4 Financial Stock Stories Reporting Midweek Business Tidings

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ): Current price $33.73

On Wednesday, NASDAQ reported the intro of the second suite of the NASDAQ Global Index Family, or the launch of over 21,000 new NASDAQ Global indexes. The Family is comprised of more than 98 percent of the world equity investable marketplace, and is now made up of over 25,000 indexes, consisting of global securities sorted by market segment, region, country, size, and sector. Moreover, the NASDAQ Global Index Family covers 9,000 securities, with a combined float-adjusted market capitalization in excess of $37 trillion.

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Barclays (NYSE:BCS): Current price $18.85

Barclays says it will challenge the  record $453-million fine imposed by a United States energy regulator against the bank and four of its power traders, likely igniting a federal court battle. The fines were upheld by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday, and affirm that the top American energy overseer will pursue its most ambitious market manipulation case thus far. For the unfortunate Barclays, this sanction is the most recent of a number of scandals, which include a $450 million fine by U.S. and U.K. regulators for rigging global benchmark interest rates in 2012.

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American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG) Current price $46.86

AIG’s wholly owned subsidiary International Lease Finance Corp. says that it has completed an order for the purchase of 50 E-Jets E2 aircraft from Embraer, which include the 25 E190-E2 and 25 E195-E2. This order also includes options for an additional 50 aircraft. Deliveries of the E-Jets E2 should commence in 2018, and are expected to be completed in 2023.

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Main Street Capital Corp. (NYSE: MAIN): Current price $30.75

Main Street Capital said on Wednesday that it recently closed a new portfolio investment, amounting to $7 million of invested capital in Garreco LLC. The investment in Garreco was comprised of $5.8 million in first lien, senior secured term debt, and a $1.2 million direct equity investment.

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