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  • MONDAY, MAY 30 SEOUL, South Korea- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks before the Bank of Korea International Conference 2016- 0020 GMT. PARIS- French Finance Minister Michel Sapin and Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau hold a news conference on Paris as a financial center after an annual meeting with the Europlace...

  • Arthur S. Demoulas sold his stake in the Market Basket chain in 2014 after a protest by workers upset that a board controlled by him fired his cousin Arthur T. Demoulas. Last week, Arthur S. Demoulas and his sister-in-law filed a lawsuit alleging they've been excluded from involvement in an IRS audit of the chain of 76 stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

  • May 27- A Massachusetts court has scheduled a June 7 hearing on Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman's removal from the trust that will control the media company when Sumner Redstone dies or is deemed incapacitated.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 27- Gold slid 1 percent to a three-month low on Friday, extending losses after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates within months if the economy continues to improve, boosting the dollar. You couldn't really say it was uber hawkish, but it keeps the door open for a July hike, and as far as gold...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 27- The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if the economy picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen said on Friday, bolstering the case for a rate increase in June or July. "The economy is continuing to improve... growth looks to be picking up," Yellen told a group of...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- The U.S. dollar index hit two-month highs on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left the door open to an interest rate increase in the coming months. "She didn't say no, the market took that as a positive sign for the dollar," said Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management in New York. The dollar also gained against the yen,...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving. While economic growth was relatively weak at the end of last year and beginning of this year, it appears to be picking up now based on recent data, Yellen said during a discussion at Harvard University.

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Verizon Communications Inc and unions representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers have reached a tentative deal to end a strike that has stretched for more than month, U.S. The action was called by the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Verizon Communications and representatives...

  • Verizon had trained other workers to step in but there were still delays in installations for Fios customers. Verizon said that it had high health care costs for its unionized workers, which have shrunk as it sold off large chunks of its wireline unit and focused on its mobile business, which was not unionized. The president of the Communications Workers of...

  • *Ulta Salon jumps after raising full-year forecast. May 27- Wall Street trimmed gains in early afternoon trading on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it would likely be appropriate to raise rates "in the coming months." After Yellen's speech, traders raised their expectations of a June rate hike to 34 percent from 30 percent, according to CME...

  • WASHINGTON, May 27- The U.S. Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if economic growth picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday. "The economy is continuing to improve... growth looks to be picking up," Yellen said in remarks in Boston.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire tourism officials hope lower gas prices and a strong regional economy will result in a record-setting summer season. June, July and August are the busiest travel season in New Hampshire, with most traffic coming from other New England states and the mid-Atlantic region. Central and eastern regions of Canada are key secondary markets,...

  • BOSTON— House and Senate negotiators will likely begin meeting next week to draft a final state budget proposal after the Senate gave final approval to a $39.5 billion spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1. Senate leaders said the budget, approved unanimously late Thursday after three days of debate over hundreds of amendments, invests heavily in...

  • Dannel P. Malloy said he wished Connecticut didn't have to compete with other states like Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island by offering money to keep or attract companies, but that was today's reality. Under Connecticut's agreement with Bridgewater, which manages approximately $150 billion in investments for institutional clients, the...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is expected at Harvard to participate in a "conversation" about interest rates. Yellen is one of the featured speakers at Harvard's Radcliffe Day, an event that also will feature Fed predecessor and Harvard alumnus Ben Bernanke. Yellen is scheduled to chat about interest rates with Gregory Mankiw, a Harvard...

  • BOSTON— A shipwreck from the 1800 s has been uncovered during construction in Boston's Seaport District. City archaeologist Joe Bagley tells WBZ-TV it's the first time a shipwreck has been found in that section of the city, a trendy waterfront area with office buildings, expensive condos and upscale restaurants. New York- based construction company Skanska...

  • BOSTON— In a story May 20 on fees paid by colleges to commencement speakers, The Associated Press, relying on information from Rutgers University, reported erroneously that it had paid PBS journalist Bill Moyer $35,000 for an address. This year, for instance, the University of Houston paid $35,000 to book retired astronaut Scott Kelly as the commencement...

  • NEW YORK, May 26- As college attendance wanes through the semester, one professor teaches her 300 geoscience students how to work out the cost of cutting class. Skippers waste $50 to $70 per lecture, depending on whether the student is in-state, said Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. One 2014 study at Harvard University, using...

  • May 26- Viacom Inc Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman has asked a Massachusetts court to expedite a legal challenge to his removal from a trust that will determine the company's future after controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone dies or is deemed incapacitated. They also stated that legal discovery will require at least one medical examination of...

  • May 26- Viacom Inc Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman has asked a Massachusetts court to expedite a legal challenge to his removal from a trust that will determine the company's future after controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone dies or is deemed incapacitated. Redstone removed Dauman and longtime Viacom director George Abrams from the...