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Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (EBIO) Thursday said its Phase 2 trial evaluating drug candidate EBI-005, in patients with moderate to severe allergic conjunctivitis, did not meet its primary endpoint of reduction in mean ocular itching in patients compared to vehicle-control, in the Environmental Exposure...

Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) announced that it expects to generate up to US$380 million in proceeds from its interest in Sears Canada Inc. (SCC.TO) by early November 2014, assuming the completion of its previously announced rights offering of Sears Canada shares to the Company's stockholders and the exercise...

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG) said its Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC subsidiary has reached a settlement and patent license agreement with DePuy Mitek LLC. The agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the United States District Court for theDistrict of Massachusetts.

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty Plc. (BBY.L, BAFBF.PK) announced Thursday the disposal of its 50 percent interest in the Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospital PPP project, in West Yorkshire, UK for 61.5 million pounds. The shares were trading around 2 percent lower in London trading. The company...

Arcadis N.V. (ARCAY.PK, ARCVF.PK), a Dutch engineering and consultancy firm, Thursday said that it has been selected by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District to complete performance-based environmental remediation activities at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst or JB-MDL in New Jersey. Under...

Afren Plc. (AFRNF.PK, AFR.L), an Africa-focused oil and gas company, said Thursday that following an improvement in the security situation in the border region of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the firm has begun the process of returning staffing levels to normal at the Barda Rash field. This is with...

Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SOIEF.OB, SNSAY.PK) reported that its net profit attributable to shareholders for the third quarter ended August 31, 2014 declined to $14.56 million or $0.25 per share, from $21.08 million or $0.36 per share in the same quarter last year. But, quarterly revenue rose to $545.43...

TomTom NV (TMOAF.PK), a Netherlands-based supplier of navigation and mapping products, said it has agreed to extend its supply of traffic information to Toyota Motor Europe beyond 2016 to 2018. Toyota drivers will have access to TomTom Traffic and Places across the entire range. TomTom is a global...

DQ Entertainment Plc. (DQE.L), an entertainment production and distribution company, and Ciwen Kids of Ciwen Media Group, a leader in the distribution and management of international animation properties in China, announced that they have signed a significant content acquisition deal of multiple properties...

Activist investor Starboard Value LP proposed to buy all of the shares in RealD Inc. (RLD), the supplier of 3-D technology to cinemas, that it does not already own for $12 per share in cash. In a letter to the chairman and Chief Executive officer of RealD, Starboard said that the offer represented...

French pharmaceutical firm Ipsen S.A. (IPSEY) announced that Susheel Surpal would step down as its Chief Financial Officer as of October 31, 2014 to pursue new opportunities. The company would communicate the name of his successor shortly. Marc de Garidel, Chairman and Chief Executive of Ipsen, and...

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair Holdings Plc. (RYA.L, RYAAY) reported Thursday that its passenger traffic and load factor for the month of September increased from last year, reflecting lower fares and improving customer experience. Traffic for the month of September rose 5 percent to 8.50 million...

Dollar General Corp. (DG) announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash, including associated preferred share purchase rights, to 5:00 p.m. New York City time on October 31, 2014, unless further extended....

German conglomerate Bayer AG (BAYZF.PK, BAYRY.PK, BYR.L) Thursday said it is issuing a jumbo bond in 144A/Reg S format with a volume of $7 billion through its subsidiary US unit Bayer U.S. Finance LLC. According to the firm, the successful placement of the U.S.dollar bond was part of the financing of...

Lack of monitoring of the shadow banking system is a risk to financial stability, the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, said late Wednesday. According to the Global Financial report from IMF, shadow banking amounted to around 7 trillion dollars in emerging markets. This is outpacing the growth...