Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, is
commencing today, through a subsidiary, a cash tender to purchase all
outstanding shares of common stock of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(NASDAQ:CBST). On Dec.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today announced that Soliris ® (eculizumab)
has been granted orphan drug designation (ODD) by Japan’s Ministry of
Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for the treatment of patients with
neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a life-threatening, ultra-rare neurologic
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Each of Blackstone Alternative Alpha Fund and Blackstone Alternative
Alpha Fund II (collectively, the “Funds”) announced today that it
expects to pay a year-end distribution to its shareholders of record on
December 31, 2014.
Holiday shopping means a search for the year’s ‘must-have’ gifts, with
shoppers working hard to find those ‘can’t live without’ items for
family members (and even for themselves). A new survey of GameStop’s
(NYSE: GME) PowerUp Rewards members in the U.S. has found that 73
percent of people plan to purchase – or hope to receive – video games
this season , outpacing other gift ideas like cash and gift cards (56
percent), clothes (48 percent), and toys (30 percent). More than half of
parents that responded – 54 percent – said their kids would not
survive the holidays without video games .
Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN), through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Dynegy
Finance I, Inc. (the Duke Escrow Issuer) and Dynegy Finance II, Inc.
(the EquiPower Escrow Issuer), has closed into escrow:
The gross proceeds from the offerings, less initial purchasers’
discounts and expenses, have been placed into escrow pending the
consummation of Dynegy’s previously announced acquisitions of ownership
interests in certain Midwest generation assets from Duke Energy
Corporation (the Duke Midwest Assets Acquisition) and EquiPower
Resources Corp and Brayton Point Holdings, LLC from Energy Capital
Partners (the EquiPower Acquisition). Upon consummation of the
acquisitions and certain other conditions, Dynegy intends to use the net
proceeds from the offerings to pay a portion of the cash consideration
in the Duke Midwest Assets Acquisition and the EquiPower Acquisition and
Smiths Detection Inc. today announces a five-year contract to supply
X-ray scanners to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for its
non-intrusive inspection program, aimed at protecting points of entry by
land, air or sea.
Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CWEI) today announced
that it had entered into a farmout and exploration agreement with Caza
Oil and Gas, Inc. (“Caza”) (TSX:CAZ) (AIM:CAZA) covering a portion of
the Company’s 71,000 net acre resource play in Reeves County, Texas.
(NYSE: CVT), a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform,
today announced that its consumer event technology division CrowdTorch
has experienced rapidly increasing adoption of its mobile apps and
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today affirmed its commitment to
the acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO).
Dollar General is actively engaged in discussions with the Federal Trade
Commission (“FTC”) regarding the extent of potential divestitures that
would be required in connection with an acquisition of Family Dollar and
has been making good progress.
Lightning Connect is a new breed of real-time integration that unleashes the full power of the Salesforce1 Platform on data stored in legacy back-office systems
Salesforce partners including Informatica, Jitterbit, MuleSoft, Progress Software, SnapLogic and SoftwareAG announce adaptors for Lightning Connect, making integration with Salesforce easy, in just a few clicks Leading companies such as Brown-Forman and HD Supply Facilities Maintenance are breathing new life into their back-office data with the Salesforce1 Platform SAN FRANCISCO , Nov.
Linear LLC, a Nortek company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leader in the security
and home control markets, will show a preview of its newest Z-Wave
product, the Z-Wave Dimmable LED Light Bulb at CES Unveiled New York.
Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today announced it is partnering with Google
on the latest Art, Copy & Code project – an interactive, in-store mobile
experience designed to delight Target guests of all ages this holiday
- Third quarter 2014 revenue was $1.1 billion and adjusted EBITDA, including a $16 million pre-tax gain from sale of 3.1 million Rice Energy shares, was $54 million
- Cost reduction initiatives resulted in excellent cost performance in the East - Amended and extended secured credit facility and established a new accounts receivable securitization facility - Fine-tuning 2014 guidance; increased shipment volumes, interest expense, and SG&A; lowered Eastern adjusted cost of coal sales by $2.00 per ton at the midpoint - In October, Alpha subsidiary entered into an asset purchase agreement to dispose of non-core assets for total consideration of approximately $86 million, including $75 million in cash - Total liquidity at nearly $2.3 billion, including more than $1.3 billion in cash and marketable securities BRISTOL, Va.
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