Zika, Lyme fears fueling in crease in spraying

Fears of Zika virus, Lyme disease and other insect-borne illnesses are prompting more people to treat their yards for the flying and crawling pests, creating a boon for the pest-control industry. Full Story
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Yahoo agrees on sale price: $4.8B

Verizon pays cash to acquire web businesses

Verizon Communications agreed buy Yahoo Inc.'s web assets for $4.8 billion, ending the company's two-decade run as an independent business that took it from Stanford University startup at the dawn of the internet age Full Story

CMO of Steward Health Care plans to retire
AYER -- Chief Medical Officer of the Steward Health Care System, Dr. Justine Carr, recently announced her retirement. Full Story

Get your computer in shape for summer
Summer brings some interesting computer issues to consider. A computer that is too hot can fail. Components in the computer have tolerances that may be exceeded in high temperatures. Full Story

Mass. gas prices drop 2 cents per gallon
BOSTON (AP) -- Gas prices in Massachusetts continue to drop and are now at their lowest level for this time of year since 2004. Full Story

Heritage Properties unveils shared office space in downtown Lowell
LOWELL -- It could be used to accommodate an after-hours hobby that may someday be a viable business. Full Story

Local oral surgeon elected treasurer at Dental Society
Dr. Thomas Trowbridge, of North Andover, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lowell, was recently elected treasurer of the Massachusetts Dental Society. Full Story

Coldwell Banker acquires Hammond Real Estate

BOSTON -- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England said last week that it has acquired the assets of Hammond Residential Real Estate Group, LLC, in Chestnut Hill. Full Story