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Aurigene announced the company and its partner Curis Inc. (CRIS) will be presenting data from two programs at the American Associate of Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Aurigene will present data for its Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) small molecule inhibitors program, which is currently...

Australian police, after a series of raids, arrested five teenagers who were planning for a terrorist attack next week. The five member team, all aged 18-19 years, was inspired by Islamic State outfit. They were targeting a high profile attack on April 25 at the Anzac Day, the centenary celebration...

A suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad in Afghanistan killed 33 people and more than 100 were injured. The explosion was outside New Kabul bank in eastern Nangarhar province and police suspect that the suicide bomber came in a bike. There was a second explosion, probably from a bomb tied to a motorcycle,...

Gas explosion in Fresno in California injured 11 people on Friday afternoon. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) said workers who are not affiliated with the company have struck a 12-inch natural gas transmission pipeline and the gas leaked was ignited due to the dig-in.

Aerial pictures published by the U.S. based Center for Strategic and International Studies showed that China is constructing an air strip at the South China Sea. The airstrip in the artificial island is said to be more than 3 kilometers long and can accommodate aircraft of any type. The airstrip...

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's right-hand Izzat Ibrahim al Douri was reported killed in a fighting in North Baghdad. He is believed to be behind the recent insurgency in the State, with the backing of ISIS. Douri was one among the most wanted Saddam-era leaders and he has been evading since...

EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO) said Friday that it has appointed Harold Jameson as Chief Operating Officer, effective April 17. Jameson most recently served as EXCO's Vice President of Development & Production with primary responsibilities including EXCO's horizontal shale development drilling programs...

Chiese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) said Friday that it has received notices from Zhejiang Price Bureau that the company has been fined RMB500,000, or about US$81,000, for matters related to Singles Day pricing by third-party sellers on its Tmall marketplace in 2013 and 2014 and...

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc (BHLB) on Friday said it has completed the acquisition of Hampden Bancorp Inc, and the merger of Hampden Bank into Berkshire Bank, effective today. Shareholders of Hampden Bancorp as of the close of business on April 17 will receive 0.81 shares of Berkshire common stock...

Warehouse operator Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) on Friday said it has reauthorized a common stock repurchase program of up to $4 billion. The program expires in April 2019 and replaces the current program under which about $2.5 billion remains unused. The company also said its board declared a quarterly...

Chemical Financial Corp. (CHFC) reported first quarter net income of $17.8 million or $0.54 per share, compared to $13.8 million or $0.46 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding nonrecurring transaction-related expenses, adjusted net income for the latest quarter was $18.7 million or $0.57 per...

Paramount Gold and Silver Corp (PZG, PZG.TO) on Friday said the proposals related to the merger agreement with Coeur Mining Inc (CDE) were approved by both companies' stockholders and that the merger has closed. Immediately prior to the consummation of the merger, Paramount distributed pro rata to...

Orthopedic implant devices maker Exactech Inc (EXAC) on Friday said it now expects first-quarter earnings of $0.29 to $0.30 per share and revenues of $61.4 million, slightly below its previously announced guidance. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings of $0.30 per share on revenues...

Anika Therapeutics Inc (ANIK) on Friday reported positive results from the Cingal 13-01 study that investigated the safety and efficacy of Cingal in treating pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Cingal combines the cross-linked hyaluronic acid formulation of Monovisc, approved to provide long-term...

Medgenics Inc (MDGN), a clinical stage medical technology company, on Friday reported first-quarter net loss of $8.9 million or $0.36 per share compared with a loss of $5.4 million or $0.28 per share last year. On average, two analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings of $0.20 per share...

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