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  • WASHINGTON— The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall. Industry officials said the $350 billion Senate bill isn't ideal— not as much money as they would like and only three of the six years paid for— but they are desperate for at least...

  • BOSTON— Dermatologists who treat skin cancer patients urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds, but salon owners accused critics of overstating the risks. Doctors who testified before the Legislature's Public Health Committee said they had seen a sharp rise in the number of young people...

  • The 6,457 single-families homes sold last month were the most in a single month since August 2005, said Timothy Warren Jr., chief executive of the Boston- based Warren Group. Meanwhile, the Waltham- based Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported a slightly more modest year-over-year sales increase of 9 percent, or 6,208 homes sold. The Warren Group said...

  • BOSTON— Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel. The potential to help activists and scholars, Tufts professor Peter Levine says, outweighs the risks posed by an unstable country.

  • Nigeria tech enclave springs up in Lagos suburb Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    LAGOS, July 27- At first glance, Yaba is like many other parts of Nigeria's sprawling commercial capital: a cacophony of car horns and shouting street vendors, mingling with exhaust fumes and the occasional stench of sewage. But in between the run-down buildings in this seemingly inauspicious part of Lagos, a city of around 21 million, tech start-ups are taking...

  • TEL AVIV, July 26- Facebook marketing partner Bidalgo targets a tripling in sales in 2015 as its new technology to automate the process of making personalised online video advertising benefits from Facebook's growing share of the video market. Facebook is becoming a leader in the video market as users prefer to watch video ads over static images, said Peleg...

  • WASHINGTON— State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. Hawaii's marketplace, the latest cautionary tale, was awarded $205 million in federal startup grants. Twelve states and the District of Columbia fully control their markets.

  • BOSTON— A day after the country's second major theater shooting in recent history, some rattled observers shunned future movie outings, but others on Friday kept lining up at box offices around the country and vowed not to be kept away by fear. "You can't live your life like it's always going to happen," said Aaron Dicks, 31, who was at an AMC theater in Roseville,...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Signs are emerging that housing's momentum may be destined to falter in coming months. Analysts note that some of the key foundations needed to sustain a brisk pace of home-buying in the long run...

  • BOSTON— The black wool double-breasted suit jacket Ringo Starr wore in the 1965 Beatles movie "Help!" Boston- based RR Auction announced Friday that the jacket with soft gray vertical pinstripes, six black buttons, and the name "Ringo" sewn inside was part of the online Marvels of Modern Music auction that closed Thursday. Other items sold in the auction included a...

  • BOSTON, July 24- State Street Corp's stock fell as much as 5 percent on Friday after the U.S. custody bank said its second-quarter expenses grew faster than revenue. State Street reported adjusted earnings of $569 million, or $1.37 per share, compared with $603 million, or $1.39 a share, the year before. That met analysts' profit expectations of $1.37 per share,...

  • BOSTON, July 24- State Street Corp's stock fell 5 percent on Friday after the U.S. custody bank said its second-quarter profit fell from year-earlier levels and expenses grew faster than revenue. State Street reported adjusted earnings of $569 million, or $1.37 per share, compared with $603 million, or $1.39 a share, the year before. State Street shares fell $4.23,...

  • WASHINGTON— Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service. The Transportation Department sent letters on Friday to Delta, American, United,...

  • State Street meets 2Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 7:27 AM ET

    BOSTON _ State Street Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $422 million. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.37 per share. Twenty analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.73 billion.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Power problems caused delays for Amtrak trains running between Washington, D.C. and Boston and for commuter lines into New York City on Friday, leaving thousands of riders livid and transit officials apologizing for the fourth such problem in a week. Amtrak was restricted to operating three trains at a time through the Hudson River Tunnel into New...

  • With the energy sector's second-quarter earnings seen doing better than the prevailing consensus forecast for a decline of almost 59 percent from the year-ago quarter, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis, shares could get a benefit. But the S&P energy subsector of exploration and production companies is at its most expensive on a price-earnings basis...

  • BOSTON— Lawsuits challenging Massachusetts' decision to award Wynn Resorts a gambling license have come with a hefty price tag. The state Gaming Commission and three cities involved in the legal fight— Boston, Revere and Somerville— have spent more than $1.4 million combined since the first complaints were filed in October, a review by The Associated Press has...

  • The State-Boston Retirement System, the pension fund for Boston public employees, accused Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch unit, Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase& Co, UBS Group AG and 14 other defendants of illegally trying to profit on the sale of Treasury bills, notes and bonds at...

  • Stag reports 2Q results Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    BOSTON _ Stag Industrial Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its second quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 37 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $51.3 million.

  • LogMein tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 4:57 PM ET

    BOSTON _ LogMein Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $2.4 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $64 million. For the current quarter ending in September, LogMein expects its per-share earnings to range from 43 cents to 44 cents.