*Today's early earnings reports include those by Bank of New York Mellon Corp.,BB&T Corp., Huntington Bancshares Inc., Citizens Financial Group Inc.,Blackstone Group LP, Alliance Data Systems Corp. and DST Systems Inc.
* F.N.B. Corp.and Yadkin Financial Corp. will also announce quarterly results today —possibly along with their mergeragreement. The parties are in advanced M&A negotiations,Reuters reports, citing "people familiar with the matter."
* Maine-based CrossInsurance acquiredinsurance agency Sargent Tyler & West.
* Over inItaly, the deadline for submitting binding offers to acquire Banca delle MarcheSpA, Banca Etruria, CARIFE SpA and Cassa di Risparmio della Provincia di ChietiSpA is at 4 p.m. GMT, and Reuters' sources say Apollo Global Management is sofar the onlybidder.
* NovationCos. Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions forChapter 11 businessreorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland,Baltimore division.
*And a coalition of CEOs including JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s JamieDimon and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s Warren Buffett is expected to unveil todaya listof suggestions for public companies, entitled CommonsensePrinciples of Corporate Governance, TheNew York Times' DealBook and The WallStreet Journal reported.
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