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Cops Caught Vandalizing Boss' House

AP | Posted 01.04.2013 | Weird News

NEWTON, Mass. -- Massachusetts police responding to reports of teenagers tossing eggs at a house last month got quite a surprise when they tracked dow...

WATCH: Hottest Elderly Church Calendar Ever

Posted 12.07.2011 | Comedy

It's not always easy to come up with a catchy fundraiser idea, especially when you're a church, but the fellas over at First Parish Unitarian Universa...

Obama's Uncle Arrested

Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

Onyango Obama, President Obama's uncle, was arrested on August 24 in Massachusetts for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, CBS News repo...

Giant Snow Pile Near Boston Won't Go Away

AP/ MetroWest Daily News | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- As temperatures in the Boston area soar into the 90s, a frigid reminder of the region's long winter clings to life in a Framingha...

Holiday sales push stocks to higher

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ADAM HUNGER/APIn this Dec. 26, 2009 file photo, Delores Simmons, of Dorchester Mass., stands next to her cart after shopping in Framingham, Mass. ...

PC shipments gain in 3Q, a good sign for holidays

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SEATTLE — Worldwide shipments of personal computers edged back up in the third quarter, according to industry researchers, a promising sign for the industry as it heads into the holiday shopping season.

Last year's holiday quarter was the worst in about six years, and PC shipments declined in the first half of 2009 as the recession inhibited spending by consumers and businesses.

On Wednesday, however, analysts at IDC said PC shipments from July through September rose 2.3 percent from the same period of last year, as consumers kept buying the low-cost laptops and tiny netbooks that have been the bright spot in the industry.

The Framingham, Mass.-based research group said it had expected shipments to fall nearly 3 percent. A robust back-to-school shopping season and ahead-of-schedule government spending in China and Taiwan helped drive the surprise results.

IDC said such growth just ahead of the Oct. 22 launch of Microsoft Corp.'s new PC operating system, Windows 7, bodes well for the fourth quarter and next year. The researchers expect to see more businesses replacing aging PCs in the middle of next year.