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Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial SA (FRRVY.PK, FRRVF.PK) said Sunday that it has ended talks to acquire Australia's Transfield Services Ltd. (TSE.AX) after the target company rejected its sweetened takeover bid. Transfield is a provider of maintenance and construction services. Shares of Transfield...

TAL Education Group (XRS), a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that it has invested approximately US$15 million in Guokr Inc., a popular mobile and web-based community for science and technology education in China, for Guokr's minority equity interest. "With...

Ma'aden and Alcoa (AA) announced that the alumina refinery at their joint venture aluminum complex in Saudi Arabia produced its first alumina from Saudi Arabian bauxite. The alumina refinery at Ras Al Khair is the first ever refinery to be constructed and operated in the region. The company noted...

21st Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA, FOX) blocked DISH customer access to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, as the media conglomerate introduced other channels into negotiations despite those channels not being included in the contract up for renewal, Dish said in a statement early Sunday morning. Dish...

A U.S. district court judge rejected a proposed settlement in shareholders' lawsuits over Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HPQ) controversial $11.1 billion takeover of British software company Autonomy Corp in 2011. District Judge Charles Breyer said the proposed settlement improperly protected the HP directors,...

Generic drug maker Actavis plc (ACT) is considering Spanish drugmaker Almirall SA (LBTSF.PK) as one of several possible takeover targets, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter said. The report said that Actavis has identified Almirall, which could be valued at about 3 billion euros...

The U.S. government wants British oil giant BP Plc. (BP, BP.L) to pay $16 billion to $18 billion in water-pollution fines for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history while seeking more than $1 billion from the co-owner, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), of the blown-out well that caused the 2010 Gulf...

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems or LMIS, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin (LMT), has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for work performed by LMIS employees who lacked required job qualifications. The settlement...

AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. (SWY) announced on Friday about sale of 168 stores across eight states to four buyers, subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Safeway, which agreed in March to be acquired by an investor group led by private equity firm Cerberus...

Staples, Inc. (SPLS) announced on Friday that its data security experts have detected that criminals deployed malware to some point-of-sale systems at 115 of its more than 1,400 U.S. retail stores. The investigation found that hacking started in July in few of its stores and that approximately 1.16 million...

Iron Mountain Inc. (IRM) said Friday that it has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a civil complaint regarding pricing issues associated with Records Management, Data Management and Secure Shredding services that the company provided under U.S. General Services...

British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC (AZN, AZN.L) said Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Lynparza capsules, 400mg twice daily, as the first monotherapy for patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer, who have been treated with...

AbbVie Inc (ABBV) on Friday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets co-packaged with dasabuvir tablets) to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection, including those with a type of advanced liver disease...

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CBST) said Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Zerbaxa for the treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections caused by designated susceptible Gram-negative bacteria. The approval of...

Scotiabank (BNS, BNS.TO) on Friday said its subsidiary has agreed to buy the retail and commercial banking operations of Citibank (C) in Peru, subject to regulatory approval. Scotiabank said the deal is not material to it, and its common equity tier one capital ratio will be impacted by less than...