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  • From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    ELIZABETH, N.J.— The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. By that night, co-workers and friends had identified her as Maria Leonor Fernandes, 32 years old and single, who worked minimum wage jobs at three nearby Dunkin' Donuts shops— often grabbing an hour or two of sleep in her...

  • Voters weigh expansion of bottle deposit law Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    BOSTON— Both sides in the debate over Question 2 say much has changed in the more than three decades since Massachusetts first passed a bottle deposit law. If approved, the ballot measure would expand the law by adding 5- cent deposits to most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverage containers. Groups including supermarkets and the beverage industry have...

  • Profit growth expectations for S&P 500 energy companies have fallen more than any other sector- from a forecast of 13.8 percent on July 1 to the current 1.8 percent, Thomson Reuters data showed. With various names due to report next week, including Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and National Oilwell Varco, there are hopes that executives will suggest that...

  • What you need to know about massive air bag recall Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem. There have been recalls in Japan, Europe, China and other areas. A: Chemicals that quickly inflate air bags during a crash are exploding with too much force in Takata air bags made from 2001 to 2011. This blows apart metal...

  • Manufacturer halts sales of highway guardrails Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    DALLAS— A Texas company is stopping shipments of a common highway-guardrail system and conducting more crash tests after it lost a $175 million jury verdict. Trinity Industries Inc. said Friday that it would stop selling the ET-Plus system until testing is complete. Earlier this week, a jury in federal district court in Marshall, Texas, decided that Trinity...

  • Groups have concerns with 3 Entergy nukes Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Nuclear watchdog groups said Friday that Entergy Corp. is trying to cut costs at reactors it owns in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, and may be placing safety in jeopardy as a result. The alliance, Massachusetts- based Pilgrim Watch, and the Citizens Awareness Network, which has affiliates in Massachusetts and Vermont, filed emergency...

  • Altra tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    BRAINTREE, Mass. _ Altra Industrial Motion Corp. on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $6.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Analysts expected $197.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • ImmunoGen misses Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    WALTHAM, Mass. _ ImmunoGen Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $22.3 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 14 cents per share. Analysts expected $20.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • *China home-price data shows 1st y/y fall since Nov 2012. SHANGHAI, Oct 24- China stocks rebounded from one-month lows by midday Thursday, shrugging off downbeat property data as investors snapped up some companies with robust earnings. Hong Kong shares slipped for a second straight day, weighed down by falls in property shares, while gains on the mainland market...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • Constant Contact beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:39 PM ET

    WALTHAM, Mass. _ Constant Contact Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $5.2 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Constant Contact expects its per-share earnings to range from 30 cents to 32 cents. Constant Contact expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.04 to $1.05 per share, with revenue ranging from $331 million to...

  • LogMein beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    BOSTON _ LogMein Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $2.3 million in its third quarter. Analysts expected $56.4 million, according to Zacks. For the current quarter ending in December, LogMein expects its per-share earnings to range from 32 cents to 33 cents.

  • BOSTON, Oct 23- Janus Capital Group Inc said on Thursday that third-quarter profit rose 25 percent, but the mutual fund company posted more outflows of investor cash as the arrival of star bond manager Bill Gross came too late to reverse the trend. Best known for its equity funds, Denver- based Janus late last month hired Gross from Pacific Investment Management Co,...

  • Oct 23- Hurricane Gonzalo caused between $200 million and $400 million in insured losses over the weekend on Bermuda, according to an estimate by AIR Worldwide, a Boston- based catastrophe modeling company. EQECAT, another modeling firm, estimated the insured losses at $300 million, according to a report on Monday by Insurance Journal, a trade publication.

  • Glass maker deals to exit Apple, Arizona plant Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Nearly 2,000 furnaces installed in an Arizona factory to make synthetic sapphire glass for Apple Inc. will be removed and sold under a deal between the tech giant and the company that had been gearing up to produce huge amounts of the product for use in Apple's products. GT filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on Oct. 6 and says it will use the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • Oct 23- Apple Inc said on Thursday it is studying options for sapphire supply and might work again with GT Advanced Technologies Inc if the distressed supplier can reduce production costs for the scratch-resistant material. GT, a former stock market darling and supplier to Apple, filed for bankruptcy on Oct 6 in a stunning turn of events for a company whose...

  • Sonus reports 3Q loss Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    WESTFORD, Mass. _ Sonus Networks Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $5.2 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 1 cent per share. Analysts expected $71.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • Oct 23- GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it reached an agreement with Apple Inc under which it will stop making sapphire materials and focus on supplying equipment to make sapphire crystals. GT said it would be released from all exclusivity obligations with Apple and a mechanism would be provided for the iPhone maker to recover its $439 million pre-payment...

  • CRA posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    BOSTON _ CRA International Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $3.2 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Boston- based company said it had profit of 33 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.