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  • On this score my feeling is no different from my predecessor prime ministers, "he told students at Harvard's John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Abe was visiting Boston ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday in Washington and a high-profile speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, the first by a Japanese leader.

  • BOSTON— A backpack strap used by an Apollo 14 astronaut as he moved around the surface of the moon in 1971 has sold at auction for nearly $42,000. Massachusetts- based RR Auction says the strap that Edgar Mitchell brought back as a souvenir of the mission fetched $41,806 this week. The suit he wore is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

  • BOSTON— Drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft would be required to undergo state criminal background checks, and the companies would be required to carry at least $1 million in liability insurance for each ride, under legislation filed Friday by Gov. Under the measure, which needs approval from the House and Senate, all drivers for ride-hailing...

  • Clarification: New England Energy story Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— In a story April 23 about energy policy, The Associated Press reported that five of New England' s six governors said they would work across the region while each state pursues individual projects. New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices. HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions...

  • NEW YORK— Scholastic will sell its educational technology and services unit to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $575 million in cash. It brought in $249 million in revenue in fiscal 2014, which ends May 31 for New York- based Scholastic. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co., based in Boston, expects the acquisition to strengthen its offerings in growth areas, including...

  • State Street tops 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    BOSTON _ State Street Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $409 million. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.05 per share. Fifteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.67 billion.

  • The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority offered the free rides on all modes of transportation, including trolleys, buses and commuter rail trains. Patricia Varon, of Somerville, said she appreciated the free ride but felt the T needed to be better managed. I don't really particularly think so, "said Varon, outside the Park Street station in downtown...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that Walt Disney Co and Twenty-First Century Fox are not running ads promoting the wireless carrier's recently launched FiOS Custom TV service on its channels in the New York market. Since Verizon unveiled its cheaper, slimmer pay-TV plan on Sunday, Disney, Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and 21st...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that Walt Disney Co is not running ads promoting the wireless carrier's recently launched FiOS Custom TV service on its channels in the New York market. Since Verizon unveiled its cheaper, slimmer pay-TV plan on Sunday, Disney, Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and 21st Century Fox have pushed back and...

  • NEW YORK, April 23- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that Walt Disney Co is not running ads promoting the wireless carrier's recently launched Fios Custom TV service on its channels in the New York market. Since Verizon unveiled its cheaper, slimmer pay-TV plan on Sunday, Disney, Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal and 21st Century Fox have pushed back and...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— New England' s governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions to cut persistently high energy costs. "But if you're going to pursue an all-options approach on something like this, you need to do it on a collaborative basis, working with those who also rely on the same grid we rely on in Massachusetts." In one joint effort, Connecticut,...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 5 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- The Atlantic holds summit on the economy. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on nominations of Anne Elizabeth Wall to be a deputy undersecretary of the Treasury and Brodi Fontenot to be chief financial officer, U.S. Department of the Treasury- 1800 GMT. RIGA- Germany's Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speech on developing...

  • Charlie Baker is hoping to gain control of Boston's public transit system after pounding snowstorms this winter slowed the nation's oldest subway system to a crawl, frustrating hundreds of thousands of riders. Baker filed a bill Wednesday that would create a new control board to oversee operations and finances of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. yields rise with German bond selloff Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    *Immediate risk from Greece reduced for time being. A stronger-than-expected rise in domestic existing home sales in March revived bets the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year, overshadowing concerns about the absence of a deal between Greece and its creditors. Traders had snapped up Bunds since the European Central Bank began its 1.1...

  • BOSTON, April 22- State Street, which sold the first exchange-traded fund in 1993, is falling flat in its bid to win back market share in the ETF industry by wooing advisers to retail investors, with many advisers saying the bank doesn't do enough to support them. State Street, which lost its long-time No. 2 spot among ETF providers in the first quarter to Vanguard...

  • NEW YORK— A clean-water advocate took an Earth Day swim in the polluted Gowanus Canal, a federal Superfund site. yelled Christopher Swain, wearing a yellow-and-black protective suit and a green swim cap as he crossed a railing into the water near a sewage discharge point in Brooklyn, where a sign warns people to stay out of the water. "I've patiently waited for this...

  • High court rules against Boston cab drivers Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    BOSTON— The state's highest court has ruled that Boston cab drivers are independent contractors and not employees, meaning they are not covered by state overtime and wage laws. The Supreme Judicial Court said in its ruling Tuesday that cab drivers have the freedom to work the shifts they choose and transport as many or as few passengers as they choose.

  • VA pledges broad review of claims processing Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia and other VA facilities. Separately, the office of the VA inspector...

  • COPENHAGEN, April 22- On Valentine's Day, two weeks after his release from prison, Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein walked up to a Copenhagen cafe hosting a debate on freedom of speech and sprayed it with bullets. The country was further confounded when it emerged that prison officials had warned Denmark's domestic intelligence agency that Hussein was at risk of...

  • Warner Bros. previews chilling Johnny Depp film, others Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:34 AM ET

    Theater owners at the annual conference for exhibitors got a first look at a trailer for the film as a part of Warner Bros. massive presentation of their film slate through 2016. Paramount presented their lineup earlier in the day and the other major studios have demonstrations scheduled for later in the week. Warner Bros. pummeled exhibitors at CinemaCon with...