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  • Beantown shoveler doesn't mind snow at all  Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:09 PM ET

    A young man in Boston named Aaron Ennis says he doesn't mind the snow, since he's made a great deal of money in the last few weeks shoveling it.

  • Nothing in the way of markets: Pro  Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 2:04 PM ET

    Art Hogan, Wunderlich Securities, and Michael Vogelzang, Boston Advisors, discuss the weather in Boston and their favorite stock picks.

  • BOSTON— If it's just snow, why is New England having such a difficult time making it all go away? Midway through an epic winter that's shattered records and buried Boston in more than 8 feet of snow, locals and outsiders alike could be forgiven for wondering why a world-class city that's accustomed to heavy snowfall— and prides itself on being a global center of...

  • Iron Mountain misses Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Iron Mountain Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $12.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Analysts expected $787.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Baker said the seven-member advisory panel will be chaired by Paul Barrett, the former director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and consist of nationally known leaders in transportation policy including Jane Garvey, who led the Federal Aviation Administration for five years and served as the state's highway director. The group will spend the next...

  • The August event held in Cleveland and Akron raised $6.8 million in revenue, netting a small profit of nearly $150,000, said Gay Games 9 Executive Director Thomas Nobbe. Nobbe said at a forum held by the City Club of Cleveland on Thursday that $120,000 of the profits will go toward creating a fund at the Cleveland Foundation to continue to push for an inclusive and...

  • NATICK, Massachusetts— The Oscar-nominated film "The Imitation Game" may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' sophisticated communications code during World War II, says the owner of one of America's largest collections of...

  • *Priceline rallies after results, Wal-Mart down. NEW YORK, Feb 19- The Nasdaq rose for a seventh straight session on Thursday as Priceline shares jumped, while the Dow and S&P 500 eased following declines in energy shares and a disappointing outlook from Wal-Mart. A drop in shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc weighed down the Dow after the company cut its sales outlook,...

  • CARACAS, Feb 19- The U.S.-based owner of a supermarket chain taken over by Venezuela's socialist government hopes to recover his business despite accusations of hoarding goods to inflate shopping lines. Dia Dia owner Jose Vicente Aguerrevere, a Venezuelan who now lives in Boston after spending most of his life in Europe and the United States, told Reuters by...

  • CRA posts 4Q profit Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    BOSTON _ CRA International Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.4 million. The Boston- based company said it had profit of 36 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $13.2 million, or $1.34 per share.

  • LPL Financial beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:24 AM ET

    BOSTON _ LPL Financial Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $48.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. LPL Financial shares have increased nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON— A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. Cote tried to enroll her partner in Wal-Mart's health plan repeatedly starting in 2008, but coverage was denied and the company didn't provide it until 2014. In 2012,...

  • NEW YORK— Samsung is buying mobile-payment startup LoopPay as the Korean phone maker steps up to challenge Apple and its payment system on iPhones. The deal strengthens speculation that Samsung Electronics Co. plans to include mobile-payment technology in its next major phone, which is expected to be announced March 1 at the Mobile World Congress in...

  • Road salt: The winter's $2.3 billion game changer Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    A garbage truck which slid off a road in Gorham, Maine.

    The economics surrounding a certain commodity can be a game changer for city officials in the snow belt. And it's sitting on your dinner table.

  • Dozens of New England roofs buckling under 8 feet of snow Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 8:55 AM ET

    The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has received 74 reports of roof collapses, partial collapses or major structural issues since Feb. 9, and that doesn't account for those that have not been reported, spokesman Chris Besse said. In New Hampshire, more than 500 residents were displaced after two partial collapses at an eight-building apartment...

  • DUBAI, Feb 18- Egypt's return to the international debt market after a five-year gap is set to attract heavy demand- so heavy that the new bonds risk pricing at precariously high levels. The government plans to issue a $1.5 billion Eurobond in April and to return regularly to international capital markets in coming years, Hanan Salem, first deputy minister at the...

  • Civitas Solutions reports 1Q loss Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    BOSTON _ Civitas Solutions Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $3.4 million in its fiscal first quarter. Civitas Solutions expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.35 billion to $1.39 billion. Civitas Solutions shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • He said the situation is similar in Boston and Chicago. But the CFO of Medallion Financial Corp., which specializes in offering loans to buy the medallions, touted the taxi industry's advantages. The taxi industry "continues to retain its favored position with the riding public," Larry Hall said Tuesday, in a statement containing Medallion Financial's...

  • MSNBC's Brzezinski to host events for women Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The NBC Universal News Group is launching a series of live events where "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski offers empowerment tips to women, a venture that illustrates an effort to find revenue-raising activities outside the traditional definition of news. Subsequent stops will be in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston and Orlando, the network said on...

  • American lobster: The new Chinese New Year delicacy Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:23 AM ET

    Exports of U.S. lobster to China have rocketed in the past few years, largely to satisfy the appetites of the communist country's growing middle class, to whom a steamed, whole crustacean— flown in live from the United States— is not just a festive delicacy and a good-luck symbol but also a mark of prosperity. For Stephanie Nadeau, owner of The Lobster Co., a wholesaler...