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Agricultural machinery maker Deere & Co. (DE) said Thursday that it has agreed to sell its crop insurance business to Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa, headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. The deal will result in Deere selling both John Deere Insurance Company and John Deere Risk...

Harman International Industries (HAR) that it has signed an agreement to buy S1nn GmbH & Co. KG, an innovative developer of infotainment systems, connectivity and car audio solutions. Terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory and other approvals, were not disclosed. Stuttgart, Germany-based...

Ford Motor Co. (F) said that, at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it is expanding its recall on Takata driver-side airbag inflators. The recall includes approximately 502,489 vehicles, an addition of approximately 447,310 vehicles. This brings the total number of...

American Airlines said it has signed a codeshare agreement with Mexico City-based Interjet, adding new service to key destinations in Mexico. American Airlines said the new codeshare arrangement with Interjet will give its customers seamless connecting service within Mexico. American will codeshare...

Saputo Inc. (SAP.TO) announced that it agreed to sell its Bakery Division, Saputo Bakery Inc, to Canada Bread Company Limited, a subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V (GRBMF.PK), for C$120 million in cash. The transaction is subject to the usual conditions, including approval by the Canadian Competition...

Neogen Corp.(NEOG) reported that its net income attributable to the company for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 increased 26% to $7.81 million from the prior year's $6.21 million. Earnings per share in the latest-quarter were $0.21, compared to $0.17 a year ago. Revenues for the second quarter of...

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (KRFT) announced the appointment of John Cahill as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer or CEO of Kraft Foods. The company said that Cahill will succeed Tony Vernon, who has informed the board of his intention to retire as CEO on Dec. 27, 2014, the last day of the company's...

Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc. (BRLI) reported that its fourth-quarter net income increased to $18.28 million or $0.66 per share from $11.12 million or $0.40 per share, last year. On average, three analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings per share of $0.63 for...

Two River Bancorp. (TRCB), the parent company of Two River Community Bank, said its Board of Directors has approved a new share repurchase program to buy back up to $2.0 million of its common stock from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Under its previous share repurchase programs, the company...

Actuant Corp. (ATU), a manufacturer of industrial products, posted first-quarter net earnings of $24.7 million or $0.28 per share, compared with $36.0 million or $0.48 per share, a year before. Earnings from continuing operations were $24.7 million or $0.38 per share, down from $36.0 million or $0.44...

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (THM, ITH.TO) said that Mr. Tom S. Q. Yip will resign as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective December 31, 2014, to pursue other interests. The company will immediately begin to evaluate the most cost effective structure to fulfill the CFO responsibilities...

Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS) has further expanded global fund offering with the launch of two new Asia-focused funds and two new Japan-focused funds, under a sub investment management agreement with DIAM International. London-based DIAM International is a subsidiary of DIAM Co., Ltd., an Asian asset...

Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX, ABX.TO) announced it will initiate procedures to suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following the passage of legislation that raises the royalty rate on the country's open pit mining operations to 20 percent from six percent. The new taxation regime, which...

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (DGI), a provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions, said its Board of Directors has authorized an additional $130 million share repurchase through the end of 2015, raising the total authorization to $205 million from $75 million. The...

Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. (PFE) announced top-line results from a double-blind Phase 3 study evaluating pregabalin controlled-release (CR) formulation in adult patients with postherpetic neuralgia (pain after shingles or PHN). The results demonstrate that pregabalin CR has led to a statistically significant...