New Hampshire man wins $10 million scratch ticket from Quincy liquor store

May 18, 2016

A New Hampshire man hit the jackpot on a $10 million scratch ticket.

Robert Hendrickson, of Hollis, is the second grand prize winner in the “$10,000,000 Big Money” instant game, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery.

According to the state lottery, Hendrickson, who purchased his winning ticket at Shop ‘N Save on Independence Avenue in Quincy, claimed his prize in the form of a one-time payment of $6,500,000. He said he plans to “pay off some bills and invest” with his winnings.

Elizabeth Warren: Federal expansion of overtime rules is ‘a big deal’

May 18, 2016

The federal government is about to give millions of people a raise, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren is fully on board.

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday night that the Department of Labor will change the rules around overtime pay , doubling the threshold for for time-and-a-half pay for salaried workers who put in more than 40 hours a week.

The nasty, multibillion-dollar general election campaign begins

May 16, 2016

The ugly, multibillion-dollar general election campaign is here.

The clash between Donald Trump and the forces supporting Hillary Clinton played out on Twitter and social media Tuesday, underscoring a certainty about the fall campaign -- nothing will be off limits.
In this case, it was Priorities USA Action, the well-funded super PAC supporting Clinton, which served as instigator to Trump's stream of insults for the former first couple.

Mitsubishi Motors president quitting amid fuel economy scandal

May 9, 2016

Top executives at Mitsubishi Motors are resigning, weeks after the company admitted it falsified fuel economy tests affecting hundreds of thousands of cars.

Mitsubishi (MSBHF) said last month it had fudged fuel efficiency tests in a scandal that has now spread to 13 models and goes back a quarter century. Investors have reacted by erasing roughly 32% of the company's stock value over the past month.

This apocalyptic asteroid's impact was bigger than one that killed dinosaurs

May 2, 2016

That asteroid which took out the dinosaurs all those years ago? That was nothing. Scientists say there was a bigger hunk of rock from space that whacked the Earth billions of years earlier.

And the damage from it? Apocalyptic.

"The impact would have triggered earthquakes orders of magnitude greater than terrestrial earthquakes. It would have caused huge tsunamis and would have made cliffs crumble," said Andrew Glikson, of the Australian National University (ANU) Planetary Institute.