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Cerner To Acquire AbleVets

Healthcare information services provider Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN - $68.14) said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AbleVets - a strategic IT consulting and engineering firm - as a wholly owned subsidiary. The acquisition of the Washington, DC area-based company will provide Cerner even greater scale and technical expertise in designing and implementing modernization solutions, particularly… Continue reading Cerner To Acquire AbleVets

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Schlumberger Beats Estimates on Strong International Business

Houston’s Schlumberger NV (NYSE: SLB - $32.87) was able to beat Wall Street estimates in the first quarter under new CEO Olivier Le Peuch, as higher international drilling activity boosted demand for its equipment and services and helped counter weakness in North America. Total revenue was largely unchanged at $8.54 billion but beat expectations of… Continue reading Schlumberger Beats Estimates on Strong International Business

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Intel Acquires Pivot Technology’s Smart Edge Software Business

Santa Clara, California’s Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC - $51.42) has agreed to purchase a software business from Toronto-based Pivot Technology Solutions Inc. for $27 million in cash. Intel said it would purchase Smart Edge, a software business that is designed to help split up data and store it closer to users to make computing devices respond… Continue reading Intel Acquires Pivot Technology’s Smart Edge Software Business

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Deere to Acquire Sugarcane Harvester Parts Company

Agriculture, construction and forestry equipment maker Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE -  $171.98) said it agreed to buy Unimil, a privately held provider of aftermarket parts for sugarcane harvesters for an undisclosed amount. Unimil, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was founded in 1999 and has become a well-recognized provider of sugarcane harvester parts with approximately… Continue reading Deere to Acquire Sugarcane Harvester Parts Company

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CSX Beats Earnings’ Estimates on Lower Revenue

Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX - $70.70) reported a quarterly profit that topped Wall Street estimates as cost cuts helped the east coast railroad offset lower volumes of shipment in its coal and intermodal units. Revenue fell 4.8% to $2.98 billion in the quarter and slightly below consensus views. Sales in the company's intermodal unit – which moves… Continue reading CSX Beats Earnings’ Estimates on Lower Revenue

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JPMorgan Chase Delivers Strong Results

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM - $120.97), the largest bank in the United States, kicked off the bank earnings season with better-than-expected September-quarter results. The company earned $2.68 a share, exceeding the $2.34 it earned in the year-earlier period and $0.23 better than analysts’ views. Although net interest income inched only 1% higher, fee-based… Continue reading JPMorgan Chase Delivers Strong Results

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Johnson & Johnson Beats Street Views; Hikes Outlook

Health care products giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ - $133.41) reported third-quarter financial results that were better than expected. For the period, J&J came in with adjusted earnings of $2.12 per share vs. $2.05 last year and eleven cents ahead of Street estimates. The top line increased 1.9% over the year-earlier third quarter to… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson Beats Street Views; Hikes Outlook