Macy’s windows thrive in online era, too

Macy’s window displays in Downtown Crossing are a holiday rite that continues to bring thousands of people out to the department store.

Bingham partners move on to other firms

Four lawyers, including three partners, from Bingham McCutchen’s estate planning division in Boston have moved to Day Pitney LLP.

According to new survey results from the auto club, the number of New Englander planning to take a trip this holiday will be 3.9 percent higher than last year.

Cheaper gas expected for Thanksgiving

Gas prices in Massachusetts dropped 6 cents to $2.87 a gallon last week.

TelexFree victims may have trouble settling claims

At least $153 million is potentially available to settle claims against the company, but getting access to that money could be difficult.

Amazon expanded its Sunday delivery service, adding more than 10 distribution centers and 15 smaller sorting centers. It also expanded same-day delivery to more cities.

Speedy is a top goal in retail this holiday season

Amazon, Target, Macy’s and other retailers are offering speedier delivery, including overnight and same-day options, that will continue past the holidays.

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Plimoth Plantation hosts its annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, and yes -- it requires a cornucopia of food.

The top 400 households got 16 percent of all capital gains in 2010

In 2010, the IRS reports, the top 400 households — or the top 0.0003 percent, for those of you keeping score at home — took home 16 percent of all capital gains.That’s right: One out of every six dollars that Americans made selling stocks, bonds, and real estate (worth more than $500,000) went to the top-third of the top-thousandth percent of households.

Nuance stock rises on strong financial results

Burlington-based Nuance Communications Inc. reported quarterly earnings per share of 33 cents, beating analysts' estimates, but revenue of $502.3 million fell short of the forecasts, Reuters reported. Year over year, revenue rose 6.1 percent. Nuance provides voice-recognition software and is best known for making the Siri virtual assistant technology for Apple Inc. The company said in its earnings announcement that earnings are now being driven by demand from the health care industry.

Tiffany misses 3Q forecasts

Tiffany & Co. reported net income of $38.3 million, or 29 cents per share, in its fiscal third quarter. Earnings adjusted to extinguish debt were 76 cents per share. Revenue was $959.6 million. The results didn’t meet Wall Street expectations; nevertheless the stock advanced. Tiffany reaffirmed its adjusted full-year outlook for earnings of $4.20 to $4.30 per share, which factors in several items, including a mid- to high-single-digit percentage global sales increase and 10 new company-operated stores, Investors Business Daily reported.

OECD Calls for Fiscal and Monetary Measures to Spur EU Growth

PARIS — Top officials at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned Tuesday that weakness in the eurozone was a threat to the global economy and called on leaders of the European Union to carry out fiscal and monetary measures, in addition to structural reforms, to restore growth.

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