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Iron Mountain Inc. (IRM), Monday said it has agreed to buy the U.S. operations of IO Data Centers LLC for $1.315 billion plus up to $60 million based on future performance. Iron Mountain will acquire the land and buildings associated with four state-of-the-art data centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale,...

American Express Co. (AXP) said it is eliminating the requirement for merchants to collect Card Members' signatures for all purchase transactions at the point of sale beginning in April 2018. The elimination of American Express' signature requirements will apply to purchase transactions of all amounts...

3M Co. (MMM) said it has entered into agreements related to the sale of substantially all of its Communication Markets Division to Corning Inc. (GLW) for $900 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. 3M's Communication Markets Division business consists of optical fiber and copper passive...

Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO) and Celgene Corp. (CELG) Monday announced additional data from the TRANSCEND study of JCAR017 in patients with relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The data from the open label, multicenter phase 1 study of JCAR017 in adult patients with relapsed...

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD) said it has issued a letter to its shareholders highlighting the benefits of its acquisition of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (BCEI). In addition, the company said it will file a registration statement on Form S-4 today, which will communicate the strategic rationale behind...

Spark Therapeutics (ONCE) and Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Monday announced that the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of SPK-9001 for the treatment of patients with hemophilia B had discontinued routine infusions of factor IX concentrates and shown sustained steady-state factor IX activity levels. The open-label,...

Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ), a solar power company, announced Monday that its Board of Directors has received a preliminary, non-binding "Going Private" proposal letter from its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu. As per the letter, dated December 9, Qu has offered that...

PhaseRx, Inc. (PZRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing mRNA treatments for life-threatening inherited liver diseases in children, said it has elected to file a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. PhaseRx intends...

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALNY) said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a request to amend the orphan drug designation for patisiran to the treatment of transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR amyloidosis). This is an expansion to patisiran's prior designation which was for the...

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. (IART), a medical technology company, said it continues to expect fiscal 2017 adjusted earnings per share in the range of $1.83 to $1.87 and revenues in the range of $1.165 billion to $1.175 billion, which includes about 4% organic growth. On average, analysts polled...

Lear Corp. (LEA) Monday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Israel-based EXO Technologies, a developer of GPS technology for autonomous and connected vehicle applications. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EXO Technologies that has operations in San Mateo, California,...

LKQ Corp. (LKQ), an American auto parts company, Monday said it signed a definitive deal to buy Stahlgruber GmbH from Stahlgruber Otto Gruber AG for an enterprise value of about 1.5 billion euros. LKQ expects to complete the deal late in the first quarter or early in the second quarter of 2018, subject...

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN) said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the company's supplemental Biologics License Application or sBLA for a 12-week dosing interval of EYLEA (aflibercept) Injection in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration based on...

Xylem Inc. (XYL), a global water technology company, said it has agreed to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Pure Technologies Ltd. (PUR.TO) for C$9.00 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of C$509 million, or $397 million. Pure's board of directors has unanimously approved...

Xerox Corp. (XRX) announced Monday confirmed the receipt of director nominations from Carl Icahn. The company noted that Jonathan Christodoro, former Managing Director of Icahn Capital LP, has resigned from the company's Board of Directors in order to allow Carl Icahn and his affiliated funds to submit...

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