HP ANNOUNCES New Execs and 3 Dow Movers Attracting Attention

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) says that Joss Whedon, who wrote and directed Disney’s blockbuster The Avengers, has made an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for work in film and television through the end of June 2015, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE): The United Kingdom expects to construct a total of eight new nuclear reactors on its territory. Some of them will supplant nuclear generators that are being retired, says The New York Times.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) reports that it has named Mike Nefkens, currently senior vice president and general manager of HP Enterprise Services, to lead the division on an acting basis, while John Visentin, who previously ran HP ES, will be exiting the firm in order to pursue other interests. Additionally, Hewlett-Packard says that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial officer Jean-Jacques Charhon of the Enterprise Services, was named Chief Operations Officer for the unit. Charhon will concentrate on improving customer satisfaction and service delivery efficiency, both of which are expected drive profitable growth, while Nefkens will be responsible for accelerating growth and innovation for HP’s applications, business processing and outsourcing services. In addition, Nefkens will report directly to Chief Executive and President Meg Whitman.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) A large list of banks was used for the divestiture of a big block of American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG) shares by the United States Treasury, which was the same as the list on an earlier sale in May, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing the final prospectus from AIG. This sale is the first time in four offerings that AIG and the Treasury remained with the same underwriters in two successive deals.

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