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  • Tribe's casino plan roils quaint Martha's Vineyard Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    AQUINNAH, Mass.— On the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, bright clay cliffs and a red brick lighthouse draw visitors as they pile out of cars and tour buses and head up to this town's scenic overlook.

  • Bishop: Slain US journalist Foley opened our eyes Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    ROCHESTER, N.H.— Slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by bringing images to the world of people suffering from war and oppressive regimes, a Roman Catholic bishop said Sunday at a Mass in his honor. Bishop Peter Libasci said even after Foley was captured for the first time in Libya in 2011, he "went back again that we might open our eyes."

  • No deal yet in Market Basket feud Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    TEWKSBURY, Mass.— The family feud that has brought the Market Basket supermarket chain to its knees may be nearing its end. Ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas has reportedly made a $1.5 billion offer to buy out the part of the company controlled by his rival cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas, and his allies on the board.

  • Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late.

  • Officials: White House reviewing equipment program Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    EDGARTOWN, Massachusetts— The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama's call for more separation between the nation's armed forces and civilian law enforcement.

  • Some growers win, some lose in Market Basket tiff Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— From farmers markets teeming with new customers in New Hampshire to a Massachusetts flower grower desperately seeking new buyers for tens of thousands of mums, fallout from the Market Basket supermarket stalemate has been a mixed bag.

  • Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business owners to lobby Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank. But it will cease functioning unless Congress renews its charter before October.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 5 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, United States- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and Central Bank of Brazil Governor Alexandre Antonio Tombini take part in a panel discussion on "Labor markets and monetary policy" at Kansas Fed's annual Jackson Hole symposium.

  • Governors: Deal may come soon in supermarket feud Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    BOSTON— The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they were optimistic the long-running family dispute that has hobbled the Market Basket supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell it to its ousted CEO. In a statement issued late Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index's momentum to soon carry it to- if not far past- the 2,000 milestone.

  • BOSTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.

  • New go-to career for New England's young: Farming Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    CRANSTON, R.I.— Farming is hip in New England. Farmers and industry experts agree New England is bucking a trend toward larger, but fewer, farms because many of its residents want to buy their food locally and its entrepreneurs want to produce it.

  • *Investors await Yellen speech from Jackson Hole conference. NEW YORK, Aug 21- U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent.

  • Bid to force Boston Globe to reveal Rx files fails Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    A Boston judge rejected a hospital chain's bid to force The Boston Globe to disclose medical records that a patient shared for an upcoming story.

  • *Family Dollar rejects Dollar General's buyout offer. *Jackson Hole conference of central bankers to begin. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to speak at the Jackson Hole conference on Friday.

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. "It's a lot easier to find a deal," said Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion college in New York.

  • YOUR MONEY-Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Aug 21- When is the best time to book a trip to Walt Disney World? During a Twitter discussion on Aug. 19 hosted by Reuters, a panel of experts fielded questions about travel. The panel comprised Brian Kelly, who runs ThePointsGuy.com; Tim Winship, editor and publisher of FrequentFlier.com, and Jason Cochran, editor of Frommers.com.

  • Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Kim Min- koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts— in the noodles. Instant noodles carry a broke college student aura in America, but they are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea and across Asia.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sep 3 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    GUELPH- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver will speak to reporters before a business roundtable in Guelph, Ontario- 1800 GMT. WYOMING, United States- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to speak on "Reevaluating Labor Market Dynamics" in Jackson Hole, Wyoming- 1830 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the General Council of the Riksbank.