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Dow Climbs Over 17,000 For First Time In History

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is above the 17-thousand mark at the end of trading on Wall Street for the first time in history.

The Dow hit the milestone right after the opening bell today following the release of a strong June jobs report

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Where’s the Payoff?

As a recent college graduate, I am now familiar with the dread of student loans hanging over me like a dark cloud. I realize that it will take me quite some time to pay for the education that I received, but I know that it was worthwhile because I have the potential to make more money over the rest of my working life

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Market Basket Management Team Ousted

The Market Basket grocery chain board has removed the company president and two other top executives after months of in-fighting.

The board said Monday that Arthur T. Demoulas, ``was not re-elected president and will not retain any management responsibilities moving forward

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Group Withdraws Minimum Wage Referendum

A group pushing for an increase in the state's minimum wage is ending its bid to put a question on the November state ballot.

Raise Up Massachusetts said Monday the ballot question is no longer necessary since the Legislature has approved a bill that would raise the $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 by 2017

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Millennials Are Big Eaters But Small Tippers

According to a new Harris Poll online survey, younger adults - ages 18 to 34 - often leave tips less than 15 percent when dining out! Yet, when it come to splurging, Millennials are willing to shell out an average $213 for a gourmet meal. Why are Millennials such big spenders on food but cheap skates when it comes to tipping? 

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Montigny Supports Minimum Wage Hike

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a compromise bill that would hike the state's current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation.

The 35-4 vote on Thursday came less than 24 hours after House and Senate negotiators hammered out a deal on the minimum wage

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Regulators Begin Process To Award State’s First Casino License

State gambling regulators are beginning their final review of a proposed $800 million MGM casino in downtown Springfield that is in line to become Massachusetts' first licensed casino.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding four meetings in Springfield and Boston starting Tuesday and leading to Friday's expected final award of the casino license, one of up to three authorized under the state's 2011 gambling law

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Cybercrime Big Drain On Global Economy

A new study says cybercrime costs the global economy almost half-a-trillion dollars a year.

The study, co-sponsored by security software company McAfee, says losses to the United States, China, Japan and Germany totaled 200-billion dollars in 2013

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Gov. Patrick Urges Changes In Economic Development Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick is praising an economic development bill proposed by Democratic House leaders but says he will urge legislators to restore a provision that would discourage non-compete agreements in the private sector

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Mass. Gas Prices Now Below National Average

The price of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has inched down a penny in the past week.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now averaging $3.64 per gallon.

The current price is 4 cents lower than a month ago but 14 cents higher than a year ago

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