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  • NEW YORK _ LivePerson Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $7.8 million in its second quarter. For the current quarter ending in October, LivePerson expects its results to range from a loss of 3 cents per share to a loss of 1 cent per share. LivePerson expects full-year results to range from a loss of 8 cents per share to a loss of 3 cents per share, with revenue ranging...

  • NEW YORK _ Gener8 Maritime Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $38 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Gener8 Maritime shares have decreased 41 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • July 27- Buyout firms Advent International and CVC Capital Partners have made offers to acquire inVentiv Group Holdings, a pharmaceutical research firm seeking to go public at a valuation of over $4 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said. Thomas H. Lee Partners, the private equity firm that owns inVentiv, will decide by next week whether to...

  • NEW YORK _ BlackRock Kelso Capital Corp. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $9.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The New York- based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Defense lawyer Mark Gombiner told jurors in Manhattan federal court that Sean Stewart, who worked at Perella Weinberg Partners and JPMorgan Chase& Co, never intended to help his father trade ahead of five unnannounced mergers. Instead, Gombiner said Robert Stewart, the banker's father, overlooked the trust his son placed in him and worked with another man to...

  • NEW YORK— You'd be wrong to think that Facebook's Messenger app is all about messaging. Although people typically install it on their phones to chat privately with their Facebook friends, Facebook also uses Messenger to bring features and capabilities that might not make sense, or even be possible, as part of the main Facebook service. And of course, a separate app...

  • NEW YORK _ Empire State Realty Trust Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 25 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $116.5 million.

  • Treasury on Wednesday expanded its hunt for international criminals who launder money through real-estate deals by ordering title insurance companies to report all-cash buyers' identities in parts of California and Texas, as well as greater swaths of New York and Florida. The program to unmask individuals behind shell companies that buy high-end houses...

  • NEW YORK _ Equity One Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 34 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $93.7 million.

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  • *Wall Street mixed after Fed decision. NEW YORK, July 27- The yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday after Japan unveiled a surprisingly large $265 billion stimulus package, while U.S. equity markets mostly declined following the Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates unchanged. The Fed's statement was broadly constructive about the economy...

  • NEW YORK _ CA Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $198 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $981.8 million.

  • Apple Inc., up $6.28 to $102.95. Akamai Technologies Inc., down $7.58 to $50.51. Edwards Lifesciences Corp., up $6.09 to $114.44.

  • NEW YORK— Whole Foods saw a key sales figure fall for the fourth straight quarter as it fights to distinguish itself from a growing number of competitors that it says may offer "good enough" alternatives that are more convenient. Whole Foods' shares sank 5 percent to $31.95 in after-market trading. He noted that there's overlap in the products Whole Foods and its...

  • NEW YORK— Israeli drugmaker Teva, the largest generic drug company in the world, said Wednesday it expects to complete its $40.5 billion purchase of the generic drug business of competitor Allergan next week after federal regulators approved the deal. The FTC said Allergan runs the third-largest generics company in the U.S. That business previously belonged...

  • July 27- Wall Street ended lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged but opened the door to a possible rate increase later this year. The Fed had not been expected to move interest rates at its two-day meeting, ended on Wednesday, but investors have been anxious for hints about when an increase might come in light of concerns about...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks ended Wednesday's trading slightly lower as shares of energy companies and consumer goods makers outweighed gains in technology companies like Apple. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.58 points, or 0.01 percent, to 18,472.17. The Standard& Poor's 500 index fell 2.60 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,166.58.

  • *Fed says near-term risks to economic outlook diminished. *Target interest rate still 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. WASHINGTON, July 27- The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said near-term risks to the U.S. economic outlook had diminished, opening the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year.

  • Overall, Facebook Inc. on Wednesday said its second-quarter net income nearly tripled, to $2.06 billion, or 71 cents per share, up from $719 million, or 25 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier. Adjusted earnings were 97 cents per share in the latest quarter, beating Wall Street expectations of 81 cents per share, according to 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks...

  • The U.S. Department of Justice sued on July 21 to block both Anthem's deal and another proposed insurer combination, Aetna's $34- billion purchase of Humana. The biggest is UnitedHealth Group. Companies like Electrolux and Halliburton have chosen to walk away from their proposed deals after facing recent Justice Department lawsuits.