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Bombardier Inc. (BBD_B.TO, BBD_A.TO), a manufacturer of planes and trains, Friday said Bombardier Transportation has signed two contracts with Transport for London to build and maintain 45 four-car new electric multiple units. The first contract is a Manufacturing and Supply Agreement covering the...

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Friday said the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare or MHLW has approved Harvoni (ledipasvir 90 mg/sofosbuvir 400 mg), the first once-daily single tablet regimen for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in adults. Harvoni combines the...

India-based software exporter Infosys Technologies Ltd. (INFOSYSTCH, 500209, INFY) Friday announced that it has been selected as a strategic partner by Allied Irish Banks Plc. (ALBK.L, AIBYY.PK), a financial services group operating mainly in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. As part of the partnership,...

Euronext N.V. (ENXB.BE, ENX.BR, ENX.AS, ENX.PA) Friday said the average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book in June climbed 54.1 percent to 9.202 billion euros from last year's 5.971 billion euros. Activity on ETFs remained particularly dynamic with average daily transaction value...

French oilfield services provider Technip SA (TNHPF.PK, TKPPY.PK) Friday said Technip Samsung Consortium was awarded two contracts by Shell for the Browse floating liquefied natural gas or FLNG project in Australia, operated by Woodside. The Browse project covers the realization and installation of...

Southwest Airlines (LUV) said it has reached a tentative agreement with its Flight Attendants. Terms of the deal were not released, but the airline said they include wage increases, bonus opportunities, and work-rule adjustments. Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by Transport Workers...

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT.TO, POT) Friday acknowledged the statement issued by German potash maker K+S Aktiengesellschaft (SDFG), adding that it is confident that K+S concerns can be addressed through collaborative discussion. K+S Thursday said its Board of Executive Directors and the...

Aetna Inc. (AET) is nearing an agreement to acquire smaller rival Humana Inc.(HUM) for about $34 billion in cash and stock, reports said, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The companies have been in talks for two weeks and could announce a transaction as soon as this weekend, reports specified. Aetna...

Molycorp, Inc. (MCPIQ) said Thursday that it had received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on $22 million in interim debtor-in-possession financing provided by an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management. The new funds will support operations going forward for an interim period while the company...

AAC Holdings Inc (AAC) on Thursday said it has acquired Referral Solutions Group LLC and Taj Media LLC for $35 million in cash and $25 million in stock through its operating subsidiary, American Addiction Centers Inc, and its indirect subsidiary, Sober Media Group LLC. Founded in 2009, Referral Solutions...

The Kraft Heinz Co (KHC) on Thursday announced the completion of the merger between Kraft and Heinz. The merger creates the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest in the world. Kraft Heinz Co is expected to generate sales of about $28 billion with eight $1 billion...

RigNet Inc (RNET), a provider of digital technology solutions to the oil and gas industry, on Thursday said its Chief Financial Officer Marty Jimmerson plans to step down by the end of the year. Jimmerson has will remain to assist in the search for a new CFO and to assure an orderly transition. RigNet...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) said Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Orkambi, the first medicine to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in people ages 12 and older with two copies of the F508del mutation. Cystic fibrosis is a rare, life-threatening genetic...

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever (UL, ULVR.L, UN) said Thursday that it has agreed to buy U.S. skincare company Murad. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1989 in Los Angeles, Murad is the first modern doctor brand, with a mission to provide proven, efficacious products....

Invacare Corp (IVC) on Thursday said it has completed the sale of its United States medical device rentals businesses for long-term care facilities (Invacare Outcomes Management LLC and Dynamic Medical Systems LLC) for about $15.5 million in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Subject...

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