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Portland General Electric Company (POR) Tuesday posted second-quarter net earnings of $35 million or $0.43 per share compared with a net loss of $22 million or $0.29 per share last year. On average, 10 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings per share of $0.34 for the quarter. Analysts'...

Klépierre S.A. and Corio N.V. (CRIOF.PK) have inked a conditional agreement to create the leading pure play retail property company in Europe. The transaction would be completed through a recommended public exchange offer to be made by Klépierre for Corio's issued and outstanding ordinary shares....

Network services provider Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) Tuesday reported a profit for the second-quarter, compared with loss last year, as the company benefited from growth in core network services business and an improved gross margin. In addition, the company reiterated its annual outlook. For...

WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA.TO) Tuesday posted an increase in its second-quarter net earnings to C$51.8 million from C$44.7 million last year. Earnings per share rose to C$0.40 from C$0.34 a year ago. On average, 13 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of C$0.28...

Talisman Energy Inc. (TLM, TLM.TO) has incurred a net loss of $237 million, or $0.24 a share in the second quarter of 2014, as against a profit of $97 million, or $0.06 a share, in the prior-year period, driven mainly by a $171 million movement relating to cash settlements and non-cash mark-to-market...

Diversified healthcare benefits company Aetna, Inc. (AET) is expected to report results for the second quarter before the market opens. The Hartford, Connecticut-based health insurer is expected to post earnings of $1.60 per share, higher than the $1.52 per share a year ago, while quarterly revenues...

Nomura Holdings, Inc. (NMR) and its consolidated entities reported income before income taxes of 51.7 billion yen for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared to 113.2 billion yen, a year ago. Net income attributable to shareholder was 19.9 billion yen compared to 65.9 billion yen, previous year....

Publishing firm Informa Plc. (INFMF.PK, INF.L) Tuesday said first-half profit before tax was 100.2 million pounds compared to 74.6 million pounds last year. Prior-year results have been restated. Adjusted profit before tax was 155.2 million pounds, while it totaled 146.5 million pounds last year. Profit...

European oil giant BP Plc. (BP.L, BP_UN.TO, BP) reported that its profit before taxation for the second quarter of 2014 increased to $5.15 billion from $4.12 billion in the year ago quarter. Quarterly profit attributable to shareholders grew to $3.37 billion from last year's $2.04 billion, with earnings...

AudioCodes Ltd. (AUDC), a maker of VoIP products, Tuesday reported a second-quarter net loss, as higher operating expenses eclipsed revenue growth. Excluding certain items, the company reported earnings which missed analysts' estimates. Revenues, on the other hand, topped Street view. For the June...

German sportswear firm PUMA AG's (PMMAF.PK) second-quarter 2014 consolidated net earnings plummeted to 4 million euros, from 18 million euros last year, partly impacted by a slightly higher tax rate in the quarter due to tax expenses related to prior years. Therefore, quarterly earnings per share fell...

Orange (ORAN) reported first-half net income of 891 million euros in the first half of 2014, a decrease of 318 million euros compared to the first half of 2013, reflecting the pressure on revenue. Net income Group share amounted to 744 million euros in the first half of 2014. Adjusted EBITDA amounted...

German industrial gases producer Linde AG (LNAGF.PK, LNEGY.PK) said its first-half 2014 profit attributable to shareholders declined to 624 million euros, from 660 million euros, with profit for the period falling year-over-year to 680 million euros, from 715 million euros last year. Six-month earnings...

French car maker Renault SA (RNSDY.PK, RNSDF.PK, RNT.L) reported a sharp surge in its first-half 2014 net income, Group share to 749 million euros, from 39 million euros, a year before. Thanks to the success of its recently launched models, Renault's registrations and profit improved in the first half....

French tire maker Michelin Cie Des Estb (MGDDY.PK, MGDDF.PK) Tuesday said first-half net income increased to 624 million euros from 507 million euros. Earnings per share were 3.28 euros compared to 2.72 euros last year. Net sales fell to 9.673 billion euros from 10.159 billion euros. Jean-Dominique...