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Auction of offshore wind parcels draws record $405M in bids
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Auction of offshore wind parcels draws record $405M in bids

BOSTON (AP) — A lease auction of about 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts for the development of offshore wind energy has drawn a record ...

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US retail sales rose 0.2% in Nov., helped by holiday boost
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US retail sales rose 0.2% in Nov., helped by holiday boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November, as strong sales tied to holiday shopping were offset by lower gasoline...

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Four new pot shops licensed, another opening Saturday
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Four new pot shops licensed, another opening Saturday

Four new pot shops have been licensed by the Cannabis Control Commission just as another is opening up in Salem this weekend. The newly licensed...

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Boston’s plastic bag ban starts today
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Boston’s plastic bag ban starts today

The city of Boston’s plastic bag ban goes into effect today, a year after the mayor and the City Council signed off on the measure, and right in...

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Longwood Towers condo mixes best of Brookline, style
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Longwood Towers condo mixes best of Brookline, style

Built in the 1920s, the three brick, Gothic-style buildings that make up Longwood Towers at 20 Chapel St. in Brookline were designed to serve as a...

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Massachusetts cannabis panel OKs 4 more pot shop licenses
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Massachusetts cannabis panel OKs 4 more pot shop licenses

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has approved final licenses for four more retail marijuana shops in Fall River, Hudson,...

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Fears of pot shops next to treatment centers spark outcry
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Fears of pot shops next to treatment centers spark outcry

Opening pot shops next to addiction treatment centers is a potentially lethal mix, councilors who are looking to solve the problem with tougher...

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State’s third recreational marijuana store to open in Salem
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State’s third recreational marijuana store to open in Salem

A marijuana retail store in Salem got clearance from state regulators on Tuesday to open its doors to recreational consumers as early as Saturday,...

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Walgreens expands prescription delivery program nationwide
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Walgreens expands prescription delivery program nationwide

Walgreens is joining rival drugstore chain CVS Health in expanding home deliveries for prescriptions nationwide, as stores continue adjusting to a...

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East Boston wary of pot shop
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East Boston wary of pot shop

Residents of East Boston have become the latest in a growing list of neighborhoods pushing back against proposals to bring pot shops onto their...

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East Boston wary of pot shop
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East Boston wary of pot shop

Residents of East Boston have become the latest in a growing list of neighborhoods pushing back against proposals to bring pot shops onto their...

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Davis Square condo steeped in simple splendor
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Davis Square condo steeped in simple splendor

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 - SOMERVILLE, MA: A detail of the kitchen in a new condo at 353 Summer featuring unit #306 Somerville, MA. Courtesy of Jay Flynn...

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Soccer stadium site pitch irks South Boston residents
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Soccer stadium site pitch irks South Boston residents

An 18-acre tract of city land eyed as a potential site for a New England Revolution soccer stadium has some worrying the deal could kick residents...

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Soccer stadium site pitch irks Southie residents
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Soccer stadium site pitch irks Southie residents

An 18-acre tract of city land eyed as a potential site for a New England Revolution soccer stadium has some worrying the deal could kick residents...

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Pot shops rake in $2.2M in first 5 days
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Pot shops rake in $2.2M in first 5 days

The state’s two legal recreational pot shops sold roughly $2.2 million in weed products in the first five days of business — with the day after...

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Methuen welcomes Chick-fil-A, no problem
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Methuen welcomes Chick-fil-A, no problem

While Boston has bawked at Chick-fil-A, the controversial chicken sandwich chain is getting a warm welcome in the Merrimack Valley, where Methuen...

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Taxes may be a bigger part of online shopping this season
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Taxes may be a bigger part of online shopping this season

WASHINGTON — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before...

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City pushes Small Business Saturday
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City pushes Small Business Saturday

Lindsay Tia Reilly of Quincy hung up the Christmas lights, popped open the champagne and made sure her fashion products — the jumpsuits, rompers,...

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Lump of coal? Taxes more likely for online gifts this season
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Lump of coal? Taxes more likely for online gifts this season

WASHINGTON — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before...

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Cyber Monday forecast
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Cyber Monday forecast

Cyber Monday, often seen as second fiddle to the main holiday shopping event that is Black Friday, is projected to be the largest day for online...

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Black Friday sales to hit $6.4B
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Black Friday sales to hit $6.4B

Bay State shoppers braved cold and long lines to snap up Black Friday’s big ticket items yesterday. Adobe Analytics, which tracks online retail...

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Amazon HQ expansion means tough fight for talent
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Amazon HQ expansion means tough fight for talent

FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in...

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Lord & Taylor prepares to say goodbye to Fifth Avenue
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Lord & Taylor prepares to say goodbye to Fifth Avenue

Lord & Taylor prepares to say goodbye to Fifth Avenue In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, closeout sale signs cover windows that annually attracted...

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Strong economy, early Thanksgiving may benefit retailers
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Strong economy, early Thanksgiving may benefit retailers

The calendar delivers a bonus to retailers gearing up for Black Friday and beyond, counting five weekends of holiday shopping at a time when the...

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Retailers see opening in other stores’ closings
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Retailers see opening in other stores’ closings

In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, photo a display shows two large Lego toys on a slide near the toy section at a Target store in Bridgewater, N. J....

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Cannabis shops awaiting approval
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Cannabis shops awaiting approval

Cannabis products are displayed at the Cultivate dispensary on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in...

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Commission ready to give go-ahead to shops in Salem, Easthampton
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Commission ready to give go-ahead to shops in Salem, Easthampton

State marijuana regulators approved final licenses for two more pot shops yesterday, though the businesses still need one more approval before they...

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Housing, retail may sprout in Southie
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Housing, retail may sprout in Southie

A development project in South Boston would bring 120 new housing units and commercial space. Charlie Damrell LLC is proposing to build a mixed-use...

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Time to get a watch? What to know about buying preowned
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Time to get a watch? What to know about buying preowned

In this May 24 2018, photo a watch is photographed at the headquarters of Govberg in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., suburban Philadelphia. Even though watches...

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What to expect as 1st pot shops in East finally open
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What to expect as 1st pot shops in East finally open

What to expect as 1st pot shops in East finally open FILE-- In this July 12, 2018 file photo, newly transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in pots at...

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