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airlines-raise-013015.jpgAmerican Airlines Group said pilots at its subsidiaries American Airlines and US Airways, represented by Allied Pilots Association, have approved a new five-year contract which provides immediate pay raises of 23 percent and subsequent annual raises of three percent for the next five years.
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Chimerix To Cease Participation In Clinical Studies Of Ebola Drug



Biopharmaceutical Company Chimerix, Inc. (CMRX) said late Friday that it would terminate further participation in clinical studies of brincidofovir for Ebola Virus Disease or EVD citing the number of new cases of confirmed Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia has decreased significantly over the last several...
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Talmer Bancorp Profit Misses Estimate



Talmer Bancorp Inc (TLMR) on Friday reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $12.5 million or $0.16 per share compared with $12.6 million or $0.18 per share last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special...
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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Index Downwardly Revised But Still At Eleven-Year High



While the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing a modest downward revision to its reading on U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of January, the index remained at an eleven-year high.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Index Downwardly Revised To 98.1 In January

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CRH Confirms €6.5 Billion Deal To Acquire Assets From Holcim, Lafarge



Irish building materials company CRH Plc (CRH.L, CRH) has agreed to acquire assets from cement companies Lafarge SA (LFGEF.PK, LFRGY.PK) and Holcim Ltd (HCMLY.PK) for €6.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported. The sale of the assets in Europe, Canada and elsewhere is a precondition of winning antitrust...

CME Group And GFI Group Terminate Merger Agreement

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Coherent Inc. (COHR) Has Risen To Nearly A 1-Month High On Q1 Results



Coherent Inc. (COHR) reported first quarter non-GAAP EPS of $0.87 after the bell Thursday, up from $0.68 in the previous year. Coherent gapped open sharply higher Friday morning and has continued to gain ground in early trade. The stock is now up 7.31 at $61.61 and has risen to nearly a 1-month high....
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Spark Therapeutics Prices IPO At $23.00 Per Share - Quick Facts



Spark Therapeutics announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7 million shares of common stock at a public offering price of $23.00 per share, before underwriting discounts. All of the shares in the offering are being sold by Spark. In addition, Spark has granted the underwriters an option...
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Stancorp Financial Group Q4 14 Earnings Conference Call At 12:00 PM ET



Stancorp Financial Group Inc. (SFG) will host a conference call at 12:00 PM ET on January 30, 2015, to discuss Q4 14 earnings results. To access the live webcast log on to www.stancorpfinancial.com For a replay call, dial 877-660-6853 or 201-612-7415 with conference identification number 13597119.
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DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
01/30/15 10:0Univ. of Mich. Consumer Confidence IndexJAN United States
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01/30/15 9:0GDP (Y-o-Y)Q4 Belgium
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