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Deval Patrick

  • Massachusetts transport secretary to step down Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    BOSTON— Richard Davey, the former head of the MBTA, is stepping down as the state's transportation secretary at the end of the month, Gov. A Boston resident, Davey was the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail Company, the state's former commuter rail contractor, before being named general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation...

  • Task force seeks gender equality in workforce Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 2:01 AM ET

    Deval Patrick found that despite recent gains, women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in Massachusetts— amounting to a $12.2 billion wage gap. Among the task force's recommendations, outlined at the Center for Women in Business at Bentley University in Waltham, is to work with the state education department to identify patterns in the...

  • Kerry: Address climate change before it's too late Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    BOSTON— Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the country and the world need to confront the threat of climate change while there's still time. Kerry made the comments after touring a Boston wind technology testing center with his British counterpart, Philip Hammond, who echoed Kerry's remarks. The Wind Technology Testing Center, located on...

  • CEO in cuffs?: 2014 Wall Street crime predictions Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:09 AM ET

    With the markets and the economy rebounding and the tide rising, will white collar watchdogs get a rest in 2014?

  • Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • The Most Improved States for Business 2013 Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    An engineer and electrician working in Cambridge, Mass., May 23, 2013

    More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.

  • Boston Suspects Had Bomb Plan for New York Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:44 PM ET

    The two brothers suspected of carrying out last week's deadly Boston Marathon bombing decided, after the FBI released photos of them, to drive to Manhattan and detonate more explosives in Times Square.

  • Timeline of a Terror Hunt: Last Suspect Captured Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing walk near the marathon finish line.

    Timeline of law enforcement authorities' manhunt for the suspects in Monday's bombings of the Boston Marathon, which ended with one suspect dead and one alive.

  • Record-Breaking Blizzard Slams Northeast Saturday, 9 Feb 2013 | 5:32 PM ET

    A record-breaking blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least four people dead.

  • Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.

  • Massachusetts officials prepare for powerful storm Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 3:26 PM ET

    BOSTON-- Massachusetts officials braced Friday for the arrival of a mega-storm that Gov. Forecasts that show Sandy veering inland and merging with another storm front in the mid-Atlantic could lower the potential for catastrophic damage in Massachusetts, but Patrick still warned of a 4- to 6- foot coastal storm surge and 30-35 foot seas offshore.

  • East Coast braces for monster 'Frankenstorm' Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The pre- Halloween hybrid weather monster that federal forecasters call "Frankenstorm" is looking more ominous by the hour for the East Coast, and utilities and local governments are getting ready. The stage is set as Hurricane Sandy, having blown through Haiti and Cuba, continues to barrel north.

  • Forecasters warn East Coast about `Frankenstorm' Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 5:13 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- All the spare parts appear to be coming together to create what forecasters are calling "Frankenstorm," a monster combination of high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and maybe snow that could cause havoc along the East Coast just before Halloween next week. Hurricane Sandy, having blown through Haiti and Cuba on Thursday, continues to barrel north.

  • Eastern utilities brace for expected super storm Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.-- Utilities and governments along the East Coast are working to head off long-term power failures as forecasters predict a major storm to hit a region already skittish after foul weather in recent months that plunged residents into darkness for weeks.

  • State officials find problems at Mass. pharmacy Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 2:32 AM ET

    BOSTON-- Water from a leaking boiler collected just outside a room that was supposed to be sterile. In the meantime, Massachusetts Gov. "Those whose laboratory practices caused this outbreak should never practice pharmacy or manufacture in Massachusetts again," Patrick said.

  • Lawmakers seek Mass. pharmacy Justice Dept. probe Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 10:44 PM ET

    BOSTON-- Two members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether a specialty pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak violated any federal laws or regulations. FDA spokesman Steven Immergut said the investigators were there as part of a broad investigation by several state and federal agencies into the outbreak.

  • Lawmakers seeking Justice Dept. probe of pharmacy Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 6:54 PM ET

    BOSTON-- Two members of Congress have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether a specialty pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak violated any federal laws or regulations. Criminal investigators from the Food and Drug Administration were at the Framingham company Tuesday, company spokesman Andrew Paven said.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- As many as 14,000 people- more than previously thought- received possibly tainted steroid injections tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak and patients should watch for symptoms for several months, health officials said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- U.S. health authorities said on Thursday that more people than previously thought received possibly tainted steroid injections and that some 14,000 patients could be at risk of contracting meningitis in an unprecedented outbreak of the disease.

  • Mass. gov: Drug firm may have misled regulators Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:31 AM ET

    BOSTON-- The specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license, Massachusetts Gov. Ed Markey seized on Patrick's statement, and sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, asking if it believes it was misled by the company.