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The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear an Apple Inc. (AAPL) appeal challenging the propriety of a lawsuit brought by consumers who allege that the company illegally monopolized the sale of iPhone apps. The justices said they would review a lower-court ruling that said consumers had legal...

The BMW Group (BMW.L, BAMXF.PK, BAMXY.PK) announced the company and CRITICAL Software have reached an agreement to form a joint venture entitled Critical TechWorks, which will be bringing its expertise to bear in vehicle connectivity, cloud-based IT solutions and the digitalisation of corporate processes....

Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) said Monday that, in the absence of any alternative proposal submitted during the go-shop process, its board has unanimously determined to conclude go-shop process and has unanimously reaffirmed its support for the SJW Group merger, which it believes is in the best...

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) announced that Laura Thompson, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has informed the company of her intention to retire in the first quarter of 2019. The company has commenced a search for Thompson's successor. Thompson joined Goodyear in 1983,...

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) said Monday that it has almost doubled its ownership of common shares of LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) to 10.0 million common shares, or about 9.0% of LaSalle's outstanding common shares. Pebblebrook is now one of the largest shareholders of LaSalle. Pebblebrook said...

Athletic retailer The Finish Line, Inc. (FINL) and JD Sports Fashion Plc (JD.L) said Monday that they have completed their merger. As a result of the merger, Finish Line has become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of JD Sports, which is a European retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands....

Solid Biosciences Inc. (SLDB) said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted the clinical hold on IGNITE DMD, the Company's Phase I/II clinical trial for its investigational microdystrophin gene transfer, SGT-001, for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy or DMD. In its letter,...

Johnson & Johnson Vision, a unit of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved of the iDESIGN Refractive Studio, making it the only system to use topography-integrated, wavefront-guided technology. This allows doctors to take a precise measurement of...

Audi's chief executive officer, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal. Munich prosecutors said they acted because of a risk that Stadler might seek to suppress evidence. The scandal erupted three years ago, when it emerged that cars...

Alaska Airlines (ALK) announced that Alaska Air Cargo expanded its cargo lift capacity by 40 percent in the continental U.S. by utilizing the 71 Airbus aircraft that became part of the Alaska Airlines fleet as part of its merger with Virgin America. Alaska Air Cargo will utilize the belly space in these...

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) said that its Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its support for the transaction with affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII. The Board has determined that the proposal from Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB) received on June 11, 2018 to acquire LaSalle does not...

Ortho Dermatologics, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX, VRX.TO), said that it has received a Complete Response Letter or CRL from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the company's New Drug Application or NDA for DUOBRII 1 (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene)...

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) announced a definitive agreement with Vintage Rodeo Parent, LLC, an affiliate of Vintage Capital Management, LLC, pursuant to which Vintage will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rent-A-Center common stock for $15.00 per share in cash. The transaction, which is expected...

Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (ZIOP) said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration placed on clinical hold a Phase 1 trial to evaluate CD19-specific CAR-T therapies manufactured under point-of-care and requested additional information in support of the investigational new drug or IND application for the trial. Ziopharm,...

Apple Inc. (AAPL) said that iPhone users in the United States who call 911 will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders beginning later this year with iOS 12, providing faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. The company...

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