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Women's apparel retailer Ann Inc. (ANN) posted a lower net income in the second-quarter of 2014, compared to last year. It also provided its outlook for the third quarter and updated its outlook for fiscal 2014. Net income for the second quarter of 2014 dropped to $32.7 million from $35.6 million...

Satellite television provider DISH Network Corp. (DISH) Friday said it has appointed Steve Swain, senior vice president of Programming, as Chief Financial Officer. Swain succeeds Robert Olson, DISH's executive vice president and CFO, who is retiring from the company on October 15. In his new role,...

Dynegy Inc. (DYN) said Friday that it has signed two separate definitive sets of agreements to acquire the ownership interests in certain Midwest generation assets from Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) and EquiPower Resources Corp and Brayton Point Holdings, LLC from Energy Capital Partners or ECP. The Purchase...

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL), a specialty athletic retailer, Friday reported higher earnings for the second quarter, as total sales grew by 12.9 percent year-over-year. The company's net income improved to $92 million or $0.63 per share from $66 million or $0.44 per share last year. For the current...

Medical device maker Covidien Ltd. (COV), which is in a deal to be bought by larger rival Medtronic, Inc. (MDT), Friday announced it has acquired Reverse Medical Corp., a privately held medical device company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Reverse Medical is focused on expanding...

DISH Network Corp. (DISH) Friday said it appointed Steve Swain, senior vice president of Programming, as CFO to replace Robert Olson who is retiring from the company on October 15. Before his stint as senior VP of Programming, Swain was VP of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, and prior to...

Sports good retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Friday reported second-quarter net earnings which declined, hurt by nearly flat comparable stores sales and lower gross margin, but nevertheless topped analysts' estimates, while revenues fell short. For the 3-month period, which the company exited...

Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO, RY) reported net income of C$2.378 billion for the third-quarter ended July 31, 2014, up C$93 million or 4% from the prior year. Earnings per share was C$1.59 up from C$1.51 in the prior year. Excluding specified items, net income was C$2.418 billion, up C$223 million...

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.(NADL), which is currently owned 70% of its outstanding shares by offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Ltd. (SDRL), said that it has signed an agreement to purchase a significant portion of Russian state oil company OAO Rosneft's (ROSN.L) land drilling fleet in Russia. Approximately...

Echelon Corp. (ELON) Friday said it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Grid operations to S&T AG, a publicly traded European IT systems provider with a focus on smart energy products and services. Under the agreement, Echelon will receive approximately $5 million in upfront consideration,...

Petrofac Ltd. (POFCF.PK, POFCY.PK, PFC.L), an international oil & gas facilities service provider, Friday said Norman Murray, who has been Chairman since May 2011, has resigned from the Board and would step down as Chairman with immediate effect for compassionate reasons. Senior Independent Director,...

Tesco Corp. (TESOF, TESO) said its President and Chief Executive Officer Julio Quintana has elected to retire at the beginning of January 2015. In accordance with the company's succession plan, the board has designated Fernando Assing, currently Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer,...

OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OGXI) Thursday said the Phase 3 ENSPIRIT trial, evaluating custirsen in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer or NSCLC, is continuing as planned as per the recommendation of the Independent Data Monitoring Committee, based upon completion of the first interim futility...

BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (BSTC) Thursday announced positive, statistically significant results from a randomized, double-blind Phase 2a study of collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH for the potential treatment of cellulite, or edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy. Cellulite describes...

Macquarie Infrastructure Co. (MIC) Thursday said it has completed the previously disclosed sale of its district energy business, Thermal Chicago, to an entity managed by Brookfield Infrastructure Group for $270 million. The company disclosed in the first quarter of 2014 that it had entered into an...