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  • BELMONT, Mass. _ BSB Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.1 million. BSB Bancorp shares have dropped almost 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: BSB Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • BOSTON _ Brightcove Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $172,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Brightcove expects its results to range from a loss of 1 cent per...

  • BEDFORD, Mass. _ ConforMIS Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $15 million in its fourth quarter. ConforMIS expects full-year revenue in the range of $84 million to $87 million. ConforMIS shares have declined 51 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON— The former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, now living in Boston, has dropped his fight against extradition and agreed to return to Ireland to face fraud charges. He left Ireland after the bank collapsed. But on Thursday, Drumm agreed to return to Ireland.

  • BOSTON _ LPL Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $26.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. LPL Financial shares have declined 41 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Two influential U.S. lawmakers on Thursday criticized the financial industry for saying in public that a new rule on retirement advice could have "dire consequences," but then speaking optimistically about it with shareholders. "Some of these same companies are providing very different assessments to their own investors," Senator Elizabeth...

  • BOSTON _ LogMein Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $6.2 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $74.5 million. For the current quarter ending in April, LogMein expects its per-share earnings to range from 29 cents to 30 cents.

  • BOSTON, Feb 11- The former head of Anglo Irish Bank agreed in a Boston courtroom on Thursday to be extradited to his native Ireland to face criminal charges related to the bank's collapse. U.S. officials arrested David Drumm, 49, at his home in the wealthy Boston suburb of Wellesley on Oct. 10 after Irish officials asked that he be sent back to face a 33- count criminal...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $90.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.01 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $11.7 million.

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Expedia and TripAdvisor soared Thursday, even though the travel website companies reported differing results for the fourth quarter. Expedia's results were worse than Wall Street expected as costs piled up related to its acquisition of Orbitz, the company reported late Wednesday. Meanwhile, TripAdvisor, which was spun off from Expedia in...

  • Cisco shares rose 10 percent on Thursday, bucking the overall market after it set a profit target in line with Wall Street expectations despite the weaker spending it noted around the world by businesses. The company also cut targets three months ago, moderating Wall Street expectations. "This was really a litmus test for all of IT spending," said Sun Trust analyst...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic, while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The U.S. dollar slid to its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst...

  • BOSTON— A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of Massachusetts smokers who sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings. Instead they wanted Philip Morris to pay for a medical-monitoring program, including three-dimensional chest scans that can detect signs of early-stage lung cancer.

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies. But she said the Fed thought it should study the issue again now that other central banks, including in Europe and Japan,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Stock indexes worldwide stumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic while safe-haven 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest since 2012.. The dollar hit its lowest against the safe-haven yen since October 2014 of 110.985 yen, and was on track for its worst week...

  • WELLESLEY, Mass.— Wellesley College has named a Harvard Medical School faculty member as its next president. Paula Johnson will also be Wellesley's first black president. Johnson is on Harvard's faculty and serves as chief of the Division of Women's Health at the medical school and Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • WOBURN, Mass. _ Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Woburn, Massachusetts- based company said it had profit of 12 cents. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share.

  • WALTHAM, Mass. _ Lionbridge Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 4 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Lionbridge Technologies said it...

  • WESTON, Mass. _ Monster Worldwide Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $56.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 12 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Monster Worldwide expects its per-share...

  • NEEDHAM, Mass. _ TripAdvisor Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $3 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. TripAdvisor shares have fallen 36 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined slightly more than 9 percent.