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French luxury and retail company Kering SA (PPRUY, PPRUF) said Thursday its third-quarter sales rose 3.3% from last year to 2.61 billion euros. On a comparable basis, sales for the quarter were up 4.4% from a year ago. Luxury segment sales rose 3.7% from last year. Sales of Gucci brand slid 1.6%,...

Concession and construction company Vinci SA (VCISY.PK) Thursday reported revenues of 28.43 billion euros for the first nine months of fiscal 2014, a decline of 3.7% from 29.54 billion last year. On a like-for-like basis, revenues for the nine-month period slid 1.5 percent from a year ago. Revenues...

Coca-Cola Co. (KO) announced that its Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, Joe Tripodi will retire from the Company at the end of February 2015. Tripodi will be succeeded by Marcos De Quinto, a seasoned and respected Company veteran who is currently President of the Iberia Business Unit & Vice President,...

Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. (WLB) Thursday reported a loss for the third quarter, compared with profit last year, amid $23.7 million of derivative losses, increases in selling and administrative costs, and restructuring charges. For the three months to September, the coal producer reported...

Ingersoll-Rand Plc (IR) Thursday announced that it expects its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Ingersoll-Rand Luxembourg Finance S.A., or IR Lux, to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior notes in a registered public offering. The company expects that the offering will consist of...

Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey or PMMS, showing average fixed mortgage rates hitting fresh lows for the year for the second consecutive week amid declining bond yields. At 3.92 percent the average 30-year fixed rate is at its lowest level since the week...

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK) Thursday said it has appointed James Wiener as its senior executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective November 24, 2014. Wiener will lead the company's global Risk and Compliance Group, overseeing the compliance and credit, operational and market...

Lannett Company, Inc. (LCI) said that it expects to report fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings per share of $0.91 and $0.94 and net sales of approximately $93 million. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report earnings of $0.77 per share and revenues of $90.70 million for the first-quarter....

Cutrale-Safra announced that it has submitted to the Chiquita Board of Directors an updated definitive offer to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (CQB) for $14.50 per share in cash. The $14.50 per share cash offer represents a compelling premium of approximately...

Property and casualty insurance company Old Republic International Corp. (ORI) Thursday reported lower profit for the third quarter, reflecting higher expenses and reduced net premiums and fee income. The company's profit dropped to $85.8 million or $0.30 per share from $102.9 million or $0.36...

Akers Biosciences, Inc. (AKER, AKR.L) has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Hainan Savy Investment Management Ltd and Thomas Knox, the company's Non-executive Co-Chairman, to research, develop, produce and sell certain Akers' rapid diagnostic screening and testing products in China. The Joint...

Deluxe Corp. (DLX) reported that its net income for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 declined to $44.4 million from $46.9 million in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share were $0.88 down from $0.92 in the previous year. Adjusted earnings per share grew to $1.03 from $0.96 last year. Total...

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (RS) reported third-quarter earnings which were nearly flat with last year, hurt by higher operating costs. The company expects fourth-quarter earnings below analysts' expectations. Net income remained nearly flat at $95.5 million, compared with last year's $95.1 million....

Nucor Corp. (NUE) reported third-quarter of 2014 net earnings attributable to stockholders of $245.4 million, or $0.76 per share, up from $147.6 million, or $0.46 per share, in the third quarter of 2013. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.73 per share for...

Chevron Corp. (CVX) announced a new oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Keathley Canyon Block 10 Well No. 1 encountered significant oil pay in the Lower Tertiary Wilcox Sands. The well is located around 180 miles off the Louisiana coast in 3,992 feet of water...