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  • LONDON, July 28- British consumer morale has sunk back to depths hit just after last year's Brexit vote and worse may be to come as households' view of the broader economic situation dropped to a four-year low, according to a survey on Friday. The figures are likely to strengthen the conviction of Bank of England officials who want to keep interest rates on hold...

  • ATLANTA _ Columbia Property Trust Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Atlanta, said it had funds from operations of $31.9 million, or 26 cents per share, in the period. The company said it had net income of $1.1 million, or 1 cent per share.

  • REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. _ Imperva Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $3.5 million in its second quarter. For the current quarter ending in October, Imperva expects its per-share earnings to range from 22 cents to 26 cents. Imperva expects full-year revenue in the range of $319.8 million to $322.8 million.

  • The world's largest online retailer posted second-quarter revenue of $38 billion, up 25 percent from a year earlier. Yet Seattle- based Amazon posted a 77 percent drop in quarterly income, and even said it could lose up to $400 million in operating profit during the current quarter. The company had earned 40 cents per share instead of $1.42 as analysts had...

  • SHORT HILLS, N.J. _ Investors Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $39.6 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. Investors Bancorp shares have fallen slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, July 27- Jurors were presented with starkly opposite portrayals of former drug company Martin Shkreli on Thursday, with a prosecutor casting him as a serial liar and his own lawyer calling him a well-meaning but misunderstood genius. "If Martin Shkreli wanted to defraud these people, why didn't he defraud them?" Shkreli's lawyer Benjamin Brafman said in...

  • Those toys, die-cast and miniature models of Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm, on May 1, rolled out ahead of the film's June 16 release. Demand was also weak for American Girl, Monster High, Mega Bloks and Thomas& Friends toys in North America. "Barbie sales excluding the lapping of a license revenue event in the previous year would have been up about 5 percent, but...

  • MASON, Ohio _ AtriCure Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $6.9 million in its second quarter. AtriCure expects a full-year loss of $1.04 to 94 cents per share. AtriCure shares have risen 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • POWAY, Calif. _ Cohu Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $10.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Cohu shares have risen 40 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • July 27- Chipmaker Intel Corp raised its full-year revenue and profit forecasts on higher expectations for its mainstay personal computer business and growth in newer areas such as artificial intelligence and autonomous driving. Intel expects to close the Mobileye purchase in the current quarter, several months earlier than expected, Chief Executive...

  • BOISE, Idaho _ US Ecology Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $5 million. US Ecology expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.69 to $1.93 per share. US Ecology shares have increased roughly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MORRISTOWN, N.J. _ Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $21.6 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Morristown, New Jersey- based company said it had a loss of $2.16. Keywords: Pernix Therapeutics, Earnings Report.

  • SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ GSI Technology Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $1.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in October, GSI Technology said it expects revenue in the range of $10 million to $11 million. GSI Technology shares have risen 28 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DALLAS _ HFF Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $19.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Dallas- based company said it had net income of 49 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BOGOTA/ CARACAS, July 27- Colombian airline Avianca said on Thursday it would suspend flights to and from Venezuela immediately, instead of in mid-August, sparking questions about what caused its accelerated retreat from the crisis-hit socialist nation. The latest commercial carrier to pull out of Venezuela said in a statement it was obliged to cancel the...

  • HAMBURG, N.Y. _ Evans Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $2.6 million. Evans Bancorp shares have increased 32 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Evans Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • HONOLULU _ First Hawaiian Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $56.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 41 cents per share. First Hawaiian shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday discussed ways to prevent drugmakers from using rules developed to safeguard patients to instead block the sale of cheaper medicines. The focus at a hearing, held by members of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, was on the use by some brand name drug companies of a Food...

  • SAN DIEGO _ BofI Holding Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $32.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $94.2 million.

  • MORRISTOWN, N.J. _ Covanta Holding Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $37 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 18 cents per share. Covanta shares have dropped 11 percent since the beginning of the year.