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2008-10-10 21:00:26

By JAY FITZGERALD The financial system's historic woes have led to at least one piece of good news: Gas prices are falling below $3 a gallon at many stations across the state.

2008-09-13 18:00:09

By JAY FITZGERALD Fidelity Investments yesterday agreed to buy back from customers about $300 million in auction-rate securities, even as it asserted it had little to do with the sale or marketing of the controversial bond-like products.

2008-09-11 21:00:11

By JAY FITZGERALD Local lenders are seeing a surge in home-refinancing applications as mortgage rates fall in the wake of the federal government's takeover of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

2008-09-10 21:00:20

By JAY FITZGERALD About 1,500 Verizon employees would be moved out of the company's famous Post Office Square building next year if a new agreement to sell the landmark property moves forward.

2008-09-03 21:00:18

By JAY FITZGERALD Like gasoline, the price of winter heating oil has fallen dramatically in recent weeks.

2008-08-17 18:00:34

By JAY FITZGERALD Boston has earned the dubious distinction of having the fastest growing inflation rate among metropolitan areas across the country. The U.S.

2008-08-08 21:00:11

By JAY FITZGERALD Massachusetts investors will get back millions of dollars from major Wall Street firms as a result of two settlements announced yesterday regarding the controverisal sale of auction-rate securities.

2008-08-02 18:00:03

By JAY FITZGERALD Verizon and union leaders are negotiating down to the wire today in an attempt to avert a possible strike by thousands of workers after expiration of a contract tonight.

2008-08-01 21:00:32

By JAY FITZGERALD U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and other congressional Democrats yesterday slammed Exxon Mobil's record $11.7 billion earnings, the largest quarterly profit ever for an American company.

2008-08-01 21:00:25

By JAY FITZGERALD Teamsters Local 25 has settled a bitter labor dispute with three former union members who charged they were unfairly blocked from working on movies filmed in Massachusetts.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.