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Oxford University and Oracle have partner to speed up identification of COVID-19 cariants. The partnership will enable global genomic sequencing and examination through a specialist platform developed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to help mitigate the impact of potentially dangerous COVID-19 variants,...

KKR & Co Inc. (KKR) is nearing a deal to buy ERM Group Inc. from its Canadian owners in a deal that potentially values the consultancy at as much as $3 billion, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. According to the report. KKR is set to beat out rival bidders in a formal sale...

AT&T Inc. (T) is in talks to merge its content assets with Discovery Inc. (DISCK, DISCA), Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter. The report said that discussions are ongoing and there is no certainty the companies will lead to a transaction. In February, AT&T had reached a deal...

Dillard's Inc. (DDS) said that its board has approved a new share repurchase program authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $500 million of its Class A Common Stock. At May 1, 2021, authorization of $114.3 million remained under the company's March 2018 share repurchase plan. The company also...

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) said it received regulatory approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and added "no further regulatory approvals are required to complete the acquisition and merger of PNC Bank and BBVA...

Shares of Fisker Inc. (FSR) are gaining nearly 9% on Friday morning after the electric-vehicle company announced a EV manufacturing deal with tech manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, popularly known as Foxconn. FSR is currently trading at $10.83, up $0.88 or 8.84%, on the Nasdaq. Fisker signed...

Philip Morris International (PM) announced Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened a public comment period on application seeking authorization to market its IQOS 3 electrically heated tobacco system as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP). The application requests the...

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF) announced Friday the appointment of Dan Fachner as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 11, 2021. Fachner currently serves also as President since May 2020 after a notable tenure with the company. Fachner succeeds J & J Snack Founder Gerald "Gerry" Shreiber as CEO....

Biogen Inc. (BIIB) Friday said its XIRIUS study of cotoretigene toliparvovec failed to meet its primary endpoint in Phase 2/3 in patients with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa or XLRP. The company further noted that the study obtained positive trends in other pre-specified clinically relevant endpoints,...

Foodservice distribution company Sysco Corp. (SYY) announced Friday that it has launched two new online toolkits to its Foodie Solutions platform to enable restaurants ramp up to meet the surging demand as summer approaches. The new toolkits are the latest in a series of carefully curated tools to...

Networking-equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) announced Friday that it intents to acquire privately-held cybersecurity firm Kenna Security, Inc. to advance its commitment to radically simplify security and help customers improve their security posture. Terms of the proposed deal were not disclosed....

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (SNC.TO) reported a first-quarter net income attributable to shareholders of C$73.05 million, compared to a net loss of C$65.96 million in the prior-year quarter. Net income from continuing operations was C$67.74 million or C$0.39 per share, sharply higher than C$1.0 million...

Regenxbio Inc. (RGNX) said that RGX-121, a one-time gene therapy for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II, continues to be well-tolerated with no drug-related serious adverse events, as per phase I/II trial results. The company said it will present the additional positive interim data from the ongoing phase...

Green Dot Corp. (GDOT) and Republic Bank & Trust Co., a subsidiary of Republic Bancorp, Inc. (RBCAA), announced Friday they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Green Dot will purchase the assets and operations of Republic Bank's Tax Refund Solutions business segment. As part...

State Street Corp. (STT) announced Friday that it has resolved, or agreed to resolve, certain outstanding claims and investigations arising from its previously disclosed determination in 2015 that it had incorrectly invoiced clients for certain expenses. In a Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities...

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