updated - October 18, 2019 Friday EDT
NetApp, Inc. has announced in a press release that they will be acquiring SolidFire Inc., a market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next-generation data center, for $870 million in cash.
Crown Resorts Limited has announced in a press release that James Packer has resigned as a director of the company, effective immediately. Packer’s resignation has intensified speculations that he is closer to bidding for the company.
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.
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