BOSTON -- After losing big at the ballot box, automakers are suing to overturn a voter-approved referendum updating the state’s “right to repair” law.

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Thirteen years working as an executive director for a Brazilian jazz festival primed Solange Costa for buying a business in the middle of a pandemic. 

LAWRENCE — Lawrence General Hospital is working with a forensic firm to learn more about a “data security incident” on Sept. 19, a hospital spokesperson said in a statement.

Editor’s Note: Owing to the COVID-19 situation, many events have been postponed or rescheduled, which has been noted where possible. It is recommended that potential attendees contact the event hosts directly to determine if the event will take place. In addition, many organizations have bee…

Care Dimensions HomeMD expands service area in Merrimack Valley

Editor’s Note: Owing to the COVID-19 situation, many events have been postponed or rescheduled, which has been noted where possible. It is recommended that potential attendees contact the event hosts directly to determine if the event will take place. In addition, many organizations have bee…

Editor’s Note: Owing to the COVID-19 situation, many events have been postponed or rescheduled, which has been noted where possible. It is recommended that potential attendees contact the event hosts directly to determine if the event will take place. In addition, many organizations have bee…

Anyone can make a gin and tonic or a Tito’s and soda at home. 

Editor’s Note: Owing to the COVID-19 situation, many events have been postponed or rescheduled, which has been noted where possible. It is recommended that potential attendees contact the event hosts directly to determine if the event will take place. In addition, many organizations have bee…

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BOSTON — Hundreds of thousands of self-employed people who've lost work amid the COVID-19 outbreak filed requests last week for new federally backed unemployment benefits.

In the last article, I talked about how a husband can improve his wife’s standard of living and retirement security in the event that he dies first by delaying the age he begins collecting his Social Security benefits. Now, let’s explore some of the key issues that surround the decision of w…

One of the most powerful politicians in the state dropped by the Lanam Club in Andover earlier this month as keynote speaker for the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual state representatives luncheon.

Taxes take a big bite out of investment earnings. An important goal of successful investing, therefore, is maximizing after-tax returns. This involves both assembling the correct mix of assets and placing them in the right types of accounts. Since different investments and different types of…

In our last article, we talked about how the increase in life expectancy presents a significant financial challenge for most retirees. In simple terms, the longer we expect to live, the more money it will cost to fund our retirement. The evidence suggests that most Americans are not are prep…

Portfolio rebalancing is an effective risk control strategy that should occupy a leading role in the management of every investor’s portfolio. Large institutional investors such as university endowments religiously rebalance their portfolios to bring allocations back in line with their origi…

In a recent article, I introduced the fields of classical and behavioral economics and finance. Classical finance assumes people make financial decisions in computer-like fashion — rationally and unemotionally. Behavioral finance which combines the study of economics and psychology argues th…

Underpinning the field of traditional finance is the assumption that people, when faced with financial decisions, act like computers. They weigh all the available information, calculate the option that maximizes their interests and unemotionally implement their decision.

Last week we talked about behavioral finance. This relatively new field has been attracting the attention of mainstream investors over the last 20 years. Behavioral finance is the area of economics that studies how the financial decisions we make are influenced by factors beyond a purely log…

Faced with no raises, increased health care costs and loss of vacation time and pensions, unionized Stop & Shop workers walked off the job early Thursday afternoon forcing the grocery stores to close.

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For Danny Azzarello, nothing beats hearing the sound of an egg cracking as you walk downstairs in the morning for breakfast. He loves it so much, he decided to base his restaurant off it, allowing each of his customers to hear the sound as they walk through the doors for a bite to eat.

Reading Cooperative Bank recently announced a grant of $20,000 to Andover Senior Community Friends (ASCF) to help renovate the Andover Senior Center. The newly designed cafe in the Center will be named the Reading Cooperative Bank Café.

The decision to retire is life-changing. As exciting as it is to start a new chapter, this decision also involves making difficult tradeoffs, some of which are irreversible and have uncertain consequences. It’s understandable that for many people, the process is fraught with emotion and anxi…

Achieve TMS East, Massachusetts’ largest provider of deep TMS therapy for the treatment of depression and OCD, is opening an office in Dundee Park and the public is welcome to the open house.

Helping your children pay for college is one of the biggest and most important challenges that you will face. Currently, a four-year education (tuition, fees, room and board, supplies and personal expenses) can range from almost $100,000 at a public college to over $230,000 at some of the mo…

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During the last shopping weekend before Christmas, local businesses and restaurants in Andover earned about $140,000 from a weekend shopping promotion, according to a press release from town officials.

Investors, especially retirees, often use their portfolios to generate income. With bond yields and interest rates on CDs and money markets at record lows, these investors are searching for alternatives to meet their income objectives. Spurred by the headlines in some of the popular consumer…

After a four-month closure that included converting its gas service to electricity, McDonald's on North Main Street finally reopened last week and nobody is more thrilled than owner Carissa Haley.

Investing your savings to achieve your retirement goals may seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be. A well-designed portfolio is an important element for achieving a secure retirement. Although this portfolio will be different for each of you depending upon your individual circumst…

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