Fireworks ads all over -- but yes, say police: It's still illegal

Mass. law doesn't stop marketing campaigns south of border
LOWELL -- You hear it every year around this time: "Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts." While public safety officials yet again rev up their campaign to keep fireworks out of the state, it probably doesn't help that fireworks companies Full Story
Revenue-hungry pols mull popular sales tax holiday
BOSTON -- A two-day sales tax holiday, which has taken place nearly every year for more than a decade, is a lifeline for shops swamped with competition by online retailers that are always a few clicks Full Story

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Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U. Full Story
Preschool rises in Chelmsford
CHELMSFORD -- Rob Parsons has long developed properties that feed bellies, but now he's happy to develop one that will feed young minds. Full Story

People in Business
Nicole Feliciano has joined the Dracut office of LAER Realty Partners. Feliciano joins LAER from TouchStone Partners, LLC with 11 years of industry experience. Full Story

Can you seek office ban on smelly food?
By Karla L. Miller The Washington Post Q: I am nine weeks pregnant, and morning sickness is at an all-time high. Full Story

Famous architect's first house gets a new lease on life
In 1960, when he was an unknown 31-year-old architect, Hugh Newell Jacobsen designed his first house on the edges of Cabin John Park in Bethesda, Maryland, a mid-century modern residence tucked Full Story

Vets trade helmets for hard hats
By Mary Hui The Washington Post For the better part of the past half-century, Vietnam veteran Bob Luckett has been working in the construction industry. Full Story

Rates dip slightly, still hovering near yearly lows
Mortgage rates seem to be stuck in a holding pattern as they hover near yearly lows. Full Story