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  • The payments range from more than $1 million to Springfield to $50,000 apiece to nearby Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow and Holyoke. West Springfield, for example, is spending $665,000 from MGM Resorts International toward the reconstruction of Memorial Avenue, which will be a main access point to MGM's planned $800 million casino in nearby Springfield.

  • President Dilma Rousseff's austerity measures to bring government finances under control have also gained traction in Brazil's divided Congress. Five-year local rates have dropped 64 basis points to 12.57 percent over the same period, part of a broad rally in Brazil's local currency-denominated debt. "Some things should do better now, particularly if you...

  • Family Endowment Partners LP and its head, Lee Weiss, steered the couple, James and Jane Sutow, to a $9 million investment in Biosyntec Polska, according to an American Arbitration Association ruling on Tuesday. The firm, which also has offices in Pennsylvania and Maryland, manages $335 million in assets, according to a regulatory filing. The Sutows lost a total of...

  • Penn National updates plans for Plainville slot parlor Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    BOSTON— Massachusetts is inching closer to the official launch of its casino industry, as Penn National Gaming submitted revised plans Thursday for a slot parlor slated to open in June along the Rhode Island border while regulators highlighted steps the state still needs to complete before it can oversee gambling operations. Plans for Plainridge Park still...

  • Connecticut steps up fight against bootlegged cigarettes Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut is stepping up the fight against the trafficking of bootlegged cigarettes from low-tax states into lucrative Northeast markets through New York and Boston ports and along Interstate 95. The state Department of Revenue Services has established a tobacco enforcement unit and is looking to work more closely with New York and other...

  • U.S. CEO pay rose 12 pct in 2014 -Towers Watson Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Towers Watson& Co, a risk and HR management services provider, said the increase in CEOs' median total pay was much greater than the 1.6 percent increase in 2013, as lower interest rates and other factors drove up pension value. The data comes at a time when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, under pressure from her party's left wing to campaign...

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    In its latest survey of business conditions around the country, the Fed said that eight of its 12 banking regions described the economy as growing at either a moderate or modest pace with two others— Atlanta and Kansas City— describing conditions as steady. The report said that a slowdown in the chemical industry had been reported by contacts in St. Louis and...

  • Fight for $15 protests expand for low-wage workers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice. In New York City, more than 100 chanting protesters holding signs with messages like "We See Greed" gathered outside a McDonald's around noon, prompting the store to lock...

  • Executive Director Patricia Quinn says 41 people were onboard when the locomotive derailed shortly after the Boston- bound train left the Portland station. The Downeaster runs between Boston and Brunswick, Maine. Stops include picturesque Exeter, New Hampshire, and Freeport, Maine, where L.L. Bean is located.

  • Boston Private Financial posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    BOSTON _ Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $18.8 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Boston Private Financial shares have fallen roughly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges up after JPMorgan, J&J results Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:47 AM ET

    *JPMorgan rises after results, Wells Fargo lower. JPMorgan Chase& Co posted stronger-than-expected earnings growth, helped by a rebound in fixed-income trading. The stock- which, along with JPMorgan, is a Dow component- rose 0.6 percent to $101.16.

  • BOSTON, April 14- Former Democratic Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is joining the Boston- based private equity firm Bain Capital founded by his predecessor, Republican Mitt Romney, the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday. Patrick said last year when he decided not to run for a third term in office that he planned to return to the private sector.

  • Jury seated in Colorado theater shooting trial Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 3:03 AM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo.— A jury was seated Tuesday in the death penalty trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes after a selection process that experts say was among the largest and most complicated in U.S. history. James Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in the July 2012 attack in suburban Denver. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. seated a...

  • The worker banged on the plane for help shortly after takeoff on Monday from Seattle. Alaska Airlines has said the leader of a baggage-loading crew noticed the worker was missing and tried to call and text him before concluding he had gone home when his 9 1/ 2- hour shift ended. Safety experts say the crew should not have closed the cargo doors of Flight 448 to Los...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- JetBlue Airways Corp, the fifth biggest U.S. airline by passengers carried, consistently cancels flights sooner than rivals when storms pummel the U.S. Early cancellations reduce requests for refunds, JetBlue's Chief Executive Officer Robin Hayes told Reuters. At the same time, the four largest U.S. airlines- American Airlines Group Inc, Delta...

  • *Netflix to raise share authorization, shares gain. April 13- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday as fears increased that the strong dollar and lower oil prices will hurt U.S. first-quarter earnings. Shares of General Electric dropped 3.1 percent to $27.63 after rallying on Friday, when it said there was potential to return more than $90 billion to investors through...

  • *Netflix to raise share authorization in step to split stock. Shares of big pharmaceutical companies were among the biggest drags on the Dow and S&P 500, with Johnson& Johnson down 1.2 percent. Estimates for first-quarter S&P 500 results have fallen sharply since Jan. 1, with earnings for the period expected to have declined 2.9 percent from a year ago, Thomson...

  • Northeast this past winter could shave 1 to 1.6 percentage points off first quarter same-store sales of Dunkin Brands Group Inc, said Nick Setyan, a senior vice president of equity research at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles. Weather will have an impact on the U.S. economy as a whole- Goldman Sachs cut its first-quarter GDP outlook by 0.2 percentage points in...

  • Charlie Baker said Monday that federal disaster aid that the state has been granted for a late January blizzard could bring between $80 million and $90 million, but he's disappointed his broader request wasn't approved. "I'm disappointed that they limited the declaration basically to the contours of the first storm," Baker said at Logan International Airport...

  • BOSTON— The state's highest court says shop owners can keep tips left for workers if their businesses have "no tipping" policies. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday that where a no-tipping policy has been clearly communicated to customers, any money left behind as a tip can be kept by the owner or put in an "abandoned change" cup for other...