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Windows10-073115.jpgRival web browsers are unhappy that the long-awaited Windows 10 upgrade automatically sets Microsoft Edge as the default browser. While behemoth Google can likely roll with the punches, smaller rival Mozilla is blasting Microsoft for making it difficult on Firefox users.

Merck's Ebola Vaccine Found 100% Effective In Guinea Trial

Drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) said Friday that its investigational Ebola vaccine candidate, rVSV-ZEBOV, was found to have 100% efficacy in an analysis of interim data from a Phase 3 ring vaccination trial in Guinea. Preliminary conclusions from the study, which is continuing, were published in...

Berry To Acquire Avintiv For $2.45 Bln. From Blackstone

Plastic packaging products maker Berry Plastics Group Inc (BERY), on Friday agreed to buy specialty materials company Avintiv from Blackstone Group LP (BX) for about $2.45 billion in cash on a debt-free, cash-free basis. Berry expects the deal to catapult it to a leading plastics packaging and engineered...

China's Drastic Steps Prop Up Stocks

China's government has taken unprecedented steps to keep Chinese stocks afloat after their worst monthly losses in six years. Beijing has reportedly lent 1.3tn yuan ($240 billion) to Chinese Securities Finances in attempt to halt the stock market meltdown. The government intends for brokers to...

Penn National To Buy Illinois Video Gaming Terminal Operator

Penn National Gaming Inc (PENN) on Friday said it has agreed to buy Illinois video gaming terminal operator Prairie State Gaming in an all cash transaction. Penn expects the deal to be immediately accretive upon closing later this quarter. Prairie State's operations include more than 1,100 terminals...

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) Has Jumped To A New High On Q2 Results

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) reported second quarter EPS of $0.79 on a comparable basis Friday morning, compared to $0.90 in the previous year. Analysts expected EPS of $0.76. Coca-Cola Enterprises gapped open sharply higher Friday and is now up 5.31 at $50.75 on above average volume. The stock...

RADA Electronic Industries Of Netanya Prices IPO At $1.23/shr

RADA Electronic Industries of Netanya, Israel (RADA) announced that it has priced a public offering of 6.91 million of its ordinary shares at a price to the public of $1.23 per share. The company has also granted to the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase from it up to an additional...

Essex Property Trust Q2 15 Earnings Conference Call At 2:00 PM ET

Essex Property Trust Inc. (ESS) will host a conference call at 2:00 PM ET on July 31, 2015, to discuss Q2 15 earnings results. To access the live webcast log on to http://investors.essexapartmenthomes.com/ To listen to the call, dial (877) 591-4953 (US) or (719) 325-4763 (International). For...
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