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Did Steve Jobs lower your salary?

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Minimum wage hike: Why what happens in Connecticut may not stay in Connecticut

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How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

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Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

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  • Police: Human remains found behind Oak Street Mall

    Police: Human remains found behind Oak Street Mall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:45:23 GMT
    A man out looking for his dog Wednesday night reported finding human remains in the area north of Slumberland in the Oak Street Mall, 5009 Oak. Lt. Dina Dreyer said the remains have been identified as a male, but no name will be released until a positive identification is made.
    A man out looking for his dog Wednesday night reported finding human remains in the area north of Slumberland in the Oak Street Mall, 5009 Oak. Lt. Dina Dreyer said the remains have been identified as a male, but no name will be released until a positive identification is made.
  • Quincy city officials admit error on firefighter contract vote

    Quincy city officials admit error on firefighter contract vote

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:31:55 GMT
    A one-year contract with the bargaining unit representing Quincy firefighters is in jeopardy because it was not ratified Monday night as city officials believed.
    A one-year contract with the bargaining unit representing Quincy firefighters is in jeopardy because it was not ratified Monday night as city officials believed.
  • Quincy 2014-15 school calendar's early Wednesday release plan draws skepticism

    Quincy 2014-15 school calendar's early Wednesday release plan draws skepticism

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:53:10 GMT
    The Quincy School Board has tentatively adopted a school calendar for the 2014-15 academic year, but a proposed change could get tossed out. A newly formed Calendar Committee comprising school administrators and teachers...
    The Quincy School Board has tentatively adopted a school calendar for the 2014-15 academic year, but a proposed change could get tossed out. A newly formed Calendar Committee comprising school administrators and teachers...
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