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Boeing (BA) released its 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects a demand for nearly 1.5 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years. Boeing forecasts that between 2016 and 2035, the world's commercial aviation industry will require approximately 617,000...

Baidu Inc. (BIDU), Chinese language Internet search provider, announced that the special committee of the Company's board of directors received a letter from Mr. Robin Yanhong Li, chairman and chief executive officer of Baidu, and Mr. Yu Gong, chief executive officer of Qiyi.com, Inc., who led a consortium...

National Interstate Corp. (NATL) said it has agreed to be acquired Great American Insurance Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG). Under the deal, Great American will acquire the approximately 49 percent of the company's issued and outstanding common shares that Great...

Netflix (NFLX) and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution announced first global SVOD licensing agreement. Netflix will be the exclusive global streaming home for FX's hit, American Crime Story. The first season of the franchise will be available globally on Netflix, excluding Canada, in 2017 with...

Outerwall Inc. (OUTR) said that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with affiliates of certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (APO), a leading global alternative investment manager, pursuant to which the Apollo Funds will acquire all of the outstanding shares...

Spark Therapeutics (ONCE) and Pfizer Inc. (PFE) announced updated results of the first cohort from the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial of SPK-9001, the lead investigational candidate in the companies' SPK-FIX program, in development for the treatment of hemophilia B as a potential one-time therapy....

CVS Health (CVS) announced that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Texas. CVS Health has established a standing order with physicians in Texas that allows CVS Pharmacy to expand access to the medication across the...

Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALDR) Monday announced positive data in a 24-week phase 2b trial with its monoclonal antibody product candidate ALD403 in chronic migraine patients. ALD403 targets calcitonin gene-related peptide. Earlier in March, phase 2b study using 300 mg and 100 mg dose levels...

Skullcandy Inc. (SKUL) announced the expiration of the "go-shop" period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Skullcandy has agreed to be acquired by a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Incipio, LLC. Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, Skullcandy...

Merck (MRK) announced the company's investigational vaccine for Ebola Zaire, V920, has been granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. FDA, and PRIME (PRIority MEdicines) status from the the European Medicines Agency. V920 was initially engineered by scientists from the Public Health Agency...

E*Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC) said it has agreed to acquire Aperture New Holdings, Inc., the ultimate parent company of OptionsHouse, for $725 million in cash. The transaction will boost E*Trade's derivatives capabilities, while also expanding its customer profile with the addition of OptionsHouse's...

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (ATLS) Monday announced a Restructuring Support Agreement with its Revolving Credit Facility lenders, Second Lien lenders and approximately 80 percent of its Senior Noteholders. The agreement, if completed, will help reduce the Partnership's debt by approximately $900 million...

Liberty Property Trust (LPT) announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell to Workspace Property Trust in concert with its strategic partner, Safanad Limited, for $969 million, 108 properties totaling approximately 7.6 million square feet of leasable space in five markets and approximately...

Sprint-072516.jpg Sprint Corp. (S) reported the highest fiscal first quarter postpaid phone net additions in nine years with 173,000 in the quarter compared to net losses of 12,000 in the prior year quarter. The company said 185,000 year-over-year improvement was driven by both better acquisition and retention, as postpaid...

Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (APRI), Monday said it has agreed with Sandoz to mutually terminate license agreement and to expand its exclusive distribution agreement with Ferring Pharmaceuticals, for the commercialization of Vitaros, a topical on-demand treatment for erectile dysfunction. All three parties...

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