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The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) and the Cancer Research Institute or CRI announced a multi-year clinical research collBristol-Myersaboration to coordinate and rapidly initiate clinical Immuno-Oncology (I-O) studies across the Parker Institute and CRI networks. Bristol-Myers...

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. (RXII) announced that it was granted a patent from the Japan Patent Office or JPO for the composition of matter of sd-rxRNAs targeting connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) for the treatment or prevention of fibrotic disorders, including but not limited to skin fibrosis and...

FactSet (FDS) announced, on March 27, 2017, the company's Board approved a $300 million expansion to the existing share repurchase program. Including this expansion, $336.5 million is currently available for future share repurchases. FactSet repurchased 479,822 shares for $81.1 million during the second...

StoneMor Partners L.P. (STON), an owner and operator of cemeteries and funeral homes, said Tuesday that its general partner StoneMor GP LLC's Board of Directors announced that the Partnership's co-founder, Lawrence Miller, has decided to retire. He will step down as Chairman, President and Chief Executive...

AstraZeneca (AZN.L, AZN) said that the US Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's New Drug Application or NDA for LYNPARZA(olaparib) tablets (300mg twice daily) for use in platinum-sensitive, relapsed ovarian cancer patients in the maintenance setting. The FDA has also granted priority...

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC) announced, for the 2017 fiscal year, the company updated its financial outlook to reflect a higher impact of special charges. Excluding the impact, the company reaffirmed its expected constant currency growth rates for sales, adjusted operating income and adjusted...

Dutch paints and chemicals maker AkzoNobel N.V. (AKZA.AS; AKZOY), which recently rejected a takeover offer by PPG Industries Inc. (PPG), Tuesday said it will outline plans for the creation of two focused businesses and enhanced long-term value creation in April. The company will also provide updated...

Accenture Federal Services said that it has been awarded a five-year, $232 million contract to help the U.S. Marshals Service or USMS implement its Mission Modernization Program, which will provide mobile capabilities and real-time decision-making with an enterprise data solution to improve data accessibility...

Strauss Group (SGLJF.PK), an Israel-based food and beverage company, announced Tuesday that its coffee unit Strauss Coffee B.V. has entered into an agreement with TPG Capital to purchase its entire holding in Strauss Coffee for 257 million euros. Strauss Coffee will buy the 25.1% of Robusta Coöperatif,...

E-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to acquire SOUQ.com, a Middle East -based e-commerce company. Subject to closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in 2017. The acquisition is expected to enable SOUQ.com to continue growing while working...

United Internet AG (UDIRF.PK) announced it has acquired a stake of 29.93% in rankingCoach, a provider of cloud-based online marketing solutions. Based in Cologne, rankingCoach markets its products both directly to end-users and agencies, as well as indirectly via international partners, such as hosting...

Wolseley plc (WOSCF.PK, WOS.L, WOSYY.PK) reported profit before tax of 328 million pounds for the half year ended 31 January 2017 compared to 367 million pounds, prior year. The Group noted that the result is after the impairment and exceptional costs of 124 million pounds. Profit from continuing operations...

Thomas Cook Group plc (TCKGY.PK, TCG.L), in its pre-close trading update, said that trading is progressing in line with expectations. Overall demand for its summer holidays is strong, despite some margin pressure in parts of the business due to more competition. Based on the current trading performance,...

United Utilities Group plc (UU.L, UUGRY.PK) reported that its current trading is in line with the group's expectations for the year ending 31 March 2017. Underlying operating profit for 2016/17 is expected to be moderately higher than 2015/16. Reported operating profit will be impacted by costs relating...

U.K.-based insurer Aviva PLC is looking to sell Friends Provident International Ltd. in a deal that could fetch up to $750 million, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the situation. Aviva reportedly has received a number of pre-emptive offers for the unit. However,...

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