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  • Iron Mountain misses Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 8:13 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Iron Mountain Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $53.3 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $774.7 million.

  • MILWAUKEE— The victims of a fiery plane crash in Milwaukee were identified Thursday as a top executive at a Boston capital investment firm and his teenage daughter who were traveling to the Midwest for a college visit. Joseph Trustey, a former Army captain, and his 18- year-old daughter, Anna, died when their small single-engine plane crashed and erupted in...

  • WASHINGTON— Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when. Many analysts foresee the first hike in September, though Fed Chair Janet Yellen has stressed that any increase will be driven by the latest economic data.

  • Boston Properties reports 2Q results Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 6:09 PM ET

    BOSTON _ Boston Properties Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.34 per share. Boston Properties expects full-year funds from operations to be $5.37 to $5.45 per share.

  • Vertex reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    BOSTON— Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $188.8 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 63 cents per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $145.8 million.

  • BOSTON— A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday over allegations that private investigators working for Wynn Resorts gained unauthorized access to files in a joint state and federal criminal probe that now figures into Massachusetts's biggest casino project. U.S. District Court Magistrate Marianne Bowler took the arguments under advisement and is...

  • Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 2:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so. A statement from the Fed after its latest policy meeting provided no timetable. Many analysts foresee the first hike in September, though Fed Chair Janet Yellen has...

  • Carbonite reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:27 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Carbonite Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $4.8 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $33.6 million.

  • American Tower misses Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    BOSTON _ American Tower Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $156.1 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. American Tower shares have declined 2 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 2 percent.

  • LONDON— This year's Venice Film Festival will include Kristen Stewart in a sci-fi romance, Idris Elba at war and a thriller starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson, as well as potentially awards-worthy performances from Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal. It includes Drake Doremus' futuristic "Equals," with Stewart and Nicholas Hoult; Luca...

  • What's in the 6-year Senate transportation bill Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 3:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall. Industry officials said the $350 billion Senate bill isn't ideal— not as much money as they would like and only three of the six years paid for— but they are desperate for at least...

  • Skin doctors urge under-18 ban on tanning beds Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 3:37 PM ET

    BOSTON— Dermatologists who treat skin cancer patients urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds, but salon owners accused critics of overstating the risks. Doctors who testified before the Legislature's Public Health Committee said they had seen a sharp rise in the number of young people...

  • Massachusetts homes sales soar in June Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    The 6,457 single-families homes sold last month were the most in a single month since August 2005, said Timothy Warren Jr., chief executive of the Boston- based Warren Group. Meanwhile, the Waltham- based Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported a slightly more modest year-over-year sales increase of 9 percent, or 6,208 homes sold. The Warren Group said...

  • BOSTON— Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel. The potential to help activists and scholars, Tufts professor Peter Levine says, outweighs the risks posed by an unstable country.

  • Nigeria tech enclave springs up in Lagos suburb Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    LAGOS, July 27- At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria's sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car horns and shouting street vendors, mingling with exhaust fumes and the occasional stench of sewage. But in between the run-down buildings in this seemingly inauspicious part of Lagos, a city of around 21 million, tech start-ups are taking...

  • TEL AVIV, July 26- Facebook marketing partner Bidalgo targets a tripling in sales in 2015 as its new technology to automate the process of making personalised online video advertising benefits from Facebook's growing share of the video market. Facebook is becoming a leader in the video market as users prefer to watch video ads over static images, said Peleg...

  • WASHINGTON— State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. Hawaii's marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal startup grants. Twelve states and the District of Columbia fully control their markets.

  • BOSTON— A day after the country's second major theater shooting in recent history, some rattled observers shunned future movie outings, but others on Friday kept lining up at box offices around the country and vowed not to be kept away by fear. "You can't live your life like it's always going to happen," said Aaron Dicks, 31, who was at an AMC theater in Roseville,...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Signs are emerging that housing's momentum may be destined to falter in coming months. Analysts note that some of the key foundations needed to sustain a brisk pace of home-buying in the long run...

  • BOSTON— The black wool double-breasted suit jacket Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" Boston- based RR Auction announced Friday that the jacket with soft gray vertical pinstripes, six black buttons, and the name "Ringo" sewn inside was part of the online Marvels of Modern Music auction that closed Thursday. Other items sold in the auction included a...