News of the Globe’s intention to charge for Boston.com came a day after News Corp. [NWS] Chairman Rupert Murdoch announced his company would start charging for content at all of its news Web sites, including the New York Post, The Times of London and The Sun, a popular British tabloid. News Corp. already charges for some access to The Wall Street Journal’s Web site.
From the front, Ryan & Wood Inc. Distilleries headquarters looks like a regular strip-mall office. But the building drops down a slope at its rear, creating a warehouse-like space three stories high. It’s there that the two men and still operator Jim Cook work amid pallets of grain and other raw materials, tanks of vodka and barrels of rum and whiskey spirits stacked to the ceiling.
Actively mulling bids for the newspaper, according to these people, are Stephen Pagliuca, a private equity executive and Celtics co-owner; Jack Connors, co founder of a major advertising firm and chairman of Partners HealthCare; and Stephen Taylor, a former Globe executive and member of the family that sold the Globe to the New York Times Co. in 1993.
WASHINGTON – Rates on 30-year mortgages inched downward this week, remaining below 5 percent for the 10th-consecutive week and just above record lows.
General Motors Corp. said it wants to eliminate about 40 percent of its nearly 6,000 dealerships nationwide by the end of next year, a day after Chrysler LLC unveiled plans to close almost 800 new-car outlets.