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  • A selfie reveals more than whether it's a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you're aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance. "Your face is something you wear all your life, and it tells a very unique story about you," says Karl Ricanek Jr., co-founder...

  • BROCKTON, Mass. _ HarborOne Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $2.7 million in its first quarter. HarborOne Bancorp shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: HarborOne Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • In his first interview since announcing the cutbacks, Tim Clark told The Associated Press that the Mideast's biggest carrier has no intention of pulling out of the 12 U.S. cities to which it currently flies. Emirates said Wednesday it was cutting 25 of the 126 weekly flights it operates into the U.S. from Dubai starting next month. Emirates' base at Dubai...

  • SEATTLE— Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/ 20, when college students gather— at 4:20 p.m.— in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. But in recent years, a consensus has emerged around the most credible explanation: that it started with a group of bell-bottomed buddies from...

  • BOSTON, April 19- Pfizer Inc has received grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department in connection with an antitrust investigation focusing on drugmakers that market intravenous saline solutions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2014 added the solutions to its drug shortage list, saying the shortage was triggered by factors...

  • WALTHAM, Mass. _ CYS Investments Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $34 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BEDFORD, Mass. _ Datawatch Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $449,000 in its fiscal second quarter. The Bedford, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share. Datawatch shares have climbed 29 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEEDHAM, Mass. _ PTC Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.1 million in its fiscal second quarter. For the current quarter ending in July, PTC Inc. expects its per-share earnings to range from 24 cents to 29 cents. PTC Inc. expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.13 to $1.23 per share, with revenue ranging from $1.16 billion to $1.17 billion.

  • BOSTON, April 19- Pfizer Inc has received grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department in connection with an antitrust investigation focusing on drugmakers that market intravenous saline solutions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2014 added the solutions to its drug shortage list, at the time saying the shortage was triggered by...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Recent train disruptions in New York that caused cascading delays between Boston and Washington, D.C., have refocused attention on a multibillion-dollar tunnel project that could have ameliorated future problems if it hadn't been canceled by Republican New Jersey Gov. The ARC tunnel would be nearing completion if Christie hadn't pulled the plug...

  • April 19- Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other audio they listen to, and violates their privacy rights by selling the information without permission, a lawsuit charged. The complaint filed on Tuesday by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago seeks an injunction to stop Bose's "wholesale...

  • BOSTON, April 19- Pfizer Inc has received grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department in connection with an antitrust investigation focusing on drugmakers that market intravenous saline solutions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2014 added the solutions to its drug shortage list, at the time saying the shortage had been triggered by...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, slashed its flights to the United States by 20 percent Wednesday, blaming a drop in demand on tougher U.S. security measures and Trump administration attempts to ban travelers from some Muslim-majority nations. The Dubai government-owned carrier's decision is the strongest sign yet...

  • BOSTON— The Latest on the dismissal of thousands of drug cases in Massachusetts because of misconduct by a former state drug lab chemist:. The American Civil Liberties Union says prosecutors are recommending more than 21,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts be dismissed because they were tainted by a former state drug lab chemist who pleaded guilty to...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Verizon Communications Inc has agreed to buy optical fiber from Corning Inc for at least $1.05 billion over the next three years as the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier aims to improve its network infrastructure, the companies said on Tuesday. Corning will sell up to 12.4 million miles of optical fiber to Verizon each year from 2018 through 2020, with a...

  • A sign explains new procedures for identification of foreign travelers holding visas entering the U.S. January 5, 2004 at JFK airport in New York City.

    President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday calling for a full review of the H-1B visa program. Here's who will be most affected.

  • April 18- A Republican senator said on Tuesday he had written to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services raising questions about reports of "troubling conduct" by psychiatric hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc. The inquiry, by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, raises concerns about reports by BuzzFeed News of low nurse staffing, medication...

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Verizon Communications Inc has agreed to buy optical fiber from Corning Inc for at least $1.05 billion over the next three years as the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier aims to improve its network infrastructure, the companies said on Tuesday. Corning will sell up to 12.4 million miles of optical fiber to Verizon each year from 2018 through 2020, with a...

  • PLYMOUTH, Mass.— The only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts won't have to comply with certain safety requirements as it prepares to shut down, getting a pass on precautions put in place after the Fukushima disaster in Japan. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, says that Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station won't have to upgrade its vent system before it...

  • BOSTON— Prosecutors in Massachusetts moved Tuesday to dismiss thousands of drug convictions tainted by a former state drug lab chemist who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and falsifying tests. "Today is a major victory for justice and fairness, and for thousands of people in the Commonwealth who were unfairly convicted of drug offenses," said...