Massachusetts lawmakers face deadline on surplus budget deal

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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to quickly come up with a spending plan for $1 billion in surplus tax revenue. State Comptroller Andrew Maylor had threatened to transfer the entire $1 billion into the state’s rainy day fund if Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House […]

More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals

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For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, according to Wednesday’s report in the New […]

Brogdon, Holiday help Pacers rally past Celtics 122-117

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 29 points and Aaron Holiday scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Indiana Pacer rally past the Boston Celtics, 122-117 on Wednesday night. Indiana trailed 94-84 after three quarters but took the lead for good on the first […]

NFLers cut out of concussion settlement on verge of payout

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The family of Mike “Iron Mikeâ€� Webster — the first pro football player to be diagnosed with concussion-related brain injuries — may finally be on the cusp of getting paid by the NFL. A Philadelphia federal judge on Wednesday appointed a mediator to resolve claims by roughly 70 families who […]

More details emerge on upcoming WeWork bloodbath

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WeWork’s recently announced layoffs will slam more than 400 New Yorkers, according to a recent government filing. The bulk of the pink slips — which WeWork says will hit Feb. 21 and March 2 of next year — will affect employees at the office-sharing startup’s offices at 85 Broad St., […]

Saudi Aramco stock soars in debut amid skepticism

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Saudi Aramco’s stock is a gusher — but critics charge that it’s getting pumped by the Crown Prince. The state-owned oil giant surpassed Apple to become the world’s most valuable company in its first minutes of trading on Wednesday, surging 10% to nab a valuation of $1.88 trillion on Saudi […]

Will financial markets get a break from Washington chaos?

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In case you are wondering whether the financial markets are going to get a break from all the chaos going on in Washington, here’s your answer. It turns out Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz didn’t take a dive in his investigation of the FBI handling of the Trump-Russia investigation. […]