LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - Imperial Tobacco, the world's fourth-largest tobacco group, said on Friday it was in talks with Reynolds and Lorillard to acquire certain assets and brands that could be sold by the two groups.
The discount retailer Family Dollar, under pressure from the activist investor Carl C. Icahn to sell itself, said its profit fell by a third as competition intensified and the company cleared inventory ahead of planned store closings.
Investors' radar screens have long been clear of the one blip guaranteed to sound the alarm in financial markets: interest rate rises by central banks.
SPOKANE, Wash. - The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.
Infosys posted first-quarter profit that beat expectations and maintained its sales growth forecast for the year, signalling further improvement at the Indian IT group in spite of a period of unsettling churn in senior management.