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Mastercard-MA-103014-lg.jpgMasterCard, Inc. on Thursday reported a 15 percent increase in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting double-digit revenue growth as shoppers increasingly used credit and debit cards for payments. Both earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts' expectations.

Pfizer Gets FDA Accelerated Approval For Meningococcal Group B Vaccine TRUMENBA

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) said Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval of TRUMENBA for active immunization to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age. Approval of TRUMENBA is based on...

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MGM Resorts Q3 Loss Narrows

Casino operator MGM Resorts International (MGM), on Thursday reported a loss for the third quarter that narrowed from a year ago, but were very short of Wall Street expectations. Las Vegas, Nevada-based MGM Resorts' third-quarter loss narrowed to $20.27 million or $0.04 per share from last year's...

U.S. Economy Grows Faster Than Anticipated In Q3

U.S. economic activity increased by more than expected in the third quarter of 2014, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said GDP increased by 3.5 percent in the third quarter compared to 3.0 percent growth expected by economists.

Germany Oct Flash HICP -0.3% On Month Vs. Flat In Sep, Consensus -0.1%


Astrata Buys China Based Yamei From Trimble

Singapore based Astrata Group Pte. Ltd. said Thursday that an affiliate has bought the Chinese company Yamei Electronics Technology Company (Changchun) Ltd. from Trimble Navigation Ltd. (TRMB). This is Astrata's second acquisition of a subsidiary of a major listed company this year, having acquired...

Astrata Acquires China Based Yamei From Trimble

Gladstone Land Announces $24.6 Mln Farm Acquisition In California


ABIOMED Inc. (ABMD) Has Jumped To A 7-Month High After Guidance Increase

ABIOMED Inc. (ABMD) reported third quarter GAAP EPS of $0.09 Thursday morning, compared to $0.03 in the previous year. The consensus estimate was for EPS of $0.02. The company also increased its full year 2015 revenue guidance to a range of $209 million to $212 million from prior expectations of $205...

Axalta Coating Systems Begins IPO Of 45 Mln Shares - Quick Facts

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has commenced an initial public offering of 45 million of its common shares. The shares will be offered by certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group or the "selling shareholders". The anticipated initial offering price is between $18.00 and $21.00 per share. The selling shareholders...

Lake Shore Gold Q3 14 Earnings Conference Call At 2:00 PM ET

Lake Shore Gold J (LSG.TO) will host a conference call at 2:00 PM ET on October 30, 2014, to discuss Q3 14 earnings results. To access the live webcast log on to To listen to the call, dial 647-788-4919 or 877-291-4570 (US). For...