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  • NEW YORK— A JetBlue plane from Boston to Las Vegas that struck some birds shortly after takeoff has made a safe emergency landing in New York. JetBlue Airways Corp. spokeswoman Sharon Jones says Flight 877 landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport just before 7:30 p.m. Monday. JetBlue did not say if the plane suffered any damage.

  • The U.S. regulator in July issued Meridian's unit, Magellan Diagnostics, a Form 483 for its North Billerica, Massachusetts- based facility, nearly two months after it warned that the tests may underestimate lead levels in blood. Magellan's devices are the only lead-testing products cleared by the FDA and account for about half of all lead tests in the United...

  • BOSTON, Oct 23- Fidelity Investments Chairman Abigail Johnson on Monday urged her employees to take responsibility for their workplace culture after embarrassing reports the mutual fund company dismissed at least two money managers accused of sexual harassment. Baker's $16 billion Over The Counter Portfolio outperformed nearly every large-cap growth...

  • The U.S. regulator in July issued Meridian's unit, Magellan Diagnostics, a Form 483 for its North Billerica, Massachusetts- based facility, nearly two months after it warned that the tests may underestimate lead levels in blood. Magellan's devices are the only lead-testing products cleared by the FDA and account for about half of all lead tests in the United...

  • Regions and cities in 43 U.S. states from Maine to Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., submitted bids by the Oct. 19 deadline, Amazon said. The states that did not bid were Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. Canadian bids came from the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

  • The faster-than-expected increase in Boston- based State Street's operating costs is likely to concern investors, Sandler O'Neill analyst Jeffery Harte said. On an adjusted basis, State Street's expenses rose 4.1 percent to $1.99 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 30, one percentage point higher than Sandler O'Neill's estimate. On an adjusted basis, State...

  • NEW YORK— From the moment she read an early copy of Amor Towles' novel "A Gentleman in Moscow," author-bookstore owner Ann Patchett had a feeling her customers would love the story of a Russian count accused by the Bolsheviks of succumbing to the "corruptions of his class" and held for decades under house arrest at a luxury hotel. "The book is like a salve," says Patchett,...

  • BOSTON _ State Street Corp. on Monday reported third-quarter profit of $685 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.61 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.95 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, is lambasting the architects of market indexes like the S&P 500 for ostracizing companies that deny equal voting rights to shareholders, saying that doing so could limit the opportunities of investors in index funds. Snap Inc, the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, made waves when it went...

  • BOSTON— Jury deliberations are set to begin in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in the 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. Jurors in Glenn Chin's case are expected to start deliberating in Boston's federal courthouse on Monday. Chin was the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding and oversaw...

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- Less than a year into her tenure as chairman of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson faces a crisis amid allegations that the mutual fund giant has a men's club mentality. Johnson is addressing inappropriate workplace conduct such as sexual harassment by hiring a consulting firm to review employee behavior stretching back years, the Wall...

  • ROME, N.Y.— Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing. The unmanned aircraft traffic management...

  • A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson.

  • Oct 20- A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson& Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson marked the latest setback facing women and family...

  • up to 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion- plus worth of investment. --New Jersey is offering a potential $7 billion in local and state tax credits if the company picks Newark and meets hiring commitments.-- Chicago assembled a committee of political and business leaders to work on its pitch and on Friday released several potential sites including a massive, but...

  • Jurors will begin deliberating Monday in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. Pharmacist Glenn Chin is charged with second-degree murder under federal racketeering law and other crimes. A federal prosecutor says a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a meningitis outbreak that killed...

  • A budget measure approved by the Republican-controlled Senate late Thursday allows Congress to pursue legislation allowing oil and gas exploration in the remote refuge on a majority vote. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska said Congress can create jobs and enhance energy security by opening a small section of the 19.6 million-acre site to drilling.

  • A complaint seeking a temporary restraining order filed in Berkshire Superior Court alleges the board of trustees at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield contracted with Sotheby's for a public auction of the works before it announced its plans publicly, acted in breach of its fiduciary duties and trust and acted without legal authority to sell the art.

  • Prosecutors at the Federal Trade Commission, 11 states and the District of Columbia have filed 36 lawsuits and other legal actions against companies they say falsely promise debt relief, charging more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years. But they say the Education Department and its contracted loan servicing companies fail to steer borrowers...

  • BRUSSELS, Oct 20- Uber said on Friday it would open up its trove of travel data in Paris to the public to help city officials and urban planners better understand transportation needs, as the company seeks to woo national authorities. The U.S. ride-hailing app collects huge amounts of data from the billions of trips taken by customers which it uses to improve its...