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Syngenta (SYT) reported first-quarter sales of $4.7 billion, compared to $4.6 billion, previous year; an increase of 5 percent at constant exchange rates. The company said the increase in reported sales was 2 percent owing to the depreciation of a number of emerging market currencies against the dollar. Integrated...

Swiss lender Credit Suisse Group (CS) Wednesday said first-quarter net income attributable to shareholders decreased to 859 million Swiss francs from 1.303 billion francs in the previous year. Earnings per share fell to 0.48 franc from 0.75 franc. Net revenues declined to 6.829 billion francs from...

Google Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) is planning to launch its Project Ara modular phone for January 2015, reports said Tuesday. It would be a boring gray phone by design, Ara leader Paul Eremenko said at the first Ara developer's conference. This phone is not a regular smartphone. It is meant to be highly customizable...

German engineering company GEA Group AG (GEAGF.PK, GEAGY.PK) Wednesday said it is selling its segment Heat Exchangers to funds advised by Triton. The sale and purchase agreement was signed today. The disinvestment is based on an enterprise value of around 1.3 billion euros.

Micro-blogging site Twitter Inc. (TWTR) said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire social data provider and its long-standing partner Gnip. Financial terms of the deal, that is expected to help Twitter to better analyze data, were not disclosed. In a blog post, Jana Messerschmidt, Vice President of...

Investment manager Blackrock Inc.'s (BLK) chairman and chief executive officer Laurence Fink received $22.9 million in total compensation in 2013, a regulatory filing showed Tuesday. Fink's compensation totaled $20.23 million in 2012 and $21.88 million in 2011. The latest compensation comprises $500,000...

Opus Bank (OPB), a California-chartered regional commercial bank, announced that it has priced initial public offering of 5.13 common shares at $30.00 per share, below expected price range of $31.00 to $34.00 per share. The offering is expected to close on April 22, 2014. Opus Bank, which was founded...

Medical device maker TriVascular Technologies, Inc. said Tuesday that it has priced its initial public offering of 6.5 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $12.00 per share, which is below the previously estimated price range of $13 to $15 per share. TriVascular has also...

Networking and communications equipment provider ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN) reported that its first quarter net income grew to $9.6 million or $0.17 per share from $7.9 million or $0.13 per share for the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP earnings per share for the quarter were $0.21, higher than the $0.17 per share...

BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP, BHP.AX, BBL, BLT.L), the world's biggest miner, said that iron ore production for the third quarter rose 23% from last year to 49.57 million tons. However, copper production for the third quarter fell 5% year-over-year to 413,900 tons. However, the company left its full-year...

Rollins, Inc. (ROL) said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the assets and operations of Statewide Pest Management headquartered in Shepparton, Australia. Statewide was established in 1994 and provides a variety of residential and commercial pest control services. The company primarily services the...

Moelis & Co. (MC), the boutique investment firm founded by investment banker Kenneth Moelis seven years ago, said Tuesday that it has priced its initial public offering of 6.5 million shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $25.00 per share, which is below the previously estimated...

General Motors Co's (GM) Chief Executive Mary Barra on Tuesday announced the creation of a new Global Product Integrity organization within the automaker's Global Product Development function. The move comes as Barra is under pressure to tackle the huge vehicle recalls it announced, mainly related...

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK, GSK.L) said Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tanzeum subcutaneous injection as a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes. Tanzeum has been approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes...

Grain processor Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM), Tuesday said it will now try to sell off its chocolate business, after attempts to sell its global cocoa and chocolate business did not pay off. The company also agreed to sell its fertilizer business in Brazil and Paraguay to Mosaic Co. (MOS) for $350 million. Decatur,...