February 21, 2019

GE to downsize Boston headquarters, reimburse state $87 million

BOSTON (AP) — General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part of an incentives package to lure the company from Connecticut three years ago.
February 21, 2019

Boston may very well be getting one other Trader Joe’s

Thomson Place could soon be quite a hot destination.Trader Joe’s is looking to open the Seaport’s first supermarket, just around the corner from Trillium’s new Fort Point brewpub and down the street from the first Massachusetts location of the Mexican food chain Bartaco. According to The Boston Globe, the Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission approved the cult-favorite grocery chain’s petition to renovate the large brick building at 44 Thomson Place during a meeting Thursday night.
February 21, 2019

Waltham-based seltzer firm Spindrift asks: Why no lime emoji?

A local seltzer company has teamed up with actress Kristen Bell on what is clearly the social media issue of our day: the lack of a lime emoji.
February 21, 2019

Sales for Jill Abramson’s guide sluggish had been throughout the first week

NEW YORK (AP) — Days of relentless publicity, much of it unwanted, did not lead to many sales for Jill Abramson’s “Merchants of Truth.”
February 21, 2019

Payless recordsdata for chapter, closing North American shops

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America.
February 21, 2019

AP evaluation: Hundreds of corporations excused from metal tariff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers and jobs, according to an Associated Press analysis.
February 21, 2019

Average value of fuel in Massachusetts up 1 cent per gallon

BOSTON (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has increased 1 cent in the past week.
February 21, 2019

With unclaimed $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery prize, one state could possibly be a giant loser

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too.
February 21, 2019

Return to sender: High courtroom to listen to undeliverable mail case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters.
February 21, 2019

AP Explains: Can Trump declare emergency to construct his wall?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency and take other executive action to allow construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall, after bipartisan congressional negotiations provided less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion Trump wanted to start building more than 200 miles of wall.