updated - June 19, 2019 Wednesday EDT
The United Steelworkers (USW) has announced in a press release that the union’s bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with U.S. Steel Corporation that will cover 18,000 workers at more than a dozen facilities.
Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leading company in RNA-targeted drug discovery and development, has announced in a press release that has changed its name to Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for obvious reasons.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring Bristol-Myers Squibb’s late-stage HIV R&D assets and its portfolio of preclinical and discovery stage HIV research assets. The HIV assets complement GSK’s global HIV business ViiV Healthcare’s existing portfolio.
Zurich Insurance Group has announced in a press release that it will be acquiring 100 percent of Rural Community Insurance Services, a leading provider of agricultural insurance in the U.S., from Wells Fargo & Company. The acquisition will expand Zurich’s existing portfolio of products and services, and strengthen its top five position in the U.S. commercial insurance.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said in a press release that LifeLock, Inc. will settle the contempt charges that the FTC has filed against them alleging that they violated the terms of a 2010 federal court order. The company agreed to pay $100 million to settle the charges.
Lee Enterprises, Inc., a leading digital and print provider of local news, information and advertising in 50 markets, has announced in a press release changes in its leadership. Mary E. Junck, the current chairman, president and CEO of Lee Enterprises, will step down as president and CEO and become the executive chairman of the company. Replacing Junck as the new president and CEO of the company is Kevin D. Mowbray, the current executive vice president and COO.
The Gillette Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Proctor & Gamble Company (P&G), has filed a lawsuit against the Dollar Shave Club, a marketer and retailer of shaving products, according to a press release issued by the Gillette. The lawsuit, which was filed in the District of Delaware, cites the unauthorized use of patented technology that is intended to protect Gillette’s significant investment in razor technology.
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced in a press release published GlobeNewswire that Donald E. Washkewicz will be retiring as chairman of the board of directors, effective December 31, 2015. Washkewicz, who began his career as an engineer in 1972 in the Hose Products Division, has dedicatedly serve Parker Hannifin for 43 years.
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