New England Business

Drought monitor 7/28/16 (WBZ-TV)

Drought Has Mass. Farms On ‘Brink Of Collapse’

Much of the state is in moderate to severe drought, lawns have gone brown and farmers are desperate to see it pour.


Dollar Shave Club, Gillette (WBZ)

Buyout Of Dollar Shave Club Could Spell Trouble For Gillette

As the dust settles on Unilever’s billion dollar buyout of Dollar Shave Club, an analyst thinks Gillette may have been left in the dust.


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Cambridge Audio Company Attracts Attention From Hollywood, Venture Capitalists

For a company that was essentially off the radar screen until the past couple of years, iZotope is now getting a lot of attention from Hollywood and venture capitalists.


Marriage, Bride, Groom, Couple

Average Cost Of Wedding Hits $30,000

A new survey found the couple and both sets of parents are helping to pay for weddings.



Scammers Taking Advantage Of New Chip Credit Cards

Con artists are contacting cardholders under the guise of wanting to help.


Prototype of Tertill robot (Image from Franklin Robotics)

Lowell Company Creates Weed Killing Robot

Franklin Robotics says ‘Tertill’ is the answer to your weeding problem and it never takes a day off.



Study: Power Of Money Is Limited In Workplace

Money talks, but can it motivate your boss? WBZ business reporter Jeff Brown finds the power of dollar bills are limited in the workplace.


Green laser in cockpit (File image from FAA)

New England Company Has A Solution To Airlines Being Targeted By Laser Beams

Laser beams aimed at airline pilots. The FAA says it happens on average twice per day in the United States.


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Analyst: Sears Struggles Are ‘Terminal’

It was once the number one retailer in the world. Now analysts think Sears is closer to the end.


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Construction Underway On Giant Indoor Sports Facility In Attleboro

It’s more than 100 acres that has long sat unused in Attleboro where investors envision a giant indoor sports facility, soon to be known as New England Sports Village.


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