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  • NEW YORK— Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations. Tens of thousands of immigrants and their allies are expected to rally in cities such as New York, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. "We have never seen such an outpouring of support...

  • BOSTON— General Electric is breaking ground on its new headquarters in a former candy factory in Boston. Jeff Immelt, GE's CEO, is expected to speak at the May 8 event, along with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The multi-national conglomerate moved from Fairfield, Connecticut to temporary space in Boston's Seaport District...

  • BOSTON— During Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial, the former NFL star's lawyer wanted to drive home his point that the prosecution's star witness was a "three-legged pony" whose testimony could not be believed. With Hernandez's acquittal, Baez burnished his status as one of the most recognized defense attorneys in the U.S., six years after his high-profile...

  • BOSTON, April 28- The Massachusetts attorney general sued a unit of Ocwen Financial Corp on Friday, accusing the mortgage servicing company of engaging in abusive practices that harmed thousands of homeowners in the state. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk County Superior Court, came a week after the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Florida attorney...

  • More than 80,000 child carriers are being recalled because the leg openings may be too big, posing the risk of children slipping through and getting injured. Other recalled consumer products this week include remote-controlled vehicles that pose a fire hazard and infant booties that pose a choking hazard. DETAILS: All models of Poco, Poco Plus and Poco Premium...

  • BURLINGTON, Mass. _ Circor International Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $4.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share. Circor shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • BRAINTREE, Mass. _ Altra Industrial Motion Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $10.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 40 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $213.3 million.

  • WOBURN, Mass. _ Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of $1.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 11 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $54.1 million.

  • WASHINGTON— Vice President Mike Pence swore in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labor secretary Friday, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The oath-taking came after the Senate's 60-38 confirmation vote Thursday, in which eight Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in voting yes.

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei set to post strong gains for the week. *Japan inflation, manufacturing output disappoint. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent, putting it on pace to end the week up 1.9 percent, which would be its best week in six.

  • CHELMSFORD, Mass. _ Brooks Automation Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $14 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 24 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $166.6 million.

  • BOSTON _ LPL Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $48.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. LPL Financial shares have risen slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOLLISTON, Mass. _ Harvard Bioscience Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $1.1 million in its first quarter. Harvard Bioscience expects full-year earnings in the range of 15 cents to 17 cents per share. Keywords: Harvard Bioscience, Earnings Report.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $84.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 85 cents per share. Sarepta Therapeutics shares have risen 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WATERTOWN, Mass. _ Athenahealth Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $1.4 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Athenahealth expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.21 billion to $1.25 billion.

  • BOSTON _ Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $247.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $459.1 million.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- The Nasdaq Composite ended at a record high on Thursday, boosted by results-related gains in Comcast, PayPal and Intuit, while the S&P 500 and the Dow were little changed. Earnings were back in the spotlight, a day after the Trump administration unveiled its tax reform priorities without details on how the reform would be paid for, raising...

  • WOBURN, Mass. _ Skyworks Solutions Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $224.9 million. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $840.3 million. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.49.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- The Nasdaq Composite ended at a record high on Thursday, boosted by results-related gains in Comcast, PayPal and Intuit, while the S&P 500 and the Dow were little changed. Earnings were back in the spotlight, a day after the Trump administration unveiled its tax reform priorities without details on how the reform would be paid for, raising...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on Amtrak's repair work at Penn Station:. Chris Christie says he's satisfied with Amtrak's announcement that it is accelerating repair work at New York's Penn Station starting next month. Amtrak says it is accelerating repair work at New York's Penn Station beginning next month, and warns of further delays for already beleaguered...