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The age old question: Rent or buy?

It’s one of the most contentious topics among economists and financial writers, and there’s still no general agreement.

Where high-end condos rise, high-end appliances follow

A showroom featuring refrigerators costing as much as $14,000 and gas ranges that go for $7,000 is coming the Seaport.

To control health costs and quality, Dolores Mitchell challenged status quo

Dolores L. Mitchell is rare among government appointees; she has kept a high-ranking job under seven governors, Republican and Democratic.

Technology Shares Plunge in U.S. as Patience for Valuations Ebbs

The willingness of U.S. stock investors to abide price-earnings ratios stretching into three and four digits came under serious pressure Friday as the Nasdaq Composite Index fell to its lowest since October 2014.

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The Vertex building at 50 Northern Ave in Boston.

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FDA rejects Vertex’s application for expanded use of drug

The FDA rebuffed the company’s application to sell its first cystic fibrosis drug to a new subset of patients.

Kids on the swings at the Lawn on D.

MCCA job cuts focused on Lawn on D

David Gibbons has been running the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority for less than two months, and he’s already trimming millions from the agency’s budget.

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Where high-end condos rise, high-end appliances follow

A showroom featuring refrigerators costing as much as $14,000 and gas ranges that go for $7,000 is coming the Seaport.

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But the job gains were enough for the unemployment rate to fall to 4.9 percent from 5 percent.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray

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Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung

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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.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner

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Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.