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Viacom-012915.jpgMedia conglomerate Viacom, Inc. on Thursday reported a 9 percent decline in profit for the first quarter from last year as higher expenses offset growth in affiliate fees and theatrical revenues. However, adjusted earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts' expectations, while revenues missed their estimates.
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Making Peace With Rivals For A Slice Of BRCA...



Myriad Genetics Inc. has been making peace with some of its rival genetic-testing companies, against whom it had filed patent lawsuits concerning two human genes - BRCA1 and BRCA2. It looks like Myriad has finally realized it can't defend the indefensible after a U.S. appeals court, in December 2014, ruled that it cannot block competitors from offering BRCA gene tests.
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Colgate Profit Rises, But Surging Dollar Weighs On Sales



Colgate-Palmolive Co. reported Thursday a profit for the fourth quarter that grew from last year, even though sales were hurt by a significantly stronger U.S. dollar. Adjusted earnings per share topped analysts' expectations by two cents, while quarterly revenues missed their estimates by a whisker.
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U.S. Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Tumble 3.7% In December



Partly reflecting fewer homes available for sale and a slight acceleration in prices, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday unexpectedly showing a sharp drop in U.S. pending home sales in the month of December.

U.S. Pending Home Sales Tumble 3.7% In December

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Select Income REIT Completes Acquisition Of Cole Corporate Income Trust



Apco Oil And Gas Completes Merger With Pluspetrol Black River Corp.

3TL Technologies Corp. To Acquire RewardStream

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Cimpress N.V. (CMPR) Has Jumped To A New High On Q2 Results



Cimpress N.V. (CMPR) reported second quarter non-GAAP adjusted EPS of $2.12 after the close Wednesday, up from $1.50 in the prior year period. Cimpress spiked sharply to the upside at the open Thursday and is now up 7.98 at $80.36 in early trade. The stock has broken out of nearly a 2-month trading...
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Entellus Medical Prices IPO At $17 Per Share



Entellus Medical, Inc., a medical technology company, Wednesday announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4.60 million shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $17.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, Entellus Medical has...
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ConocoPhillips Q4 14 Earnings Conference Call At 12:00 PM ET



ConocoPhillips (COP) will host a conference call at 12:00 PM ET on Jan. 29, 2015, to discuss its Q4 14 earnings results. To access the live webcast, log on at www.conocophillips.com/investor
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DateIndicatorPeriodCountry
01/29/15 10:30EIA Natural Gas Inventory (Cubic Feet)JAN 23 United States
01/29/15 10:0Pending Home Sales (M-o-M)DEC United States
01/29/15 10:0Pending Home Sales (Y-o-Y)DEC United States
01/29/15 8:30Continuing ClaimsJAN 17 United States
01/29/15 8:30Continuing Claims - 4 Wk AverageJAN 17 United States
01/29/15 8:30Initial Jobless ClaimsJAN 24 United States
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