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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. Cookapp, which recently moved its headquarters from Buenos Aires to New York City, works like a matchmaker, arranging intimate gourmet dinners between strangers.
*AT&T falls after results, but Boeing rallies. *Amgen drags biotech lower, but Gilead gains. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as weakness in AT&T and biotech names inspired investors to take profits following six straight days of gains, though a rally in Boeing limited losses.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana— People in the South American country of Guyana are pressuring the government to improve its 911 emergency system amid accusations that numerous calls about serious incidents are going unanswered.
WESTON, Mass.— Biogen Idec raised its forecast for the year as first-quarter net income increased 12 percent, helped by a revenue boost from the multiple sclerosis treatment Tysabri and a product approval. It received regulatory approval in Europe earlier this year, following approval last year from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The number of single-family homes sold dropped almost 12 percent in March compared with the same month a year ago, while the median price jumped more than 8 percent to more than $314,000, according to the Waltham- based Massachusetts Association of Realtors.
ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. It's exciting— seeing something new every day, "Pontz said during a recent appointment at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. The facility in Ann Arbor has been the site of all four such surgeries since FDA approval.
YARMOUTH, Maine— The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline— possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England' s lobster fishery, scientists say.
April 22- The federal judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case tapped a top restructuring official at Phoenix Management Services on Tuesday to help the court determine if the city's plan to adjust its $18 billion of debt is feasible.
BOSTON— An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary.
WASHINGTON— Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
HONOLULU— A partially paralyzed Maui man who claimed airline workers forced him to crawl on and off flights in 2012 has settled his lawsuit against Delta Air Lines, his lawyer said Monday.
*Plans to file for eteplirsen approval by end of 2014. April 21- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's shares soared 64 percent after it said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicated an alternate path to approval for the company's experimental muscle disorder drug.
BOSTON— The price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has shot up by 7 cents in the past week, but still remains well below the national average. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular has risen to $3.60 per gallon.
NEW YORK— Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics surged Monday after the company said it plans to file for marketing approval of its muscle disorder drug eteplirsen by year-end. The Cambridge, Mass., company wanted to file for approval of eteplirsen in the first half of the year, but the Food and Drug Administration told Sarepta that that would be premature.
The company hit a roadblock late last year when the health regulator said the design and goals of the previous trial may not be sufficient, citing new data on DMD and the failed trial of a competing drug made by Prosensa Holding NV.
April 21- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said it would start new trials to revive the chance of approval for its experimental muscle disorder drug after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised the company to submit new safety and efficacy data. Cambridge, Massachusetts- based Sarepta's stock jumped nearly 64 percent to $40 in trading before the bell on Monday.
The boy, who lives in Santa Clara, Calif., hopped out of the left rear wheel well of a Boeing 767 on the Maui airport tarmac Sunday, according to the FBI. He was questioned by the FBI and taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was found to be unharmed. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu said the teen climbed into the left rear wheel well of the first plane he saw in San Jose.
BOSTON, April 20- U.S. fund managers warned this month of risks shareholders could face from current or future Western sanctions against Russia, underscoring the stakes for emerging-markets investors arising out of the turmoil in Ukraine.
As NASA describes on its website, while under pressure during the U.S.-Soviet space race, Houbolt was the catalyst in securing U.S. commitment to the science and engineering theory that eventually carried the Apollo crew to the moon and back safely.
The drama, debuting at 10 p.m. EDT Sunday, features Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel and Ashley Madekwe in its cast. It will be followed in July by " Manhattan," a drama about the scientists behind the New Mexico- based Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb.