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Carnival Corporation & plc (CUK, CCL, CCL.L) reported that its fourth-quarter net loss was $102 million or $0.13 per share, compared to net income of $66 million or $0.08 per share in the same quarter last year. The latest-quarter result included unrealized losses (non-cash) on fuel derivatives of...

Dollar General Corp. (DG) said Friday that it remains actively engaged in discussions with the Federal Trade Commission regarding the extent of potential divestitures that would be required in connection with an acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO). Dollar General noted that it does not...

Medovex Corp. (MDVX), a developer of medical products, including DenerVex device, Friday said it has priced its initial public offering of 1,391,305 units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock and one Series A Warrant, at a price to the public of $5.75 per unit. The units are expected...

PPG Industries (PPG) announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the AXSON Group to acquire REVOCOAT, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry. Financial terms were not disclosed. PPG said it expects the transaction to close in the...

Timberline Resources Corp. (TLR, TBR.V) announced that it has appointed Kiran Patankar as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Patankar will succeed Paul Dircksen, a founding member of the Company's management, who will semi-retire and has been appointed as the Company's new Vice-President...

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) reported second-quarter net income of $173.0 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to $158.7 million, or $0.43 per share in the comparable quarter last year. On average, 23 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.46 per share for the quarter. Analysts'...

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. (SMG), a marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, Friday said Barry Sanders, president and chief operating officer, would depart the company on January 31, 2015, as part of an ongoing effort focused on de-layering the company to improve operational efficiency...

NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NTN) has hired Allen Wolff as chief financial officer, effective December 29, 2014. Wolff, among other responsibilities, would assume the principal accounting duties and report directly to Chief Executive, Ram Krishnan. Sandra Gurrola, who served as the interim principal accounting...

Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL, GIL.TO) announced that it has appointed James Kehoe as its Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, effective January 1, 2015. Kehoe succeeds Laurence Sellyn, who is retiring from this position which he has filled since 1999. Kehoe, 52, has...

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celgene Corp. (CELG), said the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use or CHMP has adopted a positive opinion for continuous oral treatment with REVLIMID in adult patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma...

PVH Corp. (PVH) and Gazal Corporation Limited (GZL.AX) announced that, through wholly owned subsidiaries, they reached an agreement with their Australian joint venture to add businesses to the joint venture, significantly expanding its scope. The transaction will add the Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen...

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., (TEVA) Friday said it received FDA approval for lower dose intranasal corticosteroid QNASL 40 mcg for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis in children of 4 to 11 years of age. The drug is expected to become available by prescription...

Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT) and Prudential Real Estate Investors, global real estate investment business of Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU), announced that they reached an agreement in which Ashford Trust will acquire the remaining 28.26% ownership interest of the Highland Hospitality portfolio...

Drugmaker Merck (MRK) said that through a subsidiary, it is commencing a cash tender to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CBST). On Dec. 8, 2014, Merck announced its intent to acquire Cubist. The company said that, upon the successful closing of the tender...

French engineering giant Alstom SA (AOMFF.PK, ALS.L) said its Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting, convened on December 19, approved the transaction to sell Alstom's Energy businesses to General Electric. This meeting consisted of shareholders owning 64.25% of the total number of shares and voting rights....