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Boeing (BA) and Embraer S.A. (ERJ) announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance. This expands ongoing cooperation between two of the world's largest airplane manufacturers. Boeing...

Diageo (DGE.L, DEO) announced the appointment of Deirdre Mahlan, currently the company's CFO, as President, Diageo North America. The company said, Deirdre's replacement will be announced in due course and until that time she will continue in her current role as CFO of Diageo. Larry Schwartz, President...

AAR Corp. (AIR) said that it will close its MRO facility in Hot Springs, Ark., and transfer operations to its Oklahoma City, Okla., facility as part of the Company's efforts to optimize its assets and improve return on invested capital for shareholders. In response to overcapacity in North America,...

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) Tuesday said Bill Veghte, Executive Vice President of HP's Enterprise Group, would depart the company later this summer to pursue a new opportunity. Since October, Veghte has been leading the separation efforts for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, working closely with Chris Hsu...

Black Box Corp. (BBOX) announced that it is one of 20 industry partners awarded prime contractor status to provide information technology products and solutions to the United States Air Force through its Network-Centric Solutions 2 (NETCENTS-2) NetOps and Infrastructure Solutions Full and Open, Indefinite...

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR) announced that it has appointed Jeffrey Boyer as its Executive Vice President or EVP and Chief Financial Officer or CFO, effective July 27, 2015. Boyer joins Pier 1 Imports from Tuesday Morning Corporation (TUES) where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative...

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc. (SCHN) reported that its net loss attributable to the company for fiscal 2015 third quarter ended May 31, 2015 was $9.63 million or $0.36 per share, compared to net income of $3.11 million or $0.12 per share in the same quarter last year. The company's third quarter...

Alcoa (AA) announced it will permanently close the company's Poços de Caldas primary aluminum smelter in Brazil on June 30, 2015. The company said the smelter has been curtailed since May 2014 and the underlying market conditions that led to the curtailment have not improved. Alcoa said the closure...

Manny, Moe & Jack (PBY), an automotive aftermarket service and retail chain, today announced that its Board of Directors has commenced a review of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value, including a possible sale, merger or other form of business combination or strategic transaction. The...

GTT Communications, Inc. (GTT) and AT&T (T), said they have signed a long-term, bilateral agreement for their IP networks. As the Internet continues to evolve, collaborations between Internet providers facilitate the dynamic, robust and reliable exchange of Internet traffic. "We are pleased that...

GEA Group AG (GEAGF.PK, GEAGY.PK) announced it has acquired Hilge, a supplier of hygienic pumps, especially stainless steel pumps for food and beverage applications, based at Bodenheim, Germany. GEA Group said Hilge's product range is complementary to the offering of its flow components portfolio....

Allscripts (MDRX) and NantHealth, a cloud-based information technology company, announced they have taken a significant step forward in their strategic partnership through two cross-investments and a strengthening of their commercial agreement. The investments include Allscripts' purchase of a 10% equity...

Cisco (CSCO) Tuesday said it intends to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company based in San Francisco, which provides advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $635 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention...

Sun Life Investment Management and Prime Advisors, Inc. announced an agreement whereby Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF.TO, SLF) will purchase Prime from the firm's current owners. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015. Prime is an investment management firm specializing in...

Willis Group Holdings (WSH) and Towers Watson (TW) announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement by which they will combine in an all-stock merger of equals transaction. Based on the closing prices of Willis and Towers Watson common stock on June 29, 2015, the implied equity value of the...

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