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NewLink Genetics (NASDAQ: NLNK) shares jumped 28.11% to $37.60 in pre-market trading after the company announced an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement for development of NLG919 and research collaboration for the discovery of next generation IDO/TDO inhibitors.

ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR) shares jumped 19.82% to $7.80 in pre-market trading after Mitel Networks (NASDAQ: MITL) proposed to acquire ShoreTel for $8.10 per share in cash.

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) shares rose 5.48% to $10.01 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.04% on Friday. Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) announced that its Cell and Network Selection LLC subsidiary entered into an agreement with Blackberry. A source familiar with the matter, has told Benzinga that China's Lenovo Group (OTC: LNVGY) could make an offer to acquire Canadian mobile communications company, BlackBerry, as early as this week.

Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) gained 3.61% to $54.50 after the company reported upbeat results for the third quarter and raised its quarterly dividend by 20%.


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