21st Century Fox (FOXA) Trades Positive; Blocked Two Channels from DISH Network (DISH) Access Dec 22, 2014 03:25PM

21st Century Fox, Inc. (Nasdaq: FOXA)(Nasdaq: FOX) blocked DISH customer access to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, as the media conglomerate introduced other channels into negotiations despite those channels not being included in the contract up for renewal.

DISH Network L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH).

“It’s like we’re about to close on a house and the realtor is trying to make us buy a new car as well,”... (continue reading...)

Sky Solar Holdings (SKYS) Updates on Two Key Project Financing Developments Dec 22, 2014 02:46PM

Sky Solar Holdings (NASDAQ: SKYS) announced key developments in financing for projects in two important growth markets: (i) the approval of a syndicate of loans led by the Inter-American Development Bank ("IDB") will provide over US$50.1 million in debt financing for the Company's 44 MW Arica 1 solar power plant in Chile's Atacama desert; and (ii) the closing of a CAD3.7 million (US$3.2 million) 15-year loan at 5.75% from PNC Bank will refinance three recently completed... (continue reading...)

U.S. Silica (SLCA) Doubles Buyback Plan to $50M Dec 22, 2014 02:32PM

U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase in the Company's share repurchase program from $25 million to up to $50 million. The repurchase program will be funded over the next twelve months using the Company's available cash.

"The decision to upsize our stock repurchase program reflects our confidence in U.S. Silica's long-term strategy and growth prospects as well as a commitment to delivering increased value to... (continue reading...)

Knowles (KN) Adds Agilent (A) CFO Hirsch as Director Dec 22, 2014 02:28PM

Knowles (NYSE: KN) appointed Didier Hirsch to the Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Hirsch will stand for election at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to take place on May 5, 2015. He will also serve on the Audit Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee.

“Didier is an outstanding fit for our Board and Knowles’ business objectives. He brings a wealth of international technology experience in highly demanding,... (continue reading...)

Harris & Harris Group (TINY) Unit Enters Oncology-Focused Collaborative Study with Merck (MRK) Dec 22, 2014 12:38PM

Harris & Harris Group (NASDAQ: TINY) notes that its publicly traded portfolio company, Enumeral Biomedical Holdings, Inc., announced that it has signed an oncology-focused collaborative study agreement with Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through a subsidiary. The collaborators will use Enumeral's human approach to interrogating the tumor microenvironment in colorectal cancer tissues obtained directly from patients in order to... (continue reading...)

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