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  • BOSTON— Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking Exxon Mobil to preserve all alias email accounts of company executives. Tillerson's alias email account was disclosed by Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. New York and Massachusetts allege Exxon misled investors and the public about the risks climate change posed for...

  • CANTON, Mass. _ Destination XL Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $1.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Canton, Massachusetts- based company said it had profit of 4 cents per share. Destination XL expects full-year results to range from a loss of 14 cents per share to a loss of 6 cents per share, with...

  • BOSTON— Backers of legalized recreational marijuana urged Massachusetts legislators Monday to hold off, at least for now, on making any significant changes to a law voters approved in November. The appeal came during the first public hearing held by a special legislative committee formed to review the law, which passed by a 240,000 vote margin and made...

  • BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Benoit Coeure will participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. NEW YORK- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans to speak before the New York Association for Business Economics. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Deputy Director for Division of Bank Supervision and Regulation Maryann Hunter will attend...

  • BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Benoit Coeure will participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. NEW YORK- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans to speak before the New York Association for Business Economics. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Deputy Director for Division of Bank Supervision and Regulation Maryann Hunter will attend...

  • University of Vermont researchers have been raising the exotic spice now grown primarily in Iran and are encouraging growers to tap into what they hope will be a cash crop. said Patricia Fontaine, of Palmer Farm in Little Compton, Rhode Island. She, her mother and brother attended a sold-out workshop this month on growing saffron hosted by the University of...

  • Connecticut and Alaska are two of the latest considering legislation this year that would create a "non-opioid directive" patients can put in their medical files, formally notifying health care professionals they do not want to be prescribed or administered opioid medications. Legislators in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania last year voted to create...

  • BOSTON— Boston College's chancellor, the Rev. He was Boston College's longest-serving president. "Monan devoted more than four decades of his life to Boston College, playing a decisive role in its reorganization and increased recognition in American higher education," Leahy said in a statement.

  • RENO, Nev.— Sierra Club lawyers who've preached against the environmental evils of coal-burning power plants for decades are trying to force the closure of the last significant one in renewable energy-rich Nevada with arguments based on a different sort of green: money. Critics of the Valmy coal plant scored a key victory last month when state regulators...

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- Amgen Inc's $14,000 cholesterol drug Repatha cut the risk of heart attack and stroke by over 20 percent in patients with heart disease, but results from a highly anticipated study fell short of investor expectations and shares dropped 6 percent. Amgen acknowledged during a presentation for investors that it is already selling Repatha at...

  • BADEN-BADEN- European Central Bank Board Member Benoit Coeure and ECB President Mario Draghi will participate in G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies meeting in Baden-Baden. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Benoit Coeure will participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. NEW YORK- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans to speak before...

  • BADEN-BADEN- European Central Bank Board Member Benoit Coeure and ECB President Mario Draghi will participate in G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies meeting in Baden-Baden. BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Board Member Benoit Coeure will participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. NEW YORK- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans to speak before...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 17- McDonald's Corp investors will vote soon on whether to give the franchisees who operate most of the fast-food chain's restaurants the opportunity to elect a board member, the proponent of a shareholder proposal said on Friday. "We think franchisees should be in the room when the company's most important decisions about operating and...

  • J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- Amgen Inc's $14,000 cholesterol drug Repatha cut the risk of heart attack and stroke by over 20 percent in patients with heart disease, but results from a highly-anticipated study fell short of investor expectations and shares dropped 6 percent. Sales of Repatha, and its competitor Praluent from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi,...

  • John Charlesworth, Patrick Flynn, Darlene Friedman and Stephen Gillett have opted to stay off the ballot for the May 25 election, Chipotle said. The company said the latest move was not the result of influence from Ackman's New York- based hedge fund, Pershing Square Capital Management LP, with a 10 percent stake that makes it Chipotle's largest shareholder.

  • March 17- The U.S. Justice Department has disclosed an investigation into four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they did not have or received no treatment for. The probe of Health Net Inc, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp's Bravo Health Inc and Humana Inc was revealed in papers filed on...

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- Amgen Inc's cholesterol drug Repatha cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by over 20 percent in patients with heart disease, but the extent of its benefits in the highly-anticipated study disappointed investors and shares fell 6 percent. Sales of Repatha, and its competitor Praluent from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi, have...

  • March 17- The U.S. Justice Department disclosed it is investigating four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they either did not have or received no treatment for. The Justice Department revealed the probe of Health Net Inc, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp's Bravo Health Inc and Humana Inc...

  • *Manufacturing output increases 0.5 percent in February. WASHINGTON, March 17- U.S. factory output increased for a sixth straight month in February while consumer sentiment rebounded in early March, underscoring the economy's resilience even as growth appears to have slowed significantly in the first quarter. "First-quarter growth is likely to disappoint,...