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Yankee Candle Company Sold

Yankee Candle Company Sold

Yankee Candle has been sold.  The consumer company Jarden is buying the South Deerfield based candle company for $1.75 billion.  Jarden is best known for brands such as Crock-Pot and Mr. Coffee.  Yankee Candle’s President and CEO Harlan Kent says the buyout gives the company the resources and scale to strengthen its existing product development and distribution capabilities.  The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

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A look back at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Robbery Suspect of Deerfield Farm Stand Identified

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who possibly robbed the Kolakoski Farm Stand on Routes 5 and 10 Wednesday.

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MGM Looking For Minority and Women Owned Casino Contractors

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Today, MGM officials will hold the second of a two-day open house at the company's State Street offices for prospective contractors. Union construction companies which are female or minority-owned are being encouraged to attend.

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Holyoke State Representative Sponsors Bill To Ban Necrophilia

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Holyoke State Representative Aaron Vega has filed a bill to outlaw the practice of necrophilia in the Bay State. There is currently no law banning sex with the dead.