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Construction firm gains ground in top court ruling

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Gilbane Building Co. wasn’t wholly responsible for an error in the plans for a mental hospital that cost a subcontractor $5 million.

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Tavenner to lead national health insurance lobby

It may seem odd that Marilyn Tavenner, formerly a top health care official in the Obama administration, began a new job last week leading a big lobbying group for the national health insurance industry. Tavenner, after all, was responsible for pushing the president’s big health care law, which insurance companies did not exactly embrace.

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Browsing for something new

Does the world really need another Web browser? Icelandic software engineer Jon von Tetzchner thinks so, and he’s moved to Gloucester to build it.

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With Sway, boring slideshows made easy

Microsoft has come up with a successor to PowerPoint that makes it even easier to create boring corporate presentations.

Boston Harbor Cruises named top small business

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce announced on Wednesday its 2015 Small Business of the Year Awards, with Boston Harbor Cruises taking the top honor.

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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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Away from politics, Kerry Healey raising Babson’s profile

The former GOP gubernatorial candidate is churning out the next generation of entrepreneurs at the business-focused campus.

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

A who’s who of major real estate developers are lining up for one of the biggest development opportunities in Greater Boston.

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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Love your workplace? These companies keep their employees happy and motivated.

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

Living Longer, Living Better

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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

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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.