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  • The Army says it's considering 15 cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command, which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfighting. The Army notified the cities this week and asked for detailed information. The contenders are Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles;...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Women have a math problem when it comes to retirement: On average, they retire two years earlier than men but they live five years longer. One of Abe Ringer's financial planning clients presents a common scenario. She will probably have enough funds for her later years, but Ringer, who is based in Boston, has other clients he worries about.

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Women have a math problem when it comes to retirement: On average, they retire two years earlier than men but they live five years longer. One of Abe Ringer's financial planning clients presents a common scenario. She will probably have enough funds for her later years, but Ringer, who is based in Boston, has other clients he worries about.

  • NEW YORK— New York's "Fearless Girl" statue that has become a global symbol of female business prowess will be moved from her spot staring down Wall Street's bronze "Charging Bull" to a new home facing the New York Stock Exchange. And the bull, a longtime fixture and tourist attraction at the foot of Broadway, may wind up following in her footsteps.

  • *Chip stocks tumble on TSMC's weak industry outlook. *P&G, Philip Morris weigh on consumer staples sector. April 19- Wall Street slid on Thursday morning, weighed down by a broad-based slump in technology stocks from Apple to chipmakers as well as a tumble in consumer staples such as Procter& Gamble.

  • *Mizuho says weak iPhone demand could hit Q3 forecast, Apple down. April 19- Wall Street was on track to open lower on Thursday dragged by declines in chip stocks following a weak forecast from Taiwan Semiconductor, the world's largest contract chipmaker. Brokerage Mizuho Securities USA said weak demand for iPhone 8 models could dent the company's...

  • BOSTON— A Boston business that helps nurture black entrepreneurs has been struck by racist graffiti just days before its spring opening. The phrase "White Lives Matter" was spray painted on the side of the Black Market space in the city's Roxbury neighborhood. Co-owner Kai Grant says the neighborhood has been targeted by vandals before, but this is the first time...

  • Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. So we still have work to do even though we're legal in Colorado.

  • The words have now appeared 40 times in the Beige Book since Republican Donald Trump became president in January 2017. Tariffs made 14 appearances in Beige Books issued during Republican George W. Bush's term. In all, in the latest Beige Book, tariffs were raised by business contacts in 10 of the Fed's 12 districts, with only the reports from the Federal Reserve...

  • BOSTON _ Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $22.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Boston Private Financial shares have increased slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • *Canadian dollar weakens as Bank of Canada leaves rates unchanged. The dollar also has found support from reduced fears about a U.S. trade war with China and that Western air strikes on Syria would intensify. "We have been in a remarkable stable range since February," said Paresh Upadhyaya, director of currency strategy at Amundi Pioneer Investments in Boston.

  • NEW YORK April 18- Wall Street edged higher in a volatile trading session on Wednesday, with strong gains in the energy index partly offset by weakness in industry sectors such as technology and financials. A 7.6 percent slump in shares of IBM was the biggest single drag on the benchmark S&P 500 index, after the company reported profit margins that missed Wall...

  • NEW YORK— The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days— customers don't fumble for bills or coins, and employees don't make change. And the significant majority of cash customers don't have any problem with it either, "says co-owner Leo Kremer, who has 14 stores in New York and one in Chicago. Many of the companies adopting the policy are restaurants with...

  • A mansion-style home in Atherton, Calif. According to a recent survey by Forbes.com, the small town in the heart of Silicon Valley has been called the most expensive ZIP Code, 94027, in the nation.

    The median home value in the U.S. is $210,200, but in these places it can be over 30 times that much.

  • April 18- Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued Johnson& Johnson, accusing the pharmaceutical manufacturer of devising a deceptive marketing scheme that mischaracterized the risk of opioid abuse and addiction. The lawsuit by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was his fifth to date seeking to hold a drug manufacturer or distributor...

  • The lawsuit by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was his fifth to date seeking to hold a drug manufacturer or distributor responsible for its role in the national opioid epidemic.

  • Online furniture seller Wayfair is calling April 25 Way Day and will offer discounts that it says are comparable to its Black Friday deals. Wayfair, which is much smaller than Amazon and Alibaba, says it's holding Way Day in the spring when people tend to move or clean out their houses and may be looking to buy new home goods. It has also seen more competition from...

  • LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles should consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the traffic navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes, a city council member said Tuesday. Councilman David Ryu sent a letter to the city attorney's office, outlining what...

  • Bertucci's said it had reached a tentative deal to sell its assets to Chicago- based Right Lane Dough Acquisitions LLC for nearly $20 million. One of the locations closing is in Taunton, Massachusetts, where in May 2016 a man with a knife fatally stabbed teacher George Heath as he came to the aid of a pregnant waitress. His widow, Rosemary, tells The Taunton Daily...

  • *To open tenth U.S. store in Florida. A ninth will open in Brooklyn this year and a tenth in Florida in 2019.. Analysts see Primark's expansion as the critical driver of AB Foods' prospects and consider the United States a potential game changer for the group.