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Mylan N.V. (MYL) announced the underwritten public offering of 35 million ordinary shares held by certain subsidiaries of Abbott Laboratories (ABT). The ordinary shares being sold represent 31.8% (or 36.6% if the option is exercised) of the ordinary shares currently owned by Abbott. Mylan will not...

Consumers Energy (CMS) Monday said households and businesses that the company serves in April would pay the lowest price for natural gas in 14 years. Consumers Energy customers will pay $3.47 per thousand cubic feet of natural gas as of April 1, which is $1.28 less than the price in April 2014, and...

OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group's (UNH) free-standing pharmacy care services business, and Catamaran Corp. (CTRX, CCT.TO) announced merger, which calls for the acquisition of Catamaran's outstanding common stock for $61.50 per share in cash. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to UnitedHealth...

Network automation company Infoblox, Inc. (BLOX) announced the appointmnt of Alan Conley as executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately. Conley is responsible for technology strategy and initiatives at Infoblox. Conley succeeds Infoblox founder Stuart Bailey, who moves...

Rolls Royce Holdings Plc. (RYCEF.PK, RR.L, RYCEY.PK) Monday said Air China has selected its Trent 1000 engines and long-term TotalCare support. The engines will power 15 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline already has 49 Trent 700-powered Airbus A330 aircraft in service. There are four...

Telecom giant AT&T Corp. (T) Thursday said it has invested more than $6.8 billion in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Texas between 2012 and 2014. These investments drove a wide range of upgrades to enhance reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. In...

Italian luxury goods company Prada S.p.A (PRDSY.PK, PRDSF.OB) Monday said its full-year net income declined to 450.7 million euros from 627.8 million euros in the previous year. Earnings per share dropped to 0.176 euro from 0.245 euro. Net revenues slid 1 percent to 3.552 billion euros from last...

French oil giant Total SA (TTA.L, TTFNF.PK, TOT) has completed the divestment of its stake in onshore Oil Mining Lease 29 to Aiteo Eastern E&P, a Nigerian company, for $569 million. Together with the recently completed divestments of OML 24 and OML 18, Total's share of sale proceeds from these three...

Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L, VOD) announced that, following the new agreements with Visa and Carta Worldwide, bank card payments via Vodafone Wallet will be enabled in European markets from the second quarter of 2015 onwards. The company's customers will be able to add bank cards to their Vodafone Wallet...

Quindell Plc. (QPP.L), a provider of professional services and digital solutions, announced a conditional sale and purchase agreement to dispose of the Professional Services Division or PSD to Slater and Gordon Limited or SGH for an initial cash consideration of 637 million pounds, and further contingent...

Biogen (BIIB) said the Marketing Authorization Application or MAA for SB2, its biosimilar infliximab candidate using Remicade as the reference product, has been validated for review by the European Medicines Agency or EMA. The MAA was submitted by the company's joint venture partner, Samsung Bioepis. The...

Randgold Resources Ltd. (RRS.L, GOLD) revealed Monday it is looking at the growth opportunities being generated by the current squeeze on the gold mining industry, according to CEO Mark Bristow in the company's 2014 annual report. Bristow states that Randgold has solid operations with strong cash...

Compass Group plc (CPG.L, CMPGF.PK) reported that the Group is having a strong first half of the year, with expected organic revenue growth towards 5.5% and operating profit margin improvement of around 10 basis points. The company said it is seeing good levels of new business, high retention rates,...

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NPD), a retail drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, Monday said fourth-quarter net income increased 151.1 percent to 33.4 million yuan ($5.4 million) from 13.3 million yuan in the fourth quarter of 2013. Earnings per ADS was...

Nicox S.A. (NICXF.PK) reported a loss before tax of 21.55 million euros for the year ended December 31, 2014, compared to a loss of 11.42 million euros, prior year. Net loss before discontinued operations was 21.72 million euros, compared to a loss of 11.37 million euros. Loss per share attributable...

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