Mass. tax refunds may require quiz

The Department of Revenue has started asking some filers for additional verification through an online personalized test.

MBTA union to make pension benefits public

The Boston Carmen’s Union stopped short of requiring its retirement fund board to hold open meetings and disclose other records.

General Mills closing yogurt plant in Methuen

The company said 144 workers there would be laid off.

FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

Farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business.

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma held up the gavel after ringing a ceremonial bell at the NYSE to celebrate the company’s IPO.

Alibaba shares close up 38 percent on opening day

The long-awaited public market debut of the Chinese Internet titan did not disappoint.

3 guilty in salmonella-tainted peanut trial

A federal jury convicted the owner of a Georgia peanut plant and two others in a fatal salmonella outbreak.

Consumers in Boston get their hands on iPhone 6

After dealing with long lines and a chilly morning, shoppers were able to pick up the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus.

The purse’s liner collapses to make its contents visible.

Purse maker blends security, fashion

A full-size purse made from durable, clear plastic, which enables quick searching, complies with a new NFL policy.

GlaxoSmithKline was hit with a massive fine by a Chinese court after the firm was accused of bribery.

GlaxoSmithKline fined $500m by Chinese court

The British pharmaceutical giant was accused of bribery.

Computer experts inside Home Depot warned for years that the home-improvement chain might be easy prey for hackers.

Security experts told Home Depot of hacking risk back in 2008

Computer experts inside the home-improvement chain warned for years that it might be easy prey for hackers.

Customers have more convenient options outside the doctor’s office to protect themselves against the flu and other illnesses.

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

Nearly half of all flu vaccines provided to adults are now administered in nonmedical settings like drugstores or worksite clinics.


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