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Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 02:14 PM EDT

Big Tech Is Now a Big Punching Bag for Politicians

Big Tech Is Now a Big Punching Bag for Politicians

Republicans and Democrats don't agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech. The list of grievances is long and growing by the week. Companies...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 01:43 PM EDT

US Consumers Snap Up Italian Parmesan Before Tariffs Hit

US Consumers Snap Up Italian Parmesan Before Tariffs Hit

U.S. consumers who appreciate the tang of aged Italian Parmesan cheese as an aperitif or atop their favorite pasta dish are stocking up ahead of next week's tariff hike and as dairy producers in the two...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:45 AM EDT

These Companies Laid Off Massachusetts Workers in 2019

These Companies Laid Off Massachusetts Workers in 2019

Massachusetts may be experiencing a low unemployment rate and a tight job market, but there are exceptions across the Bay State. At 2.9 percent unemployment, a rate based on a monthly sample of households, the...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 08:13 PM EDT

Judge Will Halt Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma, Its Owners

Judge Will Halt Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma, Its Owners

A judge is pushing for a settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a decision Friday to pause litigation against the company and members of the wealthy Sackler family that...

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 03:59 PM EDT

Subaru Recalls Some Forester Vehicles Due to Airbag Issue

Subaru Recalls Some Forester Vehicles Due to Airbag Issue

Subaru is recalling more than 350,000 Forester vehicles with heated seats because an electrical connection in the front passenger seat may loosen and deactivate the airbag even though the seat is occupied. Sub...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 02:59 PM EDT

Vaping Fallout: Small Stores Suffer as Vapers Turn Away

Vaping Fallout: Small Stores Suffer as Vapers Turn Away

The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 02:47 PM EDT

WeWork is Struggling: Should Boston Be Worried?

WeWork is Struggling: Should Boston Be Worried?

WeWork's rapid sprawl has been most strongly felt in Back Bay and the Financial District, according to Nancy Muscatello, a managing consultant with CoStar Group in Boston.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 01:19 PM EDT

Boston Named 3rd Best Big City in America

Boston Named 3rd Best Big City in America

Boston is one of the top 10 big cities to visit in America, according to a recent survey by Condé Nast Traveler. For the survey, which garnered responses from 600,000 of Condé Nast's readers, pollers asked what...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 05:03 PM EDT

Hilliard's Opens New Kitchen, Chocolate Room After Shout-Out From Oprah

Hilliard's Opens New Kitchen, Chocolate Room After Shout-Out From Oprah

A new kitchen, chocolate room, an expanded office, warehousing and shipping to make it all flawless, square wooden boxes all tied up with string — these are now Hilliard’s favorite things. A year after being...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 08:00 AM EDT

Walgreens, Kroger to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in US

Walgreens, Kroger to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in US

Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping. Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would...

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