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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. The university says Robert Fano died July 13 in Florida. He was on MIT's faculty from 1947 until 1984..

  • BURLINGTON, Mass. _ Circor International Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $3.8 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. Circor shares have increased 39 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Global funds throng PSBC meetings in New York, Boston, London. HONG KONG, July 29- Postal Savings Bank of China's up to $10 billion forthcoming IPO is drawing marquee foreign investors' attention due to its clean balance sheet, sources said, though unattractive valuations may mean it will still need local cornerstone investors to succeed. Slots to meet with PSBC's...

  • BOSTON— Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists are due back in court after being arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston. Karenna Gore, activist Tim DeChristopher and four others are expected to appear Friday in Boston Municipal Court after pleading not guilty to misdemeanor charges of trespassing, resisting arrest...

  • TOKYO, July 29- Asian shares held near one-year highs while the yen hit a two-week high on Friday in nervous trade as investors waited to see if the Bank of Japan will come up with stimulus that would meet markets' expectations. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade while Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.1 percent.

  • WORCESTER, Mass. _ The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $2 million. Hanover Insurance shares have risen almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Hanover Insurance Group, Earnings Report.

  • SPRINGFIELD, Mass. _ Eversource Energy on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $203.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Springfield, Massachusetts- based company said it had profit of 64 cents. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 64 cents per share.

  • BOSTON _ LPL Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $47.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. LPL Financial shares have dropped 41 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON _ Brightcove Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.4 million in its second quarter. For the current quarter ending in October, Brightcove expects its per-share earnings to range from 1 cent to 3 cents. Brightcove expects full-year earnings in the range of 5 cents to 8 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $148.3 million to $149.3 million.

  • WILMINGTON, Mass. _ Rudolph Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $7.6 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Rudolph Technologies expects its per-share earnings to range from 27 cents to 31 cents. Rudolph Technologies shares have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • July 28- Oracle Corp said on Thursday it would buy NetSuite Inc for about $9.3 billion, a deal that gives it a bigger share in the fast-growing cloud computing business and also means a big payday for billionaire Larry Ellison. "People care when someone makes the wrong decision," said Kevin McManus, vice president of Egan-Jones Proxy Services.

  • CHELMSFORD, Mass. _ Brooks Automation Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $8.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Chelmsford, Massachusetts- based company said it had profit of 12 cents. For the current quarter ending in September, Brooks expects its per-share earnings to range from 14 cents to 17 cents.

  • *Wall St rebounds after disappointing Ford Motor results. NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Thursday in anticipation of results from tech heavyweights Alphabet and Amazon.com, while the yen eased after Reuters reported the Bank of Japan was considering expanding monetary stimulus to address signs of weak inflation. Expectations of further...

  • July 28- Business software maker Oracle Corp said on Thursday it would buy NetSuite Inc for about $9.3 billion in cash, a deal designed to help Oracle gain market share in the fast-growing cloud computing business. The deal will bring together two companies linked to high-profile technology billionaire Larry Ellison. NetSuite shares rose about 18 percent to...

  • SCHENECTADY, N.Y.— State conservation officers have seized more than 1,100 pounds of undersized lobsters from two Price Chopper supermarkets and the company's distribution center. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Thursday an investigation was launched in March when officers found short lobsters at two Price Chopper stores in...

  • July 28- A Massachusetts judge on Thursday rejected Sumner Redstone's bid to quickly end a case that will likely determine the future of the media mogul's holdings and set an October trial date, marking a victory for Viacom Inc Chief Executive Philippe Dauman. Dauman and Abrams filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts, where the trust was established, contesting their...

  • July 28- A Massachusetts judge on Thursday rejected Sumner Redstone's bid to quickly end a case that will likely determine the future of the media mogul's holdings, marking a victory for Viacom Inc Chief Executive Philippe Dauman. Dauman and Abrams filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts, where the trust was established, contesting their removal from the trust and...

  • July 28- A Massachusetts judge on Thursday rejected Sumner Redstone's bid to quickly end a case that will likely determine the future of the media mogul's $40 billion holdings, marking a victory for Viacom Inc Chief Executive Philippe Dauman. The issue is whether the 93- year-old Redstone knew what he was doing when he removed Dauman and Viacom board member...

  • July 28- A Massachusetts judge on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss a case that will likely determine the future of Sumner Redstone's $40 billion media, marking a victory for Viacom Inc Chief Executive Philippe Dauman.

  • MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE DENIES MOTION TO DISMISS LAWSUIT OVER REMOVAL OF VIACOM CEO PHILIPPE DAUMAN AND BOARD MEMBER GEORGE ABRAMS FROM TRUST-FILING.