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  • Massachusetts marijuana groups seek pot legalization vote Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 12:40 PM ET

    BOSTON, Aug 5- Two marijuana advocacy groups on Wednesday are set to submit proposed ballot initiatives that would allow Massachusetts voters to decide whether to legalize recreational pot smoking in the state. The proposals from the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and the Bay State Repeal say legalizing the drug in Massachusetts would bow to...

  • Aug 3- Solar and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions by forcing utilities to use renewable sources to produce electricity, the industry said on Monday. "The manufacturers will keep investing if we can look forward and say over the next five-plus years we're going to see...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 3- Macy's Inc said on Monday the department store chain will expand same day delivery services to nine cities and metropolitan areas this month, pushing into an aggressive field dominated by e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.. Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, said it will now offer same day delivery to customers in 17...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Times columnist Maureen Dowd also said Biden, 72, has been "having meetings at his Washington residence to...

  • Joe Biden: Well, maybe I will after all... Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) (R) with his son Beau Biden in 2008.

    Vice President Joe Biden has begun to actively explore a presidential campaign, say several people who have spoken to Mr. Biden or his advisers.

  • BOSTON, July 31- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals not to use Hospira Inc's Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take remote control of the system. Both the FDA and DHS said they know of no cases where such an attack has been launched, but the FDA said in its advisory that it strongly...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday. Mark Rosekind, who heads the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said his watchdog agency is trying to...

  • BOSTON/ DETROIT, July 30- A researcher is advising drivers not to use a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to unlock cars and start engines remotely. Kamkar released the video a week after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled some 1.4 million vehicles after hacking...

  • July 30- Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth since going public in 2013, and said Chief Financial Officer Michael Sheridan will step down. Sheridan, CFO since June 2011, will join a private technology company, FireEye said. FireEye, which has yet to post a profit since its IPO, uses cloud-based technologies to help...

  • BOSTON/ DETROIT, July 30- A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors Co's OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines. "White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on Thursday saying he had figured out a way to "locate, unlock and...

  • Boston abandons bid for 2024 Olympics: Reports Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 2:47 PM ET
    Boston abandons bid for 2024 Olympics: Reports

    Sources say the U.S. Olympic Committee will be severing its ties to Boston, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • *Caterpillar falls after lower quarterly profit. The Dow Jones industrial average fell back into the red for the year, with 3 M, American Express and Caterpillar contributing the most to the average's fall. Union Pacific, down 5.7 percent at $92.12 after posting a lower quarterly profit, led the decline in transportation shares and was among the S&P 500' s biggest...

  • Late-stage deals in Asia attracted an average of $200 million, four times the level in either North America or Europe. North America, especially Silicon Valley but also New York and Boston, continues to attract the most deals and dollars into VC-backed companies with $19 billion spread across more than 1,110 deals in the second quarter, KPMG and CB Insights said.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. With the focus shifting away from Greece's debt issues and little in the way of new U.S. economic data, traders reacted to weakness in U.S. shares after disappointing corporate reports from IBM and United Technologies. "You're starting to see companies that just aren't hitting their earnings estimates, and you get this jolt down in equities...