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Top News & Analysis Boston

  • Harvard University skyline.

    Harvard leads all universities with some 52 billionaire alumni with a collective fortune of $205 billion, according to a global list of universities.

  • The massive storm approaches the East Coast on Friday morning.

    New York state and Connecticut declared states of emergency, and Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts ordered nonessential state workers to stay home.

  • Problems For the President?

    NBC's Jay Gray reports from Boston on the winter storm Neon, saying forecasters expect Boston to be the hardest hit area; and there are 20 days until the sequester could take effect, with Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports; Kevin Williamson, National Review; and Larry Elder, author of "Dear Father, Dear Son."

  • The Northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a possibly record-setting blizzard bearing down on the region, which forecasters warned could drop up to 2-1/2 feet (76 cm) of snow and bring travel to a halt.

  • London hedge funds Odey Asset Management and Egerton Capital are among those upping their bets against Monte dei Paschi di Siena in recent days, after revelations the troubled Italian bank faces heavy losses.

  • Japan's All Nippon Airways is in talks with U.S. aircraft maker Boeing to speed up the delivery of three 777 jetliners as its fleet of 787 Dreamliner airplanes remains grounded with undiagnosed battery problems, the Nikkei newspaper said on Sunday.

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    McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.

  • Bentley GT Speed Convertible

    At the Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, luxury was in the air. Pricey new Bentleys and Maseratis glittered - including a Maserati 2014 Quattroporte with a $132,000 price tag; U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and dignitaries rubbed shoulders; and many of the well-heeled attendees ponied up for a $300-a-ticket black-tie charity ball.

  • Further testing still has not found the cause of a battery fire aboard a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner in Boston earlier this month.

  • U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • Java

    Oracle said it is preparing an update to address a flaw in its widely used Java software after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable the program.

  • Boston Declares Flu An Emergency

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner experienced brake problems today, with CNBC's Larry Kudlow; and Boston's Mayor is declaring this year's flu season and public health emergency, with Alysha Palumbo, NECN.

  • United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    A senior Boeing engineer said Wednesday the plane maker has "extreme confidence" in the 787 Dreamliner, despite three of mishaps this week, including a battery fire.

  • Robert Khuzami, the enforcement director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who worked to rebuild the SEC's tarnished image after the Madoff scandal and the financial crisis, is departing the agency, the SEC announced on Wednesday.

  • Financial Impact of Dreamliner Troubles?

    NTSB and Boeing are investigating a fire on a 787 Dreamliner in Boston, with Alysha Plaumbo, NECN-Boston, and Katie Pavlich, TownHall.com

  • Fire on Boston Tarmac Sparks 787 Safety Concerns

    Should Boeing clients be concerned about safety issues with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner after a fire breaks out on a parked plane at Boston's Logan Airport? CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details.

  • Dreamliner 787 Catches on Fire at Logan Airport

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports a fire broke out on a Boeing 787 in a compartment containing batteries and other electronic components. No passengers or crew were on the jet at the time of the fire.

  • Warning to investors: major U.S. technology companies could miss estimates for fourth-quarter earnings as "fiscal cliff" worries likely led some corporate clients to tighten their belts last month.

  • Will Hockey Survive Another Player-Owner Face-Off?

    Hockey legend Derek Sanderson knows what it's like to be on top, only to lose it all in a spectacular haze of fame, fortune and addiction.

  • What Big Companies Get From Helping Small Companies

    Companies that borrow money through the Brewing the American Dream program, which Boston Beer runs in partnership with a microlender, are presented with an extraordinary opportunity — media exposure.