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Jul 31, 2014

3 Communications fires four for misconduct in aerospace unit

July 31 (Reuters) – L-3 Communications Holdings Inc
said it fired four employees as part of an ongoing internal
review that revealed overstatement of net sales and deferred
cost overruns in the company’s aerospace business.

The company’s shares fell as much as 14 percent to $103.01
on Thursday, their biggest intraday percentage drop ever.

Jul 30, 2014

Lower mining spending hits Rockwell Automation

July 30 (Reuters) – Rockwell Automation Inc, whose
automated systems help factories run smoothly, said a decrease
in spending by miners globally led to lower quarterly sales
outside the United States and in its largest business.

Rockwell’s shares fell as much as 7 percent after the
company also cut the top end of its full-year earnings forecast
and reported lower-than-expected third-quarter profit.

Jul 23, 2014

US defense firms raise profit forecast in tight spending backdrop

July 23 (Reuters) – U.S. weapons makers General Dynamics
Corp and Northrop Grumman Corp raised their 2014
profit forecasts as cost cutting allowed them to improve
profitability even as defense spending by the U.S. government
remained low.

The companies, which reported better-than-expected
second-quarter profits on Wednesday, have kept a tight lid on
operational costs to overcome the effect of U.S. budget cuts.

Jun 24, 2014

Harley creates buzz with electric bike, “hog” fans snort

June 24 (Reuters) – Howie Barokas had just ridden his
Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited on Highway 50 across the searing
Nevada desert when he heard about the company’s new electric

He wasn’t impressed.

Then again, Harley-Davidson Inc was looking beyond
loyal baby boomers like 49-year-old Barokas when it unveiled its
first electric prototype bike last Thursday.

Jun 19, 2014

Corinthian Colleges shares plunge on “going concern” doubts

June 19 (Reuters) – For-profit education provider Corinthian
Colleges Inc said Its ability to continue as a going
concern was in jeopardy after the U.S. Department of Education
extended the waiting period to draw down federal student aid

Corinthian shares fell as much as 67 percent to a life-low
of 28 cents.

The college operator now has to wait for 21 days before
accessing funds related to the Title IV federal student loan
program, up from 24-72 hours earlier, the company said in a
regulatory filing. (

Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014

Priceline adds OpenTable to its menu for $2.6 bln

June 13 (Reuters) – Travel website owner Priceline Group Inc
will buy restaurant reservation website operator
OpenTable Inc for $2.6 billion, aiming to broaden its
services outside the increasingly competitive online travel

Priceline’s offer of $103 per share for the owner of represents a premium of 46 percent to OpenTable’s
Thursday close.

Jun 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 12, 2014

AirAsia launches first flight into loss-making India

BANGALORE (Reuters) – AirAsia Bhd’s Indian joint venture launched its debut flight on Thursday, promising the budget airline would buck the trend of accelerating losses that is hurting rivals and break-even around October.

High costs, low fares and a highly competitive market have left all but one of India’s big airlines losing cash. Jet Airways Ltd and SpiceJet Ltd last month reported record losses as a price war intensified.

    • About Sagarika

      "Sagarika Jaisinghani leads a team that reports on publicly listed small- and mid-cap manufacturing companies in the United States. She is based in Bangalore, where she has covered U.S. homebuilders, auto parts makers, for-profit education providers and transport companies. She has a Master’s degree in international journalism from Cardiff University and has lived in London, Wales and Bangalore. She spends most of her spare time pampering her four-year old Beagle, Arrow."
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