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  • BLOOMFIELD, Conn. _ Kaman Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $16.5 million. The Bloomfield, Connecticut- based company said it had net income of 59 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $216 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 77 cents per share. Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BOSTON, July 28- Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management announced its second big investment in a week on Thursday, saying it snapped up a 5.1 percent stake in crane and heavy equipment manufacturer Terex Corp.. Hepler specialized in industrials while working for famed activist investor Ralph Whitworth's Relational Investors.

  • *Goldman says still sees $40- $45 range through mid-2017. NEW YORK, July 28- Oil prices settled down nearly 2 percent on Thursday, hitting April lows and with U.S. crude headed for its biggest monthly loss in a year, on growing worries that the world was pumping more crude than needed. U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline stocks hit record highs last week for the month of July while...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Fitch Ratings upgraded more U.S. public sector debt than it downgraded during the second quarter with a significant increase in upgrades in part because of a change in criteria for how it reviews tax-supported credits, the firm said in a report on Thursday. There were 83 upgrades versus 43 downgrades in the quarter, Fitch said.

  • *Goldman says believes in $40- $45 range through mid-2017. U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline stocks hit record highs last week for a July month, while East Coast inventories reached all-time peaks, government data showed on Wednesday. U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate futures fell 63 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $41.29 a barrel by 11:48 a.m. EDT.

  • *Goldman says believes in $40- $45 range through mid-2017. U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline stocks hit record highs last week for a July month, while East Coast inventories reached all-time peaks, government data showed on Wednesday. U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate futures fell 52 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $41.40 a barrel by 11:19 a.m. EDT.

  • July 28- Duracell said it plans to close a battery-making plant in South Carolina that employs 430 people, making the announcement fewer than five months after being acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Duracell said the move will lead to "some" job growth in LaGrange, which is about 330 miles southwest of Lancaster, and that Lancaster workers...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Abu Dhabi's government-backed Mubadala Development Company has agreed to buy a 20- percent stake in Bahraini investment firm Investcorp. It also has stakes in Fairfield, Connecticut- based General Electric Co. and Washington- based private equity firm The Carlyle Group. Mubadala is in the process of being merged with the...

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $800,000. On a per-share basis, the Stamford, Connecticut- based company said it had profit of 1 cent. Keywords: World Wrestling Entertainment, Earnings Report.

  • NORWALK, Conn. _ Emcor Group Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $55.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 71 cents per share. Emcor Group shares have climbed slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn.— Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported second-quarter profit of $114.9 million an cut its expectations for net income this year. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.17 per share. Alexion trimmed its full-year earnings from $5 or more per share, to between $4.50 to $4.65, with revenue...

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ Dorian LPG Ltd. on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $1.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Dorian LPG shares have decreased 47 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Dorian LPG, Earnings Report.

  • DANBURY, Conn. _ Praxair Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $399 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Praxair expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.35 to $1.42. Praxair shares have increased 16 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed 6 percent.

  • BRIDGEPORT, Conn.— A Connecticut judge has asked lawyers for Remington Arms and families of some Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims to meet privately to resolve disagreements over whether some company documents sought by the families should be sealed from public view. The families of nine victims killed and a teacher who survived the 2012...

  • WILLIMANTIC, Conn. _ SI Financial Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $1.7 million. SI Financial shares have decreased nearly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: SI Financial, Earnings Report.

  • WINDSOR, Conn. _ SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $28.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. SS&C Technologies shares have dropped 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Justices issued a 6-1 decision saying O&G Industries of Torrington is immune from the lawsuit under state law because the contractor bore the cost of workers' compensation benefits paid to the two employees, who worked for subcontractors. The Supreme Court rejected arguments by the workers, James Thompson and James McVay, that O&G Industries didn't actually...

  • DANBURY, Conn. _ IMS Health Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $24 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share. IMS Health shares have increased 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • STAMFORD, Conn. _ Silgan Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $33.3 million. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $883.5 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Silgan expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.20 to $1.30.