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JohnDeere-112614-lg.jpgAgricultural machinery maker Deere & Co. on Wednesday reported a 20 percent decline in profit for the fourth quarter from last year, reflecting lower sales of agricultural equipment amid a slowdown in the global farm sector. However, both revenue and earnings per share beat analysts' expectations. Looking ahead, the company forecast lower earnings and equipment sales for fiscal 2015.

Vivus Gets Two Additional U.S. Patents For Qsymia - Quick Facts

Vivus Inc. (VVUS) Wednesday said the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued two additional U.S. Patents for Qsymia capsules, which is approved in U.S. and is indicated as covering method for effecting weight loss. The newly issued patents will be submitted for listing in the FDA's...

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RSA Insurance Appoints Enrico Cucchiani To Its Board


North Atlantic Drilling Profit Misses View, Suspends Dividend; Shares Fall 17%

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NADL) on Wednesday reported an increase in profit for the third quarter, driven by strong revenue performance at Norway and Russia geographic segments. However, earnings for the quarter fell short of Wall Street estimates, while revenues trumped expectations. The offshore...

Chicago Business Barometer Falls More Than Expected In November

Chicago-area business activity grew at a notably slower rate in the month of November, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Wednesday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer fell to 60.8 in November from a one-year high of 66.2 in October.

Bloomberg: Danone Mulls Sale Of 20% Stake In Japan's Yakult Honsha For $2 Bln

French dairy giant Danone SA (DANOY) is mulling the sale of its 20 percent stake in Japanese dairy-drink producer Yakult Honsha Co. for about $2 billion, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday. Danone is the biggest shareholder of Yakult Honsha. The report indicated that Danone has held internal...

Vanstar Announces Acquisition Of 100% Interest In Emile Project

Smith & Wesson To Buy Battenfeld Technologies For $130.5 Mln Cash


Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) Has Broken Out To A New High After Q4 Report

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $1.06 after the bell Tuesday, compared to $1.01 in the previous year. Revenues fell 2% to $28.41 billion from $29.13 billion a year ago. Analysts expected EPS of $1.06 and revenues of $28.76 million. The company expects to report first...

CGN Power To Raise Up To About US$3.2 Bln In Hong Kong IPO: WSJ

CGN Power Co, the Chinese nuclear power plant operator, is planning to raise up to US$3.16 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday. The company intends to offer 8.83 billion shares in a price range of HK$2.43 to HK$2.78 per share on Monday, the Journal...

Deere & Company Q4 14 Earnings Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET

Deere And Co. (DE) will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET on November 26, 2014, to discuss its Q4 14 earning results. To access the live webcast, log on at