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  • HOLLISTON, Mass. _ Harvard Bioscience Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $17.1 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Holliston, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 51 cents. Harvard Bioscience expects full-year earnings in the range of 17 cents to 19 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $109 million to $111 million.

  • DETROIT, April 29- Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV are close to agreeing on a partnership that could break boundaries between Silicon Valley and the auto industry in the race to develop self-driving cars, people familiar with the discussions said on Friday. The partnership could be announced soon, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters...

  • NEW YORK, April 29- U.S. stocks posted their largest weekly drop in more than two months on Friday as earnings reports continued to weigh, but the S&P 500 and Dow managed to close up for April after strong showings mid-month. Apple shares were down for the tenth session in the last 11 and closed the week down 11.3 percent, the largest such decline since January 2013.

  • PRINCETON, N.J.— A Princeton University professor has published a CV of his career failures as a way to give perspective to students who are feeling discouraged. Johannes Haushofer writes atop the CV that most of what he tries fails, but those failures are often invisible. The assistant professor of psychology says it gives the wrong impression that most things...

  • ASHEVILLE, N.C. _ HomeTrust Bancshares Inc. on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $3.1 million. HomeTrust Bancshares shares have decreased slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: HomeTrust Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • NAUGATUCK, Conn. _ Eastern Co. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $648,000. The Naugatuck, Connecticut- based company said it had profit of 10 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:. Molina Healthcare Inc., down $12.46 to $51.76. Amazon.com Inc., up $57.59 to $659.59.

  • CHEVIOT, Ohio _ Cheviot Financial Corp. on Friday reported net income of $4,000 in its first quarter. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research. Keywords: Cheviot Financial, Earnings Report.

  • MILLINGTON, N.J. _ MSB Financial Corp. on Friday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $159,000. MSB Financial shares have increased 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: MSB Financial, Earnings Report.

  • BERWICK, Pa. _ First Keystone Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $2.2 million. First Keystone shares have increased 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: First Keystone, Earnings Report.

  • CARMICHAELS, Pa. _ CB Financial Services Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $2 million. CB Financial Services shares have declined almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: CB Financial Services, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— The Treasury Department has placed five countries— China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan— on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States. The action was disclosed in a report to Congress, which did not designate any nation as a currency manipulator.

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars.

  • *OPEC output at near record high in April- Reuters survey. *Technicals show resistance if prices rise above $50. U.S. crude futures closed 11 cents lower at $45.92 a barrel, after hitting a year-to-date high at $46.78.

  • April 29- Yahoo Inc has shortlisted close to 10 bidders in the auction for its core Internet assets, including Verizon Communications Inc, with most offers involving cash rather than a combination with another company, according to people familiar with the matter. The shortlist comprises mainly large companies and big private equity firms including TPG...

  • Exxon Mobil posted its smallest quarterly profit in more than 16 years Friday, while Chevron lost $725 million, its worst showing since 2002, and raised the number of jobs it expects to cut this year from 7,000 to 8,000. Other oil companies are expected to report weak earnings in the next few days. Oil prices have tumbled from their 2014 highs of over $100 a barrel,...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 332 rigs sought oil and 87 explored for natural gas. Kansas, Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia were down two apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • NEW YORK, April 29- The U.S. dollar was on track for its biggest weekly percentage decline against the yen since the 2008 financial crisis in the aftermath of the Bank of Japan's decision not to ease policy further, while strong euro zone growth data boosted the euro. The dollar was last down 1.27 percent against the yen at 106.71 yen on Friday, near an 18- month low of...

  • NEW YORK, April 29- Coming off a barrage of flimsy company earnings reports that included Apple's first revenue drop in 13 years, investors will turn to April jobs data for signs of budding resilience or further weakening in the second quarter. U.S. nonfarm payrolls, unemployment and wages data are due Friday May 6, when the economy is expected to have added 200,000...

  • *Tepid data sours outlook on U.S. growth in second quarter. *Euro zone posts strongest quarterly growth in five years. NEW YORK, April 29- U.S.