It was the familiar Black Friday drill: eager shoppers began queueing in the dark of night.
It was the familiar Black Friday drill: eager shoppers began queueing in the dark of night.
New York’s attorney general has accused Boston’s DraftKings of lax enforcement of its own list of banned states.
Chief executive Dave Brandon said the toy industry isn’t putting up the kind of growth numbers that some predicted this holiday season.
Cattle in the US are now the fattest they’ve ever been, signaling an end to the seven-year run of record beef prices.
Yale’s Robert Shiller predicted the dot-com and housing busts. His new book takes aim at the financial industry.
Most companies acknowledge they need to revise the way they work. But many are finding this very difficult to do.
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Whether you are cleaning out the basement, making donations to charity, or looking for gifts for the kids,
Joanne Haderer Müller is one of an elite group certified medical illustrators.
The artery-clearing tool made by Boston Scientific Corp. killed one patient and seriously injured two others.
All-wheel drive might be insufficient to get you through a grueling storm.
Through negotiations, you can avoid a difficult situation that might leave you out of work and no place to go.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed little changed for a fourth straight day amid declines in energy and Walt Disney Co. shares, while a gauge of small-cap stocks posted its longest winning streak in eight months.
Susan Nguyen and Marcy Ostberg are co-leaders of the city’s Housing Innovation Lab, a project to lower housing costs.
Going a la carte and “cutting the cord” from the cable company (or its equivalent) is no longer novel.
Stocks finished mostly higher Friday as they wrapped up a quiet week of trading.
Shoppers didn’t wait for the stores to open on Black Friday. They just pulled out their phones.
After the frenzy that followed store openings, local retailers were taking a breather during the mid-morning lull.
More than 20 years of retail sales data suggest it’s a distinct possibility.
Bets that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month increased, curbing the metal’s appeal.
The online rush is raising questions about how many shoppers will show up for brick-and-mortar promotions today.
Partners is moving to sell software, called GeneInsight, that digests genetic data and breaks it into bite-sized information.
The logistics and costs of same-day delivery have been a difficult challenge to surmount for retailers.
Since the market opened July 30, over 500,000 visitors have checked it out.
The group has embarked on a campaign involving multiple levels of government in its protest of alleged wage law violations.
Three in five Americans are now carrying a chip-embedded credit or debit card. The only problem? Where to use it.
Cambridge-based Spero Therapeutics is developing new treatments for so-called gram-negative bacteria, a class that includes E. coli.
Retailers hope this is the most wonderful time of the year, but the endless stream of snap sales often leaves customers confused.
The relentless race for holiday dollars has blunted the day’s oomph, as stores offer deep discounts weeks before Thanksgiving.
The market was positive most of the day, but the gains dissipated in the final minutes.
Pinkberry New England is collaborating with Flour Bakery + Cafe to offer “Joanne Chang’s Sticky Bun,” a flavor based on the chef’s iconic sticky bun.
The bright side is you may end up building new relationships not just during the party but ones that will benefit you in the future.
If an industry-wide slump is starting, you couldn’t tell from what’s happening at the Conley Terminal in South Boston.
Average long-term US mortgage rates slipped this week after they climbed recently expectations that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate.
The strain of E. Coli linked to Costco chicken salad has sickened 19 people in seven states.
Shares of biopharma company Baxalta Inc. rose Wednesday morning as investors gauged a report that Shire PLC may be readying a sweetened takeover bid for Baxalta.
Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year’s trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.
A mix of iconic landmarks, pricey retail, and desirable office space make the street one of the hottest commercial real estate locations.
A judge in Manhattan declined to rule immediately on the New York attorney general’s shutdown request.
Toyota is recalling 1.6 million vehicles for defective air bags supplied by embattled Japanese manufacturer Takata.
All major transportation sectors – airlines, trains, buses and automobiles – are projecting an uptick in holiday travel.
Baker is still deciding what causes she will champion as first lady of Mass., though she says she is unlikely to get behind just one.
