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  • Wayfair reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Wayfair Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $72.6 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 28 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, Wayfair said it expects revenue in the range of $375 million to $390 million.

  • A business person's guide to Munich: Beer included Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 3- Jim Koch considers Munich a beer-lover's paradise. Koch, 65, is drawn to Munich because beer drinking is a way of life there, and the trips connect him with his family's German roots. Power breakfast: " The Charles Hotel has one of the top restaurants in Munich- and they serve breakfast.

  • BOSTON— The Boston- area public transit agency outlined several options Tuesday for compensating passengers who endured weeks of delays, cancellations and system-wide shutdowns as more than 8 feet of snow battered the region. Jonathan Davis, the MBTA's chief financial officer, said the options carried a range of estimated price tags, including $6 million in...

  • Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. —February 2014: Taser gives Fort Worth an estimate for providing 400 Axon body cameras and a five-year subscription to its Evidence.com storage program. —March 4, 2014: Taser salesman...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is planning to send two of them to speak at luxury hotels in Australia and the United Arab...

  • March 2- Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen's office said on Monday it has launched an investigation into Lenovo Group Ltd's sales of laptops preloaded with Superfish software, which the U.S. government last month warned made users vulnerable to cyberattacks. The office said that Jepsen last week sent letters to Lenovo, the world's biggest personal...

  • BOSTON— The company that operates the state's commuter rail system has been fined more than $434,000 after nearly two-thirds of the trains were late or canceled during the heavy snowfalls that pounded the region last month, transit officials said Monday. Keolis Commuter Services had an on-time performance rate of roughly 35 percent, the Massachusetts Bay...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- New York City's 1.1 million public school students were allowed for the first time in years to take their cellphones to school on Monday, when a controversial ban on them was lifted. "I think it's way past time for this ban to be lifted," said Mona Davids, who heads the New York City Parents Union. Schools in major cities across the United States,...

  • The governor's office is hoping about 4,500 workers will opt for early retirement, saving the state about $178 million, according to Kristen Lepore, secretary of Administration and Finance. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a budget watchdog group, has said that a gap of about $1.5 billion likely exists between anticipated revenues and the spending...

  • Portland resident Scott Werner said this winter has been "a horror show" for him and other lobster fishermen. A blanket of thick ice also has spread across the Great Lakes for the second consecutive winter, posing hardships for shippers and crews aboard Coast Guard icebreaking vessels but creating spectacular scenery along shorelines. In New York, the Coast...

  • JUPITER, Florida, March 2- In October 2003, Jeb Bush unveiled one of the largest economic projects in Florida history: a $500 million plan to bring Scripps Research Institute to the state and build a biomedical hub he said would generate nearly 50,000 jobs in 15 years. As governor, he described it as a "seminal moment," comparable to Walt Disney World's arrival in...

  • As New England freezes, natural gas stays cheap Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 1- What a difference a year makes. New England' s power grid operator, ISO New England, provided incentives to encourage generators to lock in oil and gas supplies early, offering an end-of-season cash payout to cover any excess costs from unused fuel supplies, among other things. "Both the region's power grid and its resources have been operating well...

  • LOS ANGELES— In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel. Nimoy died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy.

  • Feb 27- China's Lenovo Group Ltd on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel Corp security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as "Superfish," which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks. Lenovo announced the offer to provide six-month subscriptions to Intel's McAfee LiveSafe on Friday as it also...

  • Sacked Sanofi boss joins PureTech board Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:08 AM ET

    PARIS, Feb 27- Chris Viehbacher, sacked as chief executive of French drugs firm Sanofi last year, is to join the board of PureTech, a privately owned healthcare science and technology R&D company. Viehbacher, who moved to Boston last year while he was still running Sanofi, raised the French company's multinational profile during his six years in the job by...

  • Atlantic Power reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Atlantic Power Corp. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $10.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Boston- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents. Keywords: Atlantic Power, Earnings Report.

  • EnerNOC reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:42 PM ET

    BOSTON _ EnerNOC Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $26.8 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 94 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, EnerNOC expects its results to range from a loss of $1.36 per share to a loss of $1.29 per share.

  • *Salesforce.com climbs after results, outlook. Among the top boosts for the Nasdaq and S&P 500 were shares of Avago Technologies, which jumped 14.7 percent to $129.25. The company reached a deal to acquire Emulex for $8 per share.

  • Baker says he wanted own team on health connector board Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Among the four who agreed to step down was MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who came under fire for saying it was "the stupidity of the American voter" that led to the passage of President Barack Obama's 2010 heath care law. The governor has blamed the connector breakdown— which resulted in hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents being put on temporary...

  • BOSTON— The head of the French company that operates Massachusetts' commuter rail system apologized for the breakdowns and delays that have plagued the system after a series of storms dumped more than 7 feet of snow on the region and vowed that full service would be restored— but not until the end of next month. Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary said a plan...