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  • Sept 30- Johnson& Johnson said it would buy privately held drug developer Alios BioPharma Inc for $1.75 billion in cash, to access a portfolio of drugs targeting viral infections. Johnson& Johnson said the deal includes Alios's experimental drug for infants with respiratory syncytial virus.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported its biggest jump in quarterly sales in three years, helped by higher prescription sales, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading. Walgreen ended the year with a record 856 million filled prescriptions.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported a 6.2 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher prescription sales, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading.

  • UPDATE 1-EBay to spin off PayPal in 2015 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Sept 30- EBay Inc said it would spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015, marking an about-face for the company. EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe had resisted demands by activist investor Carl Icahn to hive off the service, saying PayPal was integral to eBay's business- and vice versa.

  • Sept 30- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it would buy Move Inc, the owner of property websites such as realtor.com, for about $950 million to expand its digital marketing business. Australian real estate website REA Group Ltd, which is 61.6 percent owned by News Corp, will take a 20 percent stake in Move for about $200 million, News Corp said.

  • EBay to spinoff PayPal in 2015 Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    "A thorough strategic review with our board shows that keeping eBay and PayPal together beyond 2015 clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively," eBay Chief Executive John Donahoe said in a statement.

  • UPDATE 1-PennTex Midstream Partners LP files for IPO Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    Sept 30- PennTex Midstream Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by PennTex Midstream Partners LLC, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common units.

  • Sept 30- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, said it would buy real estate website operator Move Inc for for about $950 million. News Corp said it would pay $21 per share, representing a premium of 37 percent over Move's closing price on Monday.

  • PennTex Midstream Partners files for IPO Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    Sept 30- Energy logistics company PennTex Midstream Partners LP filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common units. Citigroup, Barclays, RBC Capital Markets and Tudor Pickering Holt& Co are the lead underwriters for the IPO, the company said in a prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 30- The Reserve Bank of India sent a strong signal on Tuesday that it will refrain from cutting interest rates until it is confident that consumer inflation can be reduced to a target of 6 percent by January 2016.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 30- India's central bank kept its key policy repo rate unchanged at 8.0 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, while warning of risks to its target to bring consumer inflation down to 6 percent by January 2016.

  • They said their countries would cooperate on security and to fight terrorism and would back a "rules based" global order in which India assumes greater multilateral responsibility, including a reformed U.N. Security Council. "We have a vision that the United States and India will have a transformative relationship as trusted partners in the 21st century.

  • Sept 30- SoftBank Corp's talks to acquire Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc have cooled, a SoftBank source and banking sources in Japan said. Two bankers at separate institutions in Japan said SoftBank's interest had cooled even before media reports emerged over the weekend about the discussions, with one citing price as a dissuading factor.

  • Sept 30- Morningstar downgraded its analyst rating on the Pimco Total Return Fund to "bronze" from "gold," citing uncertainty about outflows and the reshuffling of management responsibilities after the exit of co-founder Bill Gross.

  • Sept 29- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc said its lead drug was found superior in treating symptoms associated with a rare autoimmune disorder, compared with a placebo.

  • Sept 29- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded use of its constipation treatment. It will compete with Nektar Therapeutics and AstraZeneca Plc's oral drug Movantik, approved by the FDA earlier this month for the same patient population.

  • Sept 29- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded use of its constipation treatment. Salix, which is merging with Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA's Irish subsidiary, is in talks with Allergan Inc and Actavis Plc about a potential sale, sources have told Reuters in recent weeks.

  • Sept 29- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc said its lead drug was found superior in treating symptoms associated with a rare autoimmune disorder, compared with a placebo.

  • Sept 29- Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree Inc filed to list its shares in the United States at a time when e-cigarette companies are finding it harder to raise capital amid rising competition and increasing regulatory oversight.

  • Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree files for U.S. IPO Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Sept 29- Chinese e-cigarette company Kimree Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise up to $125 million in an initial public offering of American depositary shares. Citigroup is underwriting the IPO, the Guangdong- based company told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a filing.