The higher tax bills reflect not only how much more valuable those properties have become, but also the soaring rents they command.
The health law allowed dependents to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26 and the number of uninsured young adults fell substantially.
A German environmental group said a Renault diesel passenger van produces up to 25 times as much pollution as allowed.
Volkswagen is facing a new criminal investigation after publishing incorrect emissions data that gave some drivers tax breaks that may have been unjustified.
Nearly all of the improvement was because of revised data on inventories, which showed businesses restocking shelves at a faster pace.
Stocks finished modestly higher as investors shook off concerns about heightened tensions in the Middle East and a drop in consumer confidence.
Private-equity firms have been investing on behalf of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System since 1990.
The city took a step towards a driverless future recently, partnering with Audi to test a variety of self-driving car technologies over the next few years.
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The marketing platform for real estate agents plans to use the latest investment to further build its engineering team and sales and marketing capabilities.
Dann and Martha Paquette, owners of Pretty Things beer company, had said they were being shut out of area bars and restaurants.
The company said Tuesday it closed on a deal to buy land in Fall River for a 1-million-square-foot fulfillment center.
The two companies have agreed to stop doing business in Mass. to settle allegations that they misled more than 200 borrowers.
Nationwide, both the number of craft breweries and volume of craft beer production grew by nearly 20 percent from 2013 to 2014.
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Analog Devices Inc. gained the most in more than a month after the chipmaker reported sales and profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates, helped by demand for consumer device components.
For $15 a month, customers get a “skinny bundle” of 28 channels, including all the broadcast networks and HBO channels.
Plymouth Rock Assurance will sponsor the eastbound and westbound tolls for its fourth annual “Turkey Toll” event.
The Baker administration blamed his predecessor for the state’s dwindling rainy day fund and concerns expressed by a bond rating agency.
Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin achieved a key milestone: sending a rocket into space and then landing it safely back on Earth.
In the last 15 years, the percentage of wives who earn $30,000 more than their husbands increased, data show.
The firm on Wednesday will try to convince a judge that its daily fantasy sports contests are not illegal gambling under N.Y. law.
Microsemi Corp. agreed to buy PMC-Sierra Inc. for about $2.5 billion after rival Skyworks Solutions Inc. withdrew its takeover bid, ending a monthlong bidding contest for the maker of semiconductors for network drives.
The state’s housing estate market continued one of the hottest streaks since the boom of the late 1980s.
A rising star in the “on-demand” world, the housecleaning and handyman app is making it easier for customers to express their gratitude for a job well done.
The company is months away from identifying who was responsible for installing emissions-cheating software in millions of diesel vehicles.
STAT | Pulse of Longwood
The Pan-Mass Challenge, which supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has grown from 36 people in 1980 to 6,000 cyclists.
In the online shopping ecosystem, the phone has become the device of choice.
Overshadowed by the Pfizer-Allergan merger was a much smaller deal that highlights what makes the Mass. biotech industry tick.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Americans would have been worse off had the central bank not kept rates near zero since 2008.
The move is another blow to the troubled Japanese parts supplier as the auto industry continues to shun its product.
As he plans his priorities for the new year, Marty Walsh is apparently trying to figure out how high a convention center expansion should be on that list.
The $99 robotic cat from Hasbro is programmed to roll over and purr when it’s petted and stroked.
New York’s attorney general is in the early stages of investigating manipulative tactics in the electronic trading of emerging markets currencies.
According to an Associated Press analysis, airplanes spent 23 minutes and 32 seconds, on average, taxiing between gates and runways.
David Kenny will be coming home to Massachusetts to work for IBM in Cambridge once the sale of his firm’s digital assets closes in 2016.
The burger chain has adopted an “ask, ask, tell” policy that involves repeating the customer’s order to ensure that no detail is incorrect.
STAT | PHARMALOT
The merger could cause scientists to lose their jobs and consumers to pay more for their medicines.