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  • **Chief Executive David Kay, Executive Chairman Nicholas Schorsch and Chief Operating Officer Lisa Beeson quit. **William Stanley appointed interim CEO. **RCS Capital Corp shares, which owns eight independent broker-dealers and whose top management is affiliated with Schorsch-owned enterprises, were down 9.6 pct at $10.68.

  • European shares slip again; CGG sinks 30 pct Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    *CGG tumbles as Technip walks away. Shares in seismic oil and gas services group CGG were the top losers across Europe, plummeting 30 percent as rival Technip abandoned a takeover bid. Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena fell 6.7 percent, hitting an all-time low on speculation it will need to raise capital to meet European Central Bank rules.

  • *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday, following the worst week for the S&P 500 in more than two years, with investors focused on crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low. Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.8 percent in premarket trading after it agreed to be...

  • Dec 15- Emerson Electric Co said it would sell its power transmission unit to Regal Beloit Corp, a maker of electric motors, for $1.44 billion as it streamlines its business. Regal Beloit's shares rose 6 percent premarket on Monday on the deal, the company's biggest acquisition. Regal Beloit was competing with ball bearings maker Timken Co, brake and clutch maker...

  • US STOCKS-Futures jump early as crude prices rebound Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Petsmart to be acquired by private equity consortium. NEW YORK, Dec 15- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, following the worst week for the S&P 500 in more than two years, with investors focused on a rebound in crude oil prices which earlier hit a fresh 5-1/ 2- year low. *Shares of pet supply retailer PetSmart rose 4.2 percent in premarket trading after it agreed to...

  • TOKYO, Dec 15- Japanese stocks fell to their lowest in four weeks on Monday as oil prices tumbled to a new 5-1/ 2 year low, hitting Wall Street shares and stoking fears of weak global growth. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition scored a landslide in Sunday's general election, as expected. Exporter shares suffered, with Toyota Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors...

  • *KKR bought Fotolia stake for $150 mln- source. Dec 12- Shares in Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc soared to lifetime highs on Friday, a day after it announced plans to buy stock photography company Fotolia for $800 million and a quarterly jump in subscribers of Creative Cloud. The stock rose more than 10 percent, trading at $76.70 per share as of 1733 GMT as several...

  • *Repsol executives in Calgary for bid talks- source. MADRID, Dec 12- Spanish oil major Repsol SA is finalising an offer for Canada's Talisman Energy Inc and has sent executives to Calgary to step up talks, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. Shares in the Calgary- based company, Canada's fifth-largest independent petroleum producer, rose 33.6...

  • Shares of big-data company Hortonworks jump in debut Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Dec 12- Shares of Hortonworks Inc, a big-data company spun off from Yahoo Inc, rose as much as 52 percent in their market debut, valuing the company at up to $1 billion. HortonWorks helps companies manage data through Hadoop, an open-source software that crunches massive amounts of data and is used by companies such as Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Amazon.com Inc..

  • Aug 8- Shares of Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceutical Corp jumped as much as 25 percent in early trading on Friday, after a regulator cleared its experimental Ebola drug for potential use in humans infected with the virus.

  • Aug 8- McDonald's Corp reported lower-than-expected global sales at established restaurants in July after a food scare forced it to temporarily withdraw menu items such as Big Macs and Spicy McWings in China. McDonald's shares were down 0.8 percent in premarket trading.

  • Aug 7- Shares of iDreamSky Technology Ltd rose as much as 27 percent in their debut, highlighting the mobile game distributor's ability to cash in on the popularity of hit games such as "Fruit Ninja" and "Subway Surfers" in China.

  • Aug 7- Shares of iDreamSky Technology Ltd, a mobile gaming company that localizes and distributes popular games such as "Fruit Ninja," " Temple Run" and "Subway Surfers" in China, rose as much as 27 percent in their trading debut.

  • Aug 7- Shares of iDreamSky Technology Ltd, a mobile gaming company that localizes and distributes popular games such as "Fruit Ninja," " Temple Run" and "Subway Surfers" in China, rose as much as 27 percent in their trading debut.

  • Aug 7- Online travel operator Orbitz Worldwide Inc forecast higher-than-expected revenue in the current quarter as an improving economy spurs spending on air travel and hotel bookings. Orbitz' shares fell 1.1 percent to $8.96 in early trading on Thursday.

  • European shares slip again; eyes on ECB Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    PARIS, Aug 7- European stocks dipped in early trade on Thursday, extending a week-long slide as tensions between the West and Russia continued to spook investors. The DAX, which hit a near-five month low on Wednesday, has lost 10 percent since mid June, hurt by worries that the Ukrainian crisis and sanctions against Russia could derail Germany's economic recovery.

  • European shares slip again, Commerzbank recovers Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    PARIS, Aug 7- European stocks slipped in early trade on Thursday, extending a week-long slide as tensions between the West and Russia continued to spook investors.

  • Aug 6- Travel website owner Priceline Group Inc will invest $500 million in Chinese online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd to broaden options for both companies in China. Shares of Ctrip rose about 8.6 percent in after-market trading to $65.65 while that of Priceline's were little changed.

  • Shares of the oil sands producer surged as much as 4.8 percent after Athabasca Chief Executive and President Sveinung Svarte said Wednesday a C $1.23 billion deal with PetroChina Co Ltd to complete its takeover of the Dover project would close within a "reasonable time frame."

  • Aug 6- NU Skin Enterprises Inc, a direct-seller of skincare and nutritional products, reported a much smaller-than-expected profit as sales fell in Greater China, its biggest market, and costs jumped, sending its shares down 16 percent.