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Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 12:13 PM EDT

Mortgage Rates Edge Lower; 30-Year Rate at 4.71 Percent

Mortgage Rates Edge Lower; 30-Year Rate at 4.71 Percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week, taking a pause after five straight weeks of increases. Costs for would-be homebuyers have been climbing, and the key 30-year rate has been...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 10:19 PM EDT

Thinking Inside The Box With Freight Farms

Thinking Inside The Box With Freight Farms

Caroline Katsiroubas, director of marketing and community relations at Freight Farms, joins necn to discuss Grown by Freight Farms, the company's new onsite farming service launched to help customers with...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 10:11 PM EDT

BBJ Report: Health Care Watchdog on Nurse Question Cost

BBJ Report: Health Care Watchdog on Nurse Question Cost

State's health care watchdog sides with hospitals on nurse ballot cost."">Reporter Jessica Bartlett joins necn to discuss her story, "State's health care watchdog sides with hospitals on nurse ballot cost."

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 06:35 PM EDT

Dunkin' Celebrates Historic Sox Season With $1.08 Coffee

Dunkin' Celebrates Historic Sox Season With $1.08 Coffee

To help celebrate the Boston Red Sox' historic 108-win season, Dunkin' will soon be offering fans coffee for $1.08. The offer, for DD Perks members, will be honored on Oct. 8 for a medium hot or iced coffee.

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

5 Tips for Saving Money and Time on Halloween Costumes

5 Tips for Saving Money and Time on Halloween Costumes

Shopping for Halloween costumes doesn't have to be scary. This year, shoppers can find more ways to save time and money. Discounters like Walmart and Target are expanding their costume offerings and creating...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 07:44 AM EDT

Ripple Effect? Amazon's $15 Wage May Help Lift Pay Elsewhere

Ripple Effect? Amazon's $15 Wage May Help Lift Pay Elsewhere

After years of sluggish pay gains, the economy may be starting to work for America's low-wage workers. Amazon's announcement Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour will intensify pressure on...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 08:32 AM EDT

Play Back? Toys R US Investors Plan Comeback for Brand

Play Back? Toys R US Investors Plan Comeback for Brand

There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time over the summer. After joining the...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 10:35 PM EDT

BBJ Report: See How Much Towns Are Charging Pot Businesses

BBJ Report: See How Much Towns Are Charging Pot Businesses

Here's how much 27 Mass. towns are charging marijuana businesses in fees."  ">Reporter Jessica Bartlett joins necn to discuss her story, "Here's how much 27 Mass. towns are charging marijuana businesses in fees."  

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 05:42 PM EDT

J.C. Penney Names Former Exec of Jo-Ann's as CEO

J.C. Penney Names Former Exec of Jo-Ann's as CEO

J.C. Penney has named Jill Soltau, who most recently served as president and CEO of fabric and crafts chain Jo-Ann Stores, to be its next CEO, effective Oct. 15. Soltau, a 30-year retail veteran, succeeds...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 06:38 PM EDT

Rumors Flying, But Still No Decision on Amazon's HQ2

Rumors Flying, But Still No Decision on Amazon's HQ2

After months of rumors and speculation, there is still no answer. Boston is a finalist to be Amazon's second headquarters, dubbed "HQ2." But when the big announcement could come, and whether Amazon will choose...

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