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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 04:07 PM EDT

Reversal: Consumer Reports Now Recommends Tesla Model 3

Reversal: Consumer Reports Now Recommends Tesla Model 3

A wireless update of antilock braking software improved the stopping distance of Tesla's electric Model 3, prompting Consumer Reports to reverse course and give the car its "Recommended Buy" rating. The...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 05:19 AM EDT

Walmart Offers Employees New Perk: Cheap Access to College

Walmart Offers Employees New Perk: Cheap Access to College

Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America's largest private employer, which in the past has helped its workers get their high school or equivalency degrees,...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:22 AM EDT

Need a Mack Tractor? Company to Auction Benny's Equipment

Need a Mack Tractor? Company to Auction Benny's Equipment

The now-defunct New England retail chain Benny's is bidding a final farewell with an online auction of equipment.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 05:42 AM EDT

UMass Boston to Protest Trustees Meeting Amid Mount Ida Deal

UMass Boston to Protest Trustees Meeting Amid Mount Ida Deal

Students, faculty, and alumni at the University of Massachusetts Boston are scheduled to protest Wednesday morning in the wake of the recent UMass Amherst-Mount Ida College deal.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 09:53 AM EDT

Report: Boston Harbor Barrier Could Take 30 Years, Cost $12B

Report: Boston Harbor Barrier Could Take 30 Years, Cost $12B

A new report is cautioning Boston against pursuing a costly harbor barrier to protect the city from flooding and rising seas.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 06:19 AM EDT

Need an Entry-Level Job at a Store? It Can Be Harder Now

Need an Entry-Level Job at a Store? It Can Be Harder Now

Getting a job at a store or fast-food restaurant — often a way into the economy for an unskilled worker — used to be as simple as walking up and down the mall and applying. Now, with store chains closing and...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 08:54 PM EDT

What's Next for Starbucks?

What's Next for Starbucks?

Valerie Samuels, partner with Boston law firm Posternak Blankstein & Lund, discusses what is next for Starbucks after the company closed roughly 8,000 locations nationwide on May 29 for racial bias training...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 07:14 PM EDT

BBJ Report: Tito Jackson to Run Marijuana Dispensary

BBJ Report: Tito Jackson to Run Marijuana Dispensary

Former mayoral candidate Tito Jackson to become CEO of marijuana dispensary."  ">Reporter Jessica Bartlett joins necn to discuss her story, "Former mayoral candidate Tito Jackson to become CEO of marijuana dispensary."  

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 05:39 PM EDT

Maine Looks to Puerto Rico for Seasonal Workers

Maine Looks to Puerto Rico for Seasonal Workers

Many businesses in Maine are turning to families from Puerto Rico for seasonal work.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 07:55 AM EDT

University of Maine Develops New Gourmet Potato

University of Maine Develops New Gourmet Potato

The University of Maine says it's releasing a new type of gourmet potato.

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