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  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery on Easter Sunday brunch— the cold water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street from his fish market were from Canada, not the northeastern New England states. Canadian imports of the sweet, quarter-sized crustaceans are turning up more in American restaurants and seafood...

  • The payments range from more than $1 million to Springfield to $50,000 apiece to nearby Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow and Holyoke. West Springfield, for example, is spending $665,000 from MGM Resorts International toward the reconstruction of Memorial Avenue, which will be a main access point to MGM's planned $800 million casino in nearby Springfield.

  • WELLESLEY, Mass.— Wellesley College's president says she will step down in July 2016 after nearly nine years at the helm of the all-women's Massachusetts liberal arts school. The college says H. Kim Bottomly informed the board of trustees Friday of her decision to leave Wellesley. Bottomly also formed a partnership with Olin College of Engineering and Babson...

  • President Dilma Rousseff's austerity measures to bring government finances under control have also gained traction in Brazil's divided Congress. Five-year local rates have dropped 64 basis points to 12.57 percent over the same period, part of a broad rally in Brazil's local currency-denominated debt. "Some things should do better now, particularly if you...

  • Family Endowment Partners LP and its head, Lee Weiss, steered the couple, James and Jane Sutow, to a $9 million investment in Biosyntec Polska, according to an American Arbitration Association ruling on Tuesday. The firm, which also has offices in Pennsylvania and Maryland, manages $335 million in assets, according to a regulatory filing. The Sutows lost a total of...

  • Hingham Savings posts 1Q profit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:42 PM ET

    HINGHAM, Mass. _ Hingham Institution for Savings on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $4.5 million. The Hingham, Massachusetts- based bank said it had earnings of $2.11 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Independent Bank Corp. posts 1Q profit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    ROCKLAND, Mass. _ Independent Bank Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $9.4 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Independent Bank Corp. shares have increased roughly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Penn National updates plans for Plainville slot parlor Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    BOSTON— Massachusetts is inching closer to the official launch of its casino industry, as Penn National Gaming submitted revised plans Thursday for a slot parlor slated to open in June along the Rhode Island border while regulators highlighted steps the state still needs to complete before it can oversee gambling operations. Plans for Plainridge Park still...

  • Clinton endorses Elizabeth Warren for Time magazine Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    Senator Elizabeth Warren's efforts to tamp down on " Wall Street's irresponsible risk taking" in a two-paragraph Time magazine article on Thursday. "Elizabeth Warren never lets us forget that the work of taming Wall Street's irresponsible risk taking and reforming our financial system is far from finished," Clinton wrote in Time after the magazine named...

  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO— A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. Presented with AP's findings, that the sheen recently averaged about 91 gallons of oil per day across eight square miles, the Coast Guard provided a new leak estimate that is about 20 times greater than one recently touted by the...

  • Connecticut steps up fight against bootlegged cigarettes Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut is stepping up the fight against the trafficking of bootlegged cigarettes from low-tax states into lucrative Northeast markets through New York and Boston ports and along Interstate 95. The state Department of Revenue Services has established a tobacco enforcement unit and is looking to work more closely with New York and other...

  • U.S. CEO pay rose 12 pct in 2014 -Towers Watson Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Towers Watson& Co, a risk and HR management services provider, said the increase in CEOs' median total pay was much greater than the 1.6 percent increase in 2013, as lower interest rates and other factors drove up pension value. The data comes at a time when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, under pressure from her party's left wing to campaign...

  • Comverse posts 4Q profit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    WAKEFIELD, Mass. _ Comverse Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $9.9 million. The Wakefield, Massachusetts- based company said it had net income of 45 cents per share. Comverse shares have increased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Mohegan Sun discusses possible expansion in South Korea Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:04 AM ET

    UNCASVILLE, Conn.— The president of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority says tribal officials have met with Korean interests to discuss the possibility of operating a casino near Seoul, South Korea. Robert Soper, president of the parent organization of the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, told The Day that Kevin Brown, chairman of the Mohegan Tribal...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. But first, Phillips must convince skeptical lawmakers from Hawaii to Maine, who are working frantically to keep powdered alcohol off limits. Mick Devin, a Democrat who introduced a bill to ban...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. Sam Brownback appears to be the most exhaustive, according to state Department for Children and Families officials. Host Jon Stewart suggested that in accepting federal funds, Kansas should be forced to...

  • NEW YORK— Shares of Smith& Wesson jumped Wednesday after the firearms maker said orders for its guns were stronger than expected. Smith& Wesson now expects revenue between $175 million and $179 million, up from its previous expectations between $162 million and $166 million. For the full year, Smith& Wesson expects earnings between 84 cents per share and 86 cents...

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    In its latest survey of business conditions around the country, the Fed said that eight of its 12 banking regions described the economy as growing at either a moderate or modest pace with two others— Atlanta and Kansas City— describing conditions as steady. The report said that a slowdown in the chemical industry had been reported by contacts in St. Louis and...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday called on lawmakers to break up big banks and change tax rules that benefit Wall Street, part of an ongoing effort to advance a more populist agenda. The Massachusetts Democrat and longtime consumer advocate has sought this year to draw public attention to what she sees as the unfinished job of revamping Wall Street...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back. Maggie Hassan, also a Democrat, pointed to efforts there, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas...