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News For GM;FDX;ORCL;GIS;RMCF;BTH;KCG;NAV;AA;ONTY From The Last 14 Days
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September 24, 2014
06:55 EDTGMGM names Massimilla cybersecurity chief, Reuters says
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06:46 EDTGMGM aiming for China sales to exceed 3M vehicles in 2014, Reuters says
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September 23, 2014
16:23 EDTKCGKCG Holdings to cut 4% of workforce, to recognize pre-tax charge of $5M-$6M
KCG Holdings disclosed in a regulatory filing that on September 2, KCG Holdings commenced a workforce reduction plan. This action is designed to rationalize redundancies, improve efficiency and realign resources to areas with a greater potential for future growth. The workforce reduction plan impacts approximately 4% of KCGís workforce, and will be completed by early October. KCG currently estimates that it will recognize a pre-tax charge in connection with the workforce reduction of $5M to $6M during the third quarter. The charge is expected to consist of severance, other one-time termination benefits, and other associated costs. KCG expects $3M to $4Mon of these charges to result in future cash expenditures. In addition to the charges associated with this workforce reduction plan, KCG estimates that it will recognize additional pre-tax charges of approximately $6M to $7M in connection with other employee separations that occurred during the third quarter.
11:42 EDTGM 3D Systems rises after analyst reports 'unexpected' GM deal
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11:19 EDTGMGeneral Motors says Cadillac expands to become separate business unit
As part of the continued expansion of Cadillac, General Motors has announced a strategic realignment that will establish the flagship brand as a separate business unit. In addition, the new Cadillac organization will expand to New York with a new global headquarters opening in 2015. The realignment affirms Cadillacís importance to GMís strategy. Creating a new Cadillac business unit enables it to pursue growing opportunities in the luxury automotive market with more focus and clarity. Johan de Nysschen, who joined Cadillac as its new president in August, will be responsible for the brandís overall operational performance. The plan includes expansion to New York City in the form of a multipurpose brand and event space. Reference Link
11:03 EDTGM3D Systems landed $6M-$8M deal with GM, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray says that based on conversations with industry contacts, it believes 3D Systems (DDD) landed an unexpected deal with General Motors (GM) in Q3. Piper thinks the Bluebird deal could be in the range of $6M-$8M. The firm believes the deal was not in 3D's pipeline. It has a Neutral rating on the stock.
10:54 EDTAAAlcoa initiated with a Buy at Tigress Financial
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09:01 EDTGMGM aiming for New York Cadillac headquarters by 2Q15, Reuters says
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September 22, 2014
12:59 EDTAAToyota to use aluminum for Camry hood, Automotive News says
Toyota Motor (TM) looks set to begin using aluminum instead of steel to build the hood of its widely popular Camry vehicle, according to Automotive News. The change will begin in 2018, the website quoted an unnamed source as saying, Alcoa (AA) mines aluminum. Reference Link
12:50 EDTORCLEMC jumps after reports detail takeover talks
The shares of cloud application provider EMC (EMC) are rising in a down market after Wall Street Journal reported that the company had held talks about selling itself to HP (HPQ) and Dell. WHAT'S NEW: EMC held on-and-off merger talks with HP for almost a year, but those talks have ended, Wall Street Journal reported today. Dell also held talks with EMC about a takeover, the newspaper added. According to a CNBCís David Faber, the takeover talks between HP and EMC went on for months, but the two sides couldn't agree on a price, as EMC wanted HP to pay a large premium to its stock price. Tiernan Ray of Barron's added today that the takeover talks between the companies could resume, citing a source. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The New York Post reported on September 11 that EMC was considering selling its 80% stake in cloud computing infrastructure provider VMware (VMW). UBS analyst Steven Milunovich responded to The Post's report by writing on the same day that EMC had become a potential takeover target itself. HP, Oracle (ORCL) and Cisco (CSCO) could buy EMC, the analyst wrote. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, EMC added 1% to $30, while VMware added 1% to $95.
12:26 EDTORCLEMC, HP merger talks could resume, Barron's reports
The merger talks between EMC (EMC) and HP (HPQ) could resume, Tiernan Ray of Barron's reports, citing a source. The companies had discussed HP selling its printer division, but only as "a down the road thing," once a deal was completed, Tiernan added, citing the source. Cisco (CSCO) and Oracle (ORCL) are still considered possible buyers for EMC, the reporter noted. Reference Link
11:15 EDTGMGM compensation fund approved two more fatalities, CNBC reports
General Motors' victim compensation fund has now approved 37 claims, including 21 fatalities, up from 31 claims and 19 fatalities last week, CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports via Twitter.
09:08 EDTGISGeneral Mills commences tender offer for Annie's for $46 per share
General Mills (GIS) announced that its direct wholly owned subsidiary, Sandy Acquisition Corporation, has commenced its previously announced tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Annie's (BNNY) at a price of $46.00 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less required withholding taxes. The tender offer is being made in connection with the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 8, 2014, by and among General Mills, Sandy Acquisition Corporation and Annie's, Inc., which General Mills and Annie's announced on September 8, 2014. The board of Annie's has unanimously determined that the offer is fair and advisable and in the best interests of Annie's and its stockholders, and recommends that the stockholders of Annie's accept the offer and tender their shares. The tender offer is scheduled to expire at the end of the day on October 20, 2014, unless extended.
07:57 EDTORCLAnalysts see Catz more likely than Hurd to fill Ellison shoes, Reuters reports
A poll of 12 Wall Street analysts showed that five believe new CEO Safra Catz would be likely to run Oracle if founder and former CEO Larry Ellison steps away for good, compared to only one who voted for fellow CEO Mark Hurd as most likely to replace Ellison, reported Reuters. Reference Link
07:02 EDTGMJPMorgan prefers shares of GM and Ford to Tesla
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06:52 EDTGMCalifornia to add additional incentives for electric cars, NY Times says
California Governor Jerry Brown signed several bills that are supposed to make electric cars more affordable for low income residents of the state, according to The New York Times. The bills, among other things, will boost rebates that low income earners receive when buying an electric car, and install charging stations in apartment buildings in low income areas, the newspaper stated. GM (GM), Nissan (NSANY) Ford (F) and Tesla (TSLA) are among the companies that make electric cars. Reference Link
06:11 EDTORCLEMC explores merger, holds talks with HP, Dell, WSJ reports
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September 20, 2014
21:44 EDTGMGM recalls 221,558 Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans, WSJ says
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September 19, 2014
16:24 EDTFDX, ORCLStocks rise after Fed keeps pledge for 'considerable time' before rate hike
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16:17 EDTORCLOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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