Black Friday gets trampled in November rush

At its peak, Black Friday featured long lines of people eager to have first crack at the so-called doorbuster sales retailers loved to promote.

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The increase in other days that offer big savings has robbed the day after Thanksgiving of its distinctive retail identity.

Aisle 411 will pinpoint the location of products you search for at Home Depot, Walgreens, and other stores.

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Shire’s manufacturing facility in Lexington.

Shire moving more than 500 jobs to Mass.

The jobs will be heading to the drug maker’s US headquarters in Lexington from a campus in Chesterbrook, Pa.

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Worcester Telegram and its parent company sold to New Media

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which was sold in May by Boston Globe owner John Henry to the Halifax Media Group of Daytona Beach, Fla., was sold again yesterday, according to the Telegram.

Mass. residents honored by White House for physics and computing advances

Two Massachusetts residents were among the recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Wednesday.

Striking FairPoint workers willing to hold out

Many striking workers of FairPoint Communications say they’re willing to stay off the job until they win what they consider a fair contract.

TD Garden unveils $4.5 million upgrade of ProShop

The new ProShop was moved from a dead-end corner of the first floor to the second level, overlooking North Station.

Comcast testing tech-tracking feature in Boston

The company will be testing a service starting this week that lets customers track their technician via GPS.

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Agios stock has tripled since February, says.

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The chain has 1,835 home improvement stores in North America.

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Lowe’s rides improving housing market

Lowe’s Cos.’ quarterly earnings jumped 17 percent to $585 million, or 59 cents per share. Revenue rose more than 5 percent to $13.68 billion.

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