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  • Attorney's office for the Central District of California, broadening the scope of a previously-announced criminal investigation. Norovirus outbreaks were also reported in Massachusetts and California last year. Chipotle's net income fell 44 percent to $67.9 million, or $2.17 per share, but beat the average analyst estimate of $1.85 per share, according to...

  • BOSTON— A student at Emerson College in Boston says he's facing disciplinary action after renting out his dorm room on Airbnb. Jack Worth tells The Boston Globe he rented the room in early January to three guests on three separate nights. The 19- year-old sophomore says the listing was online for two weeks before school officials asked him to remove it.

  • NEW YORK— David B. Caruso, a national investigative reporter with wide experience in government accountability and data journalism over nearly 15 years with The Associated Press, has been named New York City news editor. The appointment was announced Tuesday by James Martinez, the cooperative's state editor for New York, and Karen Testa, editor for the east...

  • As Chipotle reported continuing sales declines on Tuesday, the embattled chain also said the scope of a previously disclosed federal criminal investigation has widened beyond a single restaurant in California. Previously, it had said it was served a subpoena in relation to a California restaurant, where there was a norovirus outbreak over the summer.

  • The White House said it supports making cyber intrusion tools available overseas for legitimate cybersecurity activities, according to a letter made public Tuesday. The Obama administration agrees that "keeping these technologies from illegitimate actors must not come at the expense of legitimate cybersecurity activities," according to a letter from...

  • Something new to worry about: Connected toy security Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 10:31 AM ET

    Kids "aren't expected to be Internet security experts and neither are their parents," said Tod Beardsley, security research manager for Rapid7 Inc., the Boston- based cybersecurity firm that published the toy-security research on Tuesday. Rapid7 researchers examined the Fisher Price Smart Toy, an interactive stuffed animal for children aged three to eight...

  • Working while sick? Vermont bill would ease the need Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:20 AM ET

    The Senate on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to its version of a House-passed bill requiring paid time off after a year on the job: three days in the law's first two years; a minimum of five days a year after that. The measure is expected to win final Senate approval Wednesday, and go to Gov. The Vermont chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business...

  • Cabot reports 1Q loss Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 4:30 PM ET

    BOSTON _ Cabot Corp. on Monday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Waltham, Massachusetts- based Alere, which has annual sales of $2.5 billion, makes tests for infections such as HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and dengue. "We view the deal positively as we think point-of-care testing is the fastest-growing segment in the diagnostic market," S&P Capital analyst Jeffrey Loo said. Abbott, which has expressed interest in expanding...

  • Tumbling oil prices hurt U.S. inflation bonds Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 1- Investors who bet on U.S. inflation bonds making a comeback in 2016 were caught wrong-footed in January as oil prices tumbled to 12- year lows and fears about China and emerging economies roiled global markets. Instead, oil has fallen through $30 a barrel amid a persisting supply glut, dragging down a measure of inflation expectations to its lowest...

  • BOSTON— A Massachusetts graduate student who pointed out a glitch that allowed him to briefly "own" the world's most heavily trafficked website has been awarded more than $12,000 from Google. The Boston Globe reports that Babson College MBA candidate Sanmay Ved believed he bought the Internet domain Google.com for $12 when he was using the Google Domains...

  • Abbott to buy medical test provider Alere Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 8:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Abbott Laboratories will buy Alere for $4.8 billion as it tries to expand its medical-testing business. The deal is worth $5.8 billion when restricted stock, stock options and preferred shares are included, the company said Monday. Alere Inc., based in Waltham, Massachusetts, makes tests used to diagnosis the flu, HIV, malaria and several other diseases...

  • Haemonetics reports 3Q loss Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 6:12 AM ET

    BRAINTREE, Mass. _ Haemonetics Corp. on Monday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $59.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Haemonetics expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.65 to $1.75 per share, with revenue in the range of $910 million to $920 million. Haemonetics shares have decreased almost 2 percent since the...

  • Feb 1- RCS Capital Corp, a brokerage firm tied to real-estate investor Nicholas Schorsch, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce debt and as per the plan its key lenders will assume control of the company. The company listed total assets of $1.98 billion and debts of $1.39 billion, on a consolidated basis, in its bankruptcy filing.

  • New rail link to Maine waterfront could revive port Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 1:30 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Freight trains are rolling through New England carrying the first-ever shipping containers loaded on the Portland waterfront. Stuck at the end of the nation's supply line, Maine has struggled with higher transportation bills, which make manufacturing less competitive and increase costs for consumers. The LePage administration has been...

  • An Associated Press review of campaign finance records found the change— which doubled the maximum annual allowable donation from $500 to $1,000— has helped flood candidates campaign accounts with money. According to the AP's review, 1,267 individuals kicked in $1,000 checks to Baker, a haul of more than $1.2 million. Karyn Polito, pulled in $580,000 in $1,000...

  • Correction: SpaceX-Hyperloop story Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 3:17 AM ET

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas— In an early version of a Jan. 30 story on a SpaceX competition to design a Hyperloop pod, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is based in Boston. MIT student engineers are the winners of a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk's idea into a design for a...

  • BOSTON, Jan 30- Fidelity Investments, one of the largest investors in pre-IPO companies, boosted the value of office space provider WeWork Companies Inc by 53 percent in December, the mutual fund company disclosed on Saturday. Boston- based Fidelity placed a new valuation on a Series E stake in WeWork that it acquired in June. WeWork's valuation in Fidelity's...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— In the market for a crate of Boston and Harvard hoodies and baby onesies? Airports in Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire send everything from box loads of pocket knives and scissors to unclaimed luggage to New Hampshire's state surplus division. The $700,000 the state grosses from surplus sales is barely a fraction of the business...

  • MIT wins design competition for Elon Musk's Hyperloop Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 12:48 PM ET

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas— MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk' idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed. The Boston- based Massachusetts Institute of Technology was named the winner on Saturday after a competition among more than 1,000 college students at Texas A&M...