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Endo International plc (ENDP, ENL.TO) said Tuesday that it has delivered a proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AUXL) for a per share consideration of $28.10 in a cash and stock deal valued at $2.2 billion. Endo's proposal represents a premium of 31%...

Insulet Corp (PODD), a maker of insulin infusion systems, Tuesday named Patrick Sullivan as its president, chief executive officer and director, effective immediately. Sullivan succeeds Duane DeSisto, who is retiring after 13 years at the company. DeSisto will be available to the company as a consultant...

Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. (SBY) said Tuesday that its Board of Directors has appointed Irvin Kessler as Chairman of the Board, effective upon the contingent resignation of Brian Taylor, the current Chairman of the company's Board of Directors. Kessler has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board...

Buckeye Partners L.P. (BPL) said Tuesday it has completed its $860 million purchase of an 80 percent interest in Buckeye Texas Partners LLC. Buckeye Texas Partners LLC and its subsidiaries, which are owned jointly with Trafigura AG, will own and operate a vertically integrated system of midstream...

Cloud service provider Rackspace (RAX) Tuesday named Taylor Rhodes as its chief executive officer and a member of the board, effective immediately. Rackspace co-founder, Graham Weston, who has served as CEO and chairman since February, now is non-executive chairman of the board. Rhodes is a Rackspace...

Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (APOG) reported net income for the second quarter of $16.8 million or $0.57 per share, compared to $6.1 million or $0.21 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding a $0.22 per share tax credit, adjusted earnings per share for the latest quarter were $0.35. Net sales...

Drive-in restaurants chain Sonic Corp (SONC) said Tuesday that for the fiscal year 2015, it expects earnings per share growth at the higher end of its long-term 14 to 15 percent growth target. The outlook for fiscal 2015 anticipates the following elements: positive same-store sales in the low single...

Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) reported net income for the third quarter of $44.7 million or $0.09 per share, compared to $83.0 million or $0.16 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, adjusted net income for the third quarter was $140.6 million or $0.28 per share, compared to $164.4 million...

Realty Income Corp. (O) said Tuesday that it has priced $250 million of 4.125% senior unsecured notes due 2026. The public offering price for the notes was 99.499% of the principal amount for an effective yield to maturity of 4.178%. The offering is expected to close on September 23. About...

Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD) said Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of Severstal Columbus LLC, a new and technologically advanced mini-mill in North America. As previously announced, the purchase price for Columbus was $1.625 billion in cash, with customary transaction purchase price adjustments,...

AK Steel (AKS) said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of Severstal North America's integrated steelmaking assets located in Dearborn, Michigan. The transaction also included a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products. AK Steel paid $707...

Fitch Ratings said Tuesday that it has affirmed Starbucks Corp.'s (SBUX) long-term Issuer Default rating at 'A-' and short-term IDR at 'F2'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. Fitch said the ratings reflect its expectation that Starbucks will maintain total adjusted debt-to-operating EBITDAR in the...

Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) said Tuesday that it has priced the public offering of $250 million of senior notes due in 2024. The notes will be issued at a price of 99.329% of their principal amount and will bear interest at a rate of 3.375% per annum. This note offering is projected to settle on...

Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO) said Tuesday that it has priced its debt offering of $500 million of 4.20% senior notes due 2024. The offering is expected to close on September 18. The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering to retire outstanding amounts on its revolving credit facility...

WiLAN Inc. (WIN, TO, WILN), Tuesday said its bought a portfolio of patents related to technology used in Smart Meters that are deployed in the energy market. Financial terms of the tranasaction were not disclosed. "This new partnership, our 30th and second in the energy market, is part of our ongoing...