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  • DHAKA/ NEW YORK, July 21- When the Federal Reserve Bank of New York cleared five transactions made by the Bangladesh Bank hackers, the money went in two directions. On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Fed's system sent $20 million to Sri Lanka and $81 million to the Philippines. That prompted Deutsche Bank, an intermediary in the transaction, and a Sri Lankan bank to contact...

  • DHAKA/ NEW YORK, July 21- Jupiter. That single word, by a stroke of luck, helped stop the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from paying nearly $1 billion to the cyber-criminals behind a notorious bank heist earlier this year, according to sources familiar with the incident. They were incorrectly formatted at first; they were mainly to individuals; and they were very...

  • NEW YORK— Dunkin' Brands' revenue was not as strong as some expected in the second quarter as the chain blamed price increases for keeping some customers away. In the U.S., same-store sales at Dunkin' Donuts locations edged up 0.5 percent as higher average spending set off a decline in customer visits. Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. is also hoping to attract more customers...

  • July 19- Two former executives of Acclarent Inc, a medical device company bought by Johnson& Johnson in 2010, were convicted on Wednesday by a U.S. jury on charges of promoting a product for an unapproved use. Former Acclarent Chief Executive William Facteau and former Vice President of Sales Patrick Fabian were found guilty in federal court in Boston of 10...

  • July 20- Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday. "The gun industry has openly defied our laws here in Massachusetts for nearly two decades. They have been used in massacres in Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California; Newtown,...

  • BOSTON _ Brookline Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $12.7 million. The Boston- based company said it had profit of 18 cents per share. Keywords: Brookline Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • July 19- Two former executives of Acclarent Inc, a medical device company bought by Johnson& Johnson in 2010, were convicted on Wednesday by a U.S. jury on charges of promoting a product for an unapproved use. Former Acclarent Chief Executive William Facteau and former Vice President of Sales Patrick Fabian were found guilty in federal court in Boston of 10...

  • BEDFORD, Mass. _ Datawatch Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.4 million in its fiscal third quarter. The Bedford, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 45 cents per share. Datawatch shares have dropped nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON _ Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $16.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Boston Private Financial shares have risen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEEDHAM, Mass. _ PTC Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $3.1 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. PTC Inc. shares have risen 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Two Democratic Senators mentioned as possible vice presidential picks, Sherrod Brown and Elizabeth Warren, on Wednesday said a U.S. proposal to crack down on payday loans does not go far enough. Last month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled a proposal to restrict payday lending. Brown, of Ohio, and Warren, of Massachusetts- who...

  • NEW YORK— The Republican Party has taken a page straight out of the campaign books of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. In the party's 2016 platform, the GOP advocates for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that regulated the U.S. banking industry until it was repealed in 1999. "It's a spectacular about-face by the Republican Party," said...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan, against the recommendation of its staff and objections from environmentalists, to require utility ratepayers to help pay for expanded natural gas— if other New England states follow suit. Maine would participate only if four other New England states agree to similar plans.

  • *Asia stock, bond prices rise together on returns push, rate cuts. SINGAPORE, July 20- Asia's emerging-market stock and bond prices have soared this year, but their gains should not be mistaken for a bullish vote of confidence in the region- quite the contrary. The biggest gains from this year's lows have been in Thailand, India and Taiwan.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Interstate fishery managers will meet to discuss how to regulate the catch of a key lobster bait fish they say is at risk of heavy fishing. Herring is the most popular bait fish for lobsters, and fishermen aren't catching many far off New England. Members of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's herring board will meet Wednesday to...

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $62.3 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of $1.19 per share. Sarepta Therapeutics shares have dropped 45 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • New York was one of three states bringing separate lawsuits in state courts against VW, along with Maryland and Massachusetts. The suit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in state court in Albany on Tuesday outlined more than a decade of efforts by the world's No. 2 automaker to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing...