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Burt Shavitz on May 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Burt Shavitz Dies

The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt’s Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday.

07/06/2015

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Whole Foods CEOs Apologize For Overcharging Issues

Whole Foods Market’s CEOs apologized Thursday after an investigation found that the grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats.

07/02/2015

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More Overtime On The Way? 5 Million More May Be Eligible

Salaried employees earning less than $50,440 a year would be assured overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week.

06/30/2015

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Mass. Part-Time Workers Can Start Accruing Paid Sick Time July 1

A new Massachusetts law is about to hit the books. WBZ NewsRadio 1030 business reporter Jeff Brown takes a look at the state’s sick leave law:

06/27/2015

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Insurance Policies You Probably Don’t Need

Insurance is a financial tool that is used when you don’t have enough dollars in your emergency fund to cover the loss yourself. So what do you really need?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/26/2015

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The Basics Of Long Term Care Insurance

Have you thought about who will care for you in your old age?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/25/2015

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Study: Home Ownership Out Of Reach For Many Americans

A new study by researchers at Harvard University finds it’s getting harder and harder for Americans to own a home.

06/24/2015

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The Basics Of Homeowners Insurance

Your home is the largest hard asset you own. You will need to protect it with insurance.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/24/2015

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The Basics Of Disability Insurance

It is disability insurance that will protect you and provide an income stream for you and your dependents if you are unable to work due to an accident or an illness.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/23/2015

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The Basics Of Life Insurance

Life insurance is used primarily to cover the loss of your income stream for your dependents if you should die. There are many reasons to own life insurance.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/22/2015

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Celebrity Endorsements

There’s no doubt about it. Celebrity sells. That’s why companies that make everything from drinks to makeup to credit cards pay millions for stars to endorse their products. Here is a look at some recent celebrity endorsements.

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day.  Did you know Massachusetts resident Ruth Wakefield, owner of the Toll House Inn in Wakefield, accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie in the 1930s when the chocolate she used to make her specialty cookies did not fully melt. The chocolate in that batch was from a bar of Nestle bitter chocolate. She reached out to Nestle and they began producing chocolate chips. Thanks, Ruth!!!

Besides the chocolate chip cookie, Massachusetts boasts many more inventions. Click through the gallery to see some of them. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Hub Of Invention

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Did you know that chocolate chip cookies were accidentally invented in Massachusetts. Take a look at some of other things invented in Mass.

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Made In Mass.

Many products, companies and brands with national and global recognition call Massachusetts home. Some of them are family businesses, some are large corporations but all of them have interesting stories.

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Notable Inventions By M.I.T. Grads

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most prestigious schools in the nation for a reason.

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Movies Made In Massachusetts

Seems like every week a new movie is being filmed in Massachusetts. Here is a look at some well know, and not so well known, films shot in the Bay State.

‘Jersey Shore’ Cast On Wall Street

‘Jersey Shore’ On Wall Street

The cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” skipped the beach for a day to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

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