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  • BOSTON— Wynn Resorts has fended off a challenge to a key state environmental permit as it looks to finally start construction on its nearly $2 billion Boston- area casino. Wynn said it will immediately start construction on the resort casino complex planned for the Mystic River waterfront in Everett once the environmental license is in hand.

  • Drawn from New York and Boston by good-paying jobs at the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods resorts, Chinese and other Asian immigrants have been buying homes, raising families and growing their own food in what had once been largely white communities along Connecticut's Thames River. I can even fish, " Xu Song Mu, a 62- year-old former Mohegan Sun worker who moved from...

  • BOSTON _ Boston Beer Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $26.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.97 per share. Boston Beer shares have declined 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DHAKA/ NEW YORK, July 21- When the Federal Reserve Bank of New York cleared five transactions made by the Bangladesh Bank hackers, the money went in two directions. On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Fed's system sent $20 million to Sri Lanka and $81 million to the Philippines. That prompted Deutsche Bank, an intermediary in the transaction, and a Sri Lankan bank to contact...

  • DHAKA/ NEW YORK, July 21- Jupiter. That single word, by a stroke of luck, helped stop the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from paying nearly $1 billion to the cyber-criminals behind a notorious bank heist earlier this year, according to sources familiar with the incident. They were incorrectly formatted at first; they were mainly to individuals; and they were very...

  • July 19- Two former executives of Acclarent Inc, a medical device company bought by Johnson& Johnson in 2010, were convicted on Wednesday by a U.S. jury on charges of promoting a product for an unapproved use. Former Acclarent Chief Executive William Facteau and former Vice President of Sales Patrick Fabian were found guilty in federal court in Boston of 10...

  • BOSTON _ Brookline Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $12.7 million. The Boston- based company said it had profit of 18 cents per share. Keywords: Brookline Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • July 19- Two former executives of Acclarent Inc, a medical device company bought by Johnson& Johnson in 2010, were convicted on Wednesday by a U.S. jury on charges of promoting a product for an unapproved use. Former Acclarent Chief Executive William Facteau and former Vice President of Sales Patrick Fabian were found guilty in federal court in Boston of 10...

  • BOSTON _ Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $16.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Boston Private Financial shares have risen 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Asia stock, bond prices rise together on returns push, rate cuts. SINGAPORE, July 20- Asia's emerging-market stock and bond prices have soared this year, but their gains should not be mistaken for a bullish vote of confidence in the region- quite the contrary. The biggest gains from this year's lows have been in Thailand, India and Taiwan.

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • *New York, Massachusetts and Maryland sue in state courts. New York, Massachusetts and Maryland filed separate, nearly identical lawsuits in state courts, accusing the world's No. 2 automaker of violating their environmental laws. The suits outlined more than a decade of efforts by VW to deceive regulators in the United States and Europe, citing internal VW...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Has your child swallowed a small battery? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are designing an ingestible robot that could be used to patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge a foreign object. "You swallow the robot, and when it gets to your stomach the ice melts and the robot unfolds," said Daniela Rus, a professor who directs...

  • BOSTON— Shoppers in Massachusetts can forget about saving a few dollars on that new television or furniture set. Senate President Stan Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo blame the state's tenuous fiscal situation, which has prompted belt-tightening throughout state government. Massachusetts has held sales tax holidays in all but one year since 2004.

  • Allison Warmuth, 28, was driving a motor scooter near the Boston Common in April when she was struck and killed by the duck boat. Warmuth's parents, Ivan and Martha Warmuth, came to the Statehouse to push for passage of the bill, which would also require duck boats to be equipped with blind-spot cameras and proximity sensors. "We're glad to see Boston Duck Tours...

  • BOSTON— A court hearing for two Iowa men accused of making online threats against the Pokemon World Championships in Boston last year has been postponed. Kevin Norton, of Ames, and James Stumbo, of Boone, were scheduled to appear in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday. The hearing was postponed until Thursday after lawyers and a prosecutor had several sidebar...

  • BOSTON— The Boston Globe has agreed to sell its longtime headquarters in Dorchester. The newspaper reported Friday that Boston Globe Media Partners chief executive Mike Sheehan confirmed the company has signed a purchase-and-sale agreement for the 16.5- acre property and 815,000- square-foot Globe building along Interstate 93. The plant will print the...

  • The death of the patient with a recurrent brain tumor was announced in a single bullet point in a series of slides as part of a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. On Friday morning, the biotechnology company issued a statement saying it was still collecting and analyzing data on the third death, and had not reported it to the FDA.

  • BOSTON— The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees has voted to hike tuition at the five-campus system by 5.8 percent for the 2016-2017 academic year. UMass President Marty Meehan said the tuition increase was critical to maintaining the university system. The least costly tuition will be at the Dartmouth campus at $12,783.