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Avis Buying Zipcar In Deal Worth Nearly $500 Million

Avis is leaping into the car-sharing service business by buying Cambridge-based Zipcar for $491.2 million.


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Talbots Sold For $193.3 Million

The struggling women’s clothing chain Talbots is being acquired by Sycamore Partners for about $193.3 million in cash, an abrupt turnaround after buyout talks appeared to stall last week.


President Barack Obama makes a statement at the Blue Heron Farm on Martha's Vineyard, August 26, 2009.  (Photo credit JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Vineyard Vacation Home Sold For $21.9 Million

The Martha’s Vineyard estate where President Obama and his family have spent their last three summer vacations has been sold.


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Salem Church To Begin Renovation Paid For By $787K Silver Sale

A centuries-old Salem church that sold its valuable silver collection to fund a renovation plans to start the $1.3 million project in the next few weeks.