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Mass. online sales tax strategy eyed as SCOTUS hears case

State House News Service |

A dispute over whether states should be able to require online retailers to collect and remit state sales taxes is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but Massachusetts' approach to the issue is being...

R.I. Senate approves $83M PawSox stadium

Zachary Comeau |

As the team remains mum on any potential deal in Worcester, the Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday approved an $83-million stadium deal for the Pawtucket Red Sox, which would have the city and state...

Efforts underway to keep state $15 minimum wage off the ballot

State House News Service |

Top Democrats are eyeing a legislative solution that would keep as many as three initiative petitions – a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and a sales tax cut – off the 2018 ballot.

Walmart to close Sam's Club in Worcester, after announcing raises, bonuses

Zachary Comeau |

In the same day Walmart announced it would be raising its starting wage to $11 and offering an employee bonus due to a new federal tax code, the company announced that it would close 63 Sam's Club...

Print preview: Creating a hardware empire in a post-Amazon world

Emily Micucci |

In a 300-word preview of story set to be published Jan. 22, WBJ Staff Writer Emily Micucci dives into William Aubuchon, IV's passion to build a sustainable hardware chain.

Georgia man sentenced for $900K Staples fraud

Zachary Comeau |

A Georgia man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison and must pay nearly $900,000 for defrauding Framingham office supply retailer Staples.

Milford loss-prevention company to be acquired by Las Vegas hospitality security firm

Milford-based loss prevention firm LP Innovations is set to be acquired by a Las Vegas video surveillance firm.

Staples plaza in Shrewsbury sells for nearly $12M

The Route 9 shopping plaza in Shrewsbury hosting a Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bob's Stores, Pier 1 Imports and Work 'N Gear has sold for just under $12 million.

Spencer Technologies acquires Yankee Candle N.H. vendor

Northborough retail technology developer Spencer Technologies announced Tuesday it has finalized its acquisition of a New Hampshire firm.

Mass. marijuana activists want clarity on federal enforcement

State House News Service |

Marijuana activists want to know how the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts will approach enforcement of the federal marijuana prohibition in light of the Trump administration's recent policy...

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