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  • Entropic, which did not say what those options were, also lowered its revenue forecast for the current quarter blaming slower spending by telecom and cable customers in light of several big mergers. Entropic supplies chips for set-top boxes for cable and satellite TV providers such as Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc..

  • Edouard, a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, had top sustained winds of 115 miles per hour by 11 a.m. AST and was swirling 420 miles east of Bermuda, the Miami- based agency said.

  • Sept 16- Shopping center operator Washington Prime Group will buy smaller peer Glimcher Realty Trust for about $2.06 billion, its biggest deal since being spun off from Simon Property Group Inc in May.

  • Sept 16- Bill Barrett Corp said it would exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado, and also sell some natural gas assets in the state.

  • Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.

  • Sept 16- Struggling power producer Atlantic Power Corp asked its chief executive to leave and slashed its dividend by 70 percent after ending discussions about selling itself. Atlantic Power's U.S.-listed shares fell more than 20 percent premarket on Tuesday.

  • Sept 16- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would hire 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees ahead of an expected surge in package deliveries through the holiday shopping season.

  • Sept 16- Washington Prime Group, a retail real estate investment trust, said it would buy Glimcher Realty Trust in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $4.3 billion, including debt.

  • Sept 16- Bill Barrett Corp said it would exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado, and also sell some natural gas assets in the state in transactions valued at $757 million.

  • Atlantic Power slashes dividend, replaces CEO Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    Sept 16- Power producer Atlantic Power Corp slashed its dividend by 70 percent and asked its chief executive to step down as part of a strategic review process. The company said it appointed Ken Hartwick, director of the board, as a replacement for Barry Welch. Atlantic Power cut its annual dividend to 12 Canadian cents per share from 40 Canadian cents.

  • Sept 16- Vanguard Natural Resources LLC said it would buy oil and gas producing properties in the Piceance Basin in Colorado from Bill Barrett Corp for $525 million.

  • Sept 16- Blackstone Group LP is aiming to raise about $16 billion for its latest buyout fund, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The firm has already issued marketing documents for Blackstone Capital Partners VII LP, the newspaper reported.

  • Sept 16- Allergan Inc and its suitors Pershing Square Capital Management and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc settled their pending litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery and agreed to hold a special shareholder meeting on the originally scheduled date, Dec. 18.

  • Vimpelcom, GTH to sell Wind Canada stake for $122 mln Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:33 AM ET

    Sept 16- Vimpelcom Ltd and Global Telecom Holding SAE said they have agreed to sell their stake in Canadian wireless carrier Wind Mobile to Globalive Capital and a group of investment funds for about C $135 million.

  • Sept 16- Blackstone Group LP is aiming to raise about $16 billion for its latest buyout fund, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The firm has already issued marketing documents for Blackstone Capital Partners VII LP, the newspaper reported.

  • Sept 16- Allergan Inc said it has reached an agreement with suitors Pershing Square Capital Management and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc to hold a special shareholder meeting on the originally scheduled date, Dec. 18.

  • Sept 15- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Chief Spokesman David Tovar resigned after the company allegedly found that he had lied about his academic record in his resume, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

  • Sept 15- U.S. regional refining margins fell 6.66 percent on average in the week ended Sept. 12, declining in three out of the five regions, Credit Suisse said in a weekly report on Monday. Margins in the Gulf Coast dipped the most, down 20.25 percent, while margins in the West Coast and Midwest fell 16.33 percent and 5.68 percent, respectively.

  • Sept 15- Isola Group Ltd, a maker of laminate materials, filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday to withdraw its up to $100 million initial public offering of common shares. Chandler, Arizona- based Isola had applied in October 2011 to list its common stock on the Nasdaq under symbol "ISLA".

  • UPDATE 4-Alibaba boosts IPO as demand strengthens Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    HONG KONG/ NEW YORK, Sept 15- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd raised the price range on its initial public offering to $66 to $68 a share, responding to strong investor demand for what could be the world's largest-ever IPO.