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Merck (MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced positive health-related quality of life (HRQoL) findings from an exploratory analysis from the phase 3 KEYNOTE-024 study investigating the use of KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), the company's anti-PD-1 therapy, compared to standard of...

Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. reported Wednesday that its fourth-quarter operating profit increased 12.5 percent to 327 million euros from last year's 291 million euros. This represented an operating profit margin for the group as a whole of 9.7 percent. When adjusting for one of restructuring...

Transport company Stagecoach Group plc (SGC.L) reported Wednesday that its first-half profit before tax declined to 89.5 million pounds from 90.8 million pounds a year ago. Earnings per share were 12.7 pence, slightly down from 12.8 pence a year ago. Adjusted profit before tax was 100.4 million...

Symrise AG (SYIEY.PK, SYIEF.PK), a supplier of fragrances, flavorings and cosmetic active ingredients, announced Wednesday that its Supervisory Board has again renewed the contract of CEO Heinz-Juergen Bertram ahead of schedule for a further five-year term until 2022. According to the firm, the reaffirmation...

Boeing Co. (BA) said that it agreed to acquire Liquid Robotics, a market leader in autonomous maritime systems and developer of the Wave Glider ocean surface robot, to grow its seabed-to-space autonomous capabilities. In September 2014, Boeing and Liquid Robotics entered into a teaming agreement...

Boeing Co. (BA) said that it is currently under contract for $170 million to help determine the capabilities of complex military aircraft that serve the unique requirements of the President of the United States. It looks forward to working with the U.S. Air Force on subsequent phases of the Air Force...

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...

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