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  • Iridex posts 4Q profit Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. _ Iridex Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.8 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Iridex said it expects revenue in the range of $10.8 million to $11.2 million. Iridex shares have increased 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SEATTLE, March 5- A Washington state woman has filed a lawsuit against a hospital and a leading medical-device manufacturer claiming her husband died from a drug-resistant "superbug" he contracted from a contaminated medical scope, her lawyer said on Thursday. Theresa Bigler, of Woodway, is seeking unspecified monetary damages for the death of her husband...

  • Demand Media reports 4Q loss Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 PM ET

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. _ Demand Media Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $18.2 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 53 cents per share. Demand Media shares have fallen 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Global Eagle Entertainment posts 4Q loss Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES _ Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $25 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. Global Eagle Entertainment expects full-year revenue in the range of $415 million to $435 million.

  • Violin reports 4Q loss Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Violin Memory Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $46.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 20 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $24.3 million.

  • Marcus & Millichap posts 4Q profit Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    CALABASAS, Calif. _ Marcus& Millichap Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Marcus& Millichap shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Marcus& Millichap, Earnings Report.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry. Google will receive a cut from the insurance sales. Some of the largest auto insurance providers, including Farmers, State Farm, Allstate, Progressive and Geico,...

  • Analysts had expected those sales to grow 1.4 percent, according to Thomson Reuters. Shares of Gap Inc. slid 83 cents, or 2 percent, to $40.60 in extended trading. The San Francisco- based company said revenue from Old Navy stores open at least a year was unchanged compared to 2014. Sales at Gap stores slipped 7 percent and Banana Republic revenue declined 5 percent.

  • Spark Networks posts 4Q profit Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES _ Spark Networks Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Los Angeles- based company said it had net income of 16 cents. Keywords: Spark Networks, Earnings Report.

  • Finisar meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Finisar Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.7 million. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $305.8 million. For the current quarter ending in April, Finisar expects its per-share earnings to range from 22 cents to 28 cents.

  • Diamond Foods beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Diamond Foods Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $11.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Diamond Foods expects full-year earnings in the range of 95 cents to $1.10 per share. Diamond Foods shares have decreased almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Cooper Cos. beats 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    PLEASANTON, Calif. _ The Cooper Cos. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $61.2 million. Cooper Cos. expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.40 to $7.70 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.86 billion to $1.91 billion. Cooper Cos. shares have risen almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MIAMI— Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. The case sets up an intriguing political backdrop for states like Florida and Texas, both led by Republican governors staunchly opposed to the law. Florida has more people on the health care plan than any other state and most...

  • Mandarin Oriental says hotels in US, Europe hacked Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    NEW YORK— High-end hotel chain Mandarin Oriental said Thursday that the credit card systems at some of its hotels in the U.S. and Europe were hacked. Mandarin Oriental operates about 30 hotels in cities across the world including Paris, London, Geneva, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas as well as Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau. Mandarin Oriental is a unit of...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- From a crime drama starring actress Glenn Close to an Arnold Schwarzenegger film about a deadly zombie epidemic to an expose of the financial crisis, the Tribeca Film Festival unveiled a varied slate of movies on Thursday. A special dance performance will accompany "A Ballerina's Tale," which offers a peek into the daily life of Misty Copeland of...

  • Trade Representative also said it is keeping an eye on China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's consumer shopping website for sales of fake and pirated goods, but refrained from putting the site back on its piracy blacklist. Representatives of Alibaba, the world's largest e-commerce company, could not immediately be reached for comment. The registrar, Canada's...

  • March 5- A California jury on Thursday ordered Johnson& Johnson's Ethicon Inc unit to pay $5.7 million in the first trial over injuries blamed on the TVT Abbrevo, one of numerous transvaginal mesh products that are the subject of thousands of lawsuits. Following more than three days of deliberations in Kern County, California, jurors found Ethicon liable for...

  • LIMA, Peru— Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the U.S.-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum. The case was the first of its kind involving oil drilling in South America to advance in U.S. courts, said attorney Marco Simons of...

  • The American Pet Products Association's annual report on pet industry spending says Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their 397 million pets, which range from freshwater fish and reptiles to cats and dogs. Last year, people spent $22 billion on food; $15 billion on veterinary care; $14 billion on supplies such as beds, bowls and collars and over-the-counter...

  • WELLESLEY, Mass.— Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women's colleges that accept transgender students. President H. Kim Bottomly and trustees' chairwoman Laura Daignault Gates said in a letter Wednesday that " Wellesley will consider for admission any applicant who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman." Mount Holyoke and Simmons...