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Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) said the Committee for Medicinal Products For Human Use or CHMP of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of a centralized marketing authorization for Mysimba (naltrexone HCI / bupropion HCI prolonged release), as an adjunct...

Used vehicles retailer CarMax, Inc. (KMX) posted higher net earnings of $130.0 million, or $0.60 per share for the third quarter, versus the prior year's $106.5 million, or $0.47 per share. On average, 16 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter. Analysts'...

Advertising giant WPP Plc. (WPP.L) said its wholly owned operating company Millward Brown has agreed to acquire Habitus Investigación S.A., the leading market research company in Ecuador. Habitus' 2014 revenues will be $5 million and it clients include the Interamerican Development Bank, Coca-Cola,...

Rogers Corp. (ROG) announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arlon, LLC, currently owned by Handy & Harman Ltd. (HNH), for $157 million, subject to closing and post-closing adjustments. Rogers expects the transaction to close in the first half of 2015 and the company intends to finance...

Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A., a research and development company focused on novel CNS and pain therapies, and its partner Zambon S.p.A., an international pharmaceutical company strongly committed to the CNS therapeutic area, Friday said the EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP recommended...

Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) and Calgary, Alberta-based Tervita Corp. have signed a definitive deal, whereby Republic Services' subsidiary would acquire Tervita, LLC, an unit of Tervita Corp. Tervita is a pure-play environmental waste solutions provider serving oil and natural gas producers in the U.S. Tervita,...

Athletic gear retailer Finish Line, Inc.'s (FINL) third-quarter net income attributable to the company climbed to $2.58 million from $2.32 million last year. On a GAAP basis, earnings per share were $0.05 for the recent quarter, same as last year. On a non-GAAP basis, quarterly loss per share, excluding...

Tesco Corp. (TESOF, TESO) said that, in accordance with the previously disclosed executive succession plan, Julio Quintana has resigned from the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer. Quintana will remain an employee of the company until his January 1, 2015 retirement date and will remain...

Brazilian alternative assets manager Pátria Investimentos and Blackstone Group L.P. (BX) announced that they have acquired four office buildings in Rio de Janeiro from Opportunity's Real Estate Fund for R$700 million. Pátria and Blackstone will own the portfolio in a 50/50 joint venture. This is the...

The ExOne Co. (XONE), a provider of 3D printing machines and printed products to industrial customers, said it is implementing management changes effective immediately to provide direct and centralized operational control and reporting to its Chairman and Chief Executive, Kent Rockwell. ExOne's Chairman...

Navigation systems maker Trimble Navigation Ltd. (TRMB) introduced today a new version of its Trimble Quantm system for road and rail alignment planning. Trimble Quantm version 8 is available now worldwide. In version 8, Quantm continues to provide the most comprehensive planning and costing solution...

British Investment Management firm Charles Stanley Group plc (CAY.L) announced that the Financial Conduct Authority has granted approval for the appointment of Paul Abberley as a director and as Chief Executive Officer, effective today. The company had on October 27, 2014 appointed Abberley as the...

British multinational utility company Centrica plc (CNA.L) has sold its 50 percent non-operated interest in the 90MW Barrow Offshore Wind Farm, located in the East Irish Sea, to the operator, Danish energy company Dong Energy, for a total consideration of £50 million in cash. Dong Energy owns the remaining...

Oncology company Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (SRNE) has entered into a definitive agreement with privately-held immuno-oncology company Conkwest, Inc. to jointly develop next generation CAR-TNK (pronounced as "Car-Tank") immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The CAR-TNK technology platform...

RSA Insurance Group plc (RSANY.PK, RSA.L, RSA) announced Friday that it agreed and completed the sale of its 21.75 percent holding in Thailand insurer Syn Mun Kong to LeapFrog Thailand Holdings Ltd and Mindo Asia Investments Limited, an affiliate of Lombard Investments, Inc. of San Francisco, USA. RSA...