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Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ) said Wednesday that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 18 million shares of its common stock for expected gross proceeds of $224.1 million before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the company. The offering...

eGain Corp. (EGAN) said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy Exony Ltd., an innovative contact center software provider, for a purchase price of about $16.1 million, consisting of about $8 million payable in cash and $8 million payable through the issuance of about 1,209,000 shares of eGain common stock....

ConocoPhillips (COP) said Wednesday that it has completed the deal with Oando Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Oando PLC, for the sale of its Nigeria upstream business for a total sales price, after customary adjustments, of $1.5 billion. The sales price is inclusive of $550 million of deposits...

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AEGR) announced that it has appointed Craig Fraser as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his appointment as COO, Fraser served as President, U.S. and International Commercial and Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Aegerion. Before joining to Aegerion, Fraser...

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (HPY), a provider of card payment processing services, Wednesday said it has entered into an agreement to acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., an integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education institutions. TouchNet adds over 600 higher education...

Medical device company Sorin Group Wednesday reported lower profit for the second quarter, reflecting a rise in R&D expenses. The company's net profit was down to 10.0 million euros from 12.9 million euros last year. On an adjusted basis, net profit totaled 10.8 million euros versus 12.9 million...

SuperiorIndustries International Inc. (SUP), manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America, announced Wednesday that it will close its manufacturing facility in Rogers, Arkansas, as part of an initiative to reduce costs and enhance its global competitive...

CME Group Inc. (CME) Wednesday said it will buy all outstanding shares of GFI Group Inc (GFIG), a provider of trading technologies and products, through a two-step transaction. In the process, the company will also acquire GFI.'s Trayport and FENICS business. CME plans to buy GFI Group in exchange...

PDC Energy Inc. (PDCE) announced that it agreed to sell its fifty percent interest in PDC Mountaineer LLC or "PDCM", a Marcellus Joint Venture, to Mountaineer Keystone Energy, LLC for about $250 million subject to certain purchase price adjustments. PDC's net pre-tax proceeds from the sale, after...

Bank holding company Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR) Wednesday reported second-quarter net earnings which increased, due mainly to higher interest income. Earnings also topped analysts' estimates by a penny. For the three months to June, net earnings increased to $64.45 million, or $1.02 per share,...

Oando Energy Resources Inc. (OER.TO), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and production in Nigeria, has closed its acquisition of the Nigerian Upstream Oil and Gas Business of ConocoPhillips (COP) for $1.5 billion in cash, after customary adjustments plus a deferred consideration of $33 million. The...

Phillips 66 Partners LP (PSXP) Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $32.1 million or $0.41 per common limited partner unit. Earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization or EBITDA totaled $37.6 million. Quarterly revenues amounted to $56.9 million, nearly 96...

Cynosure Inc. (CYNO) announced that it has promoted Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Timothy Baker to President of the Company, effective August 1, 2014. Baker, 53, will continue to serve as CFO and will take the title of President from Michael Davin, who...

Auto parts maker Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP), an automotive replacement parts manufacturer and distributor, said its second-quarter net earnings dropped to $10.64 million, or $0.46 a share, from $16.4 million, or $0.69 a share, last year. Consolidated net sales for the second quarter of 2014...

Tire maker Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT) Wednesday reported second-quarter net earnings which increased, as lower cost of sales offset a decline in revenues. While earnings beat analysts' estimates, revenues fell short. For the three months to June, net earnings rose to $213 million or $0.76 per...