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Quest Diagnostics Inc (DGX) said Thursday its third-quarter profit dropped from last year, when it recorded a massive one-time gain. Meanwhile revenues rose over six percent, on growth in diagnostic information services and some contributions from acquisitions. Excluding items, adjusted earnings topped...

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTATQ.PK) said Thursday that it reached a settlement agreement with Apple Inc. (AAPL) under which GT will wind down its sapphire materials production in the company's Mesa, AZ and Salem, MA locations. The company indicated that it will exit from the market as a producer...

M/I Homes, Inc. (MHO) reported net income for the third quarter of $13.6 million or $0.44 per share, compared to $125.3 million or $4.22 per share for the year-ago quarter. The year-ago quarter results included a $111.6 million reversal of a deferred tax valuation allowance. Total revenue for...

Jarden Corp. (JAH) said Thursday that its Board of Directors has approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its current outstanding shares of common stock. Shareholders of record at the close of business on November 3 will receive one additional share of Jarden common stock for every two shares of Jarden...

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (CQB) confirmed Thursday that it has received a revised offer from entities affiliated with the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Chiquita at a price of $14.50 per share in cash. On October 15, Chiquita's Board...

French commercial real estate company Unibail-Rodamco SE (UNBLF, UNRDY) said Thursday its revenues for the first nine months of fiscal 2014 increased 9.9% from last year to 1.4 billion euros. The company said that tenant sales in its shopping centres were up2.7% in the first nine months. Tenant sales...

French luxury and retail company Kering SA (PPRUY, PPRUF) said Thursday its third-quarter sales rose 3.3% from last year to 2.61 billion euros. On a comparable basis, sales for the quarter were up 4.4% from a year ago. Luxury segment sales rose 3.7% from last year. Sales of Gucci brand slid 1.6%,...

Concession and construction company Vinci SA (VCISY.PK) Thursday reported revenues of 28.43 billion euros for the first nine months of fiscal 2014, a decline of 3.7% from 29.54 billion last year. On a like-for-like basis, revenues for the nine-month period slid 1.5 percent from a year ago. Revenues...

Coca-Cola Co. (KO) announced that its Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, Joe Tripodi will retire from the Company at the end of February 2015. Tripodi will be succeeded by Marcos De Quinto, a seasoned and respected Company veteran who is currently President of the Iberia Business Unit & Vice President,...

Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. (WLB) Thursday reported a loss for the third quarter, compared with profit last year, amid $23.7 million of derivative losses, increases in selling and administrative costs, and restructuring charges. For the three months to September, the coal producer reported...

Ingersoll-Rand Plc (IR) Thursday announced that it expects its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Ingersoll-Rand Luxembourg Finance S.A., or IR Lux, to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior notes in a registered public offering. The company expects that the offering will consist of...

Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey or PMMS, showing average fixed mortgage rates hitting fresh lows for the year for the second consecutive week amid declining bond yields. At 3.92 percent the average 30-year fixed rate is at its lowest level since the week...

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK) Thursday said it has appointed James Wiener as its senior executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective November 24, 2014. Wiener will lead the company's global Risk and Compliance Group, overseeing the compliance and credit, operational and market...

Lannett Company, Inc. (LCI) said that it expects to report fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings per share of $0.91 and $0.94 and net sales of approximately $93 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report earnings of $0.77 per share and revenues of $90.70 million for the first-quarter....

Cutrale-Safra announced that it has submitted to the Chiquita Board of Directors an updated definitive offer to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (CQB) for $14.50 per share in cash. The $14.50 per share cash offer represents a compelling premium of approximately...