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EMC-Dell talks reflect a data storage industry in flux

Demand for the “big iron” data-storage systems that made EMC’s fortune has fallen in recent years.

Gross sues Pimco, says ouster profit-driven

The cofounder of Pacific Investment Management Co. accused the bond giant of pushing him out in order to divvy up his 20 percent share of the profit pool.

Inside the Fed’s interest-rate decision

Worries that inflation would continue to lag because of weaker economic growth abroad, particularly in China, helped nudge members of the Federal Reserve to postpone dialing back on their stimulus campaign last month, according to the official summary of the meeting released by the central bank on Thursday.


Sony executive sees broad hacking threat

“There’s no question in my mind that we’re all equally vulnerable,” Michael Lynton said Thursday at a HUBweek event.

Shirley Leung

Wegmans’ success shows it has arrived

What distinguishes Wegmans is the size of the stores — typically 100,000 to 135,000 square feet — and the tremendous sales.

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Carol Meyrowitz for nine years led the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods, during which time sales soared 67 percent.

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/2013 File

TJX CEO Carol Meyrowitz is exiting in style

Meyrowitz, 61, will become executive chairman of TJX Cos., and Ernie Herrman will succeed her as chief executive on Jan. 31.

Bruce Schneier  video-chatted with Edward Snowden  during a January symposium on privacy at the Harvard Science Center in Cambridge.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Data privacy? It’s mostly gone, but that can change

Just about everything we do these days is under some form of electronic surveillance.

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Davio’s owner celebrates three decades

Not many young people achieve their childhood dream by the time they’re 24, and not many restaurateurs can keep their establishments in business over three decades.

Components for General Electric’s LED light bulbs were tested at the GE lighting group’s current headquarters in East Cleveland, Ohio.

Major General Electric unit planning move to Greater Boston

The industrial giant still needs to figure out where the new division will be based, and how many people it wants to move here.

Hopkinton-based EMC Corp., which once held merger discussions with Hewlett-Packard, is now reportedly discussing a purchase by Dell.

Dell said to be in talks to acquire EMC

The possibility of an EMC merger would worry many in Massachusetts, where EMC employs about 9,500 people.



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Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

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