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Blue Laws Hurting Retailers or Saving Thanksgiving in Mass?

Thanksgiving is on the endangered holiday list. It’s been steamrolled by Halloween, and now it’s merely a day of carbo-loading for a glitzier American affair—Black Friday. But leftover Puritan era laws might save the fading Puritan era holiday. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Supermarket Bagging Turnstiles Turn Away Jobs

We’ve seen high technology replace jobs at grocery stores with self-checkouts. But now low technology is eating them too. This is why my sister doesn’t have summer work: Her local Hannaford supermarket replaced human baggers with these Wal-Martesque bagging turnstiles. What was often … Continue reading

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