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Differing views on proposed e-cigarette rules


Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would harm retailers' ability help smokers quit, "vaping" advocates argued Thursday to the attorney general's office.

Staples adds Makr to online suite

Office supply giant Staples of Framingham said Thursday it has completed the acquisition of Makr — an iOS app that enables people to design and print one-of-a-kind materials — and its...

TJX elevates Meyrowitz to board chair

Carol Meyrowitz will take over as the board chair of Framingham-based TJX Companies as founder Ben Cammarata prepares to retire after nearly 40 years with the company.

Gasoline prices jump 12 cents

Gasoline prices are continuing their wrong-way turn in Massachusetts. AAA Northeast’s survey of prices Monday found that prices rose last week 12 cents per gallon on average from...

Staples to buy Canadian distributor

Framingham-based Staples Inc. is acquiring Accolade Promotion Group (APG), a Canadian distributor of promotional products.

Shrewsbury's White City plaza sold for $97M

Sam Bonacci |

The White City Shopping Center in Shrewsbury has been sold to an Illinois real estate company for $97 million.

U.S. retail sales turn upward in March

The U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food sales for March were $441.4 billion, up by 0.9 percent from the previous month, and 1.3 percent higher than in March...

Walgreens to close 200 stores

The Walgreens drugstore chain plans to close 200 stores across the United States, and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the company said Thursday.

Chick-fil-A forges ahead with N.E. expansion plans.

Emily Micucci |

It was persona non grata when it floated plans to open in Boston in 2012, but Chik-fil-A has had little trouble growing its New England footprint with new locations in MetroWest.

TJX boosts stockholders' dividend

Rick Saia |

Stockholders in Framingham-based TJX Cos. will see a 20-percent increase in dividends in two months as the parent of off-price retailers T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls continues to grow revenue...

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