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Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:52 AM EDT

3 Corporate Titans Pick Gawande to Lead Boston-Based Firm

3 Corporate Titans Pick Gawande to Lead Boston-Based Firm

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have picked well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees.

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 06:42 AM EDT

Banking by Smart Speaker Is Here, Along With Security Issues

Banking by Smart Speaker Is Here, Along With Security Issues

Hey Alexa, what's my bank account balance? Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants — Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google's Assistant — in a way that will...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 11:21 PM EDT

Starbucks to Accelerate Store Closings Next Year

Starbucks to Accelerate Store Closings Next Year

Starbucks says it will accelerate its store closings in the U.S. next year as it tries to boost sluggish sales. The Seattle-based company announced Tuesday that it will close 150 underperforming stores in...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 09:32 PM EDT

BBJ Report: Southcoast Health System Fires 2 Amid Sex Misconduct Allegations

BBJ Report: Southcoast Health System Fires 2 Amid Sex Misconduct Allegations

Boston Business Journal reporter Jessica Bartlett joins necn to discuss her story, "Southcoast Health reviews culture, fires two after allegations of sexual misconduct."

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 08:12 PM EDT

GE to End More Than 100-Year Run on Dow; Walgreens Added

GE to End More Than 100-Year Run on Dow; Walgreens Added

General Electric will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average next week, ending the conglomerate's more than 100-year run in the 30-company blue chip index. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Tuesday that...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 03:56 PM EDT

Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 12:19 PM EDT

CVS Health Will Now Deliver Prescriptions to Your Home

CVS Health Will Now Deliver Prescriptions to Your Home

CVS Health is making prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers.

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 08:47 AM EDT

3 Money Tasks You Shouldn't Tackle on Your Own

3 Money Tasks You Shouldn't Tackle on Your Own

No one cares as much about your money as you do, but never asking for help can be dangerous — and expensive. In a previous column, I detailed the hazards of trying to do your own estate plan and how problems...

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 08:10 PM EDT

BBJ Report: Millionaires' Tax Proposal

BBJ Report: Millionaires' Tax Proposal

Law and money reporter Greg Ryan joins necn to discuss his Boston Business Journal story, "State's highest court kills 'millionaires' tax' proposal."

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 09:46 AM EDT

Audi CEO Detained in Germany Diesel Emissions Case

Audi CEO Detained in Germany Diesel Emissions Case

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions...

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