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  • Dunkin' wants to spread iced coffee habit Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Dunkin' Donuts is trying to get more people in the habit of drinking iced coffee regardless of how warm it is outside, as many do in its hometown in the Northeast. That makes it a lot more profitable for chains such as Dunkin' Donuts, which is based in Canton, Mass., and has more than 7,700 locations in the U.S.

  • Postal workers union to protest Staples program Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Thousands of postal workers around the country are expected to protest the opening of postal counters in Staples stores that are staffed with retail employees. Thursday's protests are planned at 50 locations in 27 states, including rallies in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C..

  • Russia-themed mutual funds bruised by sanctions fears Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, April 24- Russia- themed equity funds have sunk to the bottom of performance league tables as international tensions over Ukraine and fear of tougher Western sanctions hurt the value of Russian assets.

  • BOSTON, April 23- The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans' personal medical records and health insurance data. FBI spokeswoman Jenny Shearer declined comment on the private industry notification, or PIN.

  • New social networks connect cooks and diners Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Guyana residents seek improvements to 911 system Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Biogen raises forecast as 1Q profit climbs 12 pct Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    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.

  • Massachusetts homes sales down in March Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    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.

  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    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.

  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    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.

  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    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.

  • Internet TV case: US justices skeptical, concerned Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Disabled Maui man, Delta Air Lines settle claim Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Massachusetts gas prices up 7 cents Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    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.

  • Sarepta jumps on progress for muscle disorder drug Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    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.

  • Sarepta to start new trials on muscle disorder drug Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    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.

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