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Leaving buoyant with a bouffant

You’re never too old to want to look beautiful. Ask hair salon director Bernice Cunningham at Brooksby Village in Peabody.

US stocks hit by health care woes but avoid bigger losses

US stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

Less than half of all doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin have been taking safety training courses.

Insuring victory

Olympic athlethes strive their whole lives to win a medal. But if they lose or damage their prize they’re stuck just like the rest of us, filling out an insurance claim form.

Consumer Reports

Can you trust your mechanic?

The increasing longevity and reliability of today’s cars, coupled with longer maintenance intervals, are squeezing profits of dealers and independent mechanics alike.

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Firm joins with iconic brewer to become a big player in craft beer business

The Boston area’s fastest-growing beer acquirer isn’t Harpoon or Boston Beer. It’s a private equity firm in Waltham.

Shirley Leung

// For women, a disappointing election season

If Hillary Clinton were playing the woman’s card the way Donald Trump thinks she is, this election would be very different.



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