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  • Pernix shares jump on migraine drug approval Friday, 15 May 2015 | 1:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. jumped Friday after the Food and Drug Administration expanded approval of the migraine drug Treximet. Treximet has been approved for adults since 2008. Pernix acquired U.S. rights to the drug in 2014 from GlaxoSmithKline. Morristown, New Jersey- based Pernix reported just under $21 million in Treximet...

  • Weaker commodity stocks push FTSE lower at the close Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    *Blue-chip FTSE 100 index ends 0.2 pct lower. LONDON, May 15- Britain's top share index slipped on Friday, with energy and mining sectors falling the most on U.S. economic growth concerns and after prices of key commodities dropped. Shares in Anglo American, Glencore and Fresnillo were down 1.2 to 1.8 percent.

  • NEW YORK— Shares of King Digital Entertainment fell in premarket trading Friday after the maker of the mobile game "Candy Crush Saga" warned that it will likely see softer financial results heading into the middle of the year. The stock fell $1.29, or 8.6 percent, to $14.99 in premarket trading. King Digital Entertainment PLC on Thursday reported first-quarter...

  • Ahead of the Bell: Keurig Green Mountain Friday, 15 May 2015 | 8:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The hefty price of Keurig's new cold-drink machine gave Wall Street the chills, sending shares down sharply in premarket trading Friday. Akshay Jagdale of KeyBanc Capital Markets said the company has suggested prices could come down as sales ramp up, but that didn't appear to dampen concerns about the near term. Shares of Keurig Green Mountain Inc....

  • The Costa Mesa, California, restaurant earned $6.8 million, or 17 cents per share and revenue jumped 11 percent to $90.4 million during the quarter. Its adjusted per-share earnings of 18 cents edged out Wall Street expectations by a penny and it beat revenue projections easily. Shares of El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. fell $4.15 to $24.91 in premarket trading.

  • Kohl's and Avon are big market movers Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:26 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Kohl's Corp., down $9.89 to $64.62. Avon Products Inc., up 40 cents to $7.07.

  • The bid for Avon that apparently was not Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    Shares of Avon jumped as much as 20 percent after the takeover offer appeared on the website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission, a regulator that oversees stock markets. A company calling itself PTG Capital Partners said in a document filed with the SEC that it would pay $8 billion for Avon, an enormous premium for investors in the cosmetic...

  • May 14- Technology consulting services provider Computer Sciences Corp is planning to separate its government business from its commercial information technology division, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The company's shares were up 4 percent at $67.18 in afternoon trading in New York, after earlier jumping as much as 7.1 percent.

  • Retailers dealing with myriad of issues Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    A range of retail shares, including Kohl's Corp., J.C. Penney Co. and Target Corp., are falling as most other markets were posting gains. Brian Sozzi, CEO and chief equities strategist at Belus Capital Advisors, says that the recent financial results from Kohl's, J.C. Penney and Macy's Inc.— which all had softer-than-expected revenue— suggests consumers will need...

  • *Europe bourses in 2015: http://link.reuters.com/pap87v. LONDON/ EDINBURGH, May 14- European shares rose on Thursday, helped by a rally in steel company stocks after a report that the European Commission had opened an anti-dumping inquiry into imports of cold rolled steel from Russia and China. The European Commission has set tariffs on imports of...

  • May 14- Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported quarterly same-store sales that missed analysts' expectation, hurt by colder-than-usual weather in February. Shares of the company, which also reported lower-than-expected revenue, fell 11 percent to $66.25 in premarket trading on Thursday. The stock's multiple is likely to reset lower until the...

  • Puma Biotechnology plunges on breast cancer drug data Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Puma Biotechnology Inc. plummeted Thursday on disappointing results from a study of the company's breast cancer drug. Shares fell $36.90, or 17.6 percent, to $172.76 in afternoon trading. The company said in December that it would hold off on filing for marketing approval of neratinib because it decided to ask the Food and Drug...

  • US STOCKS-Futures higher ahead of weekly jobless data Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    May 14- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday ahead of weekly jobless numbers, after the market closed little changed on Wednesday on weak April retail sales data. *Dow component Cisco fell 1.2 percent to $29 after the company beat estimates but said spending by telecom customers was not going to improve in the near future. *Puma Biotechnology shares...

  • *Danaher offers $127.20/ share for Pall Corp. *Danaher shares up 4.7 pct, Pall Corp up 5 pct. May 13- Danaher Corp will buy air and water-filter maker Pall Corp in a $13.8 billion deal to tap into fast-growing demand from the biotechnology industry, and said it would split into two listed companies after the deal.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of retail data Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    The data will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. *Shares of pipeline company Williams Partners LP jumped 14 percent to $54 in premarket trading after Williams Cos said it would buy its affiliate for about $13.8 billion. *Owens-Illinois rose 2.7 percent to $24.44 after the glass container maker said it would buy the food and beverage glass container business of...

  • Rackspace forecasts revenue below Street Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
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    Rackspace forecast revenue for the current quarter below market estimates and said a strong dollar hurt its revenue growth in the first quarter.

  • ZURICH, May 12- A major shareholder in Adecco, Milwaukee- based fund manager Artisan Partners, is calling on the staffing firm to change its mind over a new chief executive it announced last week, in comments made to Swiss newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft. Shares in Switzerland's Adecco tumbled after it said CEO Patrick de Maeseneire was leaving and would be...

  • ZURICH, May 12- A major shareholder in Adecco, Milwaukee- based fund manager Artisan Partners, is calling on the staffing firm to change its mind over a new chief executive it announced last week, in comments made to Swiss newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft. Shares in Switzerland's Adecco tumbled after it said CEO Patrick de Maeseneire was leaving and would be...

  • *Investors have also been concerned that Greece could run out of cash. Euro zone finance ministers, who met on Monday, acknowledged progress in talks between Greece and its creditors but said more work was needed to close a cash-for-reforms deal. *AOL shares jump 18.1 percent to $50.29 after Verizon made an offer to buy the company for $4.4 billion.

  • LONDON, May 12- Government bonds sold off again on Tuesday, driving down stocks and helping push the euro sharply higher against the dollar. Shares in Europe and Asia fell and Wall Street was expected to follow in their wake, index futures showed. Less than a month ago German 10- year yields hit a record low of 0.05 percent, driven down by a 1 trillion euro European...