Why do female CEOs get fired more often than male ones?
The reason female CEOs get fired more often may lie in a term you’ve never heard: The Glass Cliff.
Wonder Woman’s secret history and surprising lessons
Jill Lepore, Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, on her new book, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman.”
Online shopping yields different prices, results, says Northeastern study
New research found that major travel websites and general merchandiser are testing price steering and discrimination in small doses.
Four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings of 31 unarmed civilians
A federal jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted four Blackwater Worldwide guards in the shooting of 14 unarmed Iraqis, seven years after the American security contractors fired machine guns and grenades into a Baghdad traffic circle in one of the most ignominious chapters of the Iraq war.
Here come the pay phones
This is no ordinary shopping spree. This is research into a quartet of digital wallets that transmit financial data to retail credit-card terminals.
‘Alice’ stumbles on the way to Wonderland
Thanks to a knockout performance by Leigh Barrett as Alice’s mother and the Queen of Hearts, the Wheelock Family Theatre’s production nearly hits its mark.
Attack on Parliament and the fatal shooting of a soldier stun Ottawa
The heart of Canada’s capital was thrown into panic and placed in lockdown Wednesday after a gunman armed with a rifle or shotgun fatally wounded a corporal guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier the National War Memorial, entered the nearby Parliament building, and fired multiple times before he was shot and killed.
Flex Pharma developing treatments for muscle cramps in elite athletes and disrupted sleepers
An eight-month-old Boston startup, Flex Pharma Inc., is hard at work studying muscle contractions on everyone from weekend athletes to people bedeviled by nocturnal spasms. Its goal is to develop treatments for a painful condition for which there are no clinically proven products.
IBM chief Virginia Rometty stresses cybersecurity, cloud computing in Boston speech
Virginia Rometty, the chief executive of International Business Machines, spoke Wednesday to a crowded gathering of Boston business figures about the growing importance of cyber security and cloud computing for every industry.
Deal completed, Tufts, Lowell General look to expand
Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital are seeking additional health care organizations to expand their new network.
N.H. special education school faces abuse allegations
Two families filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a highly regarded residential and day school for special education students in New Hampshire, alleging that several staff members verbally or physically abused their children.
Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains — not phones
AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from nonphone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars.
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
DETROIT — The US government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.
‘Thrown’ by Kerry Howley
Howley’s book is a fresh, funny, and highly cerebral treatise on the philosophical merits of cage fighting.
Solar energy discounts become employee perk
NEW YORK — Expanding the notion of corporate benefits beyond discounted health club memberships and low insurance rates, a group of major companies is set to offer employees access to cheaper solar systems for the home.
‘Silicon Beach’ brings tech boom to Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built ‘‘Silicon Beach.’’
Groups rally for ballot questions on casino repeal, sick time
Clergy, academics and others gathered at Harvard in support of the ballot questions.
Maura Healey for attorney general
Her competitive drive is tempered by a deep understanding of complex and high-stakes issues.
Birkin: the smell of luxury?
A small number of the leather handbags sold within the last year have revealed a not so odor-able problem: a pungent stench.
Inspector: ‘Serious lapse’ at Secret Service
A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers OK fighters for Syria
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Lawmakers in Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State militants in the key border town of Kobani, providing much-needed boots on the ground.