Get ready for spring -- and The Taste of Nashoba!

As I type this we are in the middle of another winter storm. For those of us that have been to the Taste of Nashoba before, we know that a little bit of snow can't keep us away -- some may recall four years ago, when we had a major winter storm the day of the Taste and still the event was packed. Full Story
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FDA begins push to cut addictive nicotine in cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed to help smokers quit and prevent future generations from getting hooked. Full Story

Toys R Us demise to have impact from toy makers to landlords
NEW YORK (AP) -- The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. Full Story

Dropbox reins valuation goal
Silicon Valley darling Dropbox is aiming to go public at a valuation well below the $10 billion it clocked in its last private funding round, despite posting healthy revenue growth and turning cash-flow positive in Full Story

McDonald's tech updates have workers jumping ship
For Dudley Dickerson, the mobile-app orders were the last straw. McDonald's has been updating with new technology, delivery, a revamped menu and curbside pickup. Full Story

Behind the Broadcom deal block: Rising telecom tensions

NEW YORK (AP) - Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile bid for U.S. chip maker Qualcomm lies a new global struggle for influence over next-generation communications technology - and fears that whoever takes the lead could exploit that advantage for economic gain, theft and espionage. Full Story

Bids to curb health care costs offer little more than talk

WASHINGTON (AP) - It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums. But Congress' effort to stabilize the nation's insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by  Full Story

China shrinks steel industry slowly, drawing Western ire

BEIJING (AP) - China's steel mills, a target of U.S. President Donald Trump's ire, are their industry's 800-pound gorilla: They supply half of world output, so every move they make has a global impact. Full Story