By Josie Cox
European shares once again neared multiyear highs in early trading Tuesday, buoyed by expectations that the European Central Bank will this week venture into uncharted territory by launching a stimulus program aimed at spurring Europe's ailing economy.
New research conducted by Accenture
Federal Services (NYSE:ACN) and the Government Business Council
identifies three steps federal agencies can take to become more
innovative: Implement more clearly defined processes with specific
targets for innovation, better track performance of new initiatives and
consider improving digital tools for collaboration.
By Chelsey Dulaney
Baker Hughes Inc.'s results in its December quarter easily topped Wall Street expectations, as the oil-field services company benefited from stronger-than-projected demand and cost cuts.
Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY) today announced that its financial
results for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2014, will
be released after market close on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, followed
the same day by a conference call and live webcast scheduled for 5:00
By Josh Beckerman
Cree Inc. (CREE) said improved margins at its lighting business helped results for the December quarter and the company said "sales momentum is building."
The maker of LED lighting and semiconductor products expects earnings excluding items of 21 cents to 25 cents a share for the March quarter.
First Trust Energy Infrastructure Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE: FIF) has
declared the Fund’s regularly scheduled monthly common share
distribution of $0.11 per share payable on February 17, 2015 to
shareholders of record as of February 4, 2015.
Cigna (NYSE: CI) has launched collaborative
care initiatives with two local medical groups, Broward
Health ACO Services , a subsidiary of Broward Health system, and
Memorial Health Network, the provider group affiliated with Memorial
Healthcare System , to improve patient access to health care,
enhance care coordination , and achieve the goal of improved
health , affordability and patient experience .
By David Benoit
Starboard Value LP is calling for office-supply chains Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. to merge in a letter it plans to release Tuesday, the first time the activist has publicly declared itself in support of a tie-up of the rivals since taking a stake in Staples last month.
Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) said on Tuesday that Mitchell Klipper, a 28-year company veteran and head of its retail group, will retire at the end of the current fiscal year, but said he'll remain with the bookstore operator in the role of special adviser on real estate and other matters.
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