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  • *3 M in $860 million deal to buy Ceradyne. *Ceradyne shares surge 42.9 percent; 3 M, Honeywell also gain. 3 M said it would pay $860 million to buy industrial ceramics company Ceradyne Inc, the biggest takeover deal for the maker of products ranging from Post-It notes to films used in television screens since it named Inge Thulin chief executive officer in February.

  • Massachusetts gas prices inch up a penny Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    BOSTON-- The cost of a gallon of gasoline inched up by a penny in Massachusetts in the past week. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $3.84 per gallon. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was $3.45.

  • BOSTON, Oct 1- A strong culture will set people up for success, and you need to be sure that's in place when you are weighing up job offers, says Harvard Business Review. The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org. Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

  • Oct 1- Harvard's flat re turns on its $30.7 billion endowment, the largest of any educational endowment in the world, is credit negative for the Boston- based university as it is for other endowment-dependent universities, Moody's investors service said on Monday.

  • Orioles' plane diverted because of smoke in galley Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:36 AM ET

    The airplane taking the Baltimore Orioles to St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday night had its flight diverted to Jacksonville because of smoke in the forward galley. The Orioles resumed their trip on the same aircraft, leaving Jacksonville International Airport at 10:15 p.m..

  • *3 M in $860 million deal to buy Ceradyne. *Ceradyne shares surge 43 percent; 3 M, Honeywell also gain By Scott Malone. Oct 1- 3 M Co and Honeywell International Inc signed separate takeover deals to expand their broad lineups of industrial goods at a time of uncertainty for the U.S. economy, the top U.S. manufacturers said on Monday.

  • Oct 1- Warren Buffett's conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, now owns more than 10 percent of dialysis clinic operator DaVita Inc after adding to its position at the end of last month, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.

  • UPDATE 2-3M to buy Ceradyne for $860 million Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    *3 M's largest deal since naming new CEO. Oct 1- 3 M Co reached an $860 million deal to buy Ceradyne Inc, a maker of advanced technical ceramics, in what is set to be the diversified U.S. manufacturer's largest acquisition since Inge Thulin took over as chief executive in February.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- The results of two studies into Roche's breast cancer drug Herceptin published on Monday showed that the current standard treatment of taking the drug for a year provides the best outcome for patients.

  • By Jilian Mincer and Steven C. Johnson. NEW YORK, Sept 30- U.S. stocks have more than doubled since the financial crisis and are closing in on a five-year high, but many Main Street investors have been absent from the party- especially those with the least saved.

  • By Kate Kelland LONDON, Oct 1- Extending treatment with Roche's. Analysts had said the Swiss firm, the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs, could lose up to $1.5 billion in revenue from the blockbuster medicine in the medium term if six months treatment had been shown to be just as effective.

  • *HERA trial favours status quo, PHARE trial inconclusive* Experts say key message is one year of Herceptin is best* Results limit downside risk for Roche's Herceptin revenues By Kate Kelland LONDON, Oct 1- Extending treatment with Roche'S. Data from both trials were presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology conference in Vienna on Monday.

  • Dislodged seats force emergency landing at JFK Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- American Airlines says a Boston to Miami flight had to make an emergency landing at JFK airport over the weekend due to a row of dislodged seats. The unit of AMR Corp. said in a statement that passengers in the affected row were moved to three other seats. Passengers aboard the flight were placed on another aircraft for the trip to Miami.

  • Colleges That Bring in the Highest Paycheck 2012 Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Mid-Career median salary: $114,000

    Location, prestige, academic reputation, and tuition are major factors for students in the college-selection process, but post-graduation salary is something rarely taken into consideration. Click to learn more.

  • Frustrations of Air Travel Push Passengers to Amtrak Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    Long a punch line for harried Northeast travelers, Amtrak has come to dominate commercial travel in the corridor connecting Washington, New York and Boston, and this summer its trains are packed, the New York Times reports.

  • Fed Officials Underscore Divisions Over Action Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 4:51 AM ET
    Eric Rosengren

    The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said that the Fed should again expand its holdings of mortgage bonds and Treasury securities.  The New York Times reports.

  • Where the Wall Street Companies Are Moving Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    On July 1,  published an  called “Financial Giants Are Moving Jobs Off Wall Street.” It detailed an emerging trend in which major Wall Street companies are taking swaths of on-site mid-level jobs and relocating them to less expensive locations in the U.S. This phenomenon is known as “near-shoring.”It’s easy to understand the rationale. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Dodd–Frank Act of 2010 had a cumulative effect on many of these companies’ bottom li

    Which locations have Wall Street companies chosen for their mid-level operations? Read ahead to find out.

  • Foodie Fad to Bona Fide Business Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    garden vegetables

    Once relegated to non-profit, community-based endeavors, urban farming is gaining traction with small companies seeking profits. See where rooftop-garden businesses are sprouting up across the U.S.

  • Foreign-Owned America Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 12:46 PM ET
    According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • Cities With the Best Credit Scores 2012 Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 2:09 PM ET
    Average Credit Score: 789Average Debt: $22,439Average Number of Late Payments: 0.27Average % Credit Available: 77.52Average Number of Open Credit Cards: 1.71The highest-ranking city is Wausau, Wis., a remarkable development considering that in the previous year, it didn’t even make the list. Interestingly, of all 10 cities on this list, four including Wausau, are located in the state of Wisconsin. When it comes to managing personal credit and debt, the people of Wisconsin must be doing something

    What U.S. cities have the best credit scores for 2012? Click to find out.