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Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM), and its franchisees are working to hire 40,000 new permanent team members to work in restaurants across the U.S. by the end of 2021, Pizza Hut said in a statement. Pizza Hut stated that positions are available at both corporate and franchised restaurants...

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) announced Wednesday positive results from a Phase 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a three-day course of Veklury (remdesivir) for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of COVID-19 in non-hospitalized patients at...

Workhorse Group Inc. (WKHS) said the company has identified a number of opportunities to improve its C-1000 series vehicles primarily related to vehicle dynamics to increase payload capacity. As a result, the company has decided to suspend deliveries of C-1000 vehicles and recall 41 vehicles it has already...

News Corp. (NWSA, NWS) said its Board has authorized a $1 billion stock repurchase program. This stock buyback program replaces the $500 million class A common stock repurchase program approved by the Board in May 2013. The company plans to begin to execute on the repurchase program following the first-quarter...

Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) announced Wednesday that its board of directors declared an interim supplemental dividend of $0.50 per share on the common stock of the company, payable in cash on October 19, 2021, to holders of record of such common stock as of the close of business on October 5, 2021. Additionally,...

Cassava Sciences, Inc. (SAVA) reported top-line clinical data from a pre-planned interim analysis of an on-going open-label study with its drug candidate simufilam in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. In the study, ADAS-Cog11 scores improved an average of 3.2 points from baseline in...

Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM) announced Wednesday the promotion of Sabir Sami, 54, to KFC Division Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs, effective January 1, 2022. Sami, a 12-year veteran of the company, who currently serves as KFC Division Chief Operating...

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (THG) said the midpoint its preliminary estimate for third quarter catastrophe losses is approximately $97 million above the pre-tax third quarter catastrophe load, driven primarily by the effects of Hurricane Ida. Estimated losses from the storm are approximately $75...

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) said in a filing with the U.S. SEC on Wednesday that the antitrust complaint filed by the U.S Department of Justice (DoJ) and Attorneys General from six states and the District of Columbia is without merit and will defend itself vigorously. The complaint was filed...

Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. (KTRA) reported topline data results from adjuvant arm of phase 2 study of VAL-083 in newly-diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme patients. The company said the topline results further affirmed the efficacy and safety data reported in July from the recurrent arm, thus providing...

Medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (BDX), on Wednesday said it has signed on with Business Ambition for 1.5°C , a Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), that helps companies to set science-based targets to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. The company also joined...

Frequency Therapeutics Inc. (FREQ) said that new results from its FX-322-111 open-label study suggested that the hearing of individuals administered with a single dose of FX-322 may improve over extended periods.FX-322 is Frequency's lead product candidate for the treatment of acquired sensorineural...

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) has agreed to acquire RFJ Auto Partners, Inc. Based in Plano, Texas, RFJ Auto is one of the largest privately owned auto retail platforms in the United States, with a dealership footprint of 33 rooftops. The deal is expected to close in December 2021. Sonic Automotive...

Immunic, Inc. (IMUX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced Wednesday the execution of an in-license agreement with the University Medical Center Goettingen, Germany. The deal covers the combination of DHODH inhibitors and nucleoside analogues to treat viral infections, including COVID-19...

Leading streaming entertainment service Netflix (NFLX), on Wednesday, announced the acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company. This deal would bring some of the world's most loved stories to current and future fans in creative new ways, Netflix said. Roald Dahl's books have been translated into...

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