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  • *Global funds throng PSBC meetings in New York, Boston, London. HONG KONG, July 29- Postal Savings Bank of China's up to $10 billion forthcoming IPO is drawing marquee foreign investors' attention due to its clean balance sheet, sources said, though unattractive valuations may mean it will still need local cornerstone investors to succeed. Slots to meet with PSBC's...

  • BOSTON— Former Democratic Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston have returned to court. Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and four others appeared Friday in Municipal Court. Houston- based Spectra Energy Corp. says the pipeline will provide a reliable energy source for the...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Asian shares held near one-year highs while the yen hit a two-week high on Friday in nervous trade as investors waited to see if the Bank of Japan will come up with stimulus that would meet markets' expectations. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade while Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.1 percent.

  • BOSTON _ LPL Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $47.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. LPL Financial shares have dropped 41 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON _ Brightcove Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.4 million in its second quarter. For the current quarter ending in October, Brightcove expects its per-share earnings to range from 1 cent to 3 cents. Brightcove expects full-year earnings in the range of 5 cents to 8 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $148.3 million to $149.3 million.

  • July 28- Oracle Corp said on Thursday it would buy NetSuite Inc for about $9.3 billion, a deal that gives it a bigger share in the fast-growing cloud computing business and also means a big payday for billionaire Larry Ellison. "People care when someone makes the wrong decision," said Kevin McManus, vice president of Egan-Jones Proxy Services.

  • *Wall St rebounds after disappointing Ford Motor results. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday in anticipation of results from tech heavyweights Alphabet and Amazon.com, while the yen eased after Reuters reported the Bank of Japan was considering expanding monetary stimulus to address signs of weak inflation. Expectations of further...

  • July 28- Business software maker Oracle Corp said on Thursday it would buy NetSuite Inc for about $9.3 billion in cash, a deal designed to help Oracle gain market share in the fast-growing cloud computing business. The deal will bring together two companies linked to high-profile technology billionaire Larry Ellison. NetSuite shares rose about 18 percent to...

  • BOSTON _ CRA International Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $5.2 million. The Boston- based company said it had net income of 59 cents per share. Keywords: CRA International, Earnings Report.

  • BOSTON _ American Tower Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The Boston- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $591.9 million, or $1.38 per share, in the period. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.39 per share.

  • 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.