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Tax holiday weekend date in limbo

State House News Service |

Those counting on a tax break in mid-August still have to wait to find out what day to head to the stores. Both the House and the Senate passed the annual sales-tax holiday, but lawmakers disagree...

Patrick agrees to Sunday AM liquor sales


Gov. Deval Patrick last week signed a bill allowing retail liquor stores to start selling alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays, instead of noon.

Hopkinton pharmacy lawyer: Judge issues injunction against CVS Caremark

A judge has ordered CVS Caremark to reinstate a provider agreement with independent pharmacy Hopkinton Drug.

Developer proposes Fitchburg shopping center

Michael Novinson |

Galaxy Development of Auburn said it's looking to turn an abandoned industrial site along Fitchburg's Water Street into a 21,650-square-foot shopping center.

Wegmans tops poll of Northeast grocers

Wegmans supermarkets has come out on top in a poll of grocery store brand names in the Northeast, according to the Harris organization, which conducted a nationwide study of the most popular grocery...

Mobile software startup brings doorstep alcohol delivery to MetroWest

Emily Micucci |

Boston-based mobile software company Drizly is working hard to make doorstep alcohol delivery the latest convenience for consumers living in a push-button world, and the MetroWest suburbs are its...

Staples closes deal for Canadian firm

Rick Saia |

Staples has completed its acquisition of a Canadian digital media firm that the Framingham-based office supplies retailer said would broaden its online offerings and functionality for its business...

Teachers union to boycott Staples

Michael Novinson |

The union representing Massachusetts public school teachers announced a boycott of Framingham-based Staples on Monday to protest the opening of U.S. Postal Service retail centers inside company...

Hopkinton pharmacy takes on CVS Caremark

Emily Micucci |

Independent pharmacy Hopkinton Drug is taking CVS Caremark to task in court, after the pharmacy benefits manager moved to end a contract that could devastate the Main Street business.

Gas-tax question to top 4 Nov. ballot initiatives


Ballot activists can start getting their slogans on now that this year’s statewide ballot questions – all of which have implications for business - have been assigned numbers.

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