Market Basket workers keep up pressure

Workers at the Market Basket in Reading stand by the cash registers. Many customers are boycotting the family-owned grocery chain.


Protesting employees plan to present the company’s board with tens of thousands of signatures seeking to reinstate Arthur T. Demoulas.

On Tuesday, protesters set up outside of a Market Basket in Lowell.

Shirley Leung

Demoulas family should put threatened company first

The Market Basket clan could use advice from other feuding family businesses.

Partners HealthCare System plans to take over South Shore Hospital (pictured) and Hallmark Health System.

Experts call on judge to block Partners’ hospital takeovers

The group warned that the agreement with Martha Coakley to allow the deals is unlikely to contain rising medical costs.

 A Google Glass team will hold a demo Saturday in Boston.

Google Glass Road Show coming to Boston

A team from Google will demo Glass on Saturday at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Greg Foran, chief executive of Walmart Asia, will become CEO of Walmart’s US stores.

Walmart names new CEO of US discount division

The move could be an indication Walmart losing confidence that its largest business unit will rebound.

Dunkin’ Donuts said upselling is part of an effort to increase sales after the morning rush.

Dunkin’ pushing cashiers to ‘upsell’ in afternoons

If an iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn’t plan on.

TelexFree execs’ homes searched

Brazilian authorities also searched TelexFree Inc.’s former headquarters office in Vitoria on Thursday.


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GM sets aside at least $400 million to pay recall victims

While GM took a one-time charge of $400 million for the victim compensation program, the automaker said it may rise to $600 million.

Ford’s robust earnings a surprise

Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street’s expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America.

Insurers refund $15 million to Mass. consumers

Health insurers will return more than $15 million to thousands of state consumers through a provision of the federal health care law.

Obama urges limits on foreign mergers

President Obama is urging ‘‘economic patriotism’’ from American corporations that seek overseas mergers to avoid US taxes.

New US home sales plunge 8.1% in June

Buying of new homes fell 20 percent in the Northeast, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.


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Market Basket in turmoil


A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

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The largest US home builder by revenue fell the most in nearly five years after saying it’s sweetening incentives to boost orders.

Over 1.25 billion travelers used TripAdvisor websites in the first half of 2014, the company said.

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TripAdvisor stock falls 5 percent

The online travel service posted second-quarter adjusted earnings of 55 cents a share, missing the 61 cent projection of analysts in a Bloomberg survey.

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