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  • BOSTON _ Cabot Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $56 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 92 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

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  • BOSTON— Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $64.5 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $432.6 million.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- With the Dow industrials and S&P 500 indexes setting new all-time records in the past month, some investors are waiting for a key group of transportation stocks to hit fresh highs as well before becoming more confident the rally will keep chugging along. The 20- component transports index, which includes airlines, railroads, package delivery...

  • The punchline: Comcast and its rivals say it's no joke. Comcast, for instance, is trying to demystify the wait for the cable guy via a new map-based app customers can use to track its techs in real time. Just ask Johann Bilsborough, a 43- year-old in suburban Boston, who tapped it open while waiting for his installation appointment.

  • BOSTON, July 27- Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen is committing $250 million to a Boston- based investment firm that lets scientists, developers and students submit computerized investment models and then picks the most promising ones to manage the money. Quantopian, a hedge fund that makes investments with the help of algorithms submitted by thousands of...

  • BOSTON _ State Street Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $619 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.26 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.66 billion.

  • State Street is paying at least $382.4 million under the settlement with the Department of Justice, to settle allegations that it deceived some clients of its indirect foreign currency exchange services, the Department of Justice said in a statement. The amount includes $155 million to be paid to the Justice Department, $167.4 million in disgorgement and...

  • BOSTON _ LogMein Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $2.5 million. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $81.8 million. For the current quarter ending in October, LogMein expects its per-share earnings to range from 52 cents to 53 cents.

  • BOSTON _ Boston Properties Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.40 per share. Boston Properties expects full-year funds from operations to be $5.92 to $5.99 per share.

  • TransCanada is behind the Energy East Pipeline project, a 4,600- kilometer pipeline, or nearly 3,000 miles, that would carry crude oil from tar sands in Western Canada to the East Coast, where it would then be shipped to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. Plans call for converting a natural gas line for part of the route and then building a new pipeline to...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices extended their steady upward march in May, spurred by rising sales and a dwindling supply of available houses. "Sellers are in the driver's seat, as buyers contend with fierce competition and very fast-moving markets," Svenja Gudell, chief economist at real estate data provider Zillow, said. Portland, Oregon, Seattle, and Denver posted...

  • Charlie Baker is backing off his support of a plan to require online lodging services such as Airbnb to pay the same taxes as hotels and motels just days after he said levying the tax was necessary. On Thursday, Baker said during his monthly "Ask the Governor" segment on WGBH-FM that he would sign a proposal to apply the hotel tax to services such as San Francisco-...

  • BOSTON— Wynn Resorts has fended off a challenge to a key state environmental permit as it looks to finally start construction on its nearly $2 billion Boston- area casino. Wynn said it will immediately start construction on the resort casino complex planned for the Mystic River waterfront in Everett once the environmental license is in hand.

  • Drawn from New York and Boston by good-paying jobs at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods resorts, Chinese and other Asian immigrants have been buying homes, raising families and growing their own food in what had once been largely white communities along Connecticut's Thames River. I can even fish, " Xu Song Mu, a 62- year-old former Mohegan Sun worker who moved from...

  • BOSTON _ Boston Beer Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $26.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.97 per share. Boston Beer shares have declined 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DHAKA/ NEW YORK, July 21- When the Federal Reserve Bank of New York cleared five transactions made by the Bangladesh Bank hackers, the money went in two directions. On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Fed's system sent $20 million to Sri Lanka and $81 million to the Philippines. That prompted Deutsche Bank, an intermediary in the transaction, and a Sri Lankan bank to contact...

  • DHAKA/ NEW YORK, July 21- Jupiter. That single word, by a stroke of luck, helped stop the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from paying nearly $1 billion to the cyber-criminals behind a notorious bank heist earlier this year, according to sources familiar with the incident. They were incorrectly formatted at first; they were mainly to individuals; and they were very...

  • July 19- Two former executives of Acclarent Inc, a medical device company bought by Johnson& Johnson in 2010, were convicted on Wednesday by a U.S. jury on charges of promoting a product for an unapproved use. Former Acclarent Chief Executive William Facteau and former Vice President of Sales Patrick Fabian were found guilty in federal court in Boston of 10...

  • BOSTON _ Brookline Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $12.7 million. The Boston- based company said it had profit of 18 cents per share. Keywords: Brookline Bancorp, Earnings Report.