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Online grocers still finding their way

Some 4 percent of grocery sales now occur online. In a decade, it could be as much as 17 percent of spending, according to estimates by the Chicago consulting firm Brick Meets Click.

No end in sight to ‘golden’ era of CEO exit packages

Here’s a quick test: What do Jeff Smisek, Bryan Stockton and Stephen Bennett have in common?

Quirky assets might soon hit auction block

Quirky assets might soon hit auction block

Friday is shaping up to be an important day for Quirky, the online inventors’ platform that filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

A race to be face of ‘The New 10’

Through year’s end, the Treasury Department is taking public input on whose face should go on the $10 bill to supplant Alexander Hamilton (although his image may remain in some fashion). The likeness will be female, and release of the new note in 2020 will be timed to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

Restoring trust is big challenge for Whole Foods

There’s nothing appealing about Whole Foods' tone-deaf company leadership toward the company being slammed for overcharging by officials in New York City.

Driver’s license answers elusive

I feel like I should be treated for the bends after my deep dive into the Real ID Act.

A cheer for at least minimum wage

A cheer for at least minimum wage

Lawsuits filed last year against five NFL teams by former and current cheerleaders allege sub-minimum pay for their work.

‘Satchel,’ ‘murse,’ ‘city bag’ — more  men are buying

“Jack Spade” may sound like the modern-day offspring of 1930s fictional private eye Sam Spade, but in reality it’s the male side of Kate Spade, the women’s retailer known for expensive handbags.

In search of healthy breakfast returns

In search of healthy breakfast returns

If, come next month, I can get breakfast all day long at McDonald’s, could a Big Mac at 7 a.m. be far behind?

Nordstrom on a roll with Rack

The Wall Street Journal credited Rack with helping Nordstrom regain its footing after the recession, when “cheap chic” became the mantra of many shoppers.

High price to pay when the big deal falls through

For today’s lesson in the arcane, I offer the reverse termination fee.

State studying better ways to oversee, discipline lawyers

Whether attorney discipline can be handled better in New York is currently under study by a panel named earlier this year that just concluded hearings across the state.

Casino supports minority vendors

If you’re a local minority- or woman-owned enterprise and want to do business with the casino planned along the Mohawk River in Schenectady, you’d better hurry up and get certified by the state.

One-family rentals fly off the lists

Like the hot new toy at Christmas, single-family rentals are snapped up almost as soon as they hit the market.

Experience still interns’ only payoff?

Many internships still are unpaid, seen as a kind of apprenticeship where real-world experience is the payoff.

Groceries likely to remain at Target

Breathe a sigh of relief if you like to buy groceries at Target because the food aisles aren’t likely to be outsourced like the pharmacy counter just was.

Manufacturing of a different kind shows growth

In case you were wondering, the Capital Region has recovered all of the private-sector jobs — and then some — lost during the recession, according to the state Department of Labor. And Jim Ross, the department’s labor market analyst for the region, credits manufacturing with “a key role in the Capital Region’s resurgence.”

‘Smart’  energy  project set  for launch

National Grid, the gas and electric utility serving the Capital Region, picked Clifton Park for a demonstration project to see how best to incorporate “smart” energy technology into residential life.

Merger could create grocery juggernaut

If European grocers Royal Ahold and Delhaize Group merge, bringing together some of the biggest regional supermarket names on the U.S. East Coast, don’t expect to see much change in the store aisle.

Mass Pike does what Thruway wouldn’t

A 10-site project MassDOT undertook with Ameresco Inc., a Framingham renewable-energy firm, expects to generate some 7.8 million kilowatts of electricity annually

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