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microsoft-042414-lg.jpgSoftware giant Microsoft Corp. said Thursday after the markets closed that its third quarter profit fell 6.6% from last year, when results were boosted by special upgrade offer revenues. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue.

Baxter Says FDA OKs ADVATE With BAXJECT III Reconstitution System - Quick Facts

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA has approved a new reconstitution system for Antihemophilic Factor [Recombinant] or ADVATE. ADVATE and the diluent come pre-packaged in the new BAXJECT III reconstitution system. "ADVATE has the widest range of dosage...

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Informatica Q1 Profit Up 39%, Results Beat View

Data integration software provider Informatica Corp. (INFA) on Thursday reported a 39 percent increase in profit for the first quarter from last year, boosted by double-digit growth in software revenue. Both revenue and adjusted earnings beat analysts' estimates. The company's shares gained more than...

Tokyo CPI Hints At End To Deflation

Overall inflation for the Tokyo region, considered a leading indicator for the nationwide trend, spiked 2.9 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was slightly below expectations for 3.0 percent but up sharply from 1.3 percent in March -...

Tokyo Overall CPI +2.9% On Year In April; Core CPI +2.7%

Japan Overall CPI +1.6% On Year In March; Core CPI +1.3%


Brown & Brown To Acquire Pacific Resources

Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO) said Thursday that a subsidiary of the company has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the operating assets of Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors, LLC. The deal is expected to close in May. Over the past 30 years, Pacific Resources...

Pacific ResourcesBenefits Advisors Enters Into Merger Agreement To Be Acquired By Brown & Brown

Brown & Brown Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Assets Of Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors

Ensco Sells Jackup Rig ENSCO 85 For $64 Mln


After-market Movers For April 24 (MSFT, AMZN, SBUX, V, LVS, P)

Gainers: Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) gained 2 percent to $40.85. The company's third quarter earnings declined from the year-ago quarter, yet topped Wall Street view. Revenue for the quarter declined marginally, but managed to come above the consensus estimate. Inc. (AMZN) was up slightly...

MCig's Subsidiary VitaCig Files For IPO - Quick Facts

mCig Inc. (MCIG.OB) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary VitaCig Inc. has filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC for the registration of 250 million VitaCig shares that will be paid out to mCig shareholders as a dividend on the record date. The record date has now been...