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  • JAKARTA, Oct 31- Indonesia's mining-to-telecoms conglomerate Bakrie Group will negotiate with creditors to restructure part of its $8 billion in debt rather than sell major assets, people familiar with its strategy say. Some creditors sued one Bakrie company in New York while a Jakarta supplier has asked an Indonesian court to supervise a debt...

  • Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest gifts, from board games to items related to Disney's hit film "Frozen" items, starting Saturday. Wal-Mart is also planning to offer discounts, or what it...

  • Reports of armed man at Boeing plant in Washington Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:11 PM ET

    EVERETT, Wash.— Police in Everett, Washington, are searching buildings at the Boeing plant there as they check unconfirmed reports of a man with a weapon. He says Boeing workers are being evacuated as officers come across them in their search, but he didn't know how many workers had been evacuated. Boeing Co. spokesman Doug Alder says the company is "taking all...

  • Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:44 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases. Many of the gowns tested had "catastrophic" failures, according to the lawsuit, which called Kimberly-Clark's actions "utterly reprehensible." Kimberly-Clark said in a statement...

  • The judge said the investors failed to present any false statements or actionable omissions by Paramount, and that its alleged misstatements were not material. The ruling came after the investors, including a unit of Allianz SE, finished submitting evidence of Paramount' s liability in the non-jury trial in the case, which had been pending since 2008..

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co's defense division said on Thursday. The Antares rocket was powered by a pair of Soviet-era NK-33 engines that were rebuilt by Aerojet Rocketdyne, a unit of GenCorp, and...

  • Massachusetts-based publisher wins national award Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.— Editor& Publisher, a journal that has chronicled the newspaper business for about 130 years, has named a Massachusetts- based media executive as the nation's publisher of the year. Karen Andreas is publisher of eight daily and weekly newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that are part of the North of Boston Media Group based in North...

  • District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan ruled that the evidence failed to support the investors' claims and dismissed the case, a Paramount spokesman said. "We are gratified by the decision," said Robert Lawson, a Paramount spokesman. The investors had been seeking $16 million to $24 million in damages from Paramount, which is owned by Viacom Inc, said James...

  • Oplink Communications posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:57 PM ET

    FREMONT, Calif. _ Oplink Communications Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $612,000 in its fiscal first quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Oplink Communications expects its per-share earnings to range from 38 cents to 44 cents. Oplink Communications shares have declined 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • AtriCure beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio _ AtriCure Inc. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $466,000. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share. AtriCure expects full-year revenue in the range of $105 million to $106 million.

  • Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage. The unanimous ruling Thursday in a 2009 class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of six dancers at Sapphire Gentlemen's Club...

  • Globus Medical beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:37 PM ET

    AUDUBON, Pa. _ Globus Medical Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $23.1 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Globus Medical shares have climbed almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Omnicell misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:37 PM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. _ Omnicell Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $7.3 million in its third quarter. The Omnicell Inc. posted revenue of $112.5 million in the period, which beat Street forecasts. Omnicell shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CubeSmart reports 3Q results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    MALVERN, Pa. _ CubeSmart on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 27 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, CubeSmart expects its per-share funds from operations to range from 26 cents to 27 cents.

  • Scientific Games misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Scientific Games Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $69.8 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 34 cents per share. Analysts expected $401.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • Emulex reports 1Q loss Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:24 PM ET

    COSTA MESA, Calif. _ Emulex Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $719,000 in its fiscal first quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Emulex expects its per-share earnings to range from 14 cents to 18 cents. Emulex shares have dropped 23 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Oil States International posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Oil States International Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $56.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 97 cents per share. Analysts expected $474.6 million, according to Zacks.

  • Vocera beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:21 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Vocera Communications Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $7.9 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Vocera expects its results to range from a loss of 21 cents per share to a loss of 10 cents per share. Vocera expects full-year results to range from a loss of 68 cents per share to a loss of 57 cents per share, with...

  • Immersion tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Immersion Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $1.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share. Analysts expected $13.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Seattle Genetics beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    BOTHELL, Wash. _ Seattle Genetics Inc. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $15.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 25 cents per share. Analysts expected $66.7 million, according to Zacks.