Innovation Economy

In Somerville, shuttered factory now a hub of innovation

Employees  at Keystone Tower Systems worked on a piece of a wind turbine at Greentown Labs in Somerville.

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The Ames Business Park is not only fully occupied, it has also become the entrepreneurial epicenter of the city.

Dr. David C. Page graduated from Harvard Medical School and has spent his career in research.

Seven things you should know about Dr. David C. Page

Dr. Page, 58, joined the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge 30 years ago and never left.

Nearly one-third of Alibaba’s gross merchandise volume comes from mobile transactions.

Alibaba shows some muscle in earnings

The Alibaba Group is likely to continue to stoke interest in its hotly anticipated market debut.

Common courtesy in recline on airplanes

The price you pay for anything should also come with a conscience on using the space, service or product.

Richard Bolles’s “What Color Is Your Parachute?” is a classic of its genre — and a perennial best-seller.

For career guide, 42 years of soft landings

Richard Bolles’s “What Color Is Your Parachute?” is a classic of its genre — and a perennial best-seller.

The lack of homes for sale has been the one negative in an otherwise favorable housing market.

Tight housing market expected to let up in fall

Real estate specialists say the tight inventories should ease in fall as more sellers list their homes.

Consumer Alert

Phone carriers migrating from copper to fiber optic lines

It shouldn’t cost more to make the switch.

Product Reviews

Counters that take abuse and still look good

Consumer Reports stained, sliced, scratched, scorched, and nicked 14 materials and found huge differences.

Etiquette at work

Respecting cultural norms part of being a good guest

When entering a different culture, knowwhat the standards are, respect them, and be ready to reflect those standards.

Shaun Arsenault said he relishes working with unusual vehicles.

On the Job

Auto glass installer repairs life’s nicks, cracks

Shaun Arsenault is the proprietor of Titan Auto Glass in Woburn.

Job Doc

Don’t undersell volunteer experience on a resume

You are not destined to become “just a long-term volunteer” unless you choose that as your path.


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Data desk

// Latest from the data team

The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

Shirley Leung

Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

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

Sortable table

// Median prices by town

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.

Diversity Boston

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A look at how urban farming is taking root, books about diversity for children and teens, a conversation about Boston’s health disparities, and more.

Top Places to Work


// 2013 Top Places to Work rankings

The Globe’s annual survey of Massachusetts companies ranks the top largest, large, medium, and small employers in the state.

Globe Investigations

Special section

// Recent investigative reports

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