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President-elect Donald Trump said that the latest Air Force One order should be canceled, citing the high costs of converting the Boeing Co. jumbo jet for presidential use. "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion....

Harman International Industries Inc. (HAR) Tuesday announced a strategic partnership and investment in Silicon Valley innovator Navdy to offer an aftermarket Augmented Reality Driving Device to automotive OEMs. As part of the agreement, Harman will have exclusive rights to distribute the new co-branded...

Teledyne Technologies Inc. (TDY) said that Teledyne Instruments, Inc. has acquired Hanson Research Corporation. Hanson Research, headquartered in Chatsworth, California, specializes in analytical instrumentation for the pharmaceutical industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded...

Nucor Corp. (NUE) said that it has agreed to acquire Southland Tube, an independent manufacturer of hollow structural section or HSS steel tubing, for $130 million. HSS is used in a broad array of structural and mechanical applications including nonresidential construction, infrastructure, and heavy...

Rio Tinto (RIO.L, RTPPF.PK) said in an investor seminar that it will deliver $5 billion of free cash flow in productivity improvements over five years. The company said that it plans to pay dividend of not less than 110 US cents per share for 2016 full year. Rio Tinto Targets 2017 Iron Ore Pilbara Shipments Of 330-340 Mt.

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) Tuesday said it signed a definitive agreement to purchase a portfolio of 24 data center sites and their operations from Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) for $3.6 billion in an all cash transaction. The transaction is expected to close by mid-2017.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) announced certain business unit outlook metrics and an update on capital deployment plans for 2017. For fiscal 2017, the company projects net revenue growth for the retirement & income solutions - fee business in a range of 2 percent to 5 percent, net revenue...

Endo International plc (ENDP, ENDP.TO) announced its operating company, Par Pharma, has begun shipping mycophenolate mofetil hydrochloride for injection, which is the generic version of Roche's CellCept. Mycophenolate mofetil hydrochloride for injection is packaged in cartons of four 500 mg single dose...

Roper Technologies, Inc. (ROP) said it has agreed to acquire Deltek Inc. (PROJ) in an all cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion. Deltek is a provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses serving niche markets, including government contractors and professional...

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR) and Intralinks Holdings, Inc. (IL) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Synchronoss to acquire Intralinks for approximately $821 million in equity value. Intralinks Holdings is a global content collaboration company that provides cloud-based...

Optiv Security, a provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, and KKR, a investment firm, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire a majority stake in Optiv. The company is being acquired from a group of private investors, including a private equity fund managed...

Inogen, Inc. (INGN), a medical technology company, announced Tuesday that its Board of Directors has appointed Scott Wilkinson as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2017. Wilkinson will also join the Board of Directors on January 1. He will succeed Raymond Huggenberger,...

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) announced it has submitted a Modified Risk Tobacco Product or MRTP application on Monday for its electronically heated tobacco product with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products. The application is consistent with the company's stated...

CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (CX) said that it will be able to meet its US$1.5 billion to US$2 billion 2017 asset disposal target ahead of schedule. Year to date, CEMEX has announced divestments of close to US$2 billion, about half of which have been completed and the rest are expected to close by early next...

Noble Midstream Partners LP (NBLX) announced the company expects fourth-quarter net income of $34 - $37 million, and EBITDA of $36 - $40 million, or attributable to the Partnership of $26 - $29 million. Distributable Cash Flow is expected to be in the range of $24 - $27 million. For the fourth-quarter,...

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