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Jonathan Bush Resigns from Post as CEO of Athenahealth

Jeff Immelt is back at the head of the table. No, the former CEO of General Electric who helmed the company during a drastic revenue […]

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A Boston-Based Company Has to Pay More Than Half a Million Dollars for Failing to Compensate Interns

Sure, experience is nice. And yes, a strong letter of recommendation can pay dividends. But really, if you’ve got hard-working interns in the building, compensating […]

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Sweet! NECCO Has Sold at Auction for Almost $19 Million

NECCO has been saved, at least for now, and fans of the Revere candy-makers iconic wafers have the folks behind Dum Dum pops and Circus Peanuts to thank. […]

Montgomeryville, United States - March 20, 2011: The Toys "R" Us store located in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. It is the largest toy-centered retailer and the second largest overall toy retailer in the United States.
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Toys “R” Us Laid Off Nearly 1,000 Workers in Massachusetts

The palace of play has handed out pink slips. The situation at Toys “R” Us is bleak, and effective May 14, nearly 1,000 people who […]

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Here Are the Massachusetts Companies that Earned Their Way onto the “Fortune 500” List

General Electric may have the highest revenue among Massachusetts-based companies, but the power and health-care conglomerate saw its profits dive lower than any other Bay […]

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After a Supreme Court Ruling, DraftKings Is Getting into Sports Betting

Immediately after the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on Monday that will permit states to allow sports betting, Boston-based DraftKings announced it will be getting into […]

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The Plot to Destroy Your Favorite Seltzer

Spindrift founder Bill Creelman wants to upend the seltzer industry and do for carbonated water what Sam Adams did for beer. And he’s starting by asking what the competition is really made of.

Hagerstown, MD, USA - June 2, 2014: Image of an Amazon packages. Amazon is an online company and is the largest retailer in the world.
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With HQ2, Amazon Hopes to Avoid the Problems It Has Faced in Seattle

Amazon knows its propensity to be the popular kid you love to hate, and the e-commerce behemoth is hoping to avoid alienating people in its […]

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Boston-Based Nift Aims to Strengthen Small Businesses

Forty-eight percent of Americans are employed by a small business. There are more than 639,000 small companies in Massachusetts. And one Boston-based startup wants you […]

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Amazon Is Adding 2,000 More Jobs in Boston to Focus on Alexa, Cloud Computing

Boston may not end up as Amazon’s HQ2 bride, but we’ve certainly got the maid of honor title locked down. The jack-of-all-trades company announced Tuesday […]

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Wynn Resorts Will Remove Steve Wynn’s Name from its Boston Harbor Property

Steve Wynn’s name will not appear in Everett. Four months after the Wall Street Journal published a bombshell report in which several women accused the casino mogul of sexual […]

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On-the-Job Fatality Rates in Massachusetts Are Spiking

The on-the-job fatality rate in Massachusetts reached an 11-year-high in 2017, with fatal injuries and work-related disease among firefighters accounting for the deaths of 74 […]

Hagerstown, MD, USA - June 2, 2014: Image of an Amazon packages. Amazon is an online company and is the largest retailer in the world.
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Bostonians Are Less Enthusiastic about Amazon Than Other HQ2 Finalists

Amazon has cities dancing for HQ2. Newark offered the company $7 billion-worth of tax breaks. Philadelphia promised up to 4.2 million square feet of development […]

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Former NECCO Executive Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign to Save the Company

The candy man, it turns out, cannot—or at least not alone. Revere-based New England Confectionery Co., the maker of the NECCO Wafer, is in peril. […]

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Starbucks Will Close Boston Locations for “Racial Bias Education”

Starbucks will shutter more than 8,000 locations, including several in Boston, for an afternoon of “racial bias education” on May 29 following an incident in […]