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Walt Disney Co. (DIS) said Tuesday that it is accepting applications for its second Disney Accelerator program powered by Techstars. Disney Accelerator will select a class of 10 startup companies for a three-month mentorship and investment program beginning July 6, 2015 and concluding with a Demo...

Allete, Inc. (ALE) said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy U.S. Water Services, Inc., an integrated industrial water management company. Allete will initially purchase 87% of U.S. Water for $168 million, based on a total implied enterprise value of $194 million. Current employees and management of...

First Merchants Corp. (FRME) reported fourth-quarter net income available to common stockholders of $15.26 million or $0.41 per share, up from $11.21 million or $0.34 per share in the year-ago period. On average, five analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.42...

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUXL) announced Tuesday that it held a special meeting of its stockholders today at 8:30 a.m. ET to approve matters relating to the previously announced proposed merger with Endo International plc. (ENDP). The proposal to adopt the amended and restated agreement and plan...

Steel and steel products maker Nucor Corp. (NUE) reported that its net earnings attributable to stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased to $210.4 million or $0.65 per share, from $170.5 million or $0.53 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013. The results included a credit of $57.3...

TSYS (TSS) has extended its existing card-processing agreement with Banco CSF S.A., the financial services arm of Carrefour in Brazil, through 2024. TSYS supports Carrefour's 12 million hybrid and private-label cards in circulation in Brazil on its market-leading TS Prime processing solution. The Carrefour...

West Chester, Ohio-based AK Steel (AKS) reported lower net income attributable to the company of $13.5 million, or $0.07 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2014, compared with $35.2 million, or $0.26 per share, last year. Excluding the fourth quarter effects of pension and other postretirement benefit...

Courier Corp. (CRRC) announced Tuesday that it has received a non-binding, unsolicited proposal from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (RRD) to acquire the Company for $23.00 per share in cash or RR Donnelley common stock, subject to proration in the event that shareholders elect to receive more than approximately...

Michael Gooch, the controlling stockholder of Jersey Partners Inc. or JPI, and Executive Chairman of GFI Group Inc. (GFIG), Tuesday issued an open letter to shareholders of GFI in support of the amended merger offer from CME Group (CME) to acquire all outstanding shares of GFI for $5.85 per share....

Zosano Pharma Corp. (ZSAN) Tuesday reported the pricing of its initial public offering of 4.5 million shares of common stock at a price to the public of $11.00 per share. The shares are scheduled to begin trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "ZSAN" on January 27. All of...

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) reported fourth-quarter net loss attributable to common stockholders of $514.6 million or $1.92 per share, narrower than loss of $565.7 million or $2.12 per share in the same quarter last year. Adjusted loss for the latest quarter was $1.21 per share, compared to breakeven...

Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) Tuesday said it is making major improvements to its Vienna, Georgia poultry plant as part of an ongoing plan to maximize efficiencies and meet growing demand for its products. The capital improvement project, valued at over $110 million, will create more than 500 jobs in Vienna. The...

Marriott International, Inc. (MAR) Tuesday said it has signed definitive agreements to acquire the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand and management and franchise business from Delta Hotels Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management Corp. or bcIMC for C$168 million or around...

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) reported fourth-quarter income from continuing operations of $461 million or $1.18 per share, compared to $407 million or $0.92 per share, prior year. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $1.13 for the...

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) reported that its net loss attributable to common stock for fourth-quarter 2014 was $2.9 billion or $2.75 per share, compared to net income of $707 million or $0.68 per share, for fourth-quarter 2013. FCX's net loss attributable to common stock included net charges of $3.1...

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