Exclusive: France’s Engie eyes U.S. energy services firm Ameresco – sources

French power utility Engie SA has approached Ameresco Inc, a U.S. provider of energy efficiency solutions and developer of renewable energy plants, to express interest in acquiring it, according to people familiar with the matter. The approach will test the appetite of Ameresco’s 72-year-old chairman and chief executive, George Sakellaris, to cash out. Sakellaris founded […]

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U.S. labor market remains strong; manufacturing likely stabilizing

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose modestly last week, suggesting sustained labor market strength that could help to support the economy amid risks from the coronavirus and weak business investment. There was encouraging news on the struggling manufacturing sector, with other data on Thursday showing factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region accelerated […]

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Domino’s shares hit new high on first U.S. same-store sales beat in a year

Domino’s Pizza Inc’s (DPZ.N) shares soared 25% to a record high after the pizza chain comfortably beat quarterly U.S. same-store sales and profit estimates on Thursday, benefiting from its focus on faster delivery and new promotions The company has been opening stores, adding new menu items and offering faster delivery to fight competition from rival […]

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P&G expects coronavirus outbreak to hit current-quarter revenue, profit

Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) said on Thursday its current-quarter revenue and profit would take a hit from supply chain disruptions and weak demand due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, the consumer goods company’s second-biggest market. The epidemic, which originated in China’s Hubei province and has claimed more than 2,000 lives, has raised concerns […]

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