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Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 04:12 PM EDT

Necco Sold for $17.3M to Company That Saved Twinkies

Necco Sold for $17.3M to Company That Saved Twinkies

A company that once rescued the Twinkies brand is now taking over the maker of Necco Wafers.

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 05:36 PM EDT

Beauty Battle: Dept. Stores Making Over Cosmetics Aisles

Beauty Battle: Dept. Stores Making Over Cosmetics Aisles

It's the beauty aisles themselves getting makeovers now. Department stores are being forced to rethink how they sell higher-end makeup and perfume as competition intensifies from discounters like Target,...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 12:03 PM EDT

State Regulators Can Start Issuing Commercial Pot Licenses

State Regulators Can Start Issuing Commercial Pot Licenses

Friday marks the first day that Massachusetts regulators can issue licenses to pot shops and other businesses allowed under the voter-approved law that legalized adult use of marijuana.

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 09:58 AM EDT

May Jobs Report Released

May Jobs Report Released

The U.S. Labor Department says 223,000 jobs were added to the economy in May. Unemployment was down 3.8 percent. Matt Roddy of Rockland Trust joins necn to discuss the latest numbers.

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 06:41 PM EDT

US Unemployment Falls to Nearly 1969 Levels; Hiring Solid

US Unemployment Falls to Nearly 1969 Levels; Hiring Solid

Another month of strong hiring drove the nation's unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent — tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto industry and the Vietnam War...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 05:57 AM EDT

Boston-Based Beer Maker to Pay NY Nearly $1 Million Fine

Boston-Based Beer Maker to Pay NY Nearly $1 Million Fine

A Boston-based beer company that makes popular brands such as Angry Orchard and Sam Adams will pay New York nearly $1 million over a product labeling violation.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:23 PM EDT

BBJ Report: Hancock Hopes to Hire Hundreds of Tech Workers

BBJ Report: Hancock Hopes to Hire Hundreds of Tech Workers

Hancock looks to hire hundreds of tech workers in coming years."  ">Law and money reporter Greg Ryan joins necn to discuss his story, "Hancock looks to hire hundreds of tech workers in coming years."  

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:40 PM EDT

Sick Puppies: Mass. Dog Seller Under Scrutiny

Sick Puppies: Mass. Dog Seller Under Scrutiny

For the second year in a row, Laughlin Kennel in Oxford, Massachusetts, finds itself on the Humane Society of the United State’s annual Horrible Hundred Report. The report lists what the society describes as...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:35 AM EDT

New Offshore Wind Farm Project Will Dwarf Nation's 1st One

New Offshore Wind Farm Project Will Dwarf Nation's 1st One

A Rhode Island company is going to build a wind farm that will be 10 times the size of the nation's first offshore wind farm.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 04:26 PM EDT

Sears to Close 72 More Stores Amid Financial Struggles

Sears to Close 72 More Stores Amid Financial Struggles

Sears Holdings announced Thursday that it will close 72 more stores in 2018, CNBC reported. The announcement comes as its same-store sales continue to decline at a double-digit percentage rate. Sears said it...

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