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Novartis (NVS) announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval of Bexsero (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine [recombinant, adsorbed]) for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B (also known as meningitis B) in adolescents and...

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) and PartnerRe Ltd. (PRE) announced that they have signed a definitive amalgamation agreement to create specialty insurance and reinsurance company, with gross premiums written in excess of $10 billion, total capital of more than $14 billion, and cash and invested...

Healthways, Inc. (HWAY), a provider of well-being improvement solutions, said its board of directors is exploring strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value. The board has retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as its financial advisor to assist in its evaluation of strategic alternatives. However,...

US President Barack Obama arrived in India for a three-day visit, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaking protocol to personally receive the President at the airport. New Delhi is witnessing unprecedented security owing to the visit of the U.S. president. Several thousands of security personnel...

Harman Yukawa, one of the two Japanese citizens captured by the Islamic State, was killed, a video released by the militant outfit on Saturday showed. The Islamic State militants had killed five men earlier, beginning with the beheading of Steven Foley, a journalist from the U.S., in August. Others...

Hopewell Valley Community Bank (HWDY) Saturday said net income for the year available to common shareholders was $2.37 million or $0.67 per share compared to a loss of $72,552 or $0.02 per share in the prior year due mainly to a balance sheet restructuring and early repayment of Federal Home Loan Bank...

Software firm Persistent Systems Saturday said its third-quarter profit after tax climbed 16 percent to 744.62 million Indian rupee, while revenue jumped 13.7 percent to 4.946 billion rupee or $79.52 million from last year. The company's Board proposed 1:1 bonus shares, and declared an interim dividend...

Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (MSTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, Saturday said its President and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Keran would step down from that role and would leave the company, effective February 28. The decision is in connection with a restructuring of management to...

Republic First Bancorp, Inc. (FRBK), the parent company of Republic Bank, Saturday opened its newest location - and its fourth South Jersey retail store - at 100 William Dalton Drive in Glassboro, New Jersey. The Glassboro store design is similar to the locations opened by Republic Bank in 2014 in...

Clear Tech Automotive Inc., a management system for independent shop owners, Saturday said it has become part of myCarfax. Clear Tech now offers the benefits that myCarfax Service Shops enjoy to its growing customer base. Carfax, a unit of IHS Inc. (IHS), is the vehicle history expert for used car...

Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC said it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Courier Corp. (CRRC) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the company to Quad/Graphics, Inc. (QUAD). It was on January...

Biopharmaceutical company NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NPSP) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Natpara (parathyroid hormone) as an adjunct to calcium and vitamin D to control hypocalcemia in patients with hypoparathyroidism. Natpara, a bioengineered replica of human...

American Airlines on Friday officially welcomed its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. American took delivery of the airplane, a 787-8 with registration number N800AN, on Thursday at Boeing Co.'s (BA) factory in Everett, Washington, and it is scheduled to arrive in Dallas/Fort Worth on Friday afternoon. American...

FutureFuel Corp. (FF) said Friday that Lee Mikles has submitted his resignation, effective January 31, as President of the company. Mikles's decision to resign is solely for personal reasons and time considerations and did not involve any disagreement with the company, its management or the Board...

Woodward, Inc. (WWD) said Friday that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share, an increase of 25% from $0.08 per share, for the quarter. The dividend will be payable on March 2 to shareholders of record as of February 13.

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