Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX): Current price $120.77
On Wednesday, the government of Ukraine announced that it will sign a $10-billion shale gas production-sharing accord with Chevron next week, representing its second such deal in 2013. Ecology Minister Oleh Proskuryakov said that the arrangement for exploration and extraction at the Olesska site in western Ukraine, which comes after one signed with Royal Dutch Shell earlier this year, would be finalized next Tuesday at a regional economic forum in Kiev.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM): Current price $52.85
The research firm J.D. Power said on Wednesday that JPMorgan has ranked first in a small business customer satisfaction survey in three of four regions of the United States, showing a sharp improvement from its 20th place nationally in 2011. The big bank raised its ranking via changes to its customer service, which had been previously slow to mend problems. For one thing, clients disliked having to work with a different staff member each time they called the bank, so JPMorgan assigned relationship managers to many customers, affording them a single point of contact, according to Chief Executive Scott Geller for its small business division.
The Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG): Current price $81.82
The consumer products icon is expanding its partnership with The American Red Cross by participating with the Disaster Responder Program to support Red Cross disaster response work across the country. Joining the American Red Cross as an official Disaster Responder represents a new phase in Procter & Gamble’s commitment to bringing the comforts of home to families impacted by natural disasters. For many years, Procter & Gamble has responded to disasters spanning the globe through product and cash donations.
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