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  • WESTFORD, Mass. _ Kadant Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $7.7 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Kadant said it expects revenue in the range of $97 million to $100 million.

  • NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. _ Aspen Aerogels Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $5.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share. Aspen Aerogels expects full-year earnings to be 78 cents to 91 cents per share, with...

  • WALTHAM, Mass. _ Radius Health Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $52.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.16 per share. Radius Health shares have risen 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Pegasystems Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.7 million. Pegasystems expects full-year earnings to be $1 per share. Pegasystems shares have climbed 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • FRAMINGHAM, Mass.— In a story Feb. 22 about the expansion plans of the company that owns T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, The Associated Press reported erroneously that TJX Cos. plans to open the first two of its new home stores later this year. T.J. Maxx parent steps up expansion, plans new home chain. The parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls plans to expand even faster and...

  • The TAVR market in which Edwards Lifesciences Corp is considered the leader could potentially exceed $5 billion by 2021, and grow 10 percent to 15 percent for the foreseeable future, Leerink analysts said in a note. The Marlborough, Massachusetts- based company had suspended implants of its next-generation Lotus Edge device in Europe last October over...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota:. Authorities say they arrested 46 protesters while clearing a Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in North Dakota. Authorities have declared a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp in North Dakota officially cleared after...

  • BOSTON— The owner of a Boston company facing manslaughter charges stemming from the deaths of two employees in a trench collapse has been released on personal recognizance. Kevin Otto and an attorney for the company, Atlantic Drain Services Inc., both entered not guilty pleas at Thursday's arraignment. Authorities say 47- year-old Robert Higgins and 53-...

  • BOSTON _ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $181 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Boston- based company said it had a loss of $1.48. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 71 cents per share.

  • The Boston- based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $131.2 million, or 50 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 45 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $938.3 million.

  • BOSTON _ Wayfair Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $44 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 50 cents per share. Wayfair shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WARWICK, R.I.— Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Norwegian Air announced Thursday that it's opening new flight crew bases and plans to hire pilots and flight attendants at Rhode...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Sage Therapeutics Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $55.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.14 per share. Sage Therapeutics shares have risen 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. GM began by getting a bill passed last year on its home turf, in Michigan. This year, bills similar...

  • PEORIA, Ill.— Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year's State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring "We wouldn't be Peoria without Caterpillar." It's been that way for decades in Peoria and in other company towns across the United States. Caterpillar's recent decision to move...

  • Native Americans who oppose the $3.8 billion pipeline established the Oceti Sakowin camp last April on federal land near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to draw attention to their concerns that the project will hurt the environment and sacred sites— claims Dallas- based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners disputes. The Army Corps of...

  • BEVERLY, Mass. _ Atlantic Tele-Network Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $2.3 million. Atlantic Tele-Network shares have increased roughly 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Atlantic Tele-Network, Earnings Report.

  • BOSTON _ Boston Beer Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $22.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Boston- based company said it had profit of $1.75. For the year, the company reported profit of $87.3 million, or $6.79 per share.

  • BOSTON _ Safety Insurance Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $12 million. Safety Insurance shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Safety Insurance, Earnings Report.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 22- A few dozen demonstrators opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline defied a Wednesday deadline to leave a protest camp they have occupied for months to demand an end to construction of the project, saying they were prepared to be arrested. President Donald Trump has pushed for the completion of the multibillion-dollar pipeline since he...