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JD.com, Inc. (JD), China's largest online direct sales company, Tuesday said it has launched a major initiative to bring imported food to its Chinese customers. The US Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, Max Baucus, spoke at a recent JD.com event to promote the online sales of US-produced...

Nonni's Foods LLC, a provider of premium, specialty cookies and baked goods, Tuesday announced the appointment of Brian Hansberry as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Hansberry succeeds Dave Beré, who is retiring, and will now serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the company. Hansberry...

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FM.TO) late Monday said its fourth-quarter copper production fell to 105,176 tonnes from 114,791 tonnes in the same quarter last year. Copper sales were 94,836 tonnes, compared to 95,598 tonnes in the prior year. Gold output was 57,480 ounces, compared to 63,199 ounces...

German American Bancorp. (GABC) late Monday said its fourth quarter net income increased to $7.64 million from last year's $6.59 million. Earnings per share advanced to $0.58 from $0.50. Net interest income improved to $19.03 million from $18.39 million in the prior year. Total non-interest income...

Sharp Corp. (SHCAY.PK) is nearing a deal to sell its Recurrent Energy solar unit in the U.S., Bloomberg reported citing a person familiar with the matter. According to the reports, a deal may be announced soon at a price above Sharp's purchase price for the business. The Japanese electronics maker...

Ashland Inc. (ASH) reported net income for the first quarter of $32 million or $0.46 per share, compared to $110 million or $1.40 per share for the year-ago quarter. Income from continuing operations for the first quarter was $40 million or $0.57 per share, compared to $88 million or $1.12 per share...

Silicon Motion Technology Corp. (SIMO) reported fourth-quarter net income of $11.92 million or $0.35 per ADS, compared to $5.42 million or $0.16 per ADS, prior year. Adjusted earnings per ADS was $0.48, for the quarter. On average, nine analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) on Monday announced the appointment of George Fairweather, formerly group finance director of Alliance Boots, as executive vice president and global chief financial officer, effective 20 February 2015. Fairweather will succeed Timothy McLevish, who served as Walgreens...

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) reported fourth-quarter net income of $24.6 million or $0.17 per share, compared to $47.3 million or $0.32 per share, prior year. Adjusted earnings per share was $0.36, for the quarter. On average, 14 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit...

Graco Inc (GGG) on Monday reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $49 million or $0.80 per share compared with $44.7 million or $0.71 per share last year. Revenues for the quarter were $306 million compared with $272 million in the prior year. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings...

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) reported fourth-quarter net income of $98.5 million or $1.00 per share, compared to $228.1 million or $2.34 per share, prior year. Excluding special items, fourth quarter 2014 net income was $114 million, or $1.16 per share. On average, 15 analysts polled by...

Energy company Hess Corp (HES) on Monday announced a capital and exploratory budget of $4.7 billion for 2015, a 16 percent reduction from its 2014 actual spend of $5.6 billion. Of this, $2.1 billion is budgeted for unconventional shale resources, $1.2 billion for production, $1 billion for developments...

Pfizer Inc (PFE) on Monday announced new commitments aimed at ensuring the world's most poorest countries have access to its pneumococcal vaccine Prevenar 13 through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Pfizer's commitments were announced during Gavi's pledging conference being held in Berlin, Germany, in support...

Crane Co. (CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, reported fourth-quarter net income to shareholders of $56.21 million or $0.95 per share, compared to $49.71 million or $0.84 per share, prior year. Adjusted earnings per share was $1.13, for the quarter. On average,...

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF) reported first-quarter net income of $11.26 million or $0.60 per share, compared to $12.43 million or $0.66 per share, prior year. Operating income decreased 8% year-over-year. On average, four analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit...

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