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Discount retailer Big Lots (BIG) continues to turn in a strong performance in afternoon trading on Friday after reporting better than expected first quarter results and raising its full-year earnings forecast.

Verizon and its striking unions reach tentative deal to end a work stoppage that may have hurt the company's bottom line this quarter. Strike has affected about 39,000 workers in several states. The deal was announced by the U.S. Secretary of Thomas Perez. "This tentative resolution is a testament...

After falling sharply at the open, shares of GameStop (GME) remain firmly negative in afternoon trading on Friday. GameStop is currently down by 5.6 percent.

Network security company, Palo Alto Networks (PANW) has seen some further downside during trading on Friday after falling sharply at the open.

After moving sharply higher at the start of trading, shares of FEI Co. (FEIC) continue to see significant strength in afternoon trading on Friday.

Shares of Relypsa (RLYP) are seeing notable strength in afternoon trading on Friday, with the biopharmaceutical company up by 12.3 percent.

Lincoln Financial Group (LNC) announced that the board of directors of Lincoln National Corporation declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on the corporation's common stock. The dividend on the common stock will be payable August 1, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business...

A. M. Castle & Co. (CAS), a global distributor of specialty metal and supply chain solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement with Raging Capital Management, LLC on the composition of the Company's Board of Directors and matters relating to the 2016 annual meeting of shareholders. As per...

Baxalta Inc. (BXLT) announced its shareholders approved the definitive merger agreement with Shire plc (SHPG, SHP.L), dated as of January 11, 2016, and the merger transaction, with approximately 98.9 percent of shares outstanding cast in favor of the proposal. Earlier, Shire shareholders of approximately...

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (NXST) said it has entered into three definitive agreements to divest five television stations in four markets. The proposed divestitures mark an important first step in fulfilling Nexstar's commitment to regulatory bodies to consummate its previously announced agreement...

Terex Corp. (TEX) announced discussions with Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. regarding the purchase of Terex, either with or without the MHPS segment, have been terminated. TEX is closed Thursday's regular trading at $24.33, down $0.87 or 3.45 percent. In the Friday Pre-Market trade,...

Johnson Controls (JCI) and Tyco International (TYC) announced the senior executive team that will lead the combined company following the close of their planned merger, which is expected on or around October 1, 2016. As previously announced, at the effective time of the merger, Johnson Controls chairman...

Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK) said that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP of the European Medicines Agency or EMA has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of ZEPATIER (elbasvir and grazoprevir), an investigational, once-daily, fixed-dose combination tablet for the treatment...

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP, the scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency or EMA, has adopted a positive opinion on the company's Marketing Authorization Application or MAA for Epclusa, an investigational, pan-genotypic,...

Amgen (AMGN) announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion to extend the current indication for Kyprolis or carfilzomib to include treatment in combination with dexamethasone alone for adult patients with multiple...

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