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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) said that it agreed to acquire Brammer Bio for about $1.7 billion in cash. Brammer Bio is on track to deliver $250 million of revenue in 2019 and expects to continue to exceed the projected market growth rate of 25 percent over the mid-term. Thermo Fisher expects...

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (SNP) or Sinopec reported that its 2018 IFRS profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company up 20.2 percent to RMB 61.62 billion from RMB 51.24 billion last year. Earnings per share were RMB 0.509 compared to RMB 0.423 last year. IFRS Operating profit was...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service or FSIS announced that North Country Smokehouse is recalling about 2,686 pounds of ready-to-eat kielbasa sausage products which may contain metal and other non-food objects. The problem was discovered on March 18, 2019 by FSIS...

Henry Avocado Corp is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were packed at Henry Avocado's packing facility in California and shipped to Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina...

Pinterest Inc., a social media web and mobile application company, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. No pricing terms were disclosed. The company that operates a software system designed to discover ideas for just about anything you can imagine:...

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces or SDF said the Islamic State group's five-year "caliphate" is over after the militants' defeat in Syria. SDF fighters have been raising victory flags in Baghuz, the last stronghold of the jihadist group. But as celebrations began there were also warnings...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. will pay over $8 million to settle charges of improper handling of "pre-released" American Depositary Receipts or ADRs. The SEC's order found that Merrill Lynch improperly borrowed pre-released ADRs...

BHP Group and Glencore Plc halted output at energy and metals operations across Australia as two severe cyclones simultaneously approached the coast for the first time since 2015. BHP stopped output at the Pyrenees oil project off Western Australia as cyclone Veronica tracked toward a hub of liquefied...

Federal emergency officials inadvertently released personal information of more than 2 million disaster victims in what a government watchdog called a "major privacy incident." The Federal Emergency Management Agency's inspector general said officials accidentally released personal information to...

Sanofi (SNYNF, SNY) said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) regarding the New Drug Application for investigational Zynquista (sotagliflozin), a dual SGLT1 and SGLT2 inhibitor for the treatment of adults with type 1 diabetes in combination with insulin. A...

Zoom Video Communications Inc. announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering...

Discovery Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav received $129.4 million pay package in 2018. Zaslav received stock options valued at $102.1 million and about $14.8 million of restricted stock, according to a regulatory filing Friday from Discovery. He also collected $3 million in salary and...

Philip Morris International Inc. or PMI said that it was informed by its Canadian subsidiary, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. or RBH that RBH had obtained an initial order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granting it protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act or CCAA. RBH announced...

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) confirmed there have been preliminary discussions with Natura & Co. regarding a potential transaction. The Company does not intend to comment further at this time. Avon noted that its management team remains focused on the turnaround strategy that it has articulated to...

Home appliances company Arçelik has agreed to buy Retail Holdings Bhold BV which has a majority stake in Singer Bangladesh Limited, one of the leading home appliance retailers and manufacturers in Bangladesh, to expand its foothold further in Asia-Pacific. Under the agreement, Arçelik's wholly owned...

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