans by one of Britain's most powerful ...  Daily Mail
Textbook Sales Likely to Rise on New Rules
Such publishers as Pearson PLC, McGraw-Hill Cos. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are marketing rewritten or revamped textbooks aligned with the new guidelines, called the Common Core State Standards.
Thirst for cacha�a catching abroad
From “Virgin's Tears” to “Sadness Remover” and “Medicine for the Poor”, there are thought to be over 2,000 names for cacha�a, the rum that has long been one of the cornerstones of Brazilian culture.
Thomas H Lee buys Brazilian steak chain
US private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners has bought Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Ch�o for $400m as foreign investors fight over the country's fast-growing consumer brands.
Brazil moves to boost car industry
Brazil has launched a stimulus package worth more than $10bn to revive its struggling automotive industry and help return the stagnating economy to its former impressive levels of growth.
Sugar turns sour after supply surplus
After soaring to a 31-year high in February last year in a remarkable bull run, sugar prices have finally collapsed. The bull market triggered a substantial increase in sugar production as farmers rushed to cash in and analysts are now projecting the ...
Brazilian central bank moves prop up real
Brazil's central bank has sold more than $2bn in currency derivatives in its biggest attempt so far this year to prop up the plunging real, scrambling to offset the effects of weaker global growth.
Lufthansa bid to Tap into LatAm market
International Airlines Group, parent of British Airways, has already expressed an interest in the Portuguese carrier. Lufthansa has, since 2005, played a leading role in airline consolidation by combining with Swiss, Austrian Airlines and BMI British ...
Thames estuary oil refinery faces closure
“Realistically there's a relatively low prospect of securing a sale,” said Steven Pearson, the administrator at PwC.