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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)
Pearson and Booktrust Announce 2012 Booktime Titles for Annual Free Books ...
(3BL Media) May 3, 2012 - Booktrust and Pearson today announce the new titles for Booktime, which will give two free books to every child starting school in England and Wales in the 2012-13 school year.
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
Test Errors Draw New Criticism
Over the past several weeks, a series of errors by test-maker Pearson PLC have come to light, ranging from typographical mistakes to a now-infamous nonsensical reading passage about a pineapple.
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.
European insurers rethink US strategy
Analysts estimate that Aviva USA would fetch only about half the $2bn the FTSE 100 group paid for the business six years ago.
Stock to Watch: Telecom Plus
I may be typical of this being a customer of BT Group (), British Gas and EDF Energy - all of which have periodically been given a dressing down by their regulators and/or the press for service standards and/or pricing.
Spanish banks have credit ratings cut by Moody's
"The change to Moody's credit rating of Santander UK plc has no impact on our businesses in the UK or our plans for future growth," Andy Smith, a spokesman at Santander said about the downgrade.
Thames estuary oil refinery faces closure
“Realistically there's a relatively low prospect of securing a sale,” said Steven Pearson, the administrator at PwC.
Statins 'could benefit healthy'
Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation has told ITV News that a new study claiming that cholesterol-lowering drugs can also help healthy people could be helpful, but would not suggest "medicalising the whole country".