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This undated product image provided by Samsung shows the Gear S watch. Samsung unveiled the new Gear S, the company’s fourth major smartwatch in a year, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Samsung)

New Samsung smart watch won’t need companion phone

Sunday, August 31, 2014

With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers. Samsung’s latest version can do more without a smart phone to go with it. LG’s has a round screen. Apple is also believed to be working on its own smart watch, and could announce it at a Sept. 9 event. Smart watches are another product technology companies can offer since many people already have smart phones and tablet computers. But companies have yet to make a strong case for why everyday consumers need smart watches, especially when so far they have had little functionality … 0

Abercrombie name to shrink from clothing

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. fell Thursday after the retailer reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. The company is trying to stock trendier clothing – and it turns out that means stripping off the once-prized Abercrombie logo. It … 0

PHOTO: Ice cream break at Beech Hill Farm

Friday, August 29, 2014

Zachary Arlen, 2 1/2, plays in the sand at Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton yesterday afternoon. Elizabeth Arlen, Zachary’s mother, said that they come to the farm every few weeks. They were at the farm yesterday to play and enjoy an ice cream while Arlen’s two older sons, ages 5 and 7, were … 0

Global Impact: Company C certifies their rugs, bedding are made sustainably

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It’s Chris Chapin’s striking designs and color combinations that draw customers to Company C’s rugs and bedding sets. But for Chapin, the tag on the back matters almost as much as the pattern on the front. Company C … 0

Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses. Work requiring an attention to detail and with repetitive tasks is ideal for an autistic person who wants to start a business, said Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary Ventures, a Chapel Hill, … 0

Busted: 5 Myths about Facebook’s messenger app

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Facebook’s recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has … 0

One idea on why women, minorities have trouble advancing

Sunday, August 17, 2014

There’s a question that perplexes management researchers who try to figure out why the glass ceiling is so hard to crack, particularly now that there are more minorities and women in the work world. Why is it, they ask, that women and minorities who successfully climb the corporate … 0

Real Estate Monitor: Custom-built colonial on Maple Street in Concord

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The fabulous, custom- built colonial at 9 Maple St. in Concord offers luxurious amenities and an abundance of entertaining space. Featuring three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms, it was rebuilt in 2002 from the ground up, after a fire … 0

Market Basket workers ignore yet another ultimatum

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Another ultimatum, another deadline come and gone, and Market Basket employees are still protesting the removal of their CEO, Arthur T. Demoulas. His replacements had ordered store directors to remove all signs not related to store merchandise – like the ones outside the Storrs Street store that say … 0

Five months after fire, Rustic Crust breaks ground on new site in Pittsfield

Friday, August 15, 2014

With the sun shining, the crowd smiling and the pizza chefs slicing, the scene at 31 Barnstead Road in Pittsfield yesterday was worlds away from the night of March 7. That night, in the cold and the dark, … 1

NHMS offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering free NASCAR tickets to Market Basket employees in the middle of a bitter dispute about company leadership. The speedway announced yesterday it is inviting workers to the Sept. 21 Sylvania 300 with the hopes of boosting morale. A limited number of … 0

2 water companies at odds over Poland Spring label

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A bottled-water company that won the right to draw water from Poland Spring is at loggerheads with the Maine-based Poland Spring brand. Newcomer Maine Springs said it’s required by law to identify its water source, which includes Poland Spring. It’s suing the Poland Spring company, which has told … 0

Gov. Patrick: Market Basket workers should return

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick is urging Market Basket employees to go back to work while a deal to sell the chain is hammered out. Patrick told reporters yesterday that he’s spoken to the chairman of the board and with … 4