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General Motors Co (GM) is preparing plans to apply for a banking charter that would allow its lending unit to accept deposits and expand its auto-finance business, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The automaker's finance arm, General Motors Financial Company...

Spanish financial services group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) said Friday that the company's talks regarding a potential merger transaction with Banco de Sabadell, S.A. have come to an end without having reached an agreement. Sabadell owns TSB Bank plc in the UK.

Genetron Holdings Limited (GTH) on Friday provided an update for HCCscreen, its blood-based early screening test for hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC in China. The company said that the "Liver Cancer Early Screening Comprehensive Prevention and Control Project" is a public health initiative led by...

Exelixis, Inc. (EXEL) said Friday that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Limited (TKPHF.PK, TAK) has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to manufacture and market Cabometyx (cabozantinib) as a treatment for patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that has...

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (SALT) has entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated third party to sell the SBI Bravo, SBI Antares, SBI Hydra, and SBI Maia, Ultramax bulk carriers built in 2015, for approximately $67 million. Delivery of the vessels is anticipated to take place in the first quarter of 2021....

Biogen Inc. (BIIB) and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (SAGE) said Friday they have entered into a global collaboration and license agreement to jointly develop and commercialize zuranolone (SAGE-217) for major depressive disorder (MDD), postpartum depression (PPD) and other psychiatric disorders, and SAGE-324...

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RYTM) announced the FDA has approved IMCIVREE (setmelanotide) for chronic weight management in adult and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with obesity due to proopiomelanocortin, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 1 or leptin receptor deficiency confirmed...

Target Corp. (TGT) has revealed plans for Cyber Monday and its largest-ever Cyber Week event. Target, which is wrapping up its month-long "Black Friday Now" sale, said it's Cyber Week will kick off Sunday, November 29, and run through Saturday, December 5. According to the retailer, the sale includes...

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft (CRZBY.PK) said, Roland Boekhout, Member of the Board of Managing Directors for the Corporate Clients segment, has offered a mutually agreed termination of his contract. The Supervisory Board decided to appoint Michael Kotzbauer, currently Divisional Board Member in the...

Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (PLX) and Chiesi Global Rare Diseases, a business unit of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., announced the FDA has extended the PDUFA date for review of the Biologics License Application seeking accelerated approval of pegunigalsidase alfa (PRX-102) for the proposed treatment...

ascena retail group, inc. has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Premium Apparel LLC, an affiliate of Sycamore Partners, to sell ascena's Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey brands. Premium Apparel will acquire the brand assets for a purchase price of $540 million. The transaction...

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) said Friday it will hold a special meeting of its stockholders on December 30, 2020 in a virtual meeting format due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19. At the special meeting, Tiffany will ask its stockholders to consider and vote on, among other things, a proposal...

Chinese solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (JKS) announced Friday its agreement to sell its stake in Sweihan Power Station in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the share and debt purchase deal, JinkoSolar's subsidiary JinkoSolar...

Credit Suisse Group AG (CS) said its shareholders approved a second cash distribution of the 2019 dividend of CHF 0.1388 gross per registered share at the company's Extraordinary General Meeting, thus completing the distribution of the full dividend amount of CHF 0.2776 gross per share for the financial...

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX) announced Friday that the European Commission has granted approval of the label extension for SYMKEVI (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) with KALYDECO (ivacaftor) for eligible children with Cystic Fibrosis or CF ages 6-11 years. CF is a rare, life-shortening genetic...

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