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Report: 'Contingency plan' for Market Basket would close 61 stores

A drastic contingency plan is reportedly being drawn up as family members continue to negotiate the future of Market Basket. More>>

Market Basket standoff continues after meeting canceled

The Market Basket standoff continues after a late Sunday night meeting was called off. More>>

Deal on the horizon in Market Basket saga Video included

A joint statement on the Market Basket saga Friday from both the Mass. and N.H. governor says that the parties involved are optimistic that an agreement will be reached.

Market Basket CEOs aim for resolution by Friday

Market Basket's co-CEOs would like to reach a conclusion in their ongoing feud with employees by Friday. More>>

Study: 36-percent of people haven't started to save for retirement

A new study suggests more than one third of Americans had not started to save for retirement. More>>

Gov. Patrick reports 'real progress' in Market Basket negotiations Video included

Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan have apparently joined the negotiations over the dispute that's been going on for five weeks now between Market Basket's board of directors and the company's employees. More>>

Market Basket employees told to remove signs of boycott, return to work

Market Basket store directors were told to remove and signs mentioning a boycott of the supermarket chain Friday as a deadline arrived for protesting employees to return to work.

Some Market Basket stores scale back part-time schedules


Some Market Basket stores are scaling back on scheduling part-time employees for work beginning next week as a feud between employees and the board of directors continues.

Market Basket employees continue protest as job fair starts

On the last day Market Basket employees could decide to return to work or lose their jobs, they were making it clear they will only work for one man - Arthur T. Demoulas, the ousted CEO of the supermarket chain. More>>

Fired Market Basket employees express intent to take legal action


An attorney for eight fired Market Basket employees sent a letter to the company's co-CEOs notifying them that they intend to exercise all their legal rights under state and federal law. More>>

US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.


U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs.

25 hottest towns in Massachusetts for second quarter of 2014

McGeough and Lamacchia released their list of the hottest towns in Massachusetts for the second quarter of 2014. The realtors used data from the Warren Group to determine the top 25 towns with the largest increases in home sales for the second quarter, which ran from April 1 to June 30. More>>

Market Basket board to 'seriously consider' offers from Demoulas, others

The Market Basket Board of Directors announced Friday they are considering proposals from former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and other "B" shareholders to buy the company's remaining 50.5 percent shares. More>>

Class action lawsuit filed over Market Basket night shift policy

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Market Basket amid allegations that the supermarket chain has violated Massachusetts wage laws. More>>

Ousted Market Basket CEO offers to buy the company

Ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas says he is trying to buy the supermarket chain. More>>

Market Basket protest continues after some employees are fired

Customers tweeted pictures of empty shelves at some Market Basket stores this weekend as workers plan to continue their protests over the company's former CEO. More>>

MBTA updates hiring standards for drivers

The MBTA has instated new standards for people who get behind the wheel of buses and trains. More>>

Market Basket employees hold protest at Tewksbury headquarters

Workers are expected to stage a walkout at the Market Basket headquarters in Tewksbury Friday as they call for the return of their former boss. More>>

Microsoft to cut up to 18K jobs over next year

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April. More>>

Crumbs cupcake shop closes all locations

Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq. More>>

Bruins plan new practice facility in Allston-Brighton neighborhood

The Boston Bruins have signed a deal with a developer for a new team practice facility within city limits. More>>

US employers added robust 288k jobs in June

U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008. More>>

Boston benefitting economically from 4th of July festivities

07-02-14: Boston benefitting economically from 4th of July festivities More>>

GM safety crisis grows as recalls continue to mount

General Motors' safety crisis deepened dramatically Monday when the automaker added 8.2 million vehicles to its ballooning list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches. More>>

Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers. More>>

Boston prepares city for U.S. Olympic Committee visit


The U.S. Olympic Committee is scheduled to visit Boston on Tuesday to see if the city is suitable to host the 2024 summer Olympics. More>>

Officials working on plan to bring 3rd bridge to the Cape

Traffic relief getting on and off Cape - can it be true? State and local officials are working on a plan they say could make it a reality in seven to 10 years. More>>

US gains 288k jobs; jobless rate falls to 6.3 pct.


The U.S. unemployment rate plunged in April to its lowest level since September 2008 as employers added 288,000 jobs, the most in two years. More>>

25 hottest towns in Massachusetts for start of 2014


Realtors John McGeough and Anthony Lamacchia compiled their list of the hottest towns in Massachusetts for the first quarter of 2014. More>>

Gerri Willis answers: Are driver-assist features worth the money?

You've been hearing about it for a long time now – the advent of the self-driving car – and while it seems too like science fiction, the reality is that we are getting darn close to vehicles that can do all the heavy lifting for you.

