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  • Drug prices jumped about 13 percent in the United States last year, spurring a public outcry and moving the issue onto the campaign platform of Hillary Clinton and other U.S. presidential candidates for the November 2016 election. The agreement applies to Cigna's commercial business and does not apply to its Medicaid or Medicare plans. Entresto, which costs...

  • WATERTOWN, Mass. _ Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $23.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Watertown, Massachusetts- based company said it had net income of 39 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 45 cents per share.

  • WATERTOWN, Mass. _ PSivida Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $5.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Watertown, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 18 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WATERTOWN, Mass. _ Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $26.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share. Enanta Pharmaceuticals shares have fallen 35 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BILLERICA, Mass. _ American Science and Engineering Inc. on Monday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $464,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. American Science and Engineering shares have decreased 17 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: American Science and Engineering, Earnings Report.

  • WESTBOROUGH, Mass. _ Virtusa Corp. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $11.3 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Virtusa expects its per-share earnings to range from 44 cents to 46 cents. Virtusa expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.96 to $1.98 per share, with revenue ranging from $600.4 million to $603.4 million.

  • Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. "If you're feeling sick, especially if you've vomited, whether at work or at home, you need to let your manager or your field leader know right away," Moran...

  • NEW YORK— Chet Kanojia, the founder of startup TV service Aereo, has a new offering that could shake up the cable industry again. The service is expected to launch this summer, starting in Boston. In an interview with The Associated Press, Kanojia insists he's not going after the cable industry— but his service would compete directly with cable companies'...

  • BOSTON— Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. Among several plans yet to secure final approval are the $1.4 billion Northern Pass project, designed to bring 1,090 megawatts of Hydro- Quebec power through New Hampshire into southern New England and a 1,000- megawatt transmission line beneath Lake Champlain...

  • BOSTON, Feb 7- Fidelity Investments plans to unveil a new pitchman on Sunday in television commercials that feature Will Danoff, the unassuming portfolio manager of its behemoth $103 billion Contrafund. The last time Boston- based Fidelity used a portfolio manager in a television advertising campaign was nearly 20 years ago. The silver-haired Peter Lynch,...

  • Feb 5- The Kansas health department has confirmed one positive case of norovirus related to Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, the department's Johnson County office said. "These types of illness are common this time of year," Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Lougene Marsh said in a statement. Norovirus is the most common cause of food-borne...

  • Lawsuit challenges tribal reservation decision Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:51 PM ET

    "The federal government has grossly overstepped its authority," said Adam Bond, a lawyer for the 25 Taunton residents named in the suit. The 2015 decision granted the Mashpee Wampanoags 151 acres in Taunton and 170 acres in Mashpee, a town some 50 miles away on Cape Cod. Backed by Malaysian casino developers the Genting Group, the tribe proposes a $500 million Las...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs and the unemployment rate slipped one-tenth of a percentage point...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but surging wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs and the unemployment rate slipped one-tenth of a percentage...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- More than 500 mutual funds have stock holdings worth more than $1.5 billion in three gun manufacturers: Vista Outdoors, Sturm Ruger and Smith& Wesson. Find out if you are invested in guns and ammo with this list. Fund Vista Sturm Smith& Total Outdoors Ruger Wesson investment.

  • Feb 4- A stock-trading algorithm built for Reuters highlights the correlations among gun purchases, mass shootings and the politics of gun regulation. With the benefit of hindsight, the Boston- based hedge fund Quantopian examined how a theoretical investor would have fared by investing equal amounts in Smith& Wesson Holding Corp and Sturm Ruger& Co after 20...

  • Researchers who want to get a handle on the growth of New England' s gray seal population have been using drones as part of an effort to photograph the animals, which gather in huge numbers on remote islands. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a pair of unmanned aircraft on Muskeget Island off of Massachusetts to take pictures of seal pups...

  • In New England, where a regional casino war is afoot, Connecticut's Foxwoods is remaking one of its gambling floors— now christened "The Fox"— as a hip, fun scene in the sprawling 30- year-old casino complex. In Rhode Island, the more modest-sized Twin River Casino removed 274 slot machines to make way for more poker and other table games favored by younger gamblers...

  • Feb 4- State Street Corp is nearing a deal to acquire General Electric Co's $115 billion asset management business, according to people familiar with the matter, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate continues to shed unloved assets. State Street, a Boston- based asset manager, has prevailed over other bidders, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc, for the business, and...

  • Hanover Insurance beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:47 PM ET

    WORCESTER, Mass. _ The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $77.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.57 per share. Hanover Insurance shares have dropped 2 percent since the beginning of the year.