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Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. (ATRA) announced that the abstract on cytotoxic T lymphocytes activated against Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV-CTL) will be presented by its collaborating investigators at a Clinical Trials Plenary Session at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. The AACR annual...

Merck (MRK) announced results from the randomized, pivotal Phase 3 study, KEYNOTE-006, in the treatment of unresectable advanced melanoma. In the study, KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) was statistically superior to ipilimumab for progression-free survival, overall survival, and overall response rate. Roger...

Merck (MRK) announced the company has submitted a supplemental Biologics License Application to the U.S. FDA for KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), the company's anti-PD-1 therapy, for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. KEYTRUDA previously received Breakthrough Therapy designation for advanced...

FCA US LLC (FCAU) said that Ram truck owners from seven U.S states and Canada helped the Ram Truck brand set a new Guinness World records title for the largest parade of pickup trucks, Saturday, April 18, in Arlington, Texas. 451 Ram trucks participated in the "Ram Truck Round-up," breaking the previous...

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (SRNE), a late-stage clinical oncology company, said it has scheduled three preclinical abstracts for poster presentations at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research or AACR, to be held April 18-22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The...

Ignyta, Inc. (RXDX), a precision oncology biotechnology company, said it will make three poster presentations at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research or AACR, being held April 18-22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each of the presentations will highlight the...

Aurigene announced the company and its partner Curis Inc. (CRIS) will be presenting data from two programs at the American Associate of Cancer Research Annual Meeting. Aurigene will present data for its Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) small molecule inhibitors program, which is currently...

EXCO Resources, Inc. (XCO) said Friday that it has appointed Harold Jameson as Chief Operating Officer, effective April 17. Jameson most recently served as EXCO's Vice President of Development & Production with primary responsibilities including EXCO's horizontal shale development drilling programs...

Chiese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) said Friday that it has received notices from Zhejiang Price Bureau that the company has been fined RMB500,000, or about US$81,000, for matters related to Singles Day pricing by third-party sellers on its Tmall marketplace in 2013 and 2014 and...

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc (BHLB) on Friday said it has completed the acquisition of Hampden Bancorp Inc, and the merger of Hampden Bank into Berkshire Bank, effective today. Shareholders of Hampden Bancorp as of the close of business on April 17 will receive 0.81 shares of Berkshire common stock...

Warehouse operator Costco Wholesale Corp (COST) on Friday said it has reauthorized a common stock repurchase program of up to $4 billion. The program expires in April 2019 and replaces the current program under which about $2.5 billion remains unused. The company also said its board declared a quarterly...

Chemical Financial Corp. (CHFC) reported first quarter net income of $17.8 million or $0.54 per share, compared to $13.8 million or $0.46 per share for the year-ago quarter. Excluding nonrecurring transaction-related expenses, adjusted net income for the latest quarter was $18.7 million or $0.57 per...

Paramount Gold and Silver Corp (PZG, PZG.TO) on Friday said the proposals related to the merger agreement with Coeur Mining Inc (CDE) were approved by both companies' stockholders and that the merger has closed. Immediately prior to the consummation of the merger, Paramount distributed pro rata to...

Orthopedic implant devices maker Exactech Inc (EXAC) on Friday said it now expects first-quarter earnings of $0.29 to $0.30 per share and revenues of $61.4 million, slightly below its previously announced guidance. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings of $0.30 per share on revenues...

Anika Therapeutics Inc (ANIK) on Friday reported positive results from the Cingal 13-01 study that investigated the safety and efficacy of Cingal in treating pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Cingal combines the cross-linked hyaluronic acid formulation of Monovisc, approved to provide long-term...

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