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House bill aims to address state’s power shortfall

A sweeping bill aims to address high electricity prices and concerns about the regional grid’s reliability. By Jon Chesto

Boston goes toe-to-toe with Seattle off the gridiron

In addition to championship football, Boston and Seattle are players in the business world, known for their high-tech economies, tourism, and signature foods.

// Harvard Pilgrim negotiates discount on pricey hepatitis drug

Wellesley-based Harvard Pilgrim expects to save about $10 million on reimbursements to doctors who treat hepatitis C patients.

// Airlines add flights, private jets book extra orders for Super Bowl

The snowstorm played only a minor part in the increased flight activity because most travelers were planning to leave later in the week anyway.


// The Download: State Senator Karen Spilka

State Senator Karen Spilka has been a champion of the region’s innovation community. She shares her digital habits with The Download.

Mass. drivers see 76% hike in premium after big claim

The premium hike was the highest in the nation for drivers who were at fault in a costly accident, according to a study from an insurance website.

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Chamber to push for fewer limits on business, more public spending

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce disclosed its lobbying priorities for the upcoming year.

Harvard housing report says 2015 could be boom year for remodeling

The report showed that home remodelling spending is having a stronger recovery than the construction industry as a whole.

Hershey dips into meat market, buying Krave Jerky

Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup.

Alibaba adjusted profit tops estimates, revenue disappoints

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba’s Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones.


Dow has biggest two-day loss in a year

The Fed’s latest take on the economy put investors in the mood to sell, giving the Dow its biggest two-day loss in a year.

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Top Places to Work

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// Top Places to Work 2014

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

Living Longer, Living Better

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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.


Raising the roof and adding on to the house created an attractive open-concept living space.

home of the week

Cape-style home with dramatic great room

Once a cottage, this Cohasset home was transformed by raising the roof 12 feet to create a space where metal, wood, and light dramatically collide.

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//[1].jpg A sampling of what gets produced in New England every day

Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

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.