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EveryWare Global, Inc. (EVRY) Thursday said its wholly-owned subsidiary Oneida International has entered into an agreement to sell its United Kingdom business to HUK 54 Limited. EveryWare said it will retain all rights to the brands ONEIDA, Anchor Hocking, and Sant' Andrea. Sam Solomon, Chief...

Compugen Ltd. (CGEN) announced that it signed a termination and equity conversion agreement with Baize Investments (Israel) Ltd., by which the company has reacquired Baize's participation rights for certain Pipeline Program candidates. In addition, a warrant to purchase 500,000 Compugen ordinary shares...

Autoparts maker Meritor Inc.(MTOR), after completion of its strategic review of certain remanufacturing product lines within the aftermarket business in North America, disclosed in a regulatory filing that its board concluded that the Company should exit the Mascot business. Mascot is a remanufacturer...

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) has reached a comprehensive settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice or DoJ, certain federal agencies and six states. The settlement includes releases on the securitization, origination, sale and other specified conduct relating to residential mortgage-backed securities...

Apparel retailer Stein Mart, Inc. (SMRT) on Thursday reported a 49 percent decline in profit for the second quarter from last year as higher healthcare and pre-opening costs more than offset an increase in sales. However, revenue for the quarter missed analysts' expectations. The Jacksonville, Florida-based...

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) Thursday announced positive results from its Phase 3 pivotal clinical trial of BAX 855, an investigational, extended half-life recombinant factor VIII or rFVIII treatment for hemophilia A based on ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)]. The study met its primary...

The Toro Co. (TTC) Thursday reported increased earnings for the third quarter, amid higher revenues. Net earnings increased to $50.01 million from $40.1 million last year. Earnings per share improved to $0.87 from $0.68. On average, five analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of...

Aaron's Inc. (AAN) announced Thursday that its board has appointed Gilbert Danielson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as interim Chief Executive Officer, effective following the retirement of Ronald Allen as the company's Chief Executive Officer on August 31, 2014, which was previously...

Department stores Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONT) Thursday reported a narrower loss for the second quarter, on growth in total sales as well as comparable stores sales. The company also cut its earnings and comparable store sales outlook for the full year. The shares fell about 7 percent in pre-market trading....

VirtualScopics Inc. (VSCP), a provider of clinical trial imaging solutions, announced that it has appointed James Groff, 44, as its chief financial officer, effective immediately. Groff has held the role of acting chief financial officer since August 2013. He joined VirtualScopics in January 2006...

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (LPNT), said Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Conemaugh Health System. The financial terms of the deal exceed $500 million. Conemaugh Health System is the largest healthcare provider...

Wabtec Corp. (WAB) announced it has acquired Dia-Frag, a manufacturer of friction products in Brazil. Based in Monte Alto, Dia-Frag manufactures friction products for various markets, with a focus on motorcycle braking equipment. Dia-Frag has about 300 employees and a 15,000-square-meter production...

ACCO Brands Corp. (ACCO) announced Thursday that its board approved the repurchase of up to $100 million in shares of its common stock. "We expect to execute this $100 million authorization while continuing to pay down debt, make long term investments in our business and pursue strategic opportunities...

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) announced its Board has unanimously rejected the non-binding proposal made by Dollar General Corp. (DG) on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations. The Family Dollar Board also unanimously reaffirmed its recommendation in support of the merger agreement with...

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (PLKI), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes restaurants, Thursday said it has appointed William Matt as Chief Financial Officer, effectively immediately. Matt comes to Popeyes with experience in both the retail and food service industries. Most recently, he had...