US hiring surge continues with 209,000 jobs added in July

The unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent from 6.1 percent as more Americans started looking for work.

MetroWest Medical Center, Beth Israel in talks

The potential alliance could deal a blow to MetroWest’s current academic partner Tufts Medical Center.

New way to prey on homeowners

The deals involve ‘‘force-placed insurance,’’ a type of backup property insurance meant to protect mortgage investors’ stake in uninsured properties.

Tesla and Panasonic to build US battery factory

The plant will produce batteries for Tesla’s all-electric vehicles, as well as modules designed for the stationary storage market.

Shirley Leung

// To understand Market Basket feud, head to Lowell

The old mill city, the cultural heart of the state’s Greek community, is where the Demoulas saga begins.

The managers at the Burlington store are dutifully reporting to work each day.

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Managers dividing time on picket lines, in stores

Market Basket has scheduled a job fair for Aug. 4 to 6, and among the positions advertised are store directors, or managers, and assistant directors.

Ann Berwick’s husband, Don, is a Democratic candidate for governor.

DPU chief crafts bill that aids son’s firm

Ann Berwick helped craft a solar energy bill from which her son’s solar development firm stood to benefit.

Berkshire Medical Center, which was the sole bidder for the defunct North Adams Regional Hospital, plans to close on the $4 million purchase in late August.

Judge approves sale of bankrupt North Adams hospital

Berkshire Medical Center plans to close on the $4 million purchase of North Adams Regional Hospital in late August.

PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell, shown at a Sam’s Club in 2011, will face many challenges in leading Target.

Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup

The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it named PepsiCo executive Brian Cornell to the top spot.


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Money & Markets

The stock is down more than 32 percent over the past year.

Market movers

Whole Foods plans major marketing push

Whole Foods Market posted quarterly sales shy of expectations and cut its annual sales forecast, deepening worries about the intensifying competition the grocer faces.

Ameresco’s energy-efficiency solutions include small renewable-energy plants and infrastructure upgrades.

Mass. movers

Ameresco stock surges as sales, profit rise

Revenue was $142.6 million, exceeding consensus estimate of $122.1 million. During the same quarter in 2013, the company posted a loss of 4 cents per share.

Market Basket in turmoil


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

Game Changers


The new publication highlights the entrepreneurs and the contributors who make the state a national leader in innovation.

Massachusetts housing prices

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Median sales prices have climbed above the 2005 peak in more than 60 Massachusetts communities. Compare the numbers for each Bay State city and town.

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