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  • BOSTON— Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to detect some recurrences of cancer up to a year before imaging scans could,...

  • Last summer, The Humane Society of the United States released undercover footage taken by an employee that it said showed "massive piles of dead chickens" at New England' s largest egg-producing farm, Hillandale Farms in Turner, but the state later concluded there was no proof to pursue animal cruelty charges. In a December letter to Maine's congressional...

  • Senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren

    In a recent interview, Elizabeth Warren talks about the future of the Democratic party, Vox reports.

  • A judge has heard arguments in the fight over whether to release secret grand jury records in the criminal investigation into Rhode Island's $75 million deal with a video game company started by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The fight over whether to release secret grand jury records in the criminal investigation into Rhode Island's...

  • NEW YORK— Halfway through Valentine's Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster. When a small business has a crisis, it can in some ways be more vulnerable than a behemoth like United Airlines, which got plenty of attention this month after video of a passenger being dragged off a plane went viral. Kori knew he had to move quickly to limit the...

  • WESTFIELD, Mass. _ Western New England Bancorp on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $5.1 million. Western New England Bancorp shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Western New England Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai.

    The internet industry, which considers net neutrality essential for its business, isn't giving up without a fight.

  • WESTFORD, Mass. _ Sonus Networks Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $10.6 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 13 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $52.1 million.

  • BOSTON _ State Street Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $446 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.10 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.75 billion.

  • WALTHAM, Mass. _ Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $551.4 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.02 per share. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.68 billion.

  • BOSTON— A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000 on Wednesday. Boston- based RR Auction said the diary sold for $718,750, far exceeding the pre-sale estimate of $200,000. Joseph Alsop, a JFK collector from Beverly,...

  • He wants to undo their legal basis and to eliminate the FCC's broad powers to monitor Verizon, AT&T and Comcast for bad behavior. Pai, the nation's chief telecommunications regulator, said he will seek an FCC vote at a May 18 meeting. The FCC plans to release an official proposal for the vote on Thursday.

  • BOSTON _ Boston Properties Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.50 per share. Boston Properties expects full-year funds from operations to be $6.15 to $6.23 per share.

  • BOSTON/ PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., April 25- Wells Fargo& Co's directors face an unusual and difficult task after shareholders rebuffed most of them: reformulating the board in a way that satisfies investors without causing more chaos. Chairman Stephen Sanger said no directors will step down immediately, even after a dozen fell short of a traditional threshold of...

  • ACTON, Mass. _ Psychemedics Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Acton, Massachusetts- based company said it had profit of 27 cents. Psychemedics shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PEABODY, Mass. _ Meridian Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $9.2 million. Meridian Bancorp shares have climbed almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Meridian Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • ANDOVER, Mass. _ Vicor Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $974,000 in its first quarter. The Andover, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents per share. Vicor shares have risen 19 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NORWOOD, Mass. _ Blue Hills Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $7.5 million. The holding company for Blue Hills Bank posted revenue of $26.6 million in the period. Keywords: Blue Hills Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • CHELMSFORD, Mass. _ Mercury Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $7 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Mercury Systems said it expects revenue in the range of $112 million to $116 million. Mercury Systems shares have risen 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LOWELL, Mass. _ M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $130.1 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $183 million.