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Specialty retailer Genesco, Inc. (GCO) on Thursday reported a 44 percent decline in profit for the second quarter from last year, reflecting lower sales and margins at the Lid Sports Group. In addition, the prior-year results include a gain on lease termination. Adjusted earnings per share for the...

iBio Inc. (BIO) said that it received notices of intention to grant for two European patent applications claiming novel protein expression technologies. The first newly allowed patent application entitled "Systems and Methods for Clonal Expression in Plants," includes claims to a system for generating...

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OMED) announced the U.S. FDA has removed the partial clinical hold on enrollment in the company's vantictumab (anti-Fzd7, OMP-18R5) Phase 1 clinical trials. The partial clinical hold occurred on July 1, 2014 following the company's voluntary halt to its Wnt pathway programs...

Specialty retail jeweler Signet Jewelers Ltd. (SIG.L, SIG) reported Thursday a profit for the second quarter that declined from last year, reflecting lower margins amid higher costs and expenses. However, sales increased 39 percent aided by contribution from Zale Corp. (ZLC) acquisition. The company's...

Acorn International Inc. (ATV) said that its net loss attributable to the company for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 widened to $13.5 million, from $8.7 million in the second quarter of 2013. Loss per ADS was $0.48 compared to loss per ADS of $0.32 in the second quarter of 2013. Total net...

Filtration products maker Pall Corp. (PLL) Thursday reported higher fourth-quarter profit, driven by 12 percent growth in sales. Pro-forma earnings per share, as well as revenues beat analysts' expectations. For the fourth quarter, the company's net earnings increased to $120.09 million or $1.08...

Aoxin Tianli Group, Inc. (ABAC), a China-based diversified company with businesses in hog farming and electro-hydraulic servo-valves manufacturing and marketing, announced Thursday that it has acquired a 95 percent equity interest in Wuhan Optical Valley Orange Technology Co., Ltd. or OV Orange. Hubei...

Corgenix Medical Corp. (CONX.OB), a developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Orgentec Diagnostika, a specialty diagnostics company headquartered in Mainz, Germany. As per the terms of the agreement, Corgenix...

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Thursday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA has granted Fast Track designation to the company's investigational Clostridium difficile vaccine candidate. The candidate is currently in its Phase 2 stage of clinical development and is designed to prevent C. difficile-associated...

Cobra Electronics Corp. (COBR) and Monomoy Capital Partners II, L.P, a New York private equity fund focused on value investing and business improvement, announced that Cobra Electronics and entities affiliated with Monomoy have executed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which an affiliate of...

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) reported that its second-quarter net income increased to $12.9 million or $0.17 per share, from $11.4 million or $0.14 per share, last year. Excluding certain charges, adjusted non-GAAP net income was $14.1 million and adjusted non-GAAP net income per share was $0.19 for...

Specialty retailer Genesco, Inc. (GCO) Thursday reported a decline in its second-quarter earnings from continuing operations to $4.8 million or $0.20 per share from $8.5 million, or $0.36 per diluted share last year. Quarterly results reflected expenses of $3.6 million after tax, including $2.2...

CBS Corp. (CBS.A, CBS) announced a comprehensive deal with LIN Media LLC (LIN), a local multimedia company, to renew existing station affiliation agreements for 12 LIN stations in ten markets nationwide. The agreement includes renewals for KRQE in Albuquerque, N.M.; KBIM-TV in Roswell, N.M.; KREZ-TV...

Aluminium components maker Constellium N.V. (CSTM) Thursday reported a modest increase in earnings as well as revenues for the second quarter. For the 3-month period, net earnings were 28 million euros or 0.26 euro per share, a rise from 24 million euros or 0.25 euro per share a year ago. On average,...

Destination XL Group, Inc. (DXLG) reported second-quarter net loss of $4.0 million or $ 0.08 per share compared with a loss of $1.6 million or $0.03 per share a year ago. Excluding certain items, assuming a normalized tax rate of 40 percent, the adjusted net loss for the quarter was $2.4 million...