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Antofagasta plc (ANFGY.PK, ANTO.L) reported that Group copper production for the full year was 704,300 tonnes, in line with guidance and 0.7% lower than in 2016. The company said this was due to the impact of the expected lower grades at Los Pelambres and Centinela, which was offset by Encuentro Oxides...

Toys "R" Us Inc announced that about 180 stores in the United States will close in the coming months. For Toys"R"Us Canada, all 83 stores are open for business as usual to serve customers, honouring all policies, warranties, Baby Registry, Gift Cards and RClub loyalty program. For 2018, Toys"R"Us...

Nidec Corp. (NJDCY.PK), a manufacturer of electric motors and related components and equipment, reported that its profit attributable to owners of the parent for the third-quarter rose to 34.77 billion yen or 117.46 yen per share from 31.52 billion yen or 106.28 yen per share last year. Net sales...

Swiss drug major Novartis (NVS) reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter net income was $1.98 billion, up 111 percent from last year's $936 million, driven by the strong operating income growth and higher income from associated companies. The prior year included exceptional charges related to a revaluation...

Ahold Delhaize N.V. (ADRND.PK, AHODF.PK), a Dutch supermarkets and eCommerce company, reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter net sales were 15.8 billion euros, up 1.6% from last year at constant exchange rates. Overall, the business delivered a solid performance in the fourth quarter, resulting...

H.B. Fuller Co. (FUL), an adhesives provider, reported late Tuesday that its fourth-quarter net loss attributable to the company was $7.56 million or $0.15 per share, compared to net income of $39.13 million or $0.76 per share a year ago, which included an extra week. Adjusted earnings per share in...

A group led by former Small Business Administration chief Maria Contreras-Sweet entered exclusive talks to buy the troubled Weinstein Co. film studio, according to reports citing a person familiar with the talks. The negotiations could lead to a sale of the company in the next two weeks, the reports...

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said that its board approved an increase in the company's regular quarterly cash dividend on common stock from $0.70 per share to $0.80 per share, effective with the quarterly dividend the Board has declared to be payable on March 6, 2018, to holders of record at the close of...

Walt Disney Co. (DIS) said that more than 125,000 eligible employees will receive a one-time $1,000 cash bonus. The company will also make an initial investment of $50 million in a new and ongoing education program specifically designed to cover tuition costs for hourly employees. The two new initiatives...

Confirm.io, a company that digitally authenticates government identification, said that it agreed to be acquired by Facebook Inc. (FB). Facebook didn't disclose terms of the acquisition of Confirm.io, a three-year-old company based in Boston. Confirm.io said, " When we launched Confirm, our mission...

ComScore Inc. (SCOR) is working with financial advisers to explore options including a potential sale, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. The company, which tracks online viewership and box-office performance of Hollywood films, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to reach...

Sigma Designs, Inc. (SIGM) announced the sale of its Z-Wave business to Silicon Labs (SLAB) for $240 million in an asset transaction, due to the initial closing conditions in the previously announced definitive agreement with Silicon Labs for the acquisition of the entirety of Sigma Designs not being...

Canadian National Railway Company (CNI, CNR.TO) announced its planned C$3.2 billion capital program for 2018 which will focus on key capacity projects to meet growing freight demand and continued investment in infrastructure maintenance to enhance safety and efficiency. CN plans to invest approximately...

Huntington Bancshares Inc. (HBAN) Tuesday reported a surge in fourth quarter net profit to $432 million from $239 million in the prior year. On a per share basis, earnings were $0.37, up from $0.20 in the previous year. The company reported 4 percent increase in average loan and leases to $2.5 billion....

While reporting its fourth-quarter financial results today, Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) announced a new global restructuring initiative, which includes job cuts in a range of 5,000 to 5,500, or 12 percent to 13 percent of current headcount, as well as the closure or sale of about 10 manufacturing facilities. In...

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