On Thursday, Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), added 0.17 % and closed at $57.74 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $57.28 and $57.86. Thursday, Microsoft Corp. and the business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) declared a new predictive policy tool to support legislative advocacy in energy. Powered by Microsoft Azure integrated cloud-computing services and machine learning, AEE’s PowerSuite online bill-tracking platform will now facilitate AEE member companies and state partner organizations to leverage data and analytics in new ways.
The new features build upon AEE PowerSuite’s exclusive database of bills pending in Congress and all 50 states, and assess the probability of a bill’s enactment based on the hundreds of data points either known about the bill when it is introduced, or collected as it moves through the legislative process. With this new tool, users can adjust their strategies to improve the odds of advancing policies that expand markets and remove barriers to competition for advanced energy technologies, products and services.
“This is breakthrough technology for legislative advocacy that moves us to a future of secure, clean, affordable energy,” said Graham Richard, CEO at Advanced Energy Economy. “By combining Microsoft’s cutting-edge Azure machine learning with AEE’s PowerSuite tool and top-notch state legislative staff and partners, we are now more empowered to monitor and engage on advanced energy issues and policy. This strengthens our ability to impact policy.”
Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR)(NYSE:SAN), jumped 1.11 % and closed at $4.54 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $4.50 and $4.58. The company’s Market capitalization is $67.06 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 14.39 Billion. Banco Santander, S.A., together with its auxiliaries, provides various retail and commercial banking products and services for individual and corporate clients. The company offers demand and time deposits, and current accounts; mortgages and auto finance, personal loans, and loans to buy durable goods; and debit and credit cards. It also provides cash administration, trade finance, financing and custody, and bond and securitization origination services; originates and distributes corporate loans and structured financings; and offers corporate finance services for mergers and acquisitions, equities markets, and investment solutions through derivatives, in addition to asset and capital structuring. In addition, the company is involved in the corporate banking, treasury, and investment banking activities; sale and distribution of fixed income and equity derivatives, interest rates, and inflation; trading and hedging of exchange rates and short-term money markets for wholesale and retail customers; and brokerage of equities, and derivatives for investment and hedging solutions. Further, it offers asset administration, private banking, and payment capture and processing services, in addition to mobile and online banking services.
XL Group Ltd. (NYSE:XL), lost -1.31% and closed at $33.21 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $33.01 and $33.90. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $30.33 and reached to max level of $40.48. To assist US businesses manage the risks of storing, handling and transporting goods from here to there, XL Catlin recently introduced a comprehensive new logistics services insurance policy. XL Catlin’s Logistics Services Coverage Solutions provides a logistics company with tailored inland marine insurance for virtually any commodity, assisting address risks associated with order processing, packaging, consolidation, inventory control, transportation, warehousing and data administration.
“An accident on the road, a theft of a cargo trailer or the crash of a computer system – these are among the operational and potentially very disruptive risks that logistics companies contend with every day,” said Anne Marie Elder, XL Catlin’s Chief Underwriting Officer for Marine insurance in the Americas, “We’ve developed insurance coverage to address the broad range of logistics exposures whether in route or onsite.”
According to Alexander McGinley, Vice President of XL Catlin’s Marine business in the Americas, “Supply chains are complex but insurance coverage to manage those risks does not have to be. To assist, we’ve taken an extensive look at the potential exposures any one logistics company can face and created a comprehensive coverage portfolio. We also cover goods transported on a wide variety of conveyances, counting by drone.”