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Spectris plc (SEPJF.PK, SXS.L), a productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, Monday said that John Hughes advised the Board that he will stand down as Chairman and Director on appointment of a successor. He was appointed a Non-executive Director in June 2007 and Chairman in May 2008. The...

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS, RBS.L) Monday said it has concluded a full and final settlement with three out of the five shareholder groups representing 77% of the claims by value in the 2008 Shareholder Rights Issue litigation. In total, RBS is willing to make available settlement sums of...

Novartis International AG (NVS) announced that, Sandoz, a Novartis division, has reported data from the ASSIST-FL trial. The confirmatory safety and efficacy study shows proposed biosimilar rituximab (GP2013) met its primary endpoint of overall response rate, demonstrating equivalence with the reference...

German transport services firm Vossloh Group (VOSSF.PK) Monday said it has signed a contract with Altus Capital Partners II, L.P. to acquire US rail infrastructure company Rocla Concrete Tie Inc. The purchase price to be determined for the debt-free Company as at the day of completion is expected...

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL), in their response to a statement from the Department of the Army, announced that the Administration's decision not to issue an "easement" to Dakota Access Pipeline at this time is a purely political action. The Administration...

Kite Pharma, Inc. (KITE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced late Sunday that, in a preliminary analysis of the Phase 1 ZUMA-3 and ZUMA-4 trials of KTE-C19, 82 percent of patients achieved complete remission or complete remission with incomplete or partial hematological recovery. The...

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (RHHBY), announced data from the positive, pivotal Phase III GALLIUM study that compared Gazyva (obinutuzumab) plus chemotherapy followed by Gazyva alone head-to-head against Rituxan (rituximab) plus chemotherapy followed by Rituxan alone for people with previously...

Novartis (NVS) said it presents results from first global registration trial of CTL019 in pediatric and young adult patients relapsed/refractory (r/r) pediatric and young adult patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). ELIANA, the first global CAR T cell trial, will be the basis of...

German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron (AIXG) said that it will explore with its Chinese suitor after President of the United States blocked the acquisition of the U.S. business of Aixtron by Grand Chip Investment GmbH, an indirect subsidiary of Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP . "The bidder...

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) announced positive interim results from Part D of its ongoing Phase 1 study with fitusiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic, in patients with hemophilia with inhibitors. The company plannned to initiate Phase 3 program in early 2017. The results were presented...

Shares of Zendesk Inc. (ZEN) declined in the extended session Friday after the software company announced the resignation of a pair of its executives. Zendesk shares declined 8.5% to $19.37 in the after hours trading In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the company said that Amanda Kleha...

President Barack Obama blocked the acquisition of the U.S. business of Aixtron by Grand Chip Investment GmbH (Grand Chip) and certain of its direct and indirect shareholders (together, the Purchasers), according to a statement Friday by the Treasury Department. The order directs the Purchasers and...

Mobile payments company Square (SQ) is holding on to a notable gain in afternoon trading on Friday after moving sharply higher earlier in the session.

After seeing initial weakness, shares of Starbucks (SBUX) have regained some ground but remain in negative territory in afternoon trading on Friday.

Medical device maker Teleflex (TFX) has shown a strong move to the upside during trading on Friday, surging up by 4.2 percent.

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