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Retail
Rent-A-Center To Purchase Merchants Preferred

Weeks after settling litigation related to a purchase deal, Rent-A-Center has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of C/C Financial Corp., which does business as Merchants Preferred, a nationwide provider of virtual rent-to-own services.

Financials
Aaron’s Earnings, Sales Gain In Third Quarter

For the third quarter ended September 30, when the company’s Progressive business boosted revenues, Aaron’s posted net earnings of $43.7 million, or 62 cents per diluted share, versus $25.3 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, in the year-earlier period.

Financials
Rent-A-Center Suffers Rough Q4

For the fourth quarter, and as it put in place a new strategic plan, Rent-A-Center posted net earnings and diluted earnings per share of $34.8 million and 65 cents versus a net loss and diluted loss per share of $146.4 million and $2.76 in the year-earlier period.

Financials
FlexShopper Touts Strong December Results

FlexShopper, a national online lease-to-own retailer and LTO payment solution provider, has announced record year-over-year lease origination growth in December 2017, with gross lease originations increasing 27.5% to 25,140 from the month last year.

Retail
Rent-A-Center Appoints Fadel CEO

Rent-A-Center has appointed Mitchell Fadel, the company’s former president and chief operating officer and a current member of its board of directors, CEO, effective immediately.

Retail
Rent-A-Center Names Speese CEO, Unveils New Growth Plan

Rent-A-Center has appointed Mark Speese to the CEO role and launched a new strategic plan developed to restore growth, improve profitability and maximize value by strengthening the core business in the United States while growing its AcceptanceNow business and leveraging technology investments.

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