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This Week's Circulars

HAMILTON — A South Hamilton company's fishing vessel suffered disabling mechanical problems on Wednesday and had to be towed 60 nautical miles over 19 hours by the Coast Guard before making it into Gloucester on Thursday under its own power.

PEABODY — The coronavirus continues taking a toll on area businesses, with Boston Sports Club, which owns the Latitude chain of gyms, being the latest to shut its doors, laying off hundreds of employees and leaving thousands of members searching for a new place to work out.

WASHINGTON — U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far, the government said Friday in one of the last major economic reports before Election Day.

Alfresco dining has become an important part of the restaurant industry in Massachusetts, having "dramatically increased" when state government prohibited indoor dining to slow the spread of the coronavirus, analysts at the Federal Reserve Bank said.

BOSTON — Pints of cherry tomatoes grown in Beverly, hundreds of pounds of salmon and haddock from a Boston pier, jars of curries and chutneys prepared by a Newton retailer, and communications support for local farms and fisheries are among the kaleidoscope of options up for sale on a new sta…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Big Tech CEOs — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Apple’s Tim Cook — will answer for their companies’ practices before Congress at a hearing Wednesday by the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust.


PEABODY — Employees could be seen wheeling mannequins on carts through the cavernous Northshore Mall Wednesday morning about an hour before it reopened to customers at 11 a.m.

BOSTON — Utilities are giving energy consumers a break on their outstanding electric and natural gas bills in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Freezers have been selling out all across the North Shore and Cape Ann in the wake of Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement of a state of emergency because of spread of the novel coronavirus.