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Nov 20, 2014, 19:00 ET

J-W Operating Company Announces the Acquisition of Oil and Gas Properties from BHP Billiton

J-W Operating Company is pleased to announce the acquisition of oil and gas properties in Northern Louisiana from BHP Billiton.  The...

Nov 20, 2014, 12:36 ET

Future of Ebooks, Book Business: Five Experts Share Viewpoints

 What's the future of book publishing and ebooks? Five prominent experts from the Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW) weigh-in on...

Nov 18, 2014, 07:30 ET
On behalf of CPA:18 - Global, W. P. Carey acquires ATK's office and R&D facility in Plymouth, MN for $43 million.

W. P. Carey Announces $43 Million Office and R&D Facility Acquisition by CPA:18 - Global

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in corporate sale-leaseback financing,...

Nov 14, 2014, 07:30 ET
W. P. Carey acquires Pratt Industries, Inc.'s manufacturing facility in Ohio for $21 million. Pratt is America's fifth largest corrugated packaging company, whose product offerings include container board, recycled paper, displays and other packaging products.

W. P. Carey Inc. Closes $21 Million Sale-Leaseback of Pratt Industries Manufacturing Facility

 W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leaseback financing, build-to-suit...

Nov 12, 2014, 07:30 ET
W. P. Carey Inc. completes a 20-year sale-leaseback transaction with Inghams Enterprises Pty. Limited (Inghams) in relation to a portfolio of 31 Australian industrial and agricultural properties for approximately $138 million.

W. P. Carey Inc. Announces $138 Million Acquisition of Inghams' Portfolio of Australian Properties

 W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leaseback, build-to-suit financing and the acquisition of...

Nov 11, 2014, 08:35 ET

Police Interaction Procedure Guide Teaches Individuals How to Interact Safely With Police While Exercising Their Rights

 "The PIP Guide" (Police Interaction Procedure) is a new resource that educates and gives situational advice/tips on how to interact properly...

Nov 11, 2014, 07:30 ET
On behalf of our managed REIT, CPA:18 - Global, W. P. Carey has acquired a 97% interest in two income-generating multifamily properties in Georgia: Dupont Place Apartments, a 217-unit property located in Tucker and Gentry's Walk, a 227-unit property in Chamblee.

CPA:18 - Global Purchases Two Multifamily Investments Totaling $46 Million in Suburban Atlanta

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today that its managed non-traded REIT,...

Nov 04, 2014, 07:30 ET
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W. P. Carey Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

 W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) (W. P. Carey or the Company), a global net-lease real estate investment trust, today reported its financial...

Nov 03, 2014, 16:51 ET
W. P. Carey acquires the Apply AS headquarters in Stavanger, Norway on behalf of CPA:17 - Global and CPA:18 - Global. The Class-A office facility is located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, one of the world's largest proven oil reserves.

W. P. Carey Announces $100 Million Acquisition of Apply AS Headquarters in Stavanger, Norway by CPA:17 - Global and CPA:18 - Global

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leaseback, build-to-suit financing and the acquisition of...

Nov 03, 2014, 12:31 ET
W. P. Carey Inc. sadly announces that Director Emeritus Francis J. Carey passed away over the weekend. Mr. Carey, who was 88 years old, died of natural causes at his home in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Mr. Carey served W. P. Carey in the roles of Board member and senior officer since its founding in 1973.

W. P. Carey Inc. Announces the Passing of Director Emeritus Francis J. Carey

W. P. Carey Inc. sadly announces that Director Emeritus Francis J. Carey passed away over the weekend. Mr. Carey, who was 88 years old, died of...

Oct 23, 2014, 13:30 ET
Known for its non-hierarchical, team-based culture, W. L. Gore & Associates earned the No. 4 spot on the 2014 list of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces.

Gore Recognized as one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®

 There are a number of factors that can drive a company's success, and for W. L. Gore & Associates, workplace culture has proven a...

Oct 22, 2014, 14:24 ET
Alfred Wertheimer, famed Elvis photographer, dies at 85. Alfred Wertheimer who captured Elvis Presley in the early years, poses at the exhibition during the European Elvis Presley festival in Bad Nauheim, Germany on August 16, 2014, where Elvis Presley performed his military service between 1958 and 1960. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes on October 19th at his New York apartment. Credit: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

Famed Elvis Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Dies At 85

 Alfred Wertheimer, whose photographs of a 21-year-old Elvis Presley in 1956 are considered the definitive visual document of the soon-to-be...

Oct 22, 2014, 07:30 ET
W. P. Carey's managed REIT, CPA:18 - Global, closes on 5 self-storage acquisitions totaling $32 million. The facilities are located in California, Florida, Texas, Hawaii and South Carolina and will be managed by Extra Space Storage.

W. P. Carey Completes Self-Storage Acquisitions Totaling $32 Million on Behalf of CPA:18 - Global

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease real estate investment trust (REIT), announced that CPA®:18 – Global, one of its...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:00 ET

Walter Isaacson to Share Insights on 'Innovators, Collaborators and Change Agents' at Digital Book World, Jan. 13-15 in New York

 Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson), best-selling author, acclaimed journalist and president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, is presenting...

Oct 16, 2014, 07:30 ET
On behalf of our managed REIT, CPA: 17 – Global, acquired a “big box” retail facility in Germany. The facility is let to Real, Germany’s largest hypermarket operator and a subsidiary of Metro AG, for a period of 14 years.

W. P. Carey Acquires "Big Box" Retail Facility in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Behalf of CPA:17 - Global

 W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leaseback, build-to-suit construction financing and the...

Oct 16, 2014, 02:00 ET

W. P. Carey erwirbt im Namen von CPA:17 - Global einen real,- Markt in Gelsenkirchen, Deutschland

- 14-jähriger Triple-Net-Mietvertrag mit Einzelhandelsgruppe Real W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), ein globaler Net-Lease-REIT (Real...

Oct 15, 2014, 07:30 ET
W. P. Carey acquires Admiral Group's newly constructed office in Newport, Wales for $32 million (GBP20 million).  The property was acquired from seller Scarborough Group International, a real estate developer and investor, and is being leased to Admiral for a period of 20 years.

W. P. Carey Inc. Announces $32 Million Acquisition of Admiral Group's Primary Office in Wales

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leaseback, build-to-suit financing and the acquisition of...

Oct 10, 2014, 07:30 ET
W. P. Carey Inc. acquires Schneider Electric USA's corporate headquarters and technology center for $56 million. The LEED certified, Class-A office facility was acquired from Leggat McCall Properties and is located just outside of Boston. (PRNewsFoto/W. P. Carey Inc.)

W. P. Carey Inc. Acquires $56 Million Schneider Electric USA Corporate Headquarters and Technology Center

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leaseback financing, build-to-suit construction...

Oct 07, 2014, 07:30 ET
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W. P. Carey Inc. to Release Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a global net-lease real estate investment trust, announced today that it will release its financial results for...

Oct 06, 2014, 14:46 ET

Dr. Joy DeGruy to Speak at the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library and Atlanta Student Movement alumni are hosting an exhibition program "Seeking to...