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Interface Security Systems Holdings, Inc. , a leading North American provider of Internet Protocol or "IP" Bundled Managed physical security and secured managed network services, announced that it has been selected by Family Dollar, Inc. (FDO) as its IP Managed Service Provider across its entire retail...

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (MHFI), said that Apple Inc. (AAPL) will replace AT&T Inc. (T) in the Dow Jones Industrial Average or DJIA after the close of trading on Wednesday, March 18. The change will be effective with the opening of trading on Thursday, March 19. The...

Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) Friday received an unfavourable verdict in the German court of appeal on exclusivity of its vitamin regimen Alimta or pemetrexed disodium. The court said the generic competitor Actavis Plc's (ACT) dipotassium salt form of pemetrexed would not infringe Alimta. The patent for the...

Crude oil prices fell Friday morning as the dollar continued its assault on major currencies after a strong U.S. jobs report. The U.S. created 295,000 jobs in February and the unemployment rate fell to 5.5% from 5.7%, the Labor Department said, fueling speculation the Federal Reserve is going to raise...

Alcoa (AA) said over the next twelve months it will review 500,000 metric tons of smelting capacity and 2.8 million metric tons of refining capacity for possible curtailment or divestiture. The review will include facilities across the Alcoa system. It is continuing to aggressively transform its upstream...

One of America's most famous tech investors sees private investors getting crushed in a race to make money on apps. "Small individual investors are putting their money into apps with no chance of getting their money back," billionaire Mark Cuban told CNBC as the tech-heavy Nasdaq hit 5,000 for the...

Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. (PNY) reported a first-quarter net income of $92.98 million or $1.18 per share, compared to $97.57 million or $1.26 per share in the year-ago quarter. On average, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $1.22 per share. Analysts' estimates typically...

MaxPoint Interactive, Inc., announced that it has priced its initial public offering of 6.5 million shares of its common stock at $11.50 per share, before underwriting discounts. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday under the symbol "MXPT". The company...

Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (ACLS) said it has reached an agreement with Vertex Capital Advisors, LLC whereby the company would nominate Vertex' nominees Richard Faubert and John Kurtzweil to its Board of Directors at the company's 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled for May 13. In addition...

Orient Paper, Inc. (ONP), a paper manufacturer in North China, posted fourth-quarter net income of $2.2 million or $0.11 per share, compared to $3.5 million or $0.19 per share in the prior-year period. Revenue for the latest fourth quarter was $32.7 million, down 7.1% from $35.2 million in the comparable...

Athletic apparel and footwear retailer Foot Locker, Inc. (FL) reported Friday a profit for the fourth quarter that increased 21 percent from last year, reflecting sales growth. Sales at established stores also grew 10.2 percent. Both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly sales topped analysts' expectations. The...

Residential property company Gagfah SA (GGFHF.PK), which has agreed to combine with Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE, announced certain expected changes in the composition of its Board owing to the decision to combine with Deutsche Annington. Chairman Gerhard Zeiler, Hendrik Jellema, and Daniel Just...

Tribune Media Company (TRCO) said its fourth-quarter net income surged to $314.7 million or $3.14 per share from $67.1 million or $0.67 per share in the comparable quarter last year. Consolidated revenue for the latest fourth quarter rose 85% to $553.42 million from $299.56 million in the prior year...

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS) said it has earned a $9 million milestone payment from Biogen Idec (BIIB) related to advancing the ongoing pivotal Phase 3 study evaluating ISIS-SMN in infants with spinal muscular atrophy or SMA. ENDEAR, a Phase 3 study of ISIS-SMN, is a randomized, double-blind,...

Office supplies retailer Staples, Inc. (SPLS), which agreed to acquire smaller rival Office Depot, Inc. (OPD), reported Friday a net loss for the fourth quarter compared to a profit last year, hurt by goodwill impairment and restructuring charges. Both adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations...

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