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  • CANTON, Mass.— Dunkin' Donuts is looking to transition to all cage-free eggs worldwide. Dunkin' Donuts said Monday that 10 percent of eggs sourced for breakfast sandwiches in the U.S. will be cage-free by 2016' s end. Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins are part of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., which is based in Canton, Massachusetts.

  • *Novartis commits $225 mln upfront to private biotech firm. *Novartis also picks top scientist to lead immuno-oncology. March 30- Swiss drugmaker Novartis is digging deeper into cancer immunotherapy, one of the hottest areas of drug research, through a tie-up with Aduro Biotech worth up to $750 million.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- U.S. coding site GitHub said it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyberattack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. They pushed massive amounts of traffic to GitHub by redirecting overseas users of the popular Chinese search...

  • JetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengers Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A computer outage that caused delays for thousands of JetBlue Airways passengers early Monday morning has been resolved, the company said. JetBlue Airways said it had fixed a systemwide computer problem by 6:15 a.m. Eastern that has caused delays because the airline had to manually check in passengers. A list of flights on the website of New York's...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Fidelity Investments, a major investor in DuPont, has put pressure on activist fund Trian Fund Management LP and the chemical conglomerate to reach a settlement in what it sees as a detrimental proxy fight, according to people close to the matter. Fidelity, whose 2.5 percent stake makes it DuPont's sixth largest shareholder, has not publicly...

  • At the end of last year, a Massachusetts route selected by Texas- based Kinder Morgan generated so much venom that the company nudged it north into New Hampshire— where the venom is also flowing freely. There's another reason the loudest protests are all coming from the region: They're where the gas is, waiting just east of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale region.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms. Though Ellen Pao lost her lawsuit against Kleiner...

  • Charlie Baker formally asked the federal government on Friday to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a relentless series of winter storms brought record snowfall and frigid temperatures, causing 25 deaths and costing the state and its cities and towns an estimated $400 million. The state is also asking Obama to issue a major disaster...

  • BOSTON— Outside political action committees raised and spent more on last year's race for governor than the candidates themselves, according to a new report from the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. More than half of the 2014 money— $11 million— went to help elect Republican Charlie Baker governor. Democratic candidate Martha Coakley...

  • They're not inclined to cut anyone else's salary, "said Barney Frank, the retired Massachusetts congressman, in a recent telephone interview. Frank cited leaders of top asset managers including BlackRock Inc, Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments, which are often among the largest shareholders of S&P 500 companies. A spokesman for BlackRock said its team...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Eighteen years, three governors and $567 million after a study was commissioned to come up with a way to improve public transportation in central Connecticut, a bus-only corridor is about to open, promising to overtake motorists sitting on traffic-clogged Interstate 84. Dannel P. Malloy, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker and...

  • Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week. Still, political strategists say Clinton could struggle to raise money among Wall Street...

  • BOSTON— A Lawrence financial and legal services firm and its owner accused of preying on vulnerable customers during the foreclosure crisis have been ordered by a judge to pay Massachusetts more than $1.9 million. Attorney General Maura Healey announced the judgment Thursday against Pinnacle Financial Consulting LLC and owner Robert Burton.

  • Minerva Neurosciences reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    WALTHAM, Mass. _ Minerva Neurosciences Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $7.4 million in its fourth quarter. Minerva Neurosciences shares have fallen 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Minerva Neurosciences, Earnings Report.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— U.S. flight regulations make it unlikely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit like French prosecutors says the Germanwings co-pilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst said Thursday. MIT expert John Hansman said U.S....

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The commissioner of Connecticut's Transportation Department is outlining priorities in the governor's 30- year plan to overhaul highways, bridges and rail lines. Commissioner James Redeker says the plan for railways includes upgrading Civil War-era tracks and ties and a bridge over the Connecticut River that he describes as the biggest...

  • Bankruptcy hearing could decide fate of RadioShack Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 3:07 PM ET

    RadioShack, based in Fort Worth, Texas, says an offer valued at about $160 million from hedge fund Standard General LP was the best bid submitted in an auction that began Monday in New York and was suddenly reconvened in Wilmington, Delaware after midnight Thursday, just hours before the court hearing. RadioShack's bankruptcy plan calls for Sprint, the No. 3 U.S....

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • WASHINGTON— IRS workers would be prohibited from using private email to conduct official business under a bipartisan bill passed Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee. The issue gained attention following revelations that Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush used personal email addresses to conduct government business.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Doctors and public health organizations told lawmakers Wednesday that making the state the first in the nation to raise the age for legal tobacco purchases to 21 would help prevent death and disease, while convenience store owners urged them not to hurt their businesses. Teresa Tanzi's bill to raise the age from 18 at a House committee hearing.