News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA): Apple, CBS Corp.’s (NYSE:CBS) Simon & Schuster, News Corp.’s (NASDAQ:NWSA) HarperCollins, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH’s Macmillan Unit and Lagardere SCA’s Hachette Livreagreed, have formally offered to end a price setting arrangement that increased costs for consumers in the European Union. However, Apple and Macmillan have refused to sign a similar agreement in the United States. News Corp.’s shares closed at $25.02, they are up $0.14 or 0.56% on the day. The firm has traded$14.72 to $24.98 in a 52 week range.
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Parexel International (NASDAQ:PRXL): Parexel International has announced a partnership with Salem State University who will offer a Post Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Trial Management. This collaboration will provide candidates with the education needed to succeed in the growing clinical research management industry. Their shares closed at $30.90, up $0.2 or 0.65% on the day. They have traded $17.56 to $30.99 in a 52 week range.
Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE:SHAW): CB&I (NYSE:CBI) announced that the waiting period for the United States anti-trust review, under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, relating to their previously announced acquisition of The Shaw Group (NYSE:SHAW), expired on Wednesday, September 19. The transaction remains subject to other customary closing conditions, including, among others, certain additional regulatory clearances and approval by the shareholders of CB&I and Shaw. Their shares closed at $43.84, they are up by $0.11 or 0.25% on the day. Shaw Group Inc., has traded $18.98 to $43.80 during a 52 week range.
Sunesis Pharmaceutic (NASDAQ:SNSS): Sunesis Pharmaceuticals announced the closing of two previously disclosed financings. Royalty Pharma has invested $25 million under their royalty arrangement with Sunesis, and, in a separate transaction, a syndicate of lenders have funded them the second tranche of $15 million under their $25 million loan facility. The loan facility is led by Oxford Finance and their partners, Silicon Valley Bank and Horizon Technology Finance Corporation. Their shares closed at $5.05, down $0.13 or 2.51% on the day. They have traded $1.01 to $5.25 in a 52 week range.
Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT): Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) told store members that they made the business decision to discontinue carrying Amazon tablets and eReaders beyond their existing inventory and purchase commitments. This includes all current and recently announced Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Kindle models.” Wal-Mart’s decision to stop carrying Kindle products comes months after Target Corp.(NYSE:TGT) stopped selling the items.” Target’s shares closed at $65.40, up $0.39 or 0.6% on the day. They have traded$47.25 to $65.38 in a 52 week range..
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