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Gainer: The Hanover Insurance Hanover Insurance (formerly NASDAQ: HINS) based in Worcester, Massachusetts is one of the oldest continuous businesses in the United States, still operating within its original industry. Group Inc. $44.66 +$.94
(volume of 433,373 shares)
Decliner: Waters Corp. $57.37 -$.41
(volume of 1.19 million shares)
HAMPTON, N.H. - Unitil Corp., parent company of Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Co., posted net income of $3.3 million, or 57 cents per share Cents per share
The amount of a mutual fund's dividend or capital gains distributions that a shareholder will receive for each share owned. , during the first quarter ended March 31, the company reported.
The results compared to $2.6 million, or 46 cents per share, in the same period last year.
Unitil's first-quarter electric revenues of $56.6 million were down from $62.7 million during the same period last year, and gas revenues of $14.3 million were about the same as the $14.2 million in gas revenues recorded a year ago.
WORCESTER - Fallon Community Health Plan will award more than $130,000 in grants to support innovative, community-based programs that provide preventive health and social services social services
welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs
social services npl → servicios mpl sociales for children in the first three years of life or for at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 19.
For more information or to download a copy of the application, visit www.fchp.org or contact Kate McEvoy-Zdonczyk, director of community and government relations for Fallon Community Health Plan at (508) 368-9523. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. June 13.
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HOPKINTON - Caliper Life Sciences Inc., a provider of tools and services for drug discovery and life sciences research, is consolidating its West Coast operations to reduce costs and improve the productivity of its research and development spending.
Caliper expects to save about $3.3 million annually once fully implemented, and to spend $3.7 million in fiscal 2008 to achieve the savings, the company said in a statement.
DEVENS - American Superconductor American Superconductor is a technology company based in Westborough, Massachusetts specializing in the design and manufacture of superconducting wires and power converters. It is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol AMSC. Corp., an energy technologies company, will release its fourth quarter fiscal 2007 financial results prior to the market opening on May 8.
Company management will participate in a conference call with investors beginning at 10 a.m. that day to discuss results and its business outlook.
Those who wish to listen to the live conference call webcast should visit the "Investors" section of the company's web site at www.amsc.com/investors.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Labor Department The Department of Labor (DOL) administers federal labor laws for the Executive Branch of the federal government. Its mission is "to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of the United States, to improve their working has awarded a $250,000 regional innovation grant to the Connecticut Workforce Investment Board Workforce Investment Boards (or "WIBs") are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 in the United States, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. to develop strategies to boost workers' engineering and technical skills in Eastern Connecticut, Worcester County Worcester County is the name of several counties in the United States of America:
The grant will be used to study training programs, make recommendations, increase engineering degree programs and strengthen ties between employers and potential workers.