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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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Consumers can sue Target over data breach

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A judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue the retailer over the 2013 data breach.

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Police: 5-year-old boy found dead wasn’t abducted

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New York police investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy say a caretaker's initial report that he was abducted from an Albany-area home is false.

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Northampton Vote on Project Grant Delayed

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Northampton's city council has delayed a vote on a CPA grant for a nonprofit to redevelop the former Northampton Lumber site

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Missing Orange Woman Found Dead

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A missing Franklin County woman has been found dead in the Millers River