McGraw Hill Financial Selling Construction Data Unit

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Private-equity firm Symphony Technology Group is buying the construction data unit of McGraw Hill Financial Inc. for $320 million in cash, McGraw Hill said on Monday evening.

Energy Firms to Cut Methane Emissions

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Six international energy companies have agreed to work to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in partnership with more than a dozen national governments through a new United Nations framework.

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 21

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The death toll from a defect in older model General Motors small cars increased to 21 on Monday, and could go higher, according to a victims' compensation expert hired by the company.

Omnicom Chief Financial Officer Steps Down

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Omnicom said Chief Financial Officer Randall Weisenburger has stepped down and its board has appointed Philip Angelastro to succeed his as CFO of the advertising company.

Germany's Merck to Buy Sigma-Aldrich

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Germany's Merck is paying $17 billion to acquire Sigma-Aldrich, a U.S. supplier of laboratory testing materials, as Merck looks to reduce its reliance on finding blockbuster drugs.

AgustaWestland Sues U.S. Government

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AgustaWestland North America has sued the U.S. government to block the Pentagon's proposed award of an $800 million helicopter deal to an arm of Airbus Group, alleging that the defense department violated its own rules for opening contracts to competition.

Debate: Access to Experimential Drugs

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Join a debate on whether dying patients should have access to experimental drugs, featuirng bioethicist Art Caplan of NYU Langone Medical Center and hosted by Pharmalot's Ed Silverman Monday at 8 p.m. ET on Twitter@pharmalot. #pharmalotchat

Canadian Pipeline Operator to Buy Western U.S. Natural Gas Pipe

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Canadian pipeline operator Veresen Inc. said Monday that it has reached a $1.43 billion agreement with Global Infrastructure Partners for that company's 50% stake in a Western U.S. natural gas pipeline.

Adobe Acquires Aviary

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Adobe Systems said it acquired privately held Aviary, a deal that give it a developer of software development kits, or mobile SDKs, used to create mobile apps.

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