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NCR Corp. (NCR) announced preliminary third-quarter 2014 results. The company expects revenue to be approximately $1.65 billion or year-over-year revenue growth of 9%, (10% on a constant currency basis), and non-pension operating income (NPOI) to be approximately $204 million, lower than previous guidance...

Halliburton Co. (HAL), a service provider to oil and gas explorers, Monday reported third-quarter earnings which increased, helped by a surge in North America revenues. Both earnings and revenues beat analysts' estimates. For the three months to September, net earnings advanced to $1.2 billion or...

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (REGN) and Sanofi (SNYNF, SNY) Monday announced the dosing of first patients in the Phase 3 trial Of Dupilumab, an investigational therapy, co-developed by both the companies. The product candidate is indicated for atopic dermatitis, asthma and chronic sinusitis with nasal...

Valeant Pharma (VRX.TO, VRX) Monday said third-quarter net income attributable to the company was $275.4 million or $0.81 per share, compare to a net loss of $973.2 million or $2.92 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On a cash earnings per share basis, adjusted income was $2.11 per share,...

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP, CP.TO) announced Monday that exploratory conversations held with CSX Corp. (CSX) about a possible business combination have ended. No further talks are planned. Canadian Pacific Railway said it proposed an integrated coast-to-coast combination that would improve...

Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (ASTY) on Monday said it has signed a Notice of Grant Award or NGA with the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine or CIRM, effective October 1, 2014. The grant will provide non-dilutive funding for starting a Phase 1/2a clinical trial of the company's product AST-OPC1....

Toymaker Hasbro Inc. (HAS) reported that its net earnings attributable to the company for the third quarter 2014 rose to $180.5 million or $1.40 per share, from $126.6 million, or $0.96 per share, in 2013. In 2013, as reported net earnings for the third quarter included a pre-tax $75.5 million, or...

Coatings and specialty products maker PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) Monday said it has expanded the ability for its Central Europe application support center in Hamburg, Germany, to package aerospace sealants for customers in Central and Eastern Europe. According to Ulrich Krueger, PPG Deutschland Sales...

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) on Monday said it will pay $1.5 billion, over the next three years, to GLOBALFOUNDRIES, an investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi, for the acquisition of its unprofitable chip-manufacturing unit. The sale will reflect a pre-tax charge of $4.7 billion...

E-commerce giant eBay Inc. (EBAY) announced Monday that Marc Andreessen has decided to resign from the company's board of directors. Andreessen has served on eBay's board for six years, joining in September 2008. Following the board's recent decision to separate eBay and PayPal into independent, publicly...

Xcite Energy Ltd.'s (XEL.L, XEL.V) shares increased around 3 percent in London trading after the company announced Monday that its unit Xcite Energy Resources plc, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding or MOU with Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI). The MoU sets out the principles...

Cegedim, a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field, said that a definitive purchase agreement has been executed for its CRM and Strategic Data division with IMS Health Inc. for a cash price of 385 million euros. The signing comes after the group successfully informed...

Yahoo! Inc.'s (YHOO) chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give new details about how the company is evaluating possible acquisitions as the company faces pressure from Starboard Value LP, according to reports. Mayer will announce the company's...

Daisy Group plc (DAY.L) Monday said it agreed with a consortium comprising of Toscafund Asset Management, Penta Capital, and Daisy CEO Matthew Riley that Chain Bidco plc, a new company owned indirectly by the buyers, will acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Daisy. Daisy shareholders...

Evogene Ltd. (EVGN), an Israeli plant genomics company, Monday announced the signing of a joint research agreement with the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corp. or Embrapa. Under the deal, Evogene's unit Evofuel Ltd. signed the joint research agreement for the advancement of castor cultivation in...