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  • Sept 12- RadioShack Corp confronts an uncomfortable fact as it considers filing for bankruptcy to give it time to overhaul its 4,400 electronics stores: Retailers rarely emerge from bankruptcy.

  • Fight over World War II-era tank goes to court Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid $2.5 million for but never received. After his death, his family turned them over to the Massachusetts- based Collings Foundation, which put some of them up for auction in Portola Valley in July.

  • Bloomberg first reported that Alibaba's books would close a day early for its IPO. Co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma has spoken with investors all over the United States this week including stops in New York and Boston, presenting the company's growth strategies and addressing concerns over its corporate governance.

  • New Bedford to be Cape Wind staging area Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Deval Patrick joined Cape Wind officials in making the announcement at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston, the largest wind blade testing facility in North America. "Cape Wind is not just going to serve Massachusetts," Patrick said during the event.

  • Market Basket chief reflects, looks ahead Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Arthur T. Demoulas is back in control after offering more than $1.5 billion to buy shares of the private company from rival relatives who had fired him in June. "Sales are already at 100 percent of where they were last year," he said in an interview with The Boston Globe.

  • BOSTON, Sept 11- The first person to face criminal charges linked to a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 in 20 states pleaded not guilty on Thursday to claims that he knowingly shipped a tainted medication.

  • Man pleads not guilty in tainted steroid case Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    BOSTON— A pharmacist who worked for a Massachusetts company blamed for a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people pleaded not guilty to a mail fraud charge Thursday as his lawyer said he is concerned he could be made a scapegoat. Glenn Adam Chin, 46, of Canton, entered his plea during a brief arraignment in federal court in Boston.

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that the defendants included well-known companies such as Starwood Hotel& Resorts Worldwide Inc, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc, Royal Bank of Scotland and Sankaty Advisors LLC, a unit of the private equity firm Bain Capital.

  • California mandates sick days for workers Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions and opposed by business groups.

  • UMass endowment grows to a record high of $757M Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    BOSTON— The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to a record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year, system President Robert Caret said Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Alison LePard, a 19- year-old college sophomore from Wellesley, Massachusetts, says that when she shops for clothes and accessories, her goal is a look that is uniquely hers.

  • Report: Home sales in Conn. flat so far this year Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    BOSTON— A real estate research group says single-family home sales in July increased slightly in Connecticut, posting the fifth increase from one year over the other in 2014.. The Warren Group said Wednesday that 3,152 single-family homes were sold in Connecticut in July, an increase of less than 1 percent compared with July 2013.

  • Conn. wins $8.2 million to upgrade freight rail Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Eastern Connecticut will receive an $8.2 million federal grant to upgrade freight rail that officials say will spur economic development and drive more traffic through the port of New London.

  • At the top end of expectations, the Alibaba IPO would raise $21.1 billion, topping Facebook Inc's $16 billion listing in 2012 as the largest-ever technology IPO.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Alison LePard, a 19- year-old college sophomore from Wellesley, Massachusetts, says that when she shops for clothes and accessories, her goal is a look that is uniquely hers.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Two senators asked the federal government to investigate a data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc and five U.S. states launched a probe into the matter on Tuesday as fallout from last week's attack intensified.

  • BOSTON, Sept 9- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has two major things going for it as it prepares for an initial public offering that could raise more than $21 billion: founder Jack Ma and a "capital-lite" business model.

  • District Judge Katherine Polk Failla dismissed a lawsuit by the New York Bankers Association, which said the law gave the city illegal power to regulate banks and conflicted with federal and state law.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. states probe Home Depot data breach Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 9- At least five states have launched a joint probe into the data breach on the payment-card processing systems of Home Depot Inc, even as the retailer works to determine the impact on its customers in the United States and Canada.

  • Developer plans remake of area near Faneuil Hall Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    BOSTON— A Boston real estate developer is proposing to transform a cluster of office buildings near Faneuil Hall into a vibrant commercial complex featuring restaurants, retail and hotel space.