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Amazon gives drone details, still mum on timeline

Amazon is giving new details on its Prime Air drone delivery program. But the timeline is still unclear.

Gas prices inch closer to $2 a gallon

A survey by AAA Northeast found that the average price of self-serve regular gas in the state fell to $2.06 per gallon, down from $2.05 last week.

Wegmans supermarket coming to Medford

Depending on its exact opening date, the new supermarket in Medford would likely be the sixth Wegmans location in Massachusetts.

State launches new tax system for businesses

MassTaxConnect replaces the state’s aging “WebFile for Business” system, and will roll out to individual taxpayers in 2017.

Cyber Monday online sales to rise at least 18%, IBM says

Online sales on Cyber Monday may rise at least 18 percent from a year earlier, slower growth than during the holiday weekend, as consumers start their Internet shopping earlier, according to forecasts by International Business Machines Corp.

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Saracen Properties hopes to turn Clock Tower Place, Digital Equipment Corp.’s old headquarters, into an office and retail complex that will feature a boardwalk along Mill Pond, a pedestrian greenway, event venues, space for startups, and 100,000 square feet for artisanal restaurants and boutique shops.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Maynard wants to restore luster to its downtown

An $18 million project to revive the Digital Equipment Corp.’s old headquarters is just the latest planned in town.

// Daily fantasy sports companies offer differing messages to fans, courts

Ads may make it seem like anyone can cash in on the contests, but the statistics say otherwise.

// Black Friday is no longer a bellwether for retail

Big shifts in consumer behavior mean the days after Thanksgiving are less telling about how the holiday season will go.


// A few leisurely taps can replace the holiday shopping rush

Buy from the comfort of your couch with the help of apps that tell you the optimal time to purchase things you want.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.