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  • 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician dies in car crash Sunday, 24 May 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Letters sent by Dr. John Nash to the NSA in the 1950s.

    John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize and was the subject of "A Beautiful Mind” was killed in a New Jersey car crash.

  • Boston, several suburbs see major population growth Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    The U.S. Census Bureau in estimates released this week said Boston and four of its immediate suburbs added the most new residents from July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014. Boston gained nearly 6,000 new residents, with Cambridge, Everett, Watertown and Chelsea closing out the top five. The greater Boston population has been growing in the past five years, said Susan Strate,...

  • BOSTON— Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the mishap was no big deal as they disembarked Friday. "It was really nothing... and we got another day in Bermuda. Fran Kinsall, of New London, Connecticut, was calmed by her husband's Navy experience.

  • U.S. Senate Democrats press for Amtrak funding increase Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    One day after an Amtrak train derailed on May 12 near Philadelphia, killing eight passengers, the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee approved a $1.14 billion Amtrak budget, a $252 million cut from fiscal 2015.. "Philadelphia was preventable and it was predictable," Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said at a news conference.

  • Amtrak says the system will be ready by year's end throughout the Northeast Corridor, which stretches from Boston to Washington, with the exception of some track owned by commuter railroads in New York. Democrats want Congress to give Amtrak the entire $2 billion in subsidies the railroad requested for the budget year that starts Oct. 1. They say GOP lawmakers...

  • Boston expands lawsuit against state gambling commission Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    BOSTON— An amended lawsuit filed by the city of Boston is asking a judge to bar the current Massachusetts gaming regulators from any future action on the $1.7 billion casino proposed for neighboring Everett. Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday the city amended its complaint that challenges the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision to award Wynn...

  • Massachusetts unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:02 AM ET

    BOSTON— Massachusetts gained jobs for an eighth consecutive month in April while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.7 percent, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. The Massachusetts rate has dropped for seven consecutive months and is more than full point lower than in April 2014, when it stood at 5.8 percent.

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • BOSTON/ LOS ANGELES, May 20- Four U.S. public pension fund officials on Wednesday warned that McDonald's Corp and other companies may be jeopardizing their own futures by returning excessive amounts of cash to investors via share buybacks. The statement by the fund officials marks the first time in which some of the nation's biggest institutional investors...

  • *April FOMC minutes support view June rate hike unlikely Greece debt concerns spurred earlier safety bids for bonds. *Nearly $40 bln corporate bonds sold so far this week- IFR. NEW YORK, May 20- U.S.

  • WILMINGTON, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer. While certain issues remain to be resolved, Shannon said he was prepared to approve the sale of the RadioShack brand and...

  • Eaton Vance misses 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:12 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Eaton Vance Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $70.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. Eaton Vance shares have risen nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda departs for Boston Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Nearly 3,500 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark Wednesday in Bermuda after their cruise ship became grounded on a reef close to the British island as it tried to depart for Boston. The ship ran aground as it departed Bermuda after a temporary malfunction in the steering system forced it slightly off course, the company said.

  • Cruise ship freed after running aground off Bermuda Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Thousands of passengers bound for Boston will spend Tuesday night stuck aboard a Norwegian cruise ship after it ran aground as it tried to depart Bermuda, officials and passengers said. The ship hit the reef near Bermuda's North Channel and is in a stable position, an official with Bermuda's Rescue Coordination Center told The Associated...

  • BOSTON— Victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will have access to a $200 million compensation fund, following approval Tuesday by a federal bankruptcy judge. It is part of a plan to liquidate the assets of the Framingham- based center approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff.

  • BOSTON, May 19- The now-defunct Massachusetts pharmacy behind a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people will pay out $200 million to its victims and creditors under a bankruptcy reorganization plan approved on Tuesday. The bankruptcy reorganization plan was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff. Deaths of patients...

  • DETROIT, May 19- The compensation of JPMorgan Chase& Co CEO Jamie Dimon and other top bank executives for last year won support from only 61 percent of shareholder votes cast at the company's annual meeting on Tuesday, according to a preliminary tally. Lead independent director Lee Raymond said at the meeting that the board's method of setting pay properly...

  • May 19- Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain by sales, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales as customers in North America spent more on home repairs after a harsh winter. Several northeastern parts of the United States experienced heavy snowfall this winter, with cities including New York, Chicago and Boston hit with...

  • May 15- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Friday that Amtrak customers whose tickets were canceled because of Tuesday's train crash in Philadelphia can fly between New York and Boston or Washington for free on Delta's shuttle service for the next four days. The Atlanta- based airline is adding seats along the Eastern Seaboard in response to the crash by flying more...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 14- A growing number of U.S. companies say they can't cope with Venezuela's sinking bolivar currency, prompting some of them to remove their operations in the South American nation from their consolidated financial reports. The restructuring moves can shield the financial results of parent companies such as batteries and razors maker...