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Twitter Inc. (TWTR) announced the appointments of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick to the company's Board as new independent directors, effective immediately. Marjorie Scardino will be stepping down from the Board for personal reasons at the end of the year. Zoellick served as the Deputy Secretary...

Delta Air Lines (DAL) and WestJet (WJA.TO) have signed a deal to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that will offer customers an extensive route network within the U.S. and Canada. "Delta's future is global and together with WestJet, we can augment the two airlines' capabilities...

People's United Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (PBCT), has acquired Vend Lease Company, a nationwide provider of equipment financing to suppliers and vendors primarily in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, Vend Lease will become a division of the bank's...

Boeing (BA) said it is booking historic orders and showcasing its strategy for growth at the Farnborough International Airshow. At the close of the industry portion of the show, Boeing announced a total of $98.4 billion in orders and commitments for commercial airplanes at list prices and $2.1 billion...

Mersana Therapeutics, Inc.(MRSN) said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed the Phase 1 study of XMT-1522 on partial clinical hold. While the partial clinical hold remains in effect, no new patients will be enrolled in the study, though current study participants in its ongoing dose levels...

Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) said it will open its first Signing Store in the U.S. in Washington, D.C. in early October, building upon its ongoing efforts to connect with the diverse communities it serves. The store will provide employment opportunities for Deaf and hard of hearing people as a part of...

Nucor Corp. (NUE) said that it expects earnings in the third quarter of 2018 to further improve compared to the second quarter of 2018. The performance of the steel mills segment is expected to remain strong in the third quarter of 2018 as compared to the second quarter of 2018, with margin expansion...

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) issued statement regarding its pursuit of the assets Twenty-First Century Fox has agreed to sell to The Walt Disney Company. Comcast said it does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on its recommended offer...

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) announced, for 2018, the company increased its sales guidance to be up 13% to 14%, an increase from the prior guidance of up 12% to 13%. The company expects diluted earnings per share to range from $5.49 to $5.64 and reiterated its earnings guidance for adjusted diluted earnings...

Boeing (BA) and Dubai-based aircraft lessor, Novus Aviation Capital, announced its first direct agreement with Boeing for up to four 777-300ERs (Extended Range) at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The commitment carries a list-price value of $1.44 billion and will be reflected on Boeing's...

Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported a 29 percent increase in profit for the second quarter from last year on higher revenues. Both revenue and earnings per share beat analysts' estimates. The company's second-quarter net income was $1.51 billion or $1.98 per share, up from $1.17 billion...

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) announced the positive top-line results from the trial, which evaluated the impact of treatment with Tradjenta compared with placebo on cardiovascular safety on top of standard of care. CARMELINA (CArdiovascular safety and Renal Microvascular outcomE...

Blackstone (BX) reported that its second-quarter economic net income was $1.1 billion or $0.90 per unit in the quarter, up 56% from prior year. Distributable earnings was $700 million or $0.56 per unit in the quarter, driven by $523 million of realized performance revenues, comprised of realized incentive...

While reporting its second-quarter results today, Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) on Thursday lowered its fiscal 2018 reported earnings outlook. The revised outlook reflects the rightsizing this year of existing IQOS device and consumable inventories as well as a shift in previously positive currency...

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) and Gritstone Oncology announced they have entered into a clinical trial collaboration to evaluate the safety and tolerability of Gritstone's personalized neoantigen immunotherapy, GRANITE-001, which comprises sequential delivery of neoantigens to patients within an...

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