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OPINION | Barry Richard: Give MA Taxpayers a Sales Tax Free Weekend

For a second consecutive year Massachusetts lawmakers may deny consumers a chance to shop without paying the state's 6.25 percent sales tax.

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Treasurer: ‘No Idea’ If Pot Shops Can Open by July 2018

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, set to play a key role in the rollout of a legal marijuana industry in Massachusetts, said Tuesday she has "no idea" whether legal pot shops will be open by next July, as envisioned by policymakers...

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Joe Raedle via getty images

[RICHARD] $15 Min. Wage Kills Jobs and Hurts Poor

Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for those who toil in fast food and retail jobs sounds wonderfully just but the reality is just the opposite.

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[RICHARD] Sales Tax Free Weekend: Yea Or Nay?

The Massachusetts Legislature is expected to initiate discussions tomorrow on whether or not to revive the popular sales tax free weekend...

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[RICHARD] State Repub. Committeeman Says Most Of New Bedford is Unsafe

Do you believe that New Bedford is an unsafe place to live or visit?  If you do, you are not alone.  Brock Cordeiro, a Dartmouth resident who represents the Second Bristol & Plymouth District of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee feels unsafe just about everywhere in New Bedford and says he has a very low "level of interest in stores in the city."
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Major Retailers Eliminate ‘On-Call’ Shifts For Workers – Barry Richard

 

Finally, retail is beginning to get it. A number of major retailers have decided to do away with those horrible, mandatory “on-call” shifts that have made life miserable for many parents and students and in some cases, have kept them from working all together.

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Dartmouth Exploring New Ideas For Retail Areas

Dartmouth wants to think outside the box when it comes to their commercial area.

The town recently completed their Retail Corridor Study, which looked at different options for unused areas around the mall and other shopping spaces such as empty parking lots and undeveloped land...

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Lying On Resumes Is Common

Many job-seekers appear to be lying on their resumes. A new Harris poll out today says close to 60 percent of hiring managers have found lies in the resumes they've looked at lately.

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US Retail Sales Up 0.2 Percent in July

U.S. retail sales edged up in July despite a drop in auto sales. A category of purchases that excludes the most volatile sectors rose by the most in seven months, a sign that stronger consumer spending could boost economic growth...

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US Retail Sales Rise 0.4 Percent in June on Auto Sales

Americans spent more at retail businesses in June, although the gain was heavily driven by auto sales and higher gas prices.

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