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Givaudan AG (GVDBF.PK), a Swiss manufacturer of fragrance and flavor products, Thursday reported that its fiscal 2014 net income attributable to equity holders of the parent climbed 14.9 percent to 563 million Swiss francs from last year's 490 million francs, driven by an improved operating performance...

French electric utility EDF Group SA (EDFEF.PK) Wednesday said Snam, GIC, and EDF Invest entered into an agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances for its entry into the share capital of TIGF with a 10 percent stake. Based in Pau, TIGF employs about 500 persons and operates a 5,000 km-long gas pipeline...

Methanex Corp. (MEOH) said it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange to amend the Normal Course Issuer Bid initiated on May 6, 2014 to increase the maximum number of common shares that may be acquired under the bid from 4.83 million common shares to 8.58 million common shares, representing...

Automaker General Motors Corp. (GM) has rejected the request made by two senators, and has decided not to extend the compensation program deadline for the ignition switch affected beyond January 31. As of January 23, the compensation program received 3,068 claims, of which 50 claims for deceased people...

Enterprise software maker Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) on Wednesday reported a 31 percent decline in profit for the fourth quarter from last year, as higher revenues were more than offset by one-time charges. However, both revenue and adjusted earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts' expectations....

Semiconductor company Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS) reported Wednesday a profit for the third quarter that nearly halved from last year, despite double-digit sales growth, reflecting a significant drop in operating margins and higher charges. However, both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues...

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) reported that its net earnings for its first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended December 26, 2014 were $100.1 million, or $0.77 per share, up from $93.7 million or $0.71 per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2014 ended December 27, 2013. Quarterly revenues grew to...

European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation both the proposed acquisition of the vaccines business of Novartis (NVS) by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK, GSK.L), as well as the proposed creation of a new entity combining the consumer health activities of GSK and Novartis. The decision is conditional...

Automated test-equipment maker Teradyne, Inc. (TER) reported Wednesday a net loss for the fourth quarter compared to a profit last year, despite double-digit revenue growth, reflecting higher charges and lower margins. However, both adjusted earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts'...

Steel products maker Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) reported Wednesday a net loss for the fourth quarter compared to a profit last year, double-digit sales growth, reflecting hefty asset impairment charges. Adjusted earnings per share matched analysts' expectations, while quarterly net sales missed their...

Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. (MCD) announced late Wednesday that President and Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson will retire from the positions and also as a member of the Board of Directors, effective March 1, after serving the company for nearly 25 years. Thompson has served as president...

Amazon Web Services Inc. AWS, an Amazon.com company (AMZN), announced Amazon WorkMail, a secure, managed business email and calendaring service in the cloud. According to the company, Amazon WorkMail enables users to send and receive email, manage contacts, share calendars, and book resources using...

LoJack Corp. (LOJN) announced that LoJack Equipment Ireland Ltd., which manages the company's international licensee relationships, has reached a legal settlement with Tracker do Brasil LTDA. The agreement results in $5 million of total value to LoJack. Specifically, Tracker will pay LoJack $2 million...

Triumph Group Inc. (TGI) reported that its net loss for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 was $39.8 million or $0.79 per share, compared to net income of $35.4 million or $0.67 per share, for the third quarter of the prior fiscal year. Results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 included...

South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF.OB) reported that its fourth-quarter net income attributable to the shareholders of the parent company fell 26.8% to 5.29 trillion won from 7.22 trillion won in the prior year. Operating income for the quarter dropped to 5.29 trillion won...

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