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  • NEW YORK, April 17- Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist. These draw representatives from mainstream investment firms like T. Rowe Price, Gabelli& Co and Morgan Stanley& Co..

  • Money market fund assets fell by $35.02 billion Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell by $35.02 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $5.33 billion to $912.96 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.

  • Report: Mass. gains more than 8K jobs in March Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    BOSTON— Preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March while the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent the previous month, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, April 17- Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

  • Bain Capital raises $7.3 bln for flagship fund -sources Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    April 17- Bain Capital LLC has raised $7.3 billion from investors and its dealmakers for its next flagship fund, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, underscoring the favorable fundraising environment for established private equity firms.

  • *First-quarter revenue falls 4 pct to $22.5 bln. April 16- IBM Corp reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years on Wednesday as the company struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products. Total revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion in the first quarter, below analysts' average estimate of $22.91 billion.

  • 2 House Dems pressing inquiry into VW vote Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected a bid to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

  • April 16- IBM Corp reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years as the company struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products. IBM reported revenue of $21.71 billion in March 2009.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Two U.S. senators on Wednesday pushed the Federal Reserve to write tough new rules to limit Wall Street's role in commodity markets, stepping up pressure for a clampdown on some of the country's largest banks.

  • Currency probe drives bank demand for Big Brother software Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    LONDON, April 16- "What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" A basic translation of that particular line of Cockney rhyming slang, originating in London's working class East End, would run something like: "Are you a buyer or a seller of dollar/yen at the daily benchmark rate-setting fix?

  • As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK April 16- Los Angeles residents who still pass a newsstand on their way to work on Wednesday will find an unusual sight there: a new daily print newspaper.

  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.

  • House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.

  • District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superseded the state's action.

  • District Court judge on Tuesday stopped Massachusetts from implementing a ban on the sale of Zogenix Inc's prescription painkiller Zohydro, saying federal law superceded the state's action.

  • BOSTON, April 15- Massachusetts' top securities regulator on Tuesday charged a company that marketed online telephone services with running a $1 billion pyramid scheme that targeted minorities, including Brazilian-Americans.

  • Reddit, majority owned by Conde Nast parent Advanced Publications, last month rolled out a new feature that lets users of the nine-year-old site post live updates, allowing them to report in real time.

  • *Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson rally after results. *Tesla and Netflix slide, but Twitter jumps after deal. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.

  • April 15- A U.S. federal court granted Zogenix Inc a preliminary injunction against a ban blocking the sale of its controversial opioid painkiller, Zohydro, in Massachusetts, citing public interest.

  • Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    BOSTON— A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. The judge issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday after pharmaceutical company, Zogenix, argued in a lawsuit that the ban issued by Gov.

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