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NEW YORK, Dec 6- Last year, I needed to find a boarding situation for Katie the poodle while the family went on vacation. I heard about spa kennels where Katie would receive a daily massage, and saw Craigslist ads for dog sitters who said they would allow canine visitors to share their bed at night.
*ECB says inflation to stay below target. NEW YORK, Dec 5- The euro rose to a five-week high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank left a key interest rate unchanged and its president, Mario Draghi, downplayed deflation risks.
NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Dec 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July. JPMorgan said on Wednesday it had detected that the web servers used by its site www.ucard.chase.com had been breached in the middle of September.
*ECB leaves rates unchanged; inflation to stay below target. NEW YORK, Dec 5- The euro rose to a five-week high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank left a key interest rate unchanged and its president Mario Draghi downplayed deflation risks.
NEW YORK, Dec 5- The euro rose to a one-month high against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank left a key interest rate unchanged, disappointing some traders who had hoped for more aggressive easing measures in the euro zone.
BOSTON-- Massachusetts is expected to experience slow population growth in coming years. A new report by the UMass Donahue Institute forecasts a 4.4 percent increase in the population from 2010 to 2030..
BOSTON-- The Massachusetts income tax will drop slightly in the new year _ to 5.20 percent from the current 5.25 percent _ because of stronger-than-anticipated growth in revenues, state officials said Wednesday. The tax rate will automatically drop on Jan. 1, Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter said.
BOSTON-- A Chinese airline planned to offer the first nonstop service from Boston to Beijing, beginning next June. The airline will offer four nonstop flights a week in each direction between Boston and Beijing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with connections offered to other cities in China including Shanghai.
Warren has repeatedly denied she's interested in campaigning for the White House, but liberal Democratic activists have continued to speculate about a possible Warren presidential bid. Speaking to reporters in Boston after a meeting with the city's Mayor-elect Martin Walsh, Warren vowed to serve out the remainder of her term.
CHICAGO-- The nation's first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances _ literally. The 28- year-old Fort Worth man attended Wednesday's annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America with his new wife and golden retriever guide dog.
Researchers at New York University and University of California, Berkeley analyzed 96 metropolitan areas across the United States to see how a lack of economic integration within cities affects people's economic fortunes.
Dec 4- Hedge fund Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors Co and believes the U.S. automaker's stock could rise more than 40 percent over the next 12-18 months after the U.S. Bloomberg first reported news of the stake, which it called one of Hayman's largest investments.
DETROIT, Dec 4- Hedge fund Hayman Capital has taken a stake in General Motors Co and believes the U.S. automaker's stock could rise more than 40 percent over the next 12-18 months after the U.S. Treasury sells its stake in the company, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
BOSTON-- A majority of Massachusetts' gambling commission appeared Tuesday to be leaning toward allowing Mohegan Sun to pursue a casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in Revere, without requiring a second vote by the city's residents.
Deval Patrick has filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking the Martha's Vineyard- based Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe from opening a small casino on the island. Patrick on Monday filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Judicial Court arguing that the Aquinnah ceded gambling rights in a 1983 settlement that secured tribal lands on the island.
NEW YORK, Dec 2- U.S. Stronger-than-expected manufacturing in the United States and abroad spurred selling in U.S. government debt as some traders reconsidered how soon the U.S. central bank might dial back its bond purchases, currently at $85 billion a month, if the economy grows further, albeit at a sub-par pace.
Geostellar, a startup backed by power producer NRG Energy Inc, is seeking to become the Expedia or Orbitz of the solar industry-- a one-stop shop where consumers can not only compare the benefits of leasing solar panels versus buying them outright, but ultimately sign up to install a system.
NEW YORK, Nov 29- A week packed with data awaits investors eager for fresh clues on when the Federal Reserve will start to trim its stimulus program, as traditionally bullish December kicks off with the S&P 500 poised to mark its best year since 1998..
NEW YORK, Nov 28- Americans gathered on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving, stuffing turkeys for family feasts, braving high winds and the bitter cold along parade routes and starting their holiday shopping one day earlier this year.
Nov 27- A wintry blast of heavy rain, wind and snow across the eastern United States disrupted Thanksgiving travel plans on Wednesday for some of the millions of Americans hitting the roads and taking to the skies on the busiest holiday travel day of the year.