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LiveDeal, Inc. (LIVE), a provider of online marketing and mobile technology solutions, Wednesday announced that it has acquired online retailer, ModernEveryday.com. The acquisition, which was completed using a combination of cash, a note, and LiveDeal restricted stock valued at $8 per share, marks...

Banana producer Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) said Wednesday that its board unanimously recommended that shareholders vote "FOR" proposed merger with Fyffes plc. (FFY.L, FYFFF.PK). Chiquita stated that the Special Meeting of shareholders will be held September 17, 2014. Meanwhile, Chiquita...

Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) Wednesday said Jack Broodo, president of Dow Chemical Canada ULC and director of feedstocks for the company's North and Latin America regions has been named vice president of Investor Relations for the company. Broodo succeeds Doug May, who will become business president of...

Cameco (CCO.TO, CCJ) announced that, in response to receiving strike notice from the United Steelworkers Local 8914, the company initiated a shutdown of McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill operations and will cease production at these sites. The union intends to commence strike on August 30, 2014....

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NADL) Wednesday reported second-quarter net income attributable to shareholders of $57 million or $0.24 per share, down from $63.9 million or $0.28 per share in the prior year. Total operating revenues for the quarter declined to $342.6 million from $374.8 million a...

Western Asset Middle Market Income Fund Inc. Wednesday said pricing has been completed for its initial public offering, and it raised gross proceeds of about $327 million in its common stock offering. The Fund is a newly organized non-diversified, non-traded limited term closed-end investment management...

Diversified conglomerate United Technologies Corp. (UTX), in advance of a meeting today with investors, reaffirmed 2014 earnings per share expectations of $6.75 to $6.85, up 9% - 10% from the prior year, on sales of about $65 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report earnings...

BioTime, Inc. (BTX) Wednesday said its subsidiary Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (ASTY) has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to initiate a Phase 1/2a clinical trial of its product, AST-OPC1, in patients with complete cervical spinal cord injury. The approved trial follows...

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (ISLE) posted a narrower net loss of $2.32 million, or $0.06 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, versus a loss of $4.86 million, or $0.12 per share, last year. On an adjusted basis, income per share from continuing operations totaled $0.02 for the latest quarter....

Standex International Corp. (SXI), a multi-industry manufacturer, Wednesday said fourth-quarter net income declined to $10.05 million from $12.5 million in the prior year. Earnings per share dropped to $0.79 from $0.98. Income from continuing operations improved to $1.07 from $0.97. Adjusted net...

8x8, Inc. (EGHT) announced it has been awarded a new patent related to its communications technologies. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued to the company a patent entitled "Conferencing and Meeting Implementations with Advanced Features." The company said the patent relates generally to...

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LGND) Wednesday said its partner GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA for a supplemental New Drug Application or sNDA for the once-daily use of Promacta/Revolade in patients with severe aplastic anemia, who have had...

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AEGR) announced that it has received a closeout letter from the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion or OPDP signifying the resolution of the Warning Letter in regard to statements made about JUXTAPID during two 2013 television broadcast interviews. In light of corrective...

Alcoholic beverage manufacturer Brown-Forman Corp. (BF-B, BF-A) posted a 5% growth in profit for the first quarter ended July 31, 2014. For the quarter, the Louisville, Kentucky-based company's net income advanced by 5% to $150 million or $0.70 per share, from $143 million or $0.66 per share, in the...

Exploration company Challenger Deep Resources Corp.(CDE.V) Wednesday said that it has begun a process to review potential strategic alternatives for the company. The company said its focus would be on non-resource opportunities with particular emphasis on the technology sector. However, it is still...