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French drug maker Sanofi (SNY) said that the European Commission has approved Aubagio or teriflunomide for the treatment of pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis or RRMS. The approval was based on data from the Phase 3 TERIKIDS study. The approval confirmed...

Gray Television Inc. (GTN) said it has formed a new sales and sponsorship entity called Gray Sports + Entertainment Sales to represent the company's internal content production portfolio to brands and advertising agencies. The new group is responsible for revenue generation of Gray-owned media and sponsorship...

U.S. indoor agriculture company Local Bounti Corporation has agreed to go public through a merger with Leo Holdings III Corp. (LIII), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company. The transaction values the combined company at an equity value of $1.1 billion and upon closing of the transaction,...

Sykes Enterprises, Inc. (SYKE), a full life cycle provider of customer experience management services, Friday said it has agreed to be acquired by Sitel Group at a purchase price of $54 per share in a deal valued at around $2.2 billion on a fully diluted basis. In pre-market activity on Nasdaq, Sykes...

Genesco Inc. (GCO) urged its shareholders to vote "FOR" all nine of the company's Directors on the BLUE Proxy Card. The company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled to be held on July 20, 2021. Shareholders of record as of close of business on June 28, 2021 will be entitled to vote at the...

Moderna Inc. (MRNA) commits to hiring at least 155 new Massachusetts-based employees for high-tech manufacturing positions in 2021 and retaining them through 2025. Over the last year, Moderna nearly doubled the size of its workforce, from about 830 employees as of March 31, 2020 to about 1,500 employees...

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp. (TOSYY.PK, TOSBF.PK) Friday said it will accelerate the selection process for a successor to Satoshi Tsunakawa as CEO that can drive the changes needed in Toshiba in the medium term. In an open letter to the company's shareholders, Osamu Nagayama, Chairperson of...

Germany's BioNTech SE (BNTX) announced Friday that the first patient has been treated in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial of mRNA-based BNT111 in patients with Advanced Melanoma in the EU. The Phase 2 cancer vaccine trial (2020-002195-12; NCT04526899) is evaluating the company's therapeutic cancer vaccine...

Accenture (ACN) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Exton Consulting for undisclosed financial terms. Paris-based Exton Consulting, which was founded in 2006, provides strategy and business management support to financial services clients across Europe. Exton Consulting's...

Accenture (ACN) Friday said it has entered into an agreement to acquire Exton Consulting, a French consulting firm providing strategy and business management support to financial services clients across Europe. The company did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Exton Consulting, which was founded...

Johnson Matthey Plc. (JMAT.L), a provider of sustainable technologies, announced Friday a new sustainability strategy framework that includes 17 new targets for 2030. The goals are expected to strengthen the companies positive societal impact. The strategy enables JM to significantly increase the...

U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority or CMA Friday said it is investigating the anticipated joint venture between Baker Hughes Holdings LLC (BKR) and Akastor ASA. The agency said it is considering whether this transaction will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger...

Kerry Group plc (KYGA.L), on Friday, said it has agreed to sell its Consumer Foods' Meats and Meals business in the UK and Ireland to Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (PPC) for a cash consideration of €819 million, subject to routine closing adjustments. The financial results for the year ended 31 December...

Danish rare disease company Orphazyme AS (ORPH) announced Friday that it has received a Complete Response Letter or CRL from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following its review of the new drug application for arimoclomol, a heat shock protein amplifier intended for the treatment of Niemann-Pick...

Carnival plc (CCL, CUK, CCL.L), on Friday, said its Princess Cruises continues plan to return to service in the United States sailing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Ft. Lauderdale this fall, following collaboration with government officials, and evolving guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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