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James Royal’s 10 tips for buying rental property
News 11 hours ago
James Royal’s 10 tips for buying rental property

If you've been watching reruns of HGTV's "Income Property" and wondering if it's time to buy a rental property and become a landlord, you're not...

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UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM
News 1 week ago
UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

DETROIT (AP) - Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General...

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U.S. retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps
News 1 week ago
U.S. retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps

WASHINGTON - U. S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers...

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US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%
News 1 week ago
US long-term mortgage rates rise, with 30-year at 3.56%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remained at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...

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Dubai to curb construction as prices fall
News 2 weeks ago
Dubai to curb construction as prices fall

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai's ruler issued a directive on Monday that would curb the pace of new real estate construction projects as...

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Sharks, taxes and tornadoes make for tough summer on Cape
News 2 weeks ago
Sharks, taxes and tornadoes make for tough summer on Cape

Between great white sharks, freak tornadoes and new taxes on vacation rentals, Cape Cod businesses have had a challenging summer. Lodging and beach...

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Boston settles lawsuit with Airbnb
News 3 weeks ago
Boston settles lawsuit with Airbnb

Boston and Airbnb have put their legal battle to bed, inking a settlement deal that will involve the popular short-term rental app complying with...

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Rental clothing company purchases Lord & Taylor for $100M
News 3 weeks ago
Rental clothing company purchases Lord & Taylor for $100M

The luxury department store Lord & Taylor is being sold to a fashion rental service for approximately $100 million, the company announced Wednesday...

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Target teams up with Disney to open shops
News 3 weeks ago
Target teams up with Disney to open shops

NEW YORK - Target is hoping to bring the magic of such characters as Mickey Mouse and Elsa to its own customers by opening permanent Disney shops...

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Online sales, services separating retail winners and losers
News 1 month ago
Online sales, services separating retail winners and losers

NEW YORK - The divide between retail winners and losers is widening. That became even more evident Wednesday with the latest batch of earnings...

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Mining region struggles as it faces loss of biggest employer
News 1 month ago
Mining region struggles as it faces loss of biggest employer

METALINE FALLS, Wash. - Times are tough in a rural county in northeast Washington state because one of the region's biggest employers is shutting...

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Private dorm developer scoops up Davis Square block, including Burren
News 1 month ago
Private dorm developer scoops up Davis Square block, including Burren

British developers who specialize in building private dorms have scooped up much of a block of popular Davis Square haunts including The Burren....

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Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year
News 2 months ago
Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

NEW YORK (AP) - The first two new Toys R Us stores - one in Texas, the other in New Jersey - will open in November as part of a small comeback of...

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City approves Fidelity’s plans to redevelop Seaport WTC
News 2 months ago
City approves Fidelity’s plans to redevelop Seaport WTC

Fidelity received the green light from city planning officials Thursday to redevelop the Seaport World Trade Center on Commonwealth Pier. The...

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New guidelines clear way for more Dudley Square development
News 2 months ago
New guidelines clear way for more Dudley Square development

The BPDA has cleared the way for the city to develop four more parcels in Dudley Square, a part of town where residents have complained about...

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UMass signs $235 million, 99-year lease for Bayside Expo property
News 2 months ago
UMass signs $235 million, 99-year lease for Bayside Expo property

UMass announced Tuesday it has signed a $235 million, 99-year lease with developer Accordia Partners for the 20-acre Bayside Exposition property....

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Amazon partners with Rite Aid for package pickup nationwide
News 2 months ago
Amazon partners with Rite Aid for package pickup nationwide

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is adding a new way to get your packages: head over to another store's sales counter to pick it up. Starting Thursday,...

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Online shopping leads to mountains of boxes
News 2 months ago
Online shopping leads to mountains of boxes

As online shopping becomes ubiquitous, so do the boxes delivered to homes across the country. The problem's only getting worse, says Rick Haughey,...

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Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B
News 2 months ago
Eldorado buys Caesars in deal valued at $17B

A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The...

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‘Ship sailed a long time ago’ on Revere surrounding community agreement
News 3 months ago
‘Ship sailed a long time ago’ on Revere surrounding community agreement

Encore Boston Harbor President Bob DeSalvio said the "ship sailed a long time ago" on surrounding community agreement talks with the city of Revere...

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Independent auto repair shops want right-to-repair law updated
News 3 months ago
Independent auto repair shops want right-to-repair law updated

A coalition of independent repair shops is reigniting the "right to repair" campaign in hopes that state policymakers will update the 2013 law to...

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Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront
News 3 months ago
Will it work? Glitzy casino opening on industrial waterfront

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) - A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms...

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Residents seek stronger affordable-housing rules in Boston
News 3 months ago
Residents seek stronger affordable-housing rules in Boston

Boston officials say they're looking to toughen up affordable-housing rules as advocates and residents pushed the city in a hearing Monday to make...

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Once a book selling giant, Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund
News 3 months ago
Once a book selling giant, Barnes & Noble sold to hedge fund

Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of...

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Massport sues car-sharing company after two cease-and-desist letters ignored
News 3 months ago
Massport sues car-sharing company after two cease-and-desist letters ignored

Massport has filed a lawsuit this week against a car-sharing company that allegedly is operating an illegal car rental business at Logan...

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Charlestown post office case transferred to federal court
News 3 months ago
Charlestown post office case transferred to federal court

The eviction case against the Charlestown post office - whose lease with the Bunker Hill Mall ended in December - was transferred to federal court...

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Airbnb appealing ruling on Boston’s short term rental law
News 3 months ago
Airbnb appealing ruling on Boston’s short term rental law

BOSTON - Airbnb is appealing a judge's ruling on Boston's new ordinance regulating short-term rentals. The San Francisco-based company filed an...

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CVS announces further expansion into health care services
News 3 months ago
CVS announces further expansion into health care services

CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500...

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Bloomberg battalion working out of AG’s office
News 3 months ago
Bloomberg battalion working out of AG’s office

Welcome to Massachusetts: the best justice system money can buy. And in Attorney General Maura Healey's office, they mean that literally. Right now...

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South Boston condo developer vows to correct sidewalk problem
News 4 months ago
South Boston condo developer vows to correct sidewalk problem

The city approved a pedestrian easement plan Thursday from a developer who has come under fire for building a luxury condo in South Boston that...

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