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  • GOP's Baker offers alternative sick leave plan Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    BOSTON— Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker on Monday offered an alternative version of an earned sick time proposal that will go before voters in November, arguing his plan would protect workers without hurting the state's job market.

  • Massachusetts gas prices fall by a penny Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    BOSTON— The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dipped another penny to an average of $3.38. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now 6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 9 cents lower than a year ago. AAA found self-serve, regular for as low as $3.21 and as high as $3.69 per gallon.

  • US stocks head lower, following drops overseas Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. "You have a ton of risks that have brought back in the market's focus," said Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial in Waltham, Massachusetts.

  • Boston City Council members weigh $25K pay raise Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    BOSTON— Boston City Council members kicked off a discussion Monday on possibly giving themselves each a $25,000 raise to bring their salaries more in line with their counterparts in New York and other major U.S. cities, even as questions arise over whether the proposal violates Massachusetts law.

  • Washington's 'The Equalizer' debuts with $35M Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. "He's the very model of box-office consistency," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    BOSTON— A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries.

  • Sept 27- Pfizer Inc's Xalkori, which treats lung cancer patients with a specific gene mutation, proved effective in shrinking tumors in those with an even rarer form of the disease, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Saturday.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.

  • *Gross exits Pimco, joins Janus Capital; bond prices fall. News that Gross, a Pimco co-founder who managed the $222 billion Pimco Total Return Fund, will be joining Janus Capital Group pressured short- and intermediate-dated U.S. Shares of Janus Capital ended up 43 percent at $15.89, the stock's best one-day advance in its history.

  • Sept 26- Lawyers who persuaded seven private equity firms to pay $590.5 million to settle lawsuits accusing them of conspiring to depress the prices of corporate buyouts before the financial crisis are seeking fees of about $195 million for their work.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rallies but ends lower for week Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    *Indexes up: Dow 1 pct, S&P 0.9 pct, Nasdaq 1 pct. NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 rallying back above a key technical level, but the advance was not enough to offset recent declines and major indexes closed out their worst week of the past eight.

  • Why rate hikes are good news for stocks Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.

  • Massachusetts electric rates shoot up 37 percent Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    State regulators approved the increase for National Grid household customers that would mean an average of $33 per month more for the typical residential customer and would push a typical monthly bill higher than $150. National Grid has almost 1.3 million residential and business electric customers in Massachusetts.

  • 5 Boston airline workers accused of smuggling cash Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    BOSTON— Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Logan International Airport.

  • Sept 25- Advisory firms Glass, Lewis& Co and Institutional Shareholder Services each have recommended that Darden Restaurants Inc investors back Starboard Value LP's 12- director slate, which would oust the embattled company's full board.

  • Sept 25- Advisory firms Glass, Lewis& Co and Institutional Shareholder Services each have recommended that Darden Restaurants Inc investors back Starboard Value LP's 12- director slate, which would oust the embattled company's full board.

  • Coakley: Partners agrees to price cap under deal Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    BOSTON— Attorney General Martha Coakley said Partners HealthCare has agreed to cap prices at Hallmark Health Centers for six and a half years if it's allowed to acquire Hallmark under a revised deal.

  • TOKYO, Sept 25- The Japanese government has ended its investigation of a January 2013 battery incident aboard a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner jet without specifying the cause of the battery's overheating, the Japan Transport Safety Board said on its website.

  • Millennial Media to buy Nexage for $107.5 million Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Millennial Media Inc., a mobile advertising company, said Tuesday that it plans buy privately-held Nexage for about $107.5 million in cash and stock to broaden its offerings to clients. Millennial Media said it will pay about $22.5 million in cash and about $85 million in stock for Nexage.

  • Sales of single family homes down in August Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    The Waltham- based Massachusetts Association of Realtors reports Tuesday that it was the seventh consecutive month of year-over-year sales decreases. The Boston- based Warren Group reported a 2 percent median price increase.