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  • QUINCY, Mass.— In a story Jan. 13 about a new Dunkin' Donuts store opening near Boston, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it would be the company's first location in the U.S. to be billed simply as Dunkin'. A new Dunkin' Donuts store opening in the Boston suburb of Quincy is dropping' Donuts' from its name. A new Dunkin' Donuts store opening in the Boston suburb of...

  • Jan 16- The Trump administration's decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state's argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry. The Interior Department this month proposed opening up virtually all U.S. coastline to drillers as part of Republican President Donald Trump's...

  • CEO John Flannery, who was put in charge of reviving the company last summer, revealed significant issues at GE Capital Tuesday which will lead to a $6.2 billion after-tax charge in the fourth quarter. GE Capital will also suspend its dividend to GE for the foreseeable future. At the heart of the issue revealed Tuesday at GE Capital is the level of premiums being...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 14- Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday. Warner. Bros.' launch of family comedy "Paddington 2" was battling for sixth place with Universal's second weekend of "Insidious: The Last...

  • A new Dunkin' Donuts store opening in the Boston suburb of Quincy is giving the idea a try, at least in name. The restaurant will still serve the fried treats that have been a mainstay for the company since its founding in Quincy in 1950.. The Patriot Ledger reports the Quincy franchise also will pilot other new concepts, including multiple, high-tech drive-thru...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— CVS Health Corp. said Friday it has "no plans" to move Aetna from Connecticut's capital city, reversing last year's announcement by the insurance giant that it would move its headquarters to another state after nearly two centuries in Hartford. "We have no plans to relocate Aetna's operations from Hartford and, in fact, view Hartford as the future...

  • Jan 12- U.S. stock futures fell on Friday after consumer prices in December posted their biggest gains in 11 months, raising expectations of inflation gaining momentum this year. The Labor Department's Consumer Price Index, which excludes the volatile food and energy components, rose 0.3 percent last month. December was a mild disppointment in terms of retail...

  • Jan 11- A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he also held meetings on Wednesday with Johnson&...

  • Lawyers for Jeffrey Pearlman, a former district sales manager at the drugmaker, in a motion filed on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Connecticut to bar references at his trial to the crisis and evidence about the dangers opioids pose. Attorney John Durham in Connecticut said prosecutors would respond in court. In Connecticut, prosecutors said Pearlman and...

  • Jan 11- A federal judge pushing for a quick settlement of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors by U.S. cities and counties is seeking to meet with states that are separately suing and probing the companies, Ohio's attorney general said on Thursday. Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine said he held meetings on Wednesday with Johnson& Johnson and...

  • Tivo filed lawsuits in Boston and Los Angeles on Wednesday, saying Comcast's X1 video recording system infringed on patents describing functionality like pausing and resuming shows on different devices and restarting live programming in progress. A pioneer in digital video recording technology, Tivo said on Thursday that it also planned to sue Comcast at...

  • Jan 11- Pharmaceutical company Endo International Plc said on Thursday it had received a grand jury subpoena from federal prosecutors in Miami seeking documents related to drugs it produces that contain the opioid painkiller oxymorphone. They have generally argued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved their products as safe and effective and...

  • BOSTON— Massachusetts officials moved quickly to seize a potentially lucrative opportunity after Amazon announced its plans to build a second North American headquarters, but declined to choose a favored location and strategized about overcoming obstacles such as the region's high housing costs. The Associated Press reviewed thousands of pages of...

  • BOSTON, Jan 10- The U.S. Justice Department has filed papers arguing Massachusetts' attorney general cannot pursue claims under state law that one of the nation's largest student loan servicers undermined a federal debt forgiveness program. Loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency seized on the department's filing to argue during a...

  • BOSTON— Boston's venerable Museum of Fine Arts has gone to the dogs. Deputy Director Katie Getchell tells The Boston Globe that insects are an ongoing concern for museums and there are already existing protocols in place to handle potential infestations. Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com.

  • TULSA, Okla., Jan 10- A federal judge in Oklahoma has dealt a blow to a Cherokee Nation lawsuit seeking to stop the flow of addictive opioid painkillers in its territory by issuing a preliminary injunction to prevent the case from being heard in tribal court. The Cherokee Nation in April 2017 became the first major Native American tribe to seek redress in tribal...

  • *Dollar down; bond yields hit highs after China report. Markets had initially fallen on a Bloomberg report that China, the world's biggest holder of U.S. The China report weakened the dollar, which slipped 0.25 percent, while gold jumped to its highest in four months.

  • *Dollar down, bond yields hit highs after China report. Jan 10- Wall Street's major indexes fell on Wednesday, stalling the rally that marked the start of 2018, after a report that China is considering slowing its purchases of U.S. government debt. Treasury yields jumped to 10- month highs after Bloomberg reported the U.S. bond market was becoming less attractive...

  • BOSTON, Jan 10- The U.S. Justice Department has filed papers arguing Massachusetts's attorney general cannot pursue claims that one of the nation's largest student loan servicers undermined a federal debt forgiveness program. The Justice Department in a motion filed in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston on Monday argued the state law claims...

  • *Dollar down, bond yields hit highs after China report. Jan 10- Wall Street's major indexes slipped on Wednesday, stalling the rally that marked the start of 2018, after a report that China is considering slowing or halting purchases of U.S. government debt. The dollar dropped 0.4 percent against a basket of currencies, while long-dated Treasury yields hit fresh...