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Business

News and opinion on local businesses and economics.
Unemployment Up in Swampscott, Stays Among Lowest in the Region

Unemployment Up in Swampscott, Stays Among Lowest in the Region

The unemployment rate in Swampscott went from 4.4 to 4.8 percent in the past month, but the town is one of just a few in the area under 5.
Market Basket Decision Could Come by Week's End

Market Basket Decision Could Come by Week's End

Company's fish vendor cuts ties, questions if CEOs are trying to sabotage the company.
Data Breach at Shaw's in Massachusetts

Data Breach at Shaw's in Massachusetts

Officials said there is no evidence yet that consumer data has been misused.
Yelp's Top 10 Pizza Places in Massachusetts: Do You Agree?

Yelp's Top 10 Pizza Places in Massachusetts: Do You Agree?

Where is your favorite place to grab a slice?
Artie T. Rejects Market Basket Board Offer

Artie T. Rejects Market Basket Board Offer

In a statement, former DeMoulas supermarket chain CEO says other shareholders should accept offer to purchase the company.
Layoffs Officially Begin at Some Market Basket Stores

Layoffs Officially Begin at Some Market Basket Stores

Company spokesperson says store directors are making decisions about staffing levels.
Market Basket to Cut Hours, Boycott Continues and Another Company Shows Interest in Purchasing Supermarket Chain

Market Basket to Cut Hours, Boycott Continues and Another Company Shows Interest in Purchasing Supermarket Chain

With business down 90 percent since the work stoppage began last month, employees are seeing the effects, but holding firm in their beliefs.
Two More New Businesses Open at Northshore Mall

Two More New Businesses Open at Northshore Mall

Changes continue at the largest mall in the region.
LIVE UPDATES: Market Basket Employees Rally Tuesday

LIVE UPDATES: Market Basket Employees Rally Tuesday

Upwards of 15,000 expected to attend Tuesday's rally in Tewksbury.
Arthur T. Demoulas Offers to Return to Work, Help Stabilize Business As Soon As Sunday Night

Arthur T. Demoulas Offers to Return to Work, Help Stabilize Business As Soon As Sunday Night

In a statement issued Sunday, says these steps are critical and in the best interests of associates, customers, vendors and shareholders.
Sales Tax Holiday Returns, Will You Buy Something?

Sales Tax Holiday Returns, Will You Buy Something?

A sales tax holiday is on the calendar for 2014, planned for the third weekend of August.
Market Basket Takes Out Ads, Plans Job Fairs Next Week

Market Basket Takes Out Ads, Plans Job Fairs Next Week

The company is looking to hire after ordering employees to return to work Monday or be replaced.
Office Building to be Auctioned Off

Office Building to be Auctioned Off

An Essex Street office will be auctioned off next month.
Girls Inc. 'Pop-Up Thrift Store' Opening Soon in Swampscott

Girls Inc. 'Pop-Up Thrift Store' Opening Soon in Swampscott

The Girls Inc. 'pop-up store' will be opening on Paradise Road in Swampscott.
Swampscott Farmers Market Begins June 8

Swampscott Farmers Market Begins June 8

The Swampscott Farmers Market will kick off on Sunday, June 8.
2014 Lynn Commuter Ferry Service Launches May 19

2014 Lynn Commuter Ferry Service Launches May 19

Passengers will get from Lynn to Boston in 30 minutes.
Cheeburger Cheeburger Now Hiring in Swampscott

Cheeburger Cheeburger Now Hiring in Swampscott

Looking for a job? Cheeburger Cheeburger is hiring in Swampscott.
A Look Behind the Fence: Red Rock Bistro's Expansion

A Look Behind the Fence: Red Rock Bistro's Expansion

Here's a look over the fence at 141 Humphrey St. in Swampscott.
Phantom Gourmet Recognizes Swampscott Eatery for its French Fries

Phantom Gourmet Recognizes Swampscott Eatery for its French Fries

Five Guys has been recognized by the Phantom Gourmet for their french fries.
Dunkin' Donuts Unveiling New 'PEEPS' Doughnut

Dunkin' Donuts Unveiling New 'PEEPS' Doughnut

Would you get in line to try out Dunkin' Donuts' new PEEPS doughnut?