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  • 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.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Forrester Research Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $2 million. On a per-share basis, the Cambridge, Massachusetts- based company said it had profit of 11 cents. Forrester Research shares have increased 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEWTON, Mass. _ TechTarget Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $2 million. For the current quarter ending in April, TechTarget said it expects revenue in the range of $24 million to $25 million. TechTarget shares have dropped 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Feb 10- Activist investor William Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings portfolio tumbled 18.6 percent so far this year, according to an investor with knowledge of the numbers. The comes after Pershing Square ended 2015 with its largest ever annual loss. Ackman said in a recent letter that many big investors who had followed him into stocks were now selling out as...

  • CYS reports 4Q loss 22 Hours Ago

    WALTHAM, Mass. _ CYS Investments Inc. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Waltham, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share.

  • ACTON, Mass. _ Psychemedics Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $185,000. On a per-share basis, the Acton, Massachusetts- based company said it had net income of 3 cents. Psychemedics shares have increased almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Rapid7 reports 4Q loss 22 Hours Ago

    BOSTON _ Rapid7 Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $21.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 36 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Rapid7 expects its results to range from a loss of 26 cents per share to a loss of 23 cents per share.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ HubSpot Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $10.3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 18 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, HubSpot expects its results to range from a loss of 20 cents per share to a loss of 16 cents per share.