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Friday, December 19, 2014

  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) received notice of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 1 million shares, or about 0.11 percent, of UTC's outstanding common stock at a price of $108.85 per share in cash. As TRC Capital's own offer document acknowledges, the offering price is approximately 4.55 percent below the closing price per share of UTC on Dec. 11, 2014, the last trading day before the mini-tender offer was commenced. The offer ... read more
  • FAA Certifies PurePower® Engine for A320neo Aircraft --- EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 19, 2014
    Posted at 12:46 PM
    The PurePower Geared Turbofan(TM) (GTF) engine for the Airbus A320neo family has successfully achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification. The PW1100G-JM engine is the latest PurePower GTF engine model to be certified. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "We are proud to achieve FAA certification for the PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo as planned. This milestone further validates our GTF technology's reliability and robustness," said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. ... read more
  • Posted at 9:33 AM
    IMS Health (NYSE:IMS) today announced that the company has received approval from the European Commission in connection with the pending acquisition of certain Cegedim information solutions and customer relationship management (CRM) businesses. In addition to the Commission’s approval, the waiting period for the U.S. antitrust review ... read more
  • Posted at 8:46 AM
    Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) ("Rogers" or the "Company"), a global leader in engineered materials solutions, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arlon, LLC, currently owned by Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ: HNH), for $157 million, subject to closing and post-closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory clearances, is expected to close in the first half of 2015. Rogers intends to finance the transaction through a combination of cash and borrowings under an existing bank ... read more
  • Posted at 8:05 AM
    Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) ("Rogers" or the "Company"), a global leader in engineered materials solutions, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arlon, LLC, currently owned by Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ: HNH), for $157 million, subject to closing and post-closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory clearances, is expected to close in the first half of 2015. Rogers intends to finance the transaction through a combination of cash and borrowings under an existing bank ... read more
  • Posted at 4:30 AM
    Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) (“Rogers” or the “Company”), a global leader in engineered materials solutions, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arlon, LLC, currently owned by Handy & Harman Ltd. (NASDAQ:HNH), for $157 million, subject to closing and post-closing adjustments. The transaction, which ... read more

Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Posted at 3:58 PM
    Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today announced an agreement to sell its Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) business to Atos for $1.05 billion prior to closing adjustments, with additional consideration of $50 million subject to the condition of certain assets at closing. The ... read more
  • Posted at 3:53 PM
    Atos (EURONEXT PARIS:ATO), an international leader in digital services, and Xerox (NYSE:XRX), a global business services, technology, and document management company, today announced their intention for Atos to purchase Xerox’s ITO business for $1.05 billion and become a primary IT ... read more
  • Physicians Practice App Offers Revenue Boosting Tips --- NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 18, 2014
    Posted at 9:35 AM
    UBM Medica US today announced that Physicians Practice, the award-winning practice management resource for physicians and medical office staff, released the latest issue of its free tablet application, available from the App Store. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141218/165283LOGO This issue, Facing the Figures, includes results from our 2014 Physician Compensation Survey - providing valuable insight into average physician salaries, on a national and regional level, as well as doctors' opinions on the compensation environment. Additionally, Facing the Figures, covers the scope of practice for nurse practitioners ... read more
  • Posted at 8:26 AM
    New approaches for determining how much drugs should cost, and for setting the price for innovative treatments, were highlighted in a keynote presentation by Murray Aitken, IMS Health senior vice president and executive director of the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, at the Forbes Healthcare Summit ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), today announced the introduction of a new line of chromium (VI)-free ceramic aluminum coatings for the aerospace and power generation industries. Praxair Surface Technologies’ new line of slurries sustainably produces coatings with the same high performance of legacy chrome-containing coatings. ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    HARMAN International Industries (NYSE:HAR), the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire S1nn GmbH & Co. KG, an innovative developer of infotainment systems, connectivity and car audio solutions. This transaction is subject to regulatory and ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced the successful completion of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) 2.0 certification for its Carrier Grade Ethernet portfolio “Frontier Ethernet Solutions.” Frontier’s professional staff includes 18 MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals), 15 of whom are MEF-CECP 2.0 ... read more

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  • HandySpeech - Handwriting-to-Speech App - Comes to Android. --- WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 17, 2014
    Posted at 2:00 PM
    iSpeak4U, a leader in mobile apps for people with speech and hearing disabilities, announced today the retail availability of an Android version of HandySpeech, one-of-a-kind mobile app that gives people with speech disabilities a quick and easy conversational tool. HandySpeech can be used on a wide variety of mobile devices including less expensive Android phones and tablets. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141217/165021 HandySpeech is a valuable app for individuals who have lost their ability to speak due to injury or disease, and for ... read more
  • Posted at 12:46 PM
    HARMAN International Industries (NYSE:HAR), the premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation group, today released its 2014 Sustainability Report, providing details on actions and measures the Company has taken to support the social and ecological missions of the organization, its customers and the communities it serves. ... read more
  • Posted at 9:29 AM
    Aptuit LLC announces that it has recently invested in a twin screw extruder, Thermo Fisher 16, to exploit Hot Melt Extrusion Technology (HME), extending its range of technologies for processing poorly soluble drugs. In making the announcement, Dr. Jonathan Goldman, CEO, Aptuit, explained, "The poor solubility of new chemical entities (NCEs) is one of the most frequent and greatest challenges to formulation scientists in the development of oral solid dosage forms. Now that we have added the new Thermo Fisher 16 ... read more
  • Posted at 8:30 AM
    Peloton Equity, LLC ("Peloton"), a newly-formed healthcare focused private equity firm, announced today that it has invested growth capital and partnered with management to acquire a majority stake in Shelton, CT-based HealthPlanOne. Founded in 2006, HealthPlanOne is a leading technology-enabled digital marketing firm specializing in Medicare and individual and family health insurance sales and distribution. The Company operates two of the leading online health insurance marketplaces: HealthPlanOne.com and MedicareSolutions.com, where consumers can search for, compare, and enroll in a health ... read more
  • Posted at 6:59 AM
    Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc. continues the expansion of its sales organization with the announcement of a new dedicated sales force targeting ultrasound opportunities in physician’s offices and clinics. The move will help the company to expand into new markets according to their President and General ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    Being recognized for its commitment to providing superior technology solutions to small and medium-size organizations, Leap the Pond has joined Information Technology Alliance (ITA), a highly regarded group of top VARs, CPA Firms and technology product/service providers. This invitation was extended by ITA due to the high level of support and service Leap the Pond has provided small and midsized organizations and for their commitment to being a leader solution provider in the accounting software industry. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141216/164774LOGO "The focus ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    Training JumpStart recently announced the release of version 14.1 of its Training JumpStart(TM) Portal, a hosted e-learning software system offering everything needed to run a successful e-learning business. This release adds enhanced support for training firms whose e-learners are employees of an external client enterprise. The enterprise purchases multi-seat licenses to train its employees, with the Training JumpStart software system automating enterprise seat licensing and training management. Site registrations and course enrollments can be delegated to the learners or ... read more