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Sales tax holiday gets go-ahead for Aug. 15-16

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts lawmakers on Wednesday poured millions of dollars back into the state budget over Gov. Charlie Baker's objections and approved a two-day tax holiday designed to trade expected revenues...

TJX to acquire Australian retailer for $58M

Sam Bonacci |

The Framingham-based TJX Cos. will buy an Australian retailer, Trade Secret, for approximately $58.5 million, TJX announced Wednesday.

Spending, tax holiday bring lawmakers back to the hill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The House and Senate plan to meet Wednesday in rare simultaneous formal sessions with the goal of restoring vetoed spending to the state budget, reconciling unresolved policy matters in the annual...

Shopping malls add electric-vehicle chargers

Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough and the Auburn Mall are among 12 shopping sites in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that have added charging stations for drivers of electric vehicles, the...

Clock ticking on sales-tax holiday decision

Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With just about three weeks until August and the anticipated summer recess, the clock is ticking on lawmakers to decide if and when shoppers will get a day- or weekend-long reprieve from...

U.S. retail sales weaken in June

Carol McDonald |

Consumers were unexpectedly cautious in June, according to data released by the federal government Tuesday.

Retailers press case for Aug. sales tax holiday

BY MICHAEL P. NORTON STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Mindful of the lack of action on sales tax holiday legislation, Massachusetts retailers on Tuesday called for a tax-free weekend on Aug. 15-16, which they argue would help retailers capture some...

Dover Saddlery merges with private equity firm

Equestrian products retailer Dover Saddlery of Littleton has merged with a company formed by Webster Capital, a private equity firm in Waltham.

Hannaford and Stop & Shop parent companies to merge

The parent companies of Hannaford Supermarkets and Stop & Shop have reached a merger agreement, the companies said Wednesday.

Office Depot shareholders approve Staples buyout

Rick Saia |

Shareholders of Office Depot on Friday overwhelmingly approved Staples' bid to buy its chief rival in the retail office supplies market, clearing the way for final regulatory approvals of the...

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