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US futures up slightly overnight after Tuesday’s selloff

E-mini futures on the benchmark gauge were up about 1 percent early Wednesday.


Entrepreneurship in US hits new high, Babson study shows

Fourteen percent of Americans were involved with starting or running new businesses last year, according to the study.

Mass. health spending rises, led by Medicaid costs

The soaring costs of insuring the state’s poorest residents drove health care spending here up nearly 5 percent in 2014.


Friendly’s founder greets a new generation of entrepreneurs

ThriveHive, LovePop, and 10 additional startups pitched their ideas to more than 950 people at Techstars Boston demo day.

Google refines logo as it prepares to join Alphabet

The revised design has the same mix of colors, but features a new typeface called ‘‘Product Sans,’’ meant to resemble the simple printing in a grade-school book.

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Since Kerry Healey became its president, Babson College has been ranked at or near the top of Money magazine’s rankings of colleges in the country.

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After politics, Healey finds her higher calling at Babson

Kerry Healey is an interested spectator in the presidential race, even as she builds an impressive record as president of Babson College.

At least eight companies responded by Monday’s deadline to the federal government’s initial request to redevelop the Volpe transportation center in Kendall Square.

Volpe center project draws big-name developers

As many as 13 companies are seeking the right to redevelop a big site in Kendall Square.

Since 2009, Google cars have been in 16  mostly minor crashes, and in each case a human was at fault, the company says.

Driverless cars obey the law, humans don’t, Google says

Since 2009, Google cars have been in 16 mostly minor crashes, and in each case a human was at fault, the company says.

Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren said that what happened in 2008 is “still pretty fresh.”

Boston Fed chief says interest-rate hike will be gradual

Policy makers are trying to determine whether recent turmoil signals a long-term downturn or a temporary slip, Eric Rosengren said.

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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.

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//[1].jpg Slowing down? Not a chance

If age is just a number, the number 55 means you love traveling, might be downsizing, are transitioning in jobs, and you aren’t sleeping great. Don’t fret.

Longwood – A City Within a City

//[1]--90x90.jpg A first breath, and a last breath. In Longwood, that’s life

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