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Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 08:17 AM EST

Ikea Downsizing in City Centers as It Adapts to Consumers

Ikea Downsizing in City Centers as It Adapts to Consumers

An airport worker drops by Warsaw's newest Ikea store during her lunch break to finish up plans for a home refurbishment. Around her, people drift in and out of the shop, placing small houseware items in big...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 at 06:25 AM EST

$2.2M Spent in First 5 Days of Retail Pot Sales in Mass.

$2.2M Spent in First 5 Days of Retail Pot Sales in Mass.

The first commercial pot shops in Massachusetts sold more than $2 million in marijuana products in their first five days in operation, according to data released Tuesday. The Cannabis Control Commission said...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 03:51 PM EST

BBJ: Vertex Reports Success in Cystic Fibrosis Drug Trials

BBJ: Vertex Reports Success in Cystic Fibrosis Drug Trials

Life Sciences Reporter Allison DeAngelis joins necn to discuss her story, " Vertex reports early success in triple combo cystic fibrosis drug trials ."

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 03:11 PM EST

RI Senate Leader Pushes for Mobile Sports Betting

RI Senate Leader Pushes for Mobile Sports Betting

The day after Rhode Island launched legalized sports betting, a top Democrat said he's looking to expand it by allowing for mobile wagering. A casino in Rhode Island became the first in New England to accept...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 02:02 PM EST

Netflix Pushes Into Kids Content With Deal to Animate Roald Dahl Books

Netflix Pushes Into Kids Content With Deal to Animate Roald Dahl Books

Netflix is pushing further into kids content with a new deal to animate popular Roald Dahl books, the company announced Tuesday. Netflix said it plans to roll out "animated event series and specials" based on...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 02:06 PM EST

Walsh Shares Concerns About Boston's 1st Marijuana Shop

Walsh Shares Concerns About Boston's 1st Marijuana Shop

Less than a week after Massachusetts opened the first two recreational marijuana shops, Mayor Marty Walsh says he's concerned about Boston opening its first pot shop next year. According to a document obtained...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 01:13 PM EST

Trillium Responds to Criticism of Its Labor Practices

Trillium Responds to Criticism of Its Labor Practices

Boston's Trillium Brewing is responding after coming under fire for some of its labor practices. According to the Boston Globe, the popular craft brewery received complaints online last week from current and...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 11:04 AM EST

How to Make the Most of Giving Tuesday

How to Make the Most of Giving Tuesday

Doing good is its own reward. Reaping the tax benefits is a nice perk. Charitable donations generally kick into high gear on "Giving Tuesday," a single day specifically focused on charity in the shopping-heavy...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 10:06 AM EST

$7.9B in Cyber Monday Sales Set Record, Adobe Analytics Says

$7.9B in Cyber Monday Sales Set Record, Adobe Analytics Says

Cyber Monday sales this year surged to new highs, with a record $7.9 billion spent online that day, an increase of 19.3 percent from a year ago, according to data from Adobe Analytics. Though foot traffic at...

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 05:20 AM EST

Disney, Fox Sued in LA By Malaysian Resort Company Over Proposed Theme Park

Disney, Fox Sued in LA By Malaysian Resort Company Over Proposed Theme Park

The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox were sued Monday in Los Angeles for more than $1 billion by a Malaysian casino company which alleges the studios backed out of an agreement to sponsor a "Fox World" theme...

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