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Walmart Official Resigns After Falsifying Resume

Walmart's Vice President of Communications David Tovar is resigning after the company found he falsified his academic record on his resume.

"Bloomberg" reports the retailer discovered the discrepancy while conducting a due diligence screening

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Wynn Resorts Appears To Have Upper Hand For Boston Casino License

Wynn Resorts appears to have a strong advantage over Mohegan Sun in the fierce competition for the Boston-area casino license, even as the Las Vegas gambling giant pushes back against some requirements state regulators are seeking to impose if it is to win the license

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Gas Prices In Mass. Continue To Drop

 

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has dropped another 2 cents, but still lags behind the national average.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $3.43 p

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Gas Prices Could Head Below $3 Per Gallon

Summer is over and gas prices are drifting lower. Our nation's refineries have started switching back to the less expensive winter blend. AAA says it expects gas prices to fall an additional 10 to 20 percent per gallon by the end of October. Two wild cards could throw a wrench in the works: geopolitics and hurricanes.

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Gates Foundation Pledges $50 Million To Fight Ebola

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is stepping up the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Today the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was pledging $50-million to help with emergency efforts in containing the deadly virus

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University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

UMass System Reports Record-High Endowment

The University of Massachusetts' endowment has grown to record high $757 million after fundraising efforts exceeded expectations during the latest fiscal year.

President Robert Caret announced Wednesday that the five-campus system raised almost $117 million in gifts and pledges during the 2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year and about $12 million more than the goal

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Home Depot Confirm Data Systems Breached

Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores.

The largest U.S. home improvement chain says there is no evidence debit card PINs were compromised, and no evidence online customers or shoppers at stores in Mexico are affected

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Young Adults Are Less Likely To Have Credit Cards

Many young adults aren't racking up a lot of credit card debt. That's because they don't have credit cards.

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Photo from Harvard University Website

Harvard Receives Largest Gift Ever

Harvard's public health school has received a $350 million gift _ the largest single donation in the history of the university _ to bolster research into major global health threats.

Harvard president Drew Faust on Monday officially announced the gift from a philanthropic foundation established by the family of T

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Pro-Casino Group Raises $1.8 Million To Oppose Repeal

Political campaigns on both sides of the casino debate have filed their first finance reports with the state.

The Committee to Protect Massachusetts Jobs, which wants to defeat a November ballot question to repeal the state's casino law, reported Friday nearly $1

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