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  • Bluebird reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Bluebird Bio Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $19.5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 62 cents per share. Analysts expected $6.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday fended off a stream of aggressive questions from Republican lawmakers who accused the central bank of making Democratic political causes a higher priority than its stewardship of the U.S. economy. Speaking in front of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, the normally...

  • BOSTON— A Massachusetts financier has been indicted on fraud and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly defrauding investors in a $40 million mutual fund. Daniel Thibeault, 40, of Framingham, has been charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction of justice, according to U.S. Thibeault, a 2004 graduate of Harvard...

  • Governors looking to expand renewable energy, natural gas Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    BOSTON— The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are joining forces to look for ways to increase the region's reliance on renewable energy sources while also expanding natural gas capacity. He said it's important for Massachusetts to embrace regional cooperation with neighboring states to pursue natural gas expansion.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday fended off a stream of tough questions from Republican lawmakers who accused the U.S. central bank of having a liberal bias even as the Fed tries to maintain its independence. Several Republican members of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee pressed Yellen on her...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- New U.S. single-family home sales fell only slightly in January despite big declines in the snow-battered Northeast while supply rose to its highest level since 2010, hopeful signs for a sluggish housing market. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that sales dipped 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 units.

  • More cold, snow, ice in South, but relief may be in sight Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    The wintry mix of precipitation was expected from northern Texas eastward across the Gulf states and into the Carolinas, according to the National Weather Service. The latest storm comes after several others have hit much of the South, Mid-Atlantic Midwest and East Coast. The National Weather Service reported Wednesday that the snowfall as recorded at Logan...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the Federal Trade Commission was right...

  • Eaton Vance misses Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Eaton Vance Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $29 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. Eaton Vance shares have risen 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TJX tops 4Q Wall Street expectations, outlook falls short Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:52 AM ET

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.— The TJX Cos., the parent of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other stores, on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income that beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 90 cents per share. Analysts expected $8.26 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Correction: Oscars-Enigma Machines story Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    NATICK, Massachusetts— NATICK, Massachusetts— In a story Feb. 20 about the Museum of World War II, The Associated Press, relying on information from the museum's founder, erroneously reported that it is the only one in the country where patrons can use Nazi-era Enigma coding machines to encrypt and decrypt messages. At least one other museum, the National...

  • Clean Harbors beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    NORWELL, Mass. _ Clean Harbors Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $27.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Clean Harbors shares have climbed 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Feb 24- Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp drew buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks between CSC and the consortium of Cap Gemini and Carlyle started late last year but have since fizzled, the sources said on Tuesday.

  • Boston Beer misses 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON _ Boston Beer Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $19.1 million. Boston Beer expects full-year earnings to be $7.10 to $7.50 per share. Boston Beer shares have risen slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Health insurer Anthem Inc, which earlier this month reported that it was hit by a massive cyberbreach, said on Tuesday that 8.8 million to 18.8 million people who were members of other Blue Cross Blue Shield plans could be victims in the attack. Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health insurer, is part of a national network of independently run Blue...

  • Imprivata reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    LEXINGTON, Mass. _ Imprivata Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in March, Imprivata expects its results to range from a loss of 32 cents per share to a loss of 31 cents per share.

  • Last week the FDA warned that the complex design of the reusable duodenoscopes, which are threaded through the mouth, throat and stomach and used in a variety of gastrointestinal procedures, makes them difficult to disinfect properly, even when instructions provided by the manufacturers are followed. The urgency comes as the FDA faces some criticism for...

  • Safety Insurance posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    BOSTON _ Safety Insurance Group Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $10.4 million. Safety Insurance shares have dropped nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Safety Insurance, Earnings Report.

  • House, Senate GOP looking at food stamp overhaul Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:11 PM ET

    Conaway says a 2013 GOP effort to cut food stamps "didn't resonate well" because Republicans didn't spell out why it was important. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R- Kan., has said he will do a similar review. In 2013, GOP leaders held up a massive farm bill for more than a year, insisting that money for farm programs be paired with cuts to SNAP.

  • Curis reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:31 PM ET

    LEXINGTON, Mass. _ Curis Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $5.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 8 cents per share. Analysts expected $2.2 million, according to Zacks.