Big retailers vow speedier delivery of presents


A procrastinator’s holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

Economic growth in 3Q exceeds estimates

Washington - The U.S. economy expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, reflecting bigger gains in consumer spending and business investment and capping the strongest six months of growth in a decade. Gross...

What could Apple's $700B buy?

San Francisco - Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies. Shares backtracked in the afternoon, closing down $1.03 at $117.60 - leaving Apple up 47 percent this...

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2 million from New England traveling for Thanksgiving

AAA projects more than 2 million people from New England states will journey at least 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving, an increase of 3.9 percent compared to the same period last year.