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B/E Aerospace, Inc. (BEAV), a maker of aircraft cabin interior products, said that as announced earlier, Joseph Lower joined the company as Vice President, Finance, effective November 1, 2014. Lower will be appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of B/E Aerospace upon the effectiveness...

Litigation law firm Brodsky & Smith, LLC announced that it is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of BTU International, Inc. (BTUI) relating to the proposed acquisition by Amtech Systems, Inc. (ASYS). Under the terms of transaction, BTU shareholders will receive only 0.3291...

JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) said it launched three new seasonal routes from Boston Logan International Airport, providing Bostonians with even more nonstop leisure destinations across the Caribbean and Latin America. JetBlue now offers seasonal weekly services to Liberia, Costa Rica; Puerto Plata,...

Real estate investment trust AmREIT, Inc. (AMRE) agreed Friday to be acquired by Edens Investment Trust for $26.55 per share in an all-cash deal valued at about $763 million. The deal has been unanimously approved by AmREIT's Board of Directors. The closure of the deal, primarily subject to approval...

Cogeco Cable, Inc. (CCA.TO) reported fourth-quarter profit of C$63.85 million or C$1.30 per share, higher than C$43.87 million or C$0.89 per share for the year-ago quarter. Revenues for the quarter increased 4.2 percent to C$490.16 million from C$470.39 million in the same quarter last year. Analysts...

COGECO, Inc. (CGO.TO), a diversified holding corporation, reported fourth-quarter profit attributable to owners of the corporation of $15.77 million or $0.94 per share, higher than $13.87 million or $0.82 per share in the prior-year quarter. Revenues for the quarter grew 3.9 percent to $524.52 million...

AmREIT, Inc. (AMRE) announced a definitive agreement with Edens Investment Trust under which Edens will acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of AmREIT for $26.55 per share in an all-cash transaction with a total enterprise value of about $763 million. The completion of the transaction, primarily...

World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim revealed in an internal memo on Friday that he plans to cut 500 global jobs and cancel about 70 open vacancies over the next three years. However, he also said the bank plans to create nearly 300 new job positions in India, mostly in Chennai. The move follows...

Insurer American International Group, Inc. agreed Friday to pay a penalty of $35 million to the New York State Department of Financial Services or DFS, to settle claims of insurance law and other violations related to its former subsidiaries, ALICO and DelAm. The DFS probe found that ALICO and DelAm...

Main Street Capital Corp. (MAIN) said Friday that it has priced an underwritten public offering of $175.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 4.50% unsecured notes due 2019. The offering is expected to close on November 5. Main Street plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to...

Cnova N.V., a global eCommerce company, Friday announced the launch of its initial public offering of 26.8 million ordinary shares. The shares are expected to be priced between $12.50 and $14.00 each, which would result in a total offering size between $335 million and $375.2 million. At the midpoint...

Seaboard Corp. (SEB) reported net income for the third quarter of $104.7 million or $89.49 per share, compared to $31.0 million or $25.99 per share for the year-ago quarter. Net sales for the third quarter fell to $1.62 billion from $1.65 billion a year ago.

Compuware Corp. (CPWR) said Friday that it has completed its previously announced distribution of all of its 31,384,920 shares of Covisint Corp. (COVS) common stock as a pro rata dividend on shares of Compuware common stock, and on shares of Compuware common stock deliverable under restricted stock units...

Furmanite Corp (FRM) Friday reported third-quarter net earnings of $1 million or $0.03 per share compared with $2 million or $0.06 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.05 per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings of $0.12 per share...

Golden Peanut Co. LLC, a subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), said Friday that it has acquired the processing facilities and certain assets of the Harrell Nut Co., a processor and sheller of pecans. Reflecting the company's continuing expansion of its product portfolio, Golden Peanut also...