International stocks trading in New York closed mostly higher on Tuesday, with the Bank of New York index of American depositary receipts adding 0.2% to 155.51. The European index rose 0.2% to 151.22, the Asian index slipped 0.2% to 154.63, the Latin American index added 1% to 307.32 and the emerging markets index climbed 0.5% to 311.95. Among the companies with shares actively trading were BHP Billiton (BBL, BLT.LN, BHP, BHP.AU) and AstraZeneca PLC (AZN, AZN.LN).
Anglo-Australian mining company BHP Billiton said it would split off nickel, aluminum and other assets into a new company that could be valued at up to $12 billion, in what would be one of the biggest divestments of assets in mining history.
By Maria Armental
Samsung Electronics America Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to resolve allegations it had given erroneous information to Samsung resellers, which resulted in government agencies buying products made in nonauthorized countries, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: WFBI), today
announced that it has redeemed $4.4 million (4,449 shares), or 25% of
the $17.8 million outstanding Series D Preferred Stock ("Series D
Preferred Stock") that had been issued to the Secretary of the Treasury
("Treasury") in August 2011 through the Company's participation in the
Small Business Lending Fund ("SBLF"). The shares were redeemed at their
liquidation value of $1,000 per share plus accrued dividends through
August 14, 2014, for a total redemption price of $4,454,434.67.
The partial redemption was approved by the Company’s primary federal
regulator and funded with the Company’s surplus capital.
By Angela Johnson, MarketWatch
These stocks could make notable moves on Wednesday:
Apple Inc. (AAPL): Shares of the consumer-electronics giant closed at $100.56 on Tuesday, surpassing the old record close of $100.30 set Sept.
By Lucy Craymer
WELLINGTON--Fletcher Building Ltd.'s (FBU.NZ) 2014 net profit rose even as the construction and building materials retailer was hit by a significant one-time cost related to the sale of Pacific Steel and Hudson Building Supplies businesses.
By Tomi Kilgore, MarketWatch
While the Nasdaq Composite has finally made it back to levels seen around the time the technology bubble popped more than 14 years ago, a number of tech-heavyweights that helped fuel the madness are still languishing at less than half their peak levels.
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) and MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime
Standard Segment, TecDAX, OTC: MPSYY) today announced an agreement for
the joint development and commercialization of Emergent’s preclinical
bi-specific antibody, ES414, targeting prostate cancer.
Bombardier Inc. has replaced its commercial aircraft marketing chief as the Canadian transportation company works to accelerate sales while it struggles to complete its first direct challenge to Boeing Co.
By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- La-Z-Boy Inc. shares declined in the extended session Tuesday after better-than-expected sales for the quarter did not translate into what had Wall Street forecast for earnings.
Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ONE), a leader in providing financial
services and data analytics to over 1,900 college and university
campuses across the U.S., announced the appointment of Thomas Anderson
to its Board of Directors as an independent director of the company.
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