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  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif. _ QAD Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.6 million in its fiscal first quarter. The Santa Barbara, California- based company said it had a loss of 14 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • TYSONS, Va. _ DXC Technology Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $148 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 85 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.95 billion.

  • U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset a plunge in oil prices. The Russell 2000 index picked up 0.88 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,383.39.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard with a message on fighting inequality and taking risks in the name of innovation. Zuckerberg, who, like the graduates, is a millennial, started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. If I get through this speech today, it'll be the first time I actually finish something here at Harvard. "

  • BEIJING _ 21 Vianet Group Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $14.5 million in its first quarter. The Beijing- based company said it had a loss of 15 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in July, 21 Vianet said it expects revenue in the range of $126.4 million to $132.2 million.

  • KANTAR POLL SHOWS BRITAIN'S CONSERVATIVE PARTY ON 42 PCT, LABOUR ON 34 PCT AHEAD OF JUNE 8 ELECTION.

  • SAN JOSE, Calif. _ 8 x8 Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 3 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $65.6 million.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 25- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned on Thursday to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking. The 33- year-old tech founder of the world's largest social networking company said he would...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record closing highs on Thursday, with the market propped up by gains in the consumer discretionary sector after strong reports from Best Buy and other retailers. The discretionary index gained 0.9 percent, while the S&P 500 retail index was up 1.6 percent, its best day since Dec. 7. Tommy Hilfiger owner PVH was the...

  • ATHENS, May 25- A former Greek prime minister was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday in the worst act of violence targeting politicians in the crisis-hit country for several years. An Athens hospital source told Reuters he was being treated for superficial wounds to his abdomen and a slightly deeper injury to...

  • May 25- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly comparable-store sales on Thursday, helped by higher membership fees and strong sales in the United States. Net income attributable to Costco rose to $700 million, or $1.59 per share, in the third quarter ended May 7 from $545 million, or $1.24 per share, a year...

  • May 25- Warehouse club operator Costco Wholesale Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly comparable-store sales on Thursday, helped by higher membership fees and strong sales in the United States. Net income attributable to Costco rose to $700 million, or $1.59 per share, in the third quarter ended May 7 from $545 million, or $1.24 per share, a year...

  • WASHINGTON, May 25- The United States would impose new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile development, arms transfers, support for Islamist militant groups and human rights violations under legislation approved by a U.S. Senate committee on Thursday. By an 18-3 vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee paved the way for full Senate consideration,...

  • HAMILTON, Bermuda _ Marvell Technology Group Ltd. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $106.6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $570.2 million. For the current quarter ending in August, Marvell expects its per-share earnings to range from 26 cents to 30 cents.

  • ISSAQUAH, Wash. _ Costco Wholesale Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $700 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.31 per share. Costco shares have increased 9 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased nearly 8 percent.

  • Matt Bevin's spokeswoman, Amanda Stamper, calls it a "frivolous lawsuit" that threatens to rob Kentucky families of high-paying job opportunities. The Kentucky State AFL-CIO and Teamsters Local 89 filed the suit Thursday in Franklin County Circuit Court in Frankfort. The Kentucky State AFL-CIO and Teamsters Local 89 filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a judge to...

  • GOLETA, Calif. _ Deckers Outdoor Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $15.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 6 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $358.6 million.

  • CHICAGO, May 25- U.S. soybean futures fell to a 1-1/ 2- month low on Thursday, pressured by a sharp drop in crude oil prices, traders said. Wheat futures were mixed, with K.C. hard red winter wheat and Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat easing on technical selling. K.C. hard red winter wheat for July delivery settled down 1-1/ 2 cents at $4.31-1/ 4 a bushel and CBOT...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- A number of Viacom Inc's networks, which include Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV, will be available to Altice NV's Suddenlink subscribers more than two years after the cable provider dropped them in a carriage dispute, the companies said on Thursday. Netherlands- based cable operator Altice bought Suddenlink for $9.1 billion in 2015..

  • ST LOUIS _ Caleres Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $14.9 million. Caleres Inc. expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.10 to $2.20 per share, with revenue in the range of $2.7 billion to $2.8 billion. Caleres Inc. shares have dropped 24 percent since the beginning of the year.