Conagra Brands quarterly profit jumps 29 pct
June 29 Chef Boyardee pasta maker Conagra Brands Inc reported a 29 percent rise in quarterly profit as it cut back on promotions and jettisoned unprofitable products.
WASHINGTON Oct 11 Geron Corp (GERN.O) said on Monday that doctors have begun treating the first patient in the United States to receive human embryonic stem cells, but said the details of the landmark clinical trial are being kept confidential.
Geron has the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration license to use the controversial cells to treat people, in this case patients with new spinal cord injuries. (Reporting by Maggie Fox, editing by Gerald E. McCormick) ((Maggie.Fox@ThomsonReuters.com; Washington bureau newsroom 202-898-8492))
BUCHAREST, June 29 Romania plans to replace a flat 16 percent tax on corporate profit with a progressive tax on turnover of 1-3 percent, incoming Finance Minister Ionut Misa told reporters on Thursday.