Ford beat GM in revenue and profit in Q1, mainly because of stronger results in N. America and Europe.
The industry is consolidating to gain bargaining power with hospitals.
The offer for the maker of the “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda,” and “Madagascar” movies, is said to be over $3 billion.
It would raise banks' required liquidity holdings ratio from 30 days to 1 year.
However, P&G's sales declined for the seventh quarter in a row on higher prices.
CEO Jeff Immelt said GE’s diversity enabled it to withstand a “very challenging environment.”
Sears ended the most recent fiscal year with a $1.13 billion net loss as sales fell 19% to $25.15 billion.
However, its cloud business grew more than expected last quarter.
Rovi CEO: "We had been looking at doing this for quite a while. We play in similar businesses."
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