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Tyson Foods Inc (TSN) and Hillshire Brands Co (HSH) Wednesday announced that, in connection with the review of Tyson's proposed acquisition of Hillshire by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Tyson and Hillshire have agreed with the DOJ upon a proposed settlement which has been...

Canadian uranium producer Cameco Corp (CCJ, CCO.TO), Wednesday initiated a shutdown of its McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill operations in response to a strike notice from the United Steelworkers union. Cameco, which has ceased production at the sites, said the union informed the company of plans...

Amgen Inc (AMGN) said Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a priority review status for its new drug application of ivabradine, an investigational drug for chronic heart failure. Ivabradine is an oral drug that inhibits the "funny" current in the sinoatrial node, the body's...

U.S. bookstore chain and online bookseller, Books-A-Million, Inc. (BAMM) announced the appointment of James Phelps to the Books-A-Million team as Vice President of eCommerce. The company said Phelps will lead Books-A-Million in achieving world-class marketing and merchandising excellence. As Vice...

Sabre Corp. (SABR) Wednesday said it is exploring strategic options, including a potential sale, for its lastminute.com business unit, as the company intends to focus on its core business. "The decision to review strategic options for lastminute.com supports Sabre's strategy to focus on our core...

Medtronic Inc. (MDT) on Wednesday said it has acquired NGC Medical S.p.A., a privately-held Italian company, for $350 million, as the medical equipment maker aims to enhance its hospital managed services. Medtronic, which had earlier held a 30 percent stake in NGC, expects the impact from the deal...

Chinese solar energy company Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (YGE) reported Wednesday a loss for the third quarter that narrowed from last year, reflecting improved gross margins and revenue growth amid higher shipments. However, adjusted loss per share for the quarter came in wider that analysts'...

Diversified conglomerate United Technologies Corp. (UTX) on Wednesday reaffirmed its earnings and revenue guidance for the full-year 2014. However, the company's forecast for the year remains slightly below analysts' expectations. The company was reaffirming its guidance for fiscal 2014 in advance of...

LiveDeal, Inc. (LIVE), a provider of online marketing and mobile technology solutions, Wednesday announced that it has acquired online retailer, ModernEveryday.com. The acquisition, which was completed using a combination of cash, a note, and LiveDeal restricted stock valued at $8 per share, marks...

Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) said Wednesday that its board unanimously recommended that shareholders vote "FOR" proposed merger with Fyffes plc. (FFY.L, FYFFF.PK). Chiquita stated that the Special Meeting of shareholders will be held September 17, 2014. Meanwhile, Chiquita...

Gaming and entertainment company Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (ISLE) on Wednesday reported a loss for the first quarter that narrowed from last year on higher revenues and lower provision for taxes. Virginia McDowell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Isle of Capri Casinos, said, "For the second...

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) Wednesday said Jack Broodo, president of Dow Chemical Canada ULC and director of feedstocks for the company's North and Latin America regions has been named vice president of Investor Relations for the company. Broodo succeeds Doug May, who will become business president of...

Canadian financial services provider National Bank of Canada (NA.TO) reported Wednesday a profit for the third quarter that grew nine percent from last year, reflecting double-digit revenue growth amid strong results at wealth management and financial markets segments. Both adjusted earnings per share...

Cameco (CCO.TO, CCJ) announced that, in response to receiving strike notice from the United Steelworkers Local 8914, the company initiated a shutdown of McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill operations and will cease production at these sites. The union intends to commence strike on August 30, 2014....

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NADL) Wednesday reported second-quarter net income attributable to shareholders of $57 million or $0.24 per share, down from $63.9 million or $0.28 per share in the prior year. Total operating revenues for the quarter declined to $342.6 million from $374.8 million a...