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Specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis plc (ACT) is said to be among the bidders for Belgian consumer health-care company Omega Pharma NV as it continues to look for more acquisition, according to a Bloomberg report on Monday. A sale of Omega would likely fetch in excess of 4 billion euros or $5.1...

Real estate investment trust Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) said Monday that it has agreed to acquire 40 rehabilitation hospitals in Germany from privately-held Median Kliniken Group, Germany's largest private provider of post-acute and acute rehabilitation services, for about 705 million euros,...

Transportation and logistics company Werner Enterprises, Inc. (WERN) reported Monday a profit for the third quarter that increased 22 percent from last year, reflecting higher margins and revenue growth. The company's shares were up nearly five percent in extended trading as earnings per share matched...

Offshore oil and gas services contractor Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) on Monday reported a 70 percent increase in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting strong revenue growth in the well intervention and robotics segments. Revenue for the quarter beat analysts' estimates. Owen...

US drug maker AbbVie, Inc. (ABBV) agreed Monday to terminate its proposed merger with Irish drug company Shire Plc. (SHP.L, SHPG) after its board withdrew support and recommendation for the deal. The move comes amid the proposed changes in tax rules in the U.S. AbbVie also announced a new $5 billion...

Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD) on Monday reported a 59 percent surge in profit for the third quarter from last year, helped mainly by higher shipments of steel that helped offset acquisition charges. Both revenue and adjusted earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts' estimates. Mark Millett, Chief...

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Corp's (CBS) Simon & Schuster, the second major Big Five book publisher it has been negotiating with about the price of e-books, Business Insider reported Monday, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Negotiations...

Technology solutions provider Rambus Inc (RMBS), Monday reported a swing to profit in the third quarter despite lower revenues, reflecting the absence of one-time expenses recorded a year ago. While the quarterly earnings matched Wall Street estimates, revenues fell short of expectations. The company...

GulfMark Offshore Inc (GLF) Monday reported third-quarter net earnings of $24.3 million or $0.92 per share compared with $32.3 million or $1.23 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.75 per share. Revenues for the quarter were $128.7 million compared with...

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. (KALU) Monday reported a drop in profit for the third quarter, hurt largely by higher operating costs despite increased revenue. Earnings for the quarter fell short of analysts estimates, as did revenues, sending shares of the aluminum products maker down seven percent in the after-hours...

TeamHealth Holdings, Inc. (TMH) said Monday that it has acquired scribe company PhysAssist Scribes, Inc.. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, PhysAssist provides scribe services for more than 155 emergency departments in 22 states. Founded in 1995, PhysAssist was the nation's first scribe company. PhysAssist...

Brookfield Canada Office Properties (BOXC, BOX_UN.TO) Monday reported third-quarter funds from operations of C$38 million or C$0.41 per unit, compared with C$33 million or C$0.36 per unit last year. Excluding items, adjusted FFO for the quarter was C$0.32 per unit, compared with C$0.28 per unit a...

Acetyl chemicals maker Celanese Corp. (CE), Monday reported an increase in profit for the third quarter, driven mainly by revenue growth and improved margins. Earnings for the quarter came in ahead of analysts' estimates, as did revenues. Dallas, Texas-based Celanese's third-quarter profit rose to...

Stamps.com Inc. (STMP) said Monday that it has bought ShipWorks, which offers monthly subscription based e-commerce shipping software, for about $22 million in cash. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, ShipWorks is a client-based shipping software company that provides simple, powerful and easy to use solutions...

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) reported that its third-quarter net income for stockholders decreased to $25.7 million, or $0.31 per share, from $29.9 million, or $0.36 per share, for the same period in 2013. Normalized FFO increased to $63.1 million, or $0.69 per share, from $59.4 million, or...