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Starboard Value LP, one of the largest shareholders of Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI), said Tuesday it was gratified by the support from proxy voting advisory firms, Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co. LLC, which recommended that Darden shareholders vote in favor of Starboard's...

Magna International Inc. (MGA) said Tuesday that one of its subsidiaries has signed an agreement to buy the Techform Group of Companies, an automotive supplier of hinges, door locking rods and other closure products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition combines Techform's product...

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV) said Tuesday that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program to purchase up to $3 billion of the company's outstanding common stock. The duration of the share repurchase program is 36 months, although it may be increased, extended, suspended...

Microsoft Corp (MSFT), Tuesday unveiled its Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available Oct. 1. The new operating system has advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX, VRX.TO) said Tuesday that its Bridgewater, New Jersey location received a Warning Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration relating to an inspection in June of the company's records with regards to Sculptra Aesthetic injectable, which was divested...

CECO Environmental Corp. (CECE) said Tuesday that it has acquired SAT Technology, Inc., a provider of Volatile Organic Compounds abatement solutions for the Chinese air pollution control market. Based in Shanghai, China, SAT Technology is focused on providing VOC abatement solutions to customers...

Vulcan Materials Co (VMC), a producer of construction aggregates, said Tuesday it completed six acquisitions during the third quarter that further expand its footprint and reserve positions in key America markets. The most recent acquisitions include five aggregates facilities and associated downstream...

Mercer, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC), said Tuesday that it has appointed Ken Haderer as Chief Operating Officer and Helen Shan as Chief Financial Officer. Mark McGivney, who served as CFO and COO of Mercer, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, at...

GE Healthcare (GE) Tuesday announced an agreement between its affiliate, Clarient Diagnostic Services Inc and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK, GSK.L). The collaboration aims to improve access to diagnostic testing for cancer patients by establishing a network of clinical laboratories to identify genetic mutations...

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) announced Tuesday that it will include chip technology on all new and reissued consumer and small business debit cards, beginning this week. The company already includes chips on the majority of its credit card programs and is the first major U.S. bank to add the chip technology...

TRC Companies, Inc. (TRR) Tuesday announced that it has acquired Midland, Texas-based NOVA Safety & Environmental. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. TRC expects the transaction to be immediately accretive. NOVA's approximately 60 employees provide safety training, environmental...

Cabot Corp. (CBT) and Westmoreland Coal Co. (WLB) announced plans to increase activated carbon manufacturing capacity in North America. The joint venture partners intend to double the capacity of their Bienfait, Saskatchewan manufacturing facility to meet the future demand for mercury removal products...

Fidus Investment Corp. (FDUS) Tuesday said it has priced a public offering of 2 million shares of common stock at $17.00 per share. The company expects net proceeds from the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by the company, to be about $32.4 million....

AeroVironment Inc.(AVAV) announced Tuesday that it received three firm fixed-price orders from the United States Army totaling $27.18 million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems or UAS spare parts. The company received two orders on August 29, 2014 and one on September 18,...

Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business, part of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedSynergies Inc., which provides physician practice management, revenue management, physician referral management and other...