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Reinsurance Group of America, Inc. (RGA) said Tuesday that it has executed agreements to buy all of the stock of Aurora National Life Assurance Co., a life insurance subsidiary of Swiss Re. Aurora, which is part of Swiss Re's Admin Re business in the U.S., has about 82,000 policies in force and statutory...

Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) Tuesday reported a smaller profit for the third quarter, hurt mainly by lower revenues, even as the motorcycle maker's earnings trumped Wall Street's expectations reflecting strong motorcycle sales, especially in key U.S. market. Shares of the company are currently trading...

Temporary-staffing and recruitment company ManpowerGroup Inc. (MAN) on Tuesday reported a 38 percent increase in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting higher revenues in America as well as Europe and the absence of restructuring charges. Earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts'...

Chemical company EI DuPont De Nemours & Co. (DD) said that it has complied at all times with applicable laws in its development and commercialization of HFO-1234yf, and it plans to defend vigorously against the European Commission's allegations and preliminary conclusions. This is one step in a long...

Water heating equipments and electric motor manufacturer A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) reported Tuesday a profit for the third quarter that increased from last year, reflecting improved sales across regions. Adjusted earnings per share topped analysts' expectations by two cents, while quarter net sales missed...

Industrial equipment maker Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Tuesday reported higher third-quarter profit, reflecting increased revenues and margin expansion. The company also lifted its earnings outlook for full year 2014. For the quarter, net income increased to $531 million or $1.34 per share from...

CEL-SCI Corp. (CVM), a late-stage oncology company, Tuesday said it has agreed to sell common stock and warrants in a registered direct offering to European investors at a combined price of $0.76 for aggregate gross proceeds of a little over $1 million. For every four shares sold, the company will...

Casual dining restaurants operator Brinker International, Inc. (EAT) reported Tuesday a profit for the fourth quarter that increased from last year, reflecting revenue growth amid increases in comparable restaurant sales and traffic. Adjusted earnings per share matched analysts' expectations, while quarterly...

Royal Gold, Inc.'s (RGLD, RGL.TO) wholly owned subsidiary, RGLD Gold AG, has signed a $175 million gold stream transaction with Euromax Resources Ltd. (EOX.V) that would finance a significant portion of the construction of the Ilovitza gold-copper project in Macedonia. As per the stream transaction,...

Atlantic Power Corp. (AT, ATP.TO) said its board reaffirmed that, at the present time, the interests of the Company and its stakeholders are best served by continuing to operate as an independent company and executing the Company's business plan, including the objectives of enhancing the value of its...

Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX) Tuesday said its surgical leads - CoverEdge 32 and CoverEdge X 32 - have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as well as the CE Mark from European Union to provide software-guided stimulation to the spinal cord for relieving pain. The company said CoverEdge...

Advertising and corporate communications services provider Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC) reported Tuesday a profit for the third quarter that grew 24 percent from last year, reflecting revenue growth across its operating segments and regions as well as improved operating margins. Both earnings per share...

The European Commission has found that two international banks, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc. (RBS, RBS.L) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), participated in an illegal bilateral cartel aimed at influencing the Swiss franc Libor benchmark interest rate between March 2008 and July 2009. The banks agreed...

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (TNXP) said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared its Investigational New Drug application to study TNX-201 for the treatment of episodic tension-type headache. Tonix will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of TNX-201 in a healthy...

Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) Tuesday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA has accepted its filing of New Drug Application or NDA for empagliflozin plus immediate-release metformin hydrochloride fixed-dose combination, which is an investigational compound being studied for the treatment of adults...