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  • WASHINGTON— Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to the latest research on lead paint. "It was like I hadn't left Harvard," Roland Fryer,...

  • BOSTON— The casino gambling industry is off and running with the recent opening of the Plainridge Park Casino in southeastern Massachusetts. Gambling revenues from the Plainville slots parlor are flowing daily into the state coffers, though the Massachusetts Gaming Commission cautions it's too early to say whether revenues will meet projections.

  • Things to know Massachusetts' state budget delay Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 11:22 AM ET

    July 1 came and went without a final agreement between the House and Senate on how Massachusetts should spend roughly $38 billion over the next 12 months. The governor wanted a two-week interim budget, but the Legislature gave him one that would cover the entire month of July if necessary, which was seen as a possible sign that talks were progressing slowly.

  • Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future? Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Buyers for places like supermarkets milled about the trade show at the sprawling Jacob Javits Center in New York City, tasting the treats on display and stuffing bags with free samples. "It's like a secret wonderland of food," said Louise Kramer, a spokeswoman for the Specialty Food Association, the trade group...

  • Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, in recognition of a law Congress passed in 1941 requiring the department give preference to American-made goods. Over a year after the announcement, the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines have still not purchased a...

  • NEW YORK— An ex- Goldman Sachs and Procter& Gamble board member was told Thursday that he can't use a court's ruling in another case to nullify his insider-trading conviction. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan rejected Rajat Gupta's request that he be allowed to piggyback on a federal appeals court's ruling that wiped out the insider-trading convictions...

  • FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. But it will come at a steep price— more than $250,000 for a year's treatment. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the twice-a-day...

  • BOSTON— The brutal winter had only a "transitory, and ultimately minor" effect on the state's overall economy, according to economists who said Thursday that Massachusetts is in many ways experiencing its strongest expansion since the late 1990 s. A series of winter storms from late January through early March pummeled Massachusetts with record snowfall.

  • Foundations for first US offshore wind farm head for RI Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Five massive structures that will be attached to the ocean floor for the nation's first offshore wind farm are coming to Rhode Island. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, with the ability to power 17,000 homes as early as next year. Grybowski said he's anxious to see the first one touch the seabed— or, as it's known in...

  • Landmark Berkshire County resort sold for $18M Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:50 AM ET

    LENOX, Mass.— A landmark Berkshire County resort once owned by Harriet Beecher Stowe has been sold for $18 million. The Berkshire Eagle reports that CampGroup LLC and L.D. Builders under the corporate umbrella 55 Cranwell LLC bought the 380- acre Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort in Lenox. Andrew Benerofe, CampGroup chairman, says the plan is to upgrade and elevate the...

  • Progress Software posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    BEDFORD, Mass. _ Progress Software Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $5.8 million. For the current quarter ending in August, Progress Software expects its per-share earnings to range from 35 cents to 38 cents. Progress Software expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.45 to $1.52 per share, with revenue ranging from $380 million...

  • Supreme Court ruling against a federal regulation aimed at cutting air pollution from power plants will limit growth for Cabot Corp and Calgon Carbon Corp, which make activated carbon used to curb mercury emissions. The tiny $80 million market for activated carbon could have shot up to $300 million- $350 million by 2017, analysts had said.

  • *WTI discount vs Brent hits $5 a barrel, biggest in 2 weeks. *Slide came on U.S. stockpile build, Greece and Iran fears. NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. crude prices fell 4 percent on Wednesday, posting their biggest daily drop since April after oil stockpiles in the United States rose for the first time in more than two months.

  • BOSTON— One of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history will soon be the subject of a documentary film. "Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket" is being edited and is scheduled to be released in the fall, said director Jay Childs, a New Hampshire- based film maker who's been working on the project for two years. The documentary is about the...

  • MADRID, July 1- Power group UIL Holdings said on Wednesday it would quickly address regulators' concerns after its $3 billion takeover by Spain's Iberdrola was rejected by a U.S. antitrust watchdog in a preliminary decision. Iberdrola agreed in February to buy UIL to gain presence in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York as part of an expansion plan in...

  • MADRID, July 1- Power group UIL Holdings said on Wednesday it would quickly address regulators' concerns after its $3 billion takeover by Spain's Iberdrola was rejected by a U.S. antitrust watchdog in a preliminary decision. Iberdrola agreed in February to buy UIL, a company with presence in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York, to expand in the United...

  • YOUR MONEY-5 ways road-tripping families can save money Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 1- With four kids between the ages of 1 and 12, Loralee Leavitt is a cost-savings ninja when she hits the road. Leavitt, who hails from Kirkland, Washington, estimates that she has gone on more than 30 road trips with her growing family, logging over 60,000 miles, to places like Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California. Their piece de resistance: A trip to...

  • UniFirst beats Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Mass. _ UniFirst Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $25.8 million. UniFirst expects full-year earnings to be $5.90 to $6 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.45 billion to $1.46 billion. UniFirst shares have fallen roughly 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Just days after a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Indiana's religious freedom law took effect Wednesday amid an ongoing national debate over gay rights and religious objections. Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which sparked protests and boycott threats earlier this year before being quickly revised, is...

  • PLYMOUTH, Mass.— Firefighters say a bulldozer has been buried by an "avalanche" of sand at a Massachusetts gravel site, killing a worker. Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz identifies the construction company worker killed Tuesday as 65- year-old Whitman resident Charles Pace. Plymouth fire Chief Edward Bradley says about 12 feet of sand fell on Pace and...