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  • Morgan Chase& Co learned about hackers who stole the bank's contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses through a corporate event that it sponsors, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The New York Times said the breach was part of a repository of a billion stolen passwords...

  • Morgan Chase& Co learned about hackers who stole the bank's contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses through a corporate event that it sponsors, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The Corporate Challenge website, operated by Simmco Data Systems, was later taken offline after the...

  • Jefferies CEO, chairman take drug tests Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    Oct 31- Jefferies Group LLC said on Friday Chief Executive Rich Handler, Chairman Brian Friedman and executives at its healthcare division were tested negative for drug usage, after one of its investment banking head was accused of drug abuse. Sources told Reuters on Thursday that Sage Kelly, the head of Jefferies' healthcare investment banking group, is taking...

  • Morgan Stanley board member Griffith Sexton retires Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    Oct 31- Morgan Stanley said Griffith Sexton, a director since 2005, retired from its board. Sexton was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley from 1973 to 1995, after which he taught at Columbia Business School and Princeton University as a visiting lecturer. He was also an advisory director at Morgan Stanley from May 1995 to September 2008.

  • Kimberly-Clark announced the spin-off last November, saying it would focus on its core business of diapers and Kleenex tissues. Existing Kimberly-Clark shareholders will be able to exchange eight shares of the company for one share of Halyard. The healthcare business was Kimberly-Clark's smallest, with sales of $1.7 billion in 2013..

  • REFILE-Comcast spin-off to list on Nasdaq in 2015 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    Oct 31- Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc, said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.. Comcast said in April it would divest 2.5 million subscribers across the U.S. This was part of a three-way deal between Comcast, Charter Communications Inc and Time...

  • Oct 31- Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc.. Dollar General had received offers for only about 4 million Family Dollar shares of a total 114 million outstanding shares as of Oct. 30, a day before the offer was to expire.

  • Comcast spinout to list on Nasdaq in 2015 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Oct 31- Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc, said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.. Comcast said in April it would divest 2.5 million subscribers across the U.S. This was part of a three-way deal between Comcast, Charter Communications Inc and Time...

  • Clorox profit beats; demand for products rises Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:51 PM ET

    U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and adjusted profit, helped by strong demand for household products.

  • Oct 31- U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox Co reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and adjusted profit, helped by strong demand for its household products and price increases in international markets. Net income from continuing operations rose to $145 million, or $1.10 per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30, from $139 million, or $1.05 per...

  • Oct 31- MoneyGram International Inc, the world's second-largest money transfer company, cut prices for transfers within the United States as it loses business to Wal-Mart Stores Inc's new rival service. Wal-Mart was MoneyGram's largest agent in the United States until the world's largest retailer launched its own money transfer service in April.

  • Oct 31- Imperial Oil Ltd, Canada's second largest integrated oil producer and refiner, reported a 45 percent jump in third-quarter profit as it refined more crude oil at higher margins. Imperial, which is 69.6 percent owned by Exxon Mobil Corp, said it sold synthetic crude at an average of C $102.58 per barrel, down 10 percent from a year earlier.

  • Oct 31- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, a supplier to Boeing Co, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins, and the company raised its full-year profit forecast for the second time as planemakers boost production. Boeing and Airbus, which also sources parts from Spirit, now buy about two-thirds of the planes' content from...

  • Oct 31- Dollar General Corp extended for the second time its tender offer to acquire shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc, as less than 4 percent of Family Dollar's shares had been tendered so far. Family Dollar, which has spurned Dollar General's takeover approaches twice, citing anti-trust concerns, has been pushing for a lower cash-and-stock deal from Dollar...

  • Clorox's quarterly net profit falls nearly 34 pct Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    Oct 31- U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox Co reported a nearly 34 percent drop in quarterly net profit, hurt by a strong dollar, and higher trade promotion spending. Net profit fell to $90 million, or 68 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30, from $136 million, or $1.03 per share, a year earlier. From continuing operations, the company earned $145 million or...

  • Oct 31- MoneyGram International Inc, the world's second-largest money transfer company, cut prices for transfers within the United States as it loses business to Wal-Mart Stores Inc's new rival service. Wal-Mart was MoneyGram's largest agent in the United States until the world's largest retailer launched its own money transfer service in April.

  • Imperial Oil's quarterly profit jumps 45 pct Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Oct 31- Imperial Oil Ltd, Canada's second largest integrated oil producer and refiner, reported a 45 percent jump in quarterly profit as revenue rose in its downstream and chemical businesses. Net income rose to C $936 million, or C $1.10 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from C $647 million, or 76 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Spirit AeroSystems profit up 79 pct Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Oct 31- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc, which makes parts for Boeing Co and Airbus Group NV, reported a 79 percent rise in quarterly profit and raised its full-year profit forecast. Spirit's net profit rose to $168 million, or $1.20 per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 2, from $93.7 million, or 65 cents per share, a year earlier. The company raised its full-year...

  • Oct 31- MoneyGram International Inc, the world's second-largest money transfer company, said it would cut prices for transfers within the United States due to rising competition, and withdrew its forecast for the year.

  • NEW DELHI, Oct 30- India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming $3 billion global market.