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  • Avaneesh Krishnamoorthy, an Indian citizen living in West New York, New Jersey, made about $48,000 trading Neustar stock and options in a brokerage account held by him and his wife, after learning that Golden Gate Capital was in talks to buy the company, court papers show. Shares of Neustar rose 21 percent last Dec. 14 after Golden Gate's takeover of the Sterling,...

  • PITTSFIELD, Mass. _ Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $15.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 55 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The nearly eight-year legal odyssey of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov is not over, after New York State's highest court agreed to review his reinstated conviction for stealing high-frequency trading code. Aleynikov may appeal the conviction won by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance because "...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The nearly eight-year legal odyssey of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc programmer Sergey Aleynikov is not over, after New York State's highest court agreed to review his reinstated conviction for stealing high-frequency trading code. the Court of Appeals said in an order dated April 20. The order came nearly three months after an...

  • April 24- France's Sanofi SA on Monday sued Mylan NV, accusing the pharmaceutical company of engaging in illegal conduct to squelch competition to its EpiPen allergy treatment, which has been at the center of a public debate over drug prices. In particular, Sanofi said Mylan offered rebates to insurers, pharmaceutical benefit managers and state Medicaid...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Cambridge Bancorp on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $4.3 million. The Cambridge, Massachusetts- based bank said it had earnings of $1.06 per share. Cambridge shares have climbed 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Festivities at one of the largest events on Washington's National Mall...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. The "March for Science" festivities included scientific "teach-ins," speeches by...

  • SALINAS, Calif., April 21- Record rains are a double-edged sword for California's Salinas Valley: While the recent deluge virtually ended the state's historic drought, it also created muddy, unworkable fields- sending prices for everything from kale to cauliflower soaring. "Most fields under normal conditions would be planted at this point," Jerrett Stoffel, vice...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Raw milk advocates' efforts to expand availability across the U.S. have not slowed despite health officials' assertions that it's dangerous to drink milk that hasn't been heated to kill bacteria. Efforts to legalize raw milk sales in some form have succeeded in 42 states, and expansion pushes are ongoing this year in states including Illinois,...

  • NEW YORK— Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden took a jab at Republican New Jersey Gov. A Christie spokesman reiterated comments the governor made Thursday that the tunnel wouldn't have been near completion anyway and that it was a bad deal for New Jersey because New York wasn't contributing funding to it. The existing 110- year-old tunnel connecting...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's workforce has reached its lowest unemployment rate on record, state labor officials said Friday. The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 3 percent, the state Department of Labor said. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate was below 4 percent in 14 of the last 17 months.

  • BOSTON— General Electric Co. topped analyst expectations in the first quarter and reaffirmed its forecast for 2017.. Analysts expected, on average, earnings of 17 cents per share on $26.36 billion in revenue, according to Zacks Investment Research. Boston- based General Electric has sold a number of businesses since 2004 as part of a focus shift toward...

  • BOSTON, April 21- A high-stakes shareholder vote at Wells Fargo& Co next week will determine whether the bank has done enough to retain investor confidence after its phony-account scandal, and whether a leading proxy adviser wields enough clout to help oust most of its board. In one of its toughest shareholder notes, Institutional Shareholder Services...

  • NEW SHOREHAM, R.I.— Twelve miles and a ferry ride from the New England shore, Block Island is one of the last major tourist destinations in the United States without Uber or Lyft— and islanders want it to stay that way. "This is our livelihood," said taxi driver Champlin Starr, a retired oil tanker captain whose family first landed here in the 1660 s. "People come to Block...

  • BOSTON— People looking for the perfect family pet tend to choose a dog based on appearance or breed— but that's barking up the wrong tree. That's why Andersen, along with MaryAnn Zeman and Sharon Mosse, founded the new online business How I Met My Dog. Placing a pet in the wrong home is one of the biggest concerns at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of...

  • LOWELL, Mass. _ Enterprise Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $5.6 million. Enterprise Bancorp shares have dropped almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Enterprise Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • BELMONT, Mass. _ BSB Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $3.7 million. BSB Bancorp shares have decreased nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: BSB Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • HANOVER, Mass. _ Independent Bank Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $20.7 million. Independent Bank Corp. shares have declined almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Independent Bank Corp., Earnings Report.

  • Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all of whom are Republicans, filed a brief in U.S. District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.