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Volkswagen-112114-lg.jpgGerman auto giant Volkswagen AG said Friday that it will invest 85.6 billion euros, or about $106 billion, in new models, environmentally friendly technologies and production facilities over the next five years. Volkswagen noted that more than half of the investments, or about 56 percent, will be in property, plant and equipment in Germany.

AbbVie Gets Positive CHMP Opinion For VIEKIRAX + EXVIERA To Treat HCV

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) said Friday that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP of the European Medicines Agency or EMA has granted positive opinions for the company's investigational, all-oral, interferon-free treatment of VIEKIRAX (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir) + EXVIERA...

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Bio Blast Pharma Loss Widens

Bio Blast Pharma Ltd (ORPN) Friday reported third-quarter net loss of $2 million or $0.16 per share compared with a loss of $195 thousand or $0.02 per share last year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated a loss of $0.09 per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special...

Mexico Economic Growth Improves As Expected

Mexico's economy growth improved in the third quarter, in line with economists' expectations, and at the fastest pace in nearly two years, preliminary data from the statistical office INEGI showed Friday. Gross domestic product rose an unadjusted 2.2 percent year-on-year following 1.6 percent increase...

Mexico Q3 GDP Sa Up 0.50% On Quarter, Consensus 0.6%

Mexico Q3 GDP Unadj. Up 2.2% On Year Vs. 1.6% In Q2, Consensus 2.3%

Canadian Consumer Price Index Increased 0.1% In October


Scientific Games Closes $5.1 Bln Merger With Bally

Scientific Games Corp (SGMS) said Friday it completed the merger with Bally Technologies Inc. The aggregate transaction value was about $5.1 billion, including the refinancing of nearly $1.8 billion of existing Bally net debt. "We are excited by the opportunities that will be created by combining...

SWS Stockholders Approve Merger With Hilltop Holdings


Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Has Risen To Over A 2-Month High

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Friday morning with a "Buy" rating and a $122 price target. Caterpillar gapped open sharply higher this morning and has continued to gain ground in early trade. The stock is now up 4.69 at $106.78 and has broken out to a 2 1/2 month high.

Neff Corp. Prices IPO Of About 10.48 Mln Class A Shares At $15/Shr - Quick Facts

Neff Corp. (NFFCA.PK) said it has priced its initial public offering or IPO of around 10.48 million Class A common shares at $15.00 per share. Further, he underwriters were granted a 30-day option to buy up to nearly 1.57 million additional common shares from Neff Corp. at the IPO price, less underwriting...

Tsakos Energy Navigation Q3 14 Earnings Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET

Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd.(TNP) will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET on November 21, 2014, to discuss its Q3 14 earnings result. To access the live webcast, log on at To participate in the call, dial 1 866 819 7111 (US) or +44 (0)1452 542 301 (International). A replay of...