Cumberland Farms donates to PACH

Cumberland Farms became one of the newest of the 142 members in the Greater Boston Food Bank Partners for Impact program at the end of 2017. Full Story
Home Depot's sales rebound muted by inflation in fuel, lumber

Home Depot's sales rebounded last quarter as Americans took on more remodeling projects, but rising costs for lumber and transportation are weighing on profitability. Full Story
He's 'oligarch' No. 27. He just wants to be left alone
By Steven Mufson The Washington Post OXFORD, Mass. -- Valentin Gapontsev, 79, is a laser physicist. Full Story

Market Basket covets parcel
LOWELL -- A proposal for a 71,100-square-foot Market Basket supermarket on Pawtucket Boulevard, across the Rourke Bridge from one of the company's oldest stores, will be reviewed by city officials this month. Full Story

F5 Networks cuts 89 jobs in Lowell office
LOWELL -- Eighty-nine F5 Networks Inc. employees are among more than 200 the tech company is laying off globally as part of a restructuring. Full Story

IRS targets loopholes for $415 billion business owner tax break
The Internal Revenue Service provided some long-awaited answers for business owners hoping to dodge the limits on a juicy new tax break. Full Story

U.S. delivers new slap against China
WASHINGTON - Already threatened by escalating U.S. taxes on its goods, China is about to find it much harder to invest in U. Full Story

Mortgage rates reach highest level in 2 months
Mortgage rates continued their upward march this week. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed to 4. Full Story