Reporter’s Notebook

‘Shark Tank’-style contest for nonprofits stirs furor

A Boston venture capitalist’s plan for a “Shark Tank”-style competition for nonprofits has stirred enthusiasm and indignation.

Susan Rodolfi, who has missed more than five years of mortgage payments, is still living in her home in Miami.

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Homeowners facing foreclosure may instead be home free

In a number of cases, lenders may never be able to seize the homes because the state statutes of limitations have been exceeded.

US firms spending more on research

US companies are again putting money where their competitive advantage lies: in uncovering the products that will one day change how you work and play.

Talking points

Five things you may have missed over the weekend from the world of business

Business group boosts its forecast for the US economy, GitHub battling to keep site running amid attacks, and more news from the weekend.

Monday’s business agenda

Lawrence Summers, gas prices, and more notable events and things to know.

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Massachusetts solar projects, growing quickly, could soon reach a limit

Although construction on current projects will continue, future solar panel installation projects are imperiled by a fast-approaching cap in National Grid’s service territory, solar energy advocates say.

Lincoln Continental, the car of popes and presidents, is returning

Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an invasion of newer luxury cars from Europe and Asia.

Dunkin’ Donuts shifting to cage-free eggs

Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to transition to all cage-free eggs worldwide.

McDonald’s to test all-day breakfast

McDonald’s is going to start testing an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month.

Massachusetts gas prices unchanged

Gas prices remained well below last year’s average.

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As a Randolph woman prepares to go home for the final time, a young couple experiences the other end of the life cycle.

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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Market Basket in turmoil


A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

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