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  • How to avoid Amazon and still get deals Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon has a place in many Americans' lives because of its low prices and seemingly endless array of goods. German workers are striking to unionize, its dealings with publishers such as Hachette and media companies such as Time Warner have been criticized as bullying, and some injuries and at least one death at U.S. distribution centers have drawn a...

  • Carbonite tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Carbonite Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $699,000 in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. Carbonite expects full-year results to range from a loss of 1 cent per share to earnings of 1 cent per share, with revenue ranging from $122.4 million to $122.8 million.

  • Harvard Bioscience posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    HOLLISTON, Mass. _ Harvard Bioscience Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $633,000 in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Holliston, Massachusetts- based company said it had profit of 2 cents. Harvard Bioscience expects full-year earnings in the range of 26 cents to 27 cents per share.

  • Verastem misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Verastem Inc. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $13.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 51 cents per share. Verastem shares have decreased 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Government Properties Income Trust reports 3Q results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    NEWTON, Mass. _ Government Properties Income Trust on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The Newton, Massachusetts- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $39.8 million, or 61 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds...

  • Iron Mountain misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Iron Mountain Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $66,000. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Analysts expected $781.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Abiomed tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:28 AM ET

    DANVERS, Mass. _ Abiomed Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $3.8 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. Abiomed expects full-year revenue in the range of $209 million to $212 million.

  • AMAG Pharmaceuticals beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    WALTHAM, Mass. _ AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $1.5 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 8 cents per share. Analysts expected $26.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • HeartWare tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. _ HeartWare International Inc. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $7.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 66 cents per share. Analysts expected $69.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Although Paris- listed, the firm has less than a quarter of its employees in France, while a majority of its shareholders are to be found outside the country. However, comments from the ex-CEO himself and sources close to the board made clear that his decision to move to Boston from Paris in June, and to consider cutting jobs in France without sharing the ideas at the...

  • American Tower misses 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    BOSTON _ American Tower Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $207.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.03 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Hanover Insurance beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    WORCESTER, Mass. _ The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $54.9 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share. Hanover Insurance shares have risen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Atlantic Tele-Network posts 3Q profit Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    BEVERLY, Mass. _ Atlantic Tele-Network Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $16.2 million, or $1.01 per share, in its third quarter. The company, based in Beverly, Massachusetts, posted revenue of $89.4 million in the period. Atlantic Tele-Network shares have increased 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Fleetmatics Group beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    WALTHAM, Mass. _ Fleetmatics Group PLC on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $8.2 million. For the current quarter ending in December, Fleetmatics Group expects its per-share earnings to range from 29 cents to 30 cents. Fleetmatics Group expects full-year earnings in the range of 95 cents to 96 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $231 million to...

  • Roster of largest TIGER grants Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    The Transportation Department doled out $584 million in September for 72 so-called TIGER grants for transportation projects. —$25 million to help fund a replacement bridge spanning Democratic-held districts in Maine and New Hampshire. —$24 million for the Mountain Parkway in an eastern Kentucky district represented by House Appropriations Committee...

  • A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional state, shape up as de facto referendums on reform and their results could make municipal bond investors alter their bets. "People are not so much voting for governor in some of these states but how they want the pensions addressed," said Craig Brandon, Co-Director...

  • Charles River beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    WILMINGTON, Mass. _ Charles River Laboratories International Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $32 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 80 cents per share. Analysts expected $326.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • Forrester Research posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Forrester Research Inc. on Wednesday reported earnings of $3 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Forrester Research expects its per-share earnings to range from 27 cents to 31 cents. Forrester Research expects full-year earnings in the range of 94 cents to 98 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $310...

  • Parexel beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    WALTHAM, Mass. _ Parexel International Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $37.1 million. Analysts expected $500.5 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in December, Parexel said it expects revenue in the range of $495 million to $508 million.

  • Akamai Technologies tops Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Akamai Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $91.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 57 cents per share. Analysts expected $489.8 million, according to Zacks.