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French oil and gas giant Total SA (TTA.L, TTFNF.PK, TOT) confirmed that its Chairman and Chief Executive, Christophe de Margerie, died just after 10pm (Paris time) on October 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, after the aircraft hit a snowplow on take-off. Four people were found...

Swiss biopharmaceutical company Actelion Ltd (ALIOF.PK) reported Tuesday that its net income for the first nine months climbed 86 percent to 566 million Swiss francs from last year's 304 million francs. Earnings per share grew 84 percent to 4.87 francs from 2.65 francs last year. Core net income,...

Sartorius Group (SDMHF.PK), an international laboratory and process equipment supplier, said its consolidated order intake rose by 10.1% in constant currencies, with Group sales revenue up by 9.6% to 712.7 million euros, from 657.3 million euros in the year-earlier period. The Group increased its...

Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SDMHF.PK) reported that its third-quarter pretax profit increased to 28.1 million euros from 21.1 million euros, previous year. Profit to shareholders was 19.7 million euros, compared to 14.8 million euros. Earnings per share was 1.29 euros, compared to 0.96 euros. Earnings...

Akzo Nobel NV (AKZOY.PK, AKZOY) Tuesday said third-quarter net income attributable to shareholders increased to 205 million euros from 155 million euros, due to higher operating income and lower finance expenses. Adjusted earnings per share increased 24 percent to 0.92 euro from 0.74 euro. Revenue...

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has signed a multi-year deal with CBS Corp's (CBS) Simon & Schuster, the second major Big Five book publisher it has been negotiating with about the price of e-books, Business Insider reported Monday, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Negotiations...

GulfMark Offshore Inc (GLF) Monday reported third-quarter net earnings of $24.3 million or $0.92 per share compared with $32.3 million or $1.23 per share last year. Excluding items, adjusted earnings for the quarter were $0.75 per share. Revenues for the quarter were $128.7 million compared with...

TeamHealth Holdings, Inc. (TMH) said Monday that it has acquired scribe company PhysAssist Scribes, Inc.. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, PhysAssist provides scribe services for more than 155 emergency departments in 22 states. Founded in 1995, PhysAssist was the nation's first scribe company. PhysAssist...

Brookfield Canada Office Properties (BOXC, BOX_UN.TO) Monday reported third-quarter funds from operations of C$38 million or C$0.41 per unit, compared with C$33 million or C$0.36 per unit last year. Excluding items, adjusted FFO for the quarter was C$0.32 per unit, compared with C$0.28 per unit a...

Stamps.com Inc. (STMP) said Monday that it has bought ShipWorks, which offers monthly subscription based e-commerce shipping software, for about $22 million in cash. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, ShipWorks is a client-based shipping software company that provides simple, powerful and easy to use solutions...

Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. (ELS) reported that its third-quarter net income for stockholders decreased to $25.7 million, or $0.31 per share, from $29.9 million, or $0.36 per share, for the same period in 2013. Normalized FFO increased to $63.1 million, or $0.69 per share, from $59.4 million, or...

Harsco Corp. (HSC) said Moday that it has appointed Peter Minan as Chief Financial Officer, effective November 11. Minan joins Harsco with an extensive background in global financial management acquired through a nearly 30-year career with KPMG, where his roles included National Managing Partner,...

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (ENTA) said Monday that it has decided not to exercise its co-development option for ABT-493, Enanta's next-generation protease inhibitor for hepatitis C virus being developed in Enanta's collaboration with AbbVie Inc. (ABBV). As per the original collaboration agreement...

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) and Shire plc (SHP.L, SHPG) said Monday that they have agreed to terminate their proposed merger following the decision by AbbVie's Board to withdraw support for the proposed $52 billion deal. AbbVie said its decision was based upon its assessment of the September 22 notice issued...

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) reported that its third-quarter net income attributable to company increased to $91.17 million from $57.49 million, last year. Earnings per share attributable to stockholders, including the effect of assumed conversions when dilutive, was $0.38, compared to $0.25. The company...