$40k for a marble? Have you lost your you-know-what?

Carly Andrulat (right) of South Windsor, Conn., enjoyed the Northeast Marble Meet with her cousin, Maggie, and mother, Annette.

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For committed collectors, marbles are a serious enterprise that can generate thousands, maybe tens of thousands of dollars during a single weekend at a trade show.

Customers shopped at the Market Basket in Burlington over the summer.

Market Basket cited as a model for other companies

US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez praised Arthur T. Demoulas for fostering an environment where workers could be heard.

Reebok has attracted a $2.2 billion bid.

Bidder viewed as likely to keep Reebok local

The $2.2 billion bid comes from Jynwel Capital, a Hong Kong private equity firm.

Most victims of human trafficking enter the US legally, study says

They later became indentured servants after their immigration papers were taken away by traffickers and recruiters.

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Top mortgage firm accused of abuses

An investigation found that Ocwen Financial Corp. inappropriately backdated foreclosure warnings and letters that rejected mortgage loan modifications.

New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans

While banks will see relaxed guidelines for packaging and selling mortgage securities, fewer borrowers likely will need to make hefty down payments.

The meaning of ‘organic’ hazy for nonfood items

Absent an Agriculture Department seal or certification, there are few ways to tell if those organic claims are false.

CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes.

Mobile apps, Alibaba windfall lift Yahoo results

Yahoo’s third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba’s recent IPO.

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Market Basket in turmoil

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

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