Tax filing deadline approaching fast, IRS gives tips, tricks for filing

04-10-14: Tax filing deadline approaching fast, IRS gives tips, tricks for filing More>>

Gerri Willis: Decoding a college award letter

It's that time of year when prospective college students all over the country are getting acceptance letters and financial aid packages. If you or a member of your family is part of this group, brace yourself. More>>

Willis Report: Saving 20-percent while shopping

What if I told you there is a way you can save your family 20 percent whether you are shopping at the grocery store or the mall -- guaranteed? You'd be surprised, right? More>>

Employers have the upper hand as wage growth stays static

The number of people still out of work is not only weighing on the economy and labor market, it's also hurting income. More>>

Gerri Willis: What you need to know about Affordable Care Act deadline extension

The Affordable Care Act deadline may have been extended to mid April, but if you are shopping for coverage, you'll need to know the rules of the road. More>>

Mass. jobless rate falls below US, to 6.5 percent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate has dropped back below the national average and officials say the state added an estimated 3,800 jobs in February. More>>

Gerri Willis: Gluten-free industry is booming

You can't go anywhere these days without running into gluten-free products. Whether you're at the grocery store or in a restaurant, the gluten-free option is everywhere. More>>

Gerri Willis: Looking for tax deductions

If ever there was a year to look for deductions to your tax bill, this is it. More>>

Gerri Willis: America's worst charities

Americans are the most generous people in the world giving an eye popping $310 billion to charities last year, but if you like to donate, it pays to be sure your money is being used wisely. More>>

MassDOT officials consider private partnership for third Cape Cod bridge

State transportation officials joined together Monday to discuss a plan to build another bridge across the Cape Cod Canal that would require travelers to pay a toll. More>>

Gerri Willis: Impact of cable company merger to be felt in U.S. living rooms

The proposed $45 billion marriage of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has caught the eye of regulators and Congress, but the real impacts will be felt in American living rooms. More>>

From child care to college, the high cost of having kids

It never ceases to amaze me what my friends spend to raise their children. Between the child care, the private schools, and clothing, it's no wonder so many parents both work. More>>

Data breach hits some Marriott, Holiday Inn customers

A nationwide hotel operator is investigating a suspected data security breach. More>>

Realtors share their list of 25 hottest towns in Massachusetts for 2013

McGeough and Lamacchia Realty has broken down the top spots in Massachusetts where home sales soared in 2013. More>>

Gerri Willis explains how to bring down home heating costs

The arctic plunge felt all over the country is pressuring Americans' wallets. Despite the revolution in energy production, high demand and supply constraints are sending energy prices soaring.

Neiman Marcus: 1.1M cards possibly compromised

Neiman Marcus says 1.1 million debit and credit cards used at its stores may have been compromised in a security breach last year. More>>

Gerri Willis: Top ways to protect yourself from credit hackers

The Target breach of credit card numbers and other private information of as many as 110 million customers has just about everyone on edge.

Google contact lens could be option for diabetics

Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-specks loaded with tens of thousands of miniaturized transistors. More>>

Gerri Willis: Steps to take before landing that new job in 2014

More and more folks these days are asking themselves whether they could transition to a new career. More>>

Neiman Marcus latest victim of security breach

Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday that thieves stole some of its customers' payment card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season. More>>

Target: Breach affected millions more customers

Target's pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month. More>>

Study: Mass. wasted billions on health care spending in 2012

A new study from a state agency created to monitor health care reform and payment systems suggests as much as 39-percent of the state's health care spending in 2012 could be considered wasteful. More>>

Gerri Willis explains what to do with all those gift cards you got

Chances are, you are entering the new year with one or two gift cards in your wallet. That's because, for the seventh year in a row, the most-requested gift was gift cards, according to the National Retail Federation. More>>

Target says PIN data stolen in breach

Target says customers' encrypted PIN data was removed during the massive data breach that occurred earlier this month. More>>

Retailers turn to 'after Christmas' deals

Thursday is expected to be the fifth largest shopping day of the year as retailers roll out end-of-year markdowns earlier than in previous years. More>>

Shoppers express fury, frustration over Target data breach

Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers. More>>

Up to 40 million accounts possibly impacted by Target data breach

The Secret Service says it is investigating a credit- and debit-card data theft at Target stores. More>>

Celtics owners plug in to Formula E racing circuit

A new, environmentally friendly auto racing series just got even greener. More>>

Two winners in $636M Mega Millions drawing

The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday. More>>

Former MGH employee accused of bilking $640K from the hospital

A former Massachusetts General Hospital employee was indicted Thursday amid allegations that he stole more than $640,000 from the hospital. More>>

Powerball ticket sold in Sterling is one of two jackpot winners

Lottery ticket holders in Nebraska and Massachusetts will be sharing an estimated $122 million Powerball jackpot. More>>

CVS to stop selling tobacco products by October

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. More>>

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