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Business Headlines: Job Cuts @ American Airlines, UMass Memorial

Unemployment numbers for January are due Friday, but we’re getting some grim news now.


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Business Headlines: Verizon Workers Fired After Strike; BofA Plans Layoffs

Forty people nationwide have been fired after last summer’s contentious Verizon strike. Lisa van der Pool has that and more of the top local business headlines.


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Hingham-Based Talbots Plans To Cut Jobs, Close 110 Stores

Talbots revealed Thursday that its planning layoffs and store closures, as the business continues to struggle.


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Business Headlines: Shop Local First; ‘Crowdfunding’ Plan

If shopping at the big box stores over the holidays doesn’t seem like your cup of Christmas cheer, there’s a movement to try to get people to steer customers to home-grown local businesses.


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Bank Of America To Slash 30,000 Jobs

Bank of America says it will cut about 30,000 jobs over the next few years in a bid to save $5 billion per year.


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Thermo Fisher To Lay Off 109 Workers At NH Facility

Thermo Fisher will lay off 109 manufacturing workers at its Newington facility. Their jobs will be moved to North Carolina.


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Boston Scientific To Shed Up To 1,400 Jobs

Natick-based Boston Scientific expects to eliminate between 1,200 and 1,400 employees by the end of 2013 through layoffs and attrition.


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NH Alderman Hopes To Save Firefighters By Eliminating District Chiefs

A Manchester, New Hampshire alderman wants to eliminate all of the district fire chief positions in the city, which he says will save $1 million.


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Fidelity To Close Marlboro Office, Eliminate Jobs

Fidelity Investments confirmed plans Tuesday afternoon to close its Marlboro office and move 1,000 jobs out of state.


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Providence Mayor Proposes School Closings, Dozens Of Layoffs

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is proposing closing four schools and eliminating up to 70 school jobs to bolster the finances of the city’s cash-strapped school system.