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Realogy Holdings Corp. (RLGY) Monday announced the appointment of John Peyton to the newly created role of president and chief operating officer for its subsidiary, Realogy Franchise Group, effective October 13. Peyton will focus on operational management of the company while its CEO Alex Perriello will...

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) Monday said its Board has approved the previously announced separation of its China business, now owned by Yum China Holdings, Inc. The separation from Yum! Brands will occur after the close of business on October 31, 2016. Yum China expects to begin trading "regular way"...

Renault-Nissan Alliance, an alliance between Japan's Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (NSANF.PK, NSANY.PK) and French car maker Renault SA (RNSDY.PK, RNSDF.PK, RNT.L), and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said they have signed a global, multi-year agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected...

Mapping, geo-analytics and location intelligence solution provider MapAnything, Inc. Monday announced the appointment of Chris Rosbrook as chief financial officer. Rosbrook, who has more than 20 years of experience, will lead all financial-related activities at MapAnything and oversee the accounting...

Ball Corp. (BLL) announced an agreement to sell its specialty tin manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland, to U.S.-based Independent Can Company for approximately $25 million. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2016 and the proceeds are subject to customary closing...

Deutsche Bank AG shares fell sharply Monday morning on investor concerns about the German lender's capital position ahead of an anticipated legal settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. In Germany, Deutsche Bank shares were trading at 10.73 euros, down 0.68 euros or 6.00 percent. Earlier this...

Actua Corp. (ACTA) said it has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by Vista Equity Partners under which it will sell GovDelivery, a provider of cloud-based government communications software solutions, for $153 million in cash. The deal is subject to certain adjustments,...

Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (XIN) announced that it appointed Ms. Helen Zhang, previously an assistant president, as the Company's new Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Huaiyu "George" Liu will no longer serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors,...

Williams Co. Inc. (WMB) Monday announced the appointment of Stephen Chazen, former CEO and current director of Occidental Petroleum, and Peter Ragauss, former CFO of Baker Hughes and director at Apache Corp., to the board as directors, effective immediately. The Board also announced that three Williams...

LogMeIn Inc. (LOGM) announced the early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act) for its proposed merger with Citrix Systems Inc.'s (CTXS) GetGo subsidiary, a wholly owned subsidiary consisting of Citrix's GoTo family of products. Termination...

PerkinElmer Inc. (PKI) announced organizational changes effective October 3, 2016. PerkinElmer's Diagnostics business, focused on reproductive health, emerging market diagnostic solutions and applied genomics, will become a standalone business segment to better meet the needs of clinically-oriented...

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) said it has appointed Shira Goodman as its President and Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of its board of directors, with immediate effect. Goodman joined Staples in 1992. During her career at Staples, she has served in key leadership positions, including President,...

Caesars Entertainment Corp. (CZR) and Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. or "CEOC" and its Chapter 11 debtor subsidiaries announced that there are ongoing discussions among Caesars Entertainment, the Debtors and all of CEOC's major creditor constituencies to reach an agreement on a consensual...

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) plans to eliminate about a dozen senior positions at its corporate and investment banking operations in Asia, the second time the U.S. bank cuts jobs in the region this year, according to reports citing people with the matter. The reductions by the bank will involve managing...

CBOE Holdings Inc. (CBOE) said Monday that it agreed to acquire Bats Global Markets Inc. (BATS) in a cash and stock transaction valued at about $32.50 per Bats share, or a total of about $3.2 billion, consisting of 31% cash and 69% CBOE Holdings stock, based on CBOE Holdings' closing stock price of $70.30...

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