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Friday, Feb 23


Tech, health care companies leading US stocks higher

Technology and health care companies helped drive U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday as investors pored through the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks.…


Technology company leading US stocks higher; Oil rising

Technology companies were helping drive U.S. stocks broadly higher Friday as investors pore through the latest batch of company earnings and deal news. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP led the gainers among technology stocks. Blue Buffalo…


Technology company and banks lead US stocks higher


NEW YORK — Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP are leading technology companies higher and banks are also rising as US indexes climb in early trading on Wall Street Friday. Blue Buffalo Pet Products jumps after General Mills agrees to buy…


General Mills gets pet-friendly again by buying Blue Buffalo


NEW YORK — The maker of Cheerios also wants to fill dog bowls: General Mills said Friday that it plans to buy high-end pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion.


Newly pet-friendly General Mills spends $8B on Blue Buffalo


MINNEAPOLIS — Its sales under pressure with fewer grocery lists including processed foods, General Mills will try to balance its own shift in that direction, and its revenues, with the $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo, a higher end…


Walmart’s online strategy isn’t clicking yet. Here’s how it plans to get its mojo back


Taking on Amazon isn’t so easy, even for one the world’s mightiest retailers.


Hot Property: Unexpected gem in South End

Hidden beside the grand stone steps leading to the brick rowhouse at 49 East Concord St. in the South End is a tiny door. Set at ground level and tucked away from passersby, the arch-topped mahogany entrance is strikingly handsome, yet,…

Apartments eyed in Brighton

Dinosaur Capital Partners’ proposed residential complex in Brighton would be built between the Charles River and Leo M. Birmingham Parkway if permitted by the city.

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An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn yesterday, creating a brief light show while arcing over the Pacific Ocean…

Patriot Place scores Dana-Farber site

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will bring its cancer care to Foxboro and surrounding communities with the opening of a satellite facility at Patriot Place’s North Marketplace in the spring of 2020.

Dems call for ‘unbiased review’ of Wynn Resorts donation to RGA

The Gaming Commission’s finding that a $2 million Wynn Resorts donation to the Republican Governors Association did not violate state law has sparked calls from Democrats for an “unbiased review” into money they claim was illegally…


Broad rally helps stocks end a choppy week slightly higher

Wall Street capped several days of choppy trading Friday with a broad rally that gave the stock market a modest gain for the week.

Thursday, Feb 22


Industrials companies drive US stock indexes mostly higher


U.S. stocks closed mostly higher Thursday after a late-afternoon wave of selling erased much of a midday rally.

Tesla is sending out free electric vehicle chargers


Tesla is donating chargers to companies and commercial property owners throughout the U.S. under a new program that aims to give its customers more places to charge their electric vehicles.


US stock market on pace to snap two-day losing streak


U.S. stocks were moving mostly higher Thursday after a two-day losing streak. Industrials stocks accounted for a big slice of the rally. Energy companies also notched solid gains as crude oil prices recovered from an early slide. Banks and…


Correction: Tax Overhaul-Company Spending story


NEW YORK — In a story Feb. 20 about the tax overhaul and companies raising dividends and share buybacks, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sirius XM had increased its share buyback following the tax overhaul. The company is…


SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California


LOS ANGELES — An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the…


Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior.


Commission prioritizes getting Wynn probe right

Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby is vowing that the probe of sexual assault allegations against casino magnate Steve Wynn will be transparent and stressed that his investigators are “more interested in getting it right than…

NBC wins top ratings with Olympics

LOS ANGELES — The aerial wizardry of snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim lifted the Winter Olympics and NBC to a weekly ratings victory.

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U.S. stocks closed broadly lower yesterday, erasing an early gain, as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields.


Asian stocks advance after Wall Street rebounds


BEIJING — Asian stocks advanced Friday after Wall Street rebounded from a two-day losing streak and Japanese inflation edged higher.

Wednesday, Feb 21


Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

SAN FRANCISCO — Google's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones.


Sales of US homes fall year over year by most in 3½ years

WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale.


Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

LONDON — Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames.


Costco or Amazon Prime? More shoppers choosing both

The number of people who both pay to shop at Costco and pay for free shipping from Amazon has grown rapidly in the last five years.

Apple is officially taking over the watch business

The company sold more watches last quarter than Rolex, Omega, and Swatch combined.


Path of presidents: Digital map to highlight history

Massachusetts’ presidential history will be highlighted in a new digital map of sites ranging from John F. Kennedy’s birthplace in Brookline to the Adams National Historic Park in Quincy.

New rebellion against wind energy stalls or stops projects

GLENVILLE, Minn. — Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. The slowly spinning blades are a sign of investment in a region that…

MGM misses 4Q profit forecasts, shows effects of shooting

LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.4 billion, which came almost entirely from its massive one-time windfall from the nation's new tax law.