The Connecticut Senate approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president wants for the federal minimum wage.» Read More
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A bill that would create two sales-tax holidays a year in Rhode Island is being heard by House lawmakers. The Finance Committee is scheduled to take up a bill Tuesday that would create tax holidays on Presidents Day and the Saturday before Labor Day.
*Citigroup one of S&P's biggest gainers after results. NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, rebounding after a sharp selloff in the previous session as strong results from Citigroup and bullish retail sales data lifted sentiment.
NEW YORK, April 14- There are many enterprises out there trying to separate you from your tax refund- from splurges such as airlines tickets for a celebratory vacation or for good purposes, like putting it all in a college savings account.
BOSTON— The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has inched up by a penny for the second consecutive week. AAA Southern New England reports Monday that a gallon of self-serve, regular is up to an average of $5.53 per gallon.
NEW YORK, April 14- After years of responding to shareholder calls for stock buybacks and dividends, major American companies are hearing a different demand from investors: buy growth.
NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 11- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing Herbalife Ltd, the nutrition and weight loss company that hedge fund manager William Ackman has called a pyramid scheme, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.
April 11- Ally Financial Inc wanted the U.S. government sell its entire 36.8 percent stake in the auto lender on Thursday, but the IPO market wouldn't cooperate so it had to settle for less.
Five Senate Democrats urged the Justice Department to oppose efforts by GM to skirt financial responsibility on its recall.
WASHINGTON, April 11- A group of U.S. senators on Friday urged the Department of Justice to oppose any efforts by General Motors Co to skirt financial responsibility related to the company's failure to promptly recall vehicles with ignition switch problems linked to 13 deaths.
LONDON, April 11- A shift by investors' back into emerging market assets gathered pace over the last week, with China and Russia seeing some of the biggest demand as EM inflows reached their highest rate in over a year.
LONDON- Global equities slip to a two-week low, with an escalating selloff on Wall Street led by technology and biotech shares on concerns of stretched valuations spreading to Asia and Europe. Co-op Bank confident of raising funds to secure future.
Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell by $17.7 billion to $2.61 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $4.5 billion to $918.26 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.
Deval Patrick has unveiled a $100 million proposal he says will spur economic growth by improving job opportunities, expanding the state's international marketing efforts and ending barriers to high-tech workers who want to change jobs.
PERTH, Australia— An air and sea hunt for the missing Malaysian jet resumed Friday in the same swath of the southern Indian Ocean where an underwater sensor made the fifth detection of a signal in recent days, raising hopes that searchers are closing in on what could be a flight recorder.
CONCORD, N.H.— Hoping to return to Washington by way of New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Sen. Obamacare forces us to make a choice, live free or log on— and here in New Hampshire, we choose freedom, "Brown planned to tell supporters Thursday night.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 9- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Wednesday that his country would honor the terms of the $700 million bond offering it plans to make to foreign investors this year, its first international debt sale since a $3.2 billion default in 2008..
BOSTON, April 9- Templeton Global Bond Fund manager Michael Hasenstab, who has a multibillion-dollar bet on Ukraine bonds, says he is confident the country can flourish over the next decade and that the international community can put together a reform package to solve any short-term liquidity and solvency issues.
NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. retail and institutional investors pulled cash from broad commodity exchange-traded funds for a fifth straight quarter even as coffee, natural gas and hogs prices had their best run in years, data from Thomson Reuters Lipper showed on Wednesday.
April 9- Hearst TV said on Wednesday it signed an agreement with Dish Network Corp ending a blackout that affected Dish subscribers who could not see programs from ABC, NBC and CBS broadcast affiliate stations in 25 markets. "We appreciate the support and patience of our viewers, advertisers and local communities served by our stations," Hearst said in a statement.
Wall Street analysts had estimated a potential market of $3 billion for the devices made by Medtronic Inc, Boston Scientific Corp and St Jude Medical Inc. But failure of the high-stakes clinical trial set off a heated debate between doctors who believe the approach is worth saving and those who say results show it provides no clear benefit.