The Royal Bank of Scotland named the head of its retail operation, Ross McEwan, to become its new chief executive, as it reported a $332 million net profit in the second quarter of the year. U.S. ... more 
The Royal Bank of Scotland named the head of its retail operation, Ross McEwan, to become its new chief executive, as it reported a $332 million net profit in the second quarter of the year. U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, a modest increase and the fewest since March. The gain was still enough to help lower the unemployment rate to a 4?-year low of 7.4 percent, a hopeful sign in an otherwise lackluster report. Dell's board has agreed to an increased offer from founder Michael Dell that would add a special-dividend to shareholders.The company says a group led by its founder and the investment firm Silver Lake Partners will tack a one-time shareholder payout of 13 cents per share to a previous offer,to buy the company for $13.75 per share. less 
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