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Corporate Office Properties Trust (OFC) Friday reported a decline in its second-quarter adjusted funds from operations, or FFO, and revised its adjusted FFO guidance for the full year. The company reported adjusted FFO of $27.56 million, compared with $42.41 million in the same period last year....

Event manager Viad Corp. (VVI) Friday reported a rise in net earnings as well as revenues for the second quarter, helped by higher base same-show revenue, new business wins and favorable show rotation. The company defines base same-show revenue as revenue from shows produced out of the same city during...

Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (SWK) reported that its second-quarter net earnings attributable to common shareowners increased to $216.5 million from the prior year's $187.1 million, with earnings per share improving to $1.36 from $1.18 last year. Normalized earnings per share was $1.43 up from $1.22...

correction: corrects headline and first paragraph to say profit decreased for the quarter Covidien plc (COV) reported third-quarter net income of $306 million or $0.67 per share, compared to $396 million or $0.84 per share, last year. Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.04,...

Security systems firm Tyco International Ltd. (TYC) Friday reported a sharp surge in third-quarter net income attributable to common shareholders to $1.45 billion, or $3.11 per share, from last year's $135 million, or $0.28 per share. Excluding special items, earnings per share from continuing operations...

Switzerland-based security products maker Tyco International Ltd. (TYC) is scheduled to report third quarter results. The company is expected to earn $0.54 per share, higher than the $0.50 per share reported last year. However, revenues are projected to fall to $2.65 billion from the previous year's...

French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation (DUAVF.PK) Friday reported a fall in first-half operating income, as sale of business jets declined and R&D expenses increased. The company also expects a decline full-year sales. For the 6-month period, operating income decreased by 40 percent to 113 million...

21st Century Century Fox (FOXA, FOX) said it would transfer Sky Italia and its 57.4 percent stake in Sky Deutschland AG (SKDTF.PK, SKDTY.PK) to British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc or BSkyB (BSY.L, BSYBY.PK) to create a pan-European digital television leader through the combination of these assets. In...

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subgroup of Bayer AG (BAYZF.PK, BAYRY.PK, BYR.L), and Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., an subsidiary of Amgen (AMGN), reported that an investigational Phase 3 study of NEXAVAR or sorafenib tablets in patients with advanced breast cancer failed to achieve its primary...

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS, RBS.L) Friday said it expects to report first-half pre-tax profit of 2.65 billion pounds, significantly up from 1.37 billion pounds in the prior year. Announcing its preliminary results, the British lender said its profit attributable to ordinary and B shareholders...

Diversified miner Anglo American Plc (AAUKY.PK, AAL.L) reported a 48% growth in first-half total pre-tax profit to $2.945 billion, from $1.99 billion last year. Year-over-year profit for the period attributable to equity shareholders of the company surged to $1.46 billion, from $403 million. On an...

Infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty Plc. (BBY.L) Friday said it has been awarded a $136 million contract to build a prestigious and environmentally responsible office complex in the heart of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. The building, known as 300 South Tryon, is being developed by Cornerstone...

Pearson plc (PSO, PSON.L) reported a loss before tax of 36 million pounds for the half-year 2014, compared to a loss of 16 million pounds, previous year. Loss for the period from continuing operations widened to 26 million pounds or 3.2 pence per share, from a loss of 5 million pounds or 0.5 pence per...

Carillion Plc. (CLLN.L) Friday said that the company and Balfour Beatty Plc. (BBY.L) are engaged in preliminary discussions in relation to a possible merger of the infrastructure companies. This followed an approach from Carillion to Balfour Beatty. The Boards of the companies believe that the merger...

British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc, known as BskyB, (BSYBY.PK, BSY.L) reported Friday that its fiscal 2014 pre-tax profit declined to 1.082 billion pounds from last year's 1.257 billion pounds. The latest results included negative adjusted items of 104 million pounds, compared to 7 million pounds last...