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Steward Health Care was founded in 2010 to take over struggling hospitals formerly run by the Archdiocese of Boston, including St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

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Steward Health Care posts first-ever profit in 2015

The for-profit hospital operator, which took over former Catholic hospitals in 2010, has struggled financially.

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Moderately priced neighborhood housing can be a tough sell to investors who can get quick profits on downtown Boston condos.

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The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston has set aside $15 million over three years to encourage more small loans to businesses.

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