• Boston prepared - 08/21/2014 01:15 PM EDT
    Report: Median house prices rise in Montgomery County

    05/15/2014 06:06 PM EDT
    NORRISTOWN - Data presented by the Montgomery County Planning Commission shows the median price of homes in the county increased in 2013. 
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    Live chat tonight: What kind of boss do you have?
    05/15/2014 06:00 PM EDT - May is designated as National Military Appreciation Month. Did you ever wonder how military styles of leadership can translate into today's work environment? Full Story

    Town counsel states proposed subdivision violates state law

    AYER -- Selectmen have acted on a legal opinion from town counsel claiming that a plan to develop acres of private land into a 34-lot subdivision off of Pleasant Street is in violation of state law. Full Story
    School admin. to stay put for now

    HARVARD -- Options for the potential relocation of Harvard's school administration have dwindled over the past few months, leaving staff anchored in the Bromfield House for the moment. Full Story
    Popsicles with the Principals Friday

    Meet Varnum Brook Elementary School's newest administrators
    PEPPERELL-- Varnum Brook Elementary School will welcome two new administrators this fall, Principal Tara Hanley and Assistant Principal Jill Jarvis. Full Story
    US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.10 percent

    08/21/2014 06:27 PM EDT
    Average U.S. rates on long-term fixed mortgages declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low. 
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    Study: Wealth gap widened in the last decade
    08/21/2014 05:50 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer. Full Story

    Home Depot says Menear will become CEO on Nov. 1
    08/21/2014 05:59 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that Craig Menear, the president of its U.S. retail operations, will become president and CEO of the company Nov. Full Story

    Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion
    08/21/2014 05:09 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales. Full Story

    Deals only a click away for back-to-school season
    08/21/2014 01:58 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. Full Story

    Airline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel
    08/21/2014 05:39 PM EDT - A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. Full Story

    Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few
    08/21/2014 05:38 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. Full Story

    Ex-judge must say she's sorry, just not in cuffs

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption has been spared the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs. Full Story
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    US inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal

    HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island. Full Story