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Dynegy Inc. (DYN) said Friday that it has signed two separate definitive sets of agreements to acquire the ownership interests in certain Midwest generation assets from Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) and EquiPower Resources Corp and Brayton Point Holdings, LLC from Energy Capital Partners or ECP. The Purchase...

Foot Locker, Inc. (FL), a specialty athletic retailer, Friday reported higher earnings for the second quarter, as total sales grew by 12.9 percent year-over-year. The company's net income improved to $92 million or $0.63 per share from $66 million or $0.44 per share last year. For the current...

Medical device maker Covidien Ltd. (COV), which is in a deal to be bought by larger rival Medtronic, Inc. (MDT), Friday announced it has acquired Reverse Medical Corp., a privately held medical device company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Reverse Medical is focused on expanding...

DISH Network Corp. (DISH) Friday said it appointed Steve Swain, senior vice president of Programming, as CFO to replace Robert Olson who is retiring from the company on October 15. Before his stint as senior VP of Programming, Swain was VP of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, and prior to...

Sports good retailer Hibbett Sports, Inc. (HIBB) Friday reported second-quarter net earnings which declined, hurt by nearly flat comparable stores sales and lower gross margin, but nevertheless topped analysts' estimates, while revenues fell short. For the 3-month period, which the company exited...

Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO, RY) reported net income of C$2.378 billion for the third-quarter ended July 31, 2014, up C$93 million or 4% from the prior year. Earnings per share was C$1.59 up from C$1.51 in the prior year. Excluding specified items, net income was C$2.418 billion, up C$223 million...

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.(NADL), which is currently owned 70% of its outstanding shares by offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Ltd. (SDRL), said that it has signed an agreement to purchase a significant portion of Russian state oil company OAO Rosneft's (ROSN.L) land drilling fleet in Russia. Approximately...

Echelon Corp. (ELON) Friday said it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Grid operations to S&T AG, a publicly traded European IT systems provider with a focus on smart energy products and services. Under the agreement, Echelon will receive approximately $5 million in upfront consideration,...

Petrofac Ltd. (POFCF.PK, POFCY.PK, PFC.L), an international oil & gas facilities service provider, Friday said Norman Murray, who has been Chairman since May 2011, has resigned from the Board and would step down as Chairman with immediate effect for compassionate reasons. Senior Independent Director,...

Tesco Corp. (TESOF, TESO) said its President and Chief Executive Officer Julio Quintana has elected to retire at the beginning of January 2015. In accordance with the company's succession plan, the board has designated Fernando Assing, currently Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer,...

Macquarie Infrastructure Co. (MIC) Thursday said it has completed the previously disclosed sale of its district energy business, Thermal Chicago, to an entity managed by Brookfield Infrastructure Group for $270 million. The company disclosed in the first quarter of 2014 that it had entered into an...

SemiLEDs Corp. (LEDS), a provider of vertical LED technology solutions, late Thursday announced sampling and volume availability of the first in its new Enhanced FlipChip, or EF, LED series. The series launches with the EF-B40, a blue 40-mil flip chip that simplifies the packaging and integration...

CHC Group Ltd. (HELI) announced definitive agreements for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice managed funds to invest $500 million in the company through the purchase of convertible preferred shares to be issued in a private placement. CHC plans to use proceeds from the investment primarily to reduce debt and...

Agrium Inc. (AGU.TO, AGU) said Thursday that Steve Douglas has accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 3. Steve comes to Agrium from Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (BAM) where he was Senior Managing Partner and CFO of Brookfield Property Partners...

Ixia (XXIA) said Thursday that it has appointed Bethany Mayer as president and chief executive officer effective the day after the company becomes current in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mayer will also join Ixia's board of directors. Mayer brings over 25 years...