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  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • SANDWICH, Mass.— Parts of the Massachusetts coastline could face a lengthy recovery process after being pummeled by severe winter storms, the state's top environmental official said Friday. Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton was joined by local state legislators as he toured beaches in Sandwich and Barnstable on Cape Cod.

  • U.S., Liberia kick off trial of Ebola drug ZMapp Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:50 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Feb 27- U.S. and Liberian researchers have started a clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc's Ebola drug ZMapp, an experimental treatment that has already been tried in a handful of Ebola patients, including two U.S. missionaries. The trial, a joint effort by the Liberian government and the National Institute...

  • 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.

  • At a legislative hearing Feb. 11, Entergy Corp. Vice President Mike Twomey was asked what would happen if a dedicated investment fund doesn't grow enough to cover the estimated $1.2 billion cost of decommissioning the Vernon facility. Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear industry engineer who now consults with groups critical of the industry, labeled the...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. Consumers might also be skeptical about how much the White House values Americans' privacy: President Barack Obama outlined similar goals in 2012 in his "...

  • 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...

  • Hospitality Properites reports 4Q results Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    NEWTON, Mass. _ Hospitality Properites Trust on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Newton, Massachusetts, said it had funds from operations of $121.5 million, or 81 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...

  • Concert reports 4Q loss Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 7:36 AM ET

    LEXINGTON, Mass. _ Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $8.9 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Lexington, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 48 cents. Keywords: Concert Pharmaceuticals, Earnings Report.

  • 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.

  • The Voya Corporate Leaders Trust Fund, now run by a unit of Voya Financial Inc bought equal amounts of stock in 30 major U.S. corporations in 1935 and hasn't picked a new stock since. Some of its holdings are unchanged, including DuPont, General Electric, Procter& Gamble and Union Pacific. Others were spun off from or acquired from original components, including...

  • Aegerion reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:48 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $8.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Analysts expected $49.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • 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.

  • Synageva BioPharma reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:24 PM ET

    LEXINGTON, Mass. _ Synageva BioPharma Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $57.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.69 per share. Synageva BioPharma shares have climbed 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Aspen Aerogels reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:21 PM ET

    NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. _ Aspen Aerogels Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.7 million in its fourth quarter. Aspen Aerogels expects a full-year loss of 36 cents to 24 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $113 million to $117 million. Aspen Aerogels shares have decreased slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • Pegasystems posts 4Q profit Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Pegasystems Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $20.1 million. Pegasystems expects full-year earnings to be 78 cents per share, with revenue expected to be $653 million. Pegasystems shares have increased 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Insulet reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    BILLERICA, Mass. _ Insulet Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $5.4 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, Insulet said it expects revenue in the range of $67 million to $69 million.

  • *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.

  • Senior Housing Properties reports 4Q results Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    NEWTON, Mass. _ Senior Housing Properties Trust on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The Newton, Massachusetts- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $91.3 million, or 45 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from...