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WPI team seeks to help robot get its sea legs

The US Navy is investing in robots that can find and fight fires on war vessels at sea, and is funding researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to build software that can power such machines.

One more problem for Martin Shkreli: Wu-Tang artist sues

Martin Shkreli, charged with securities fraud and brought before the “imbeciles” of Congress for jacking up the price of life-saving drugs, now has another problem on his hands.

Oil falls again, and so do stocks

Energy companies led the decline as the price of US crude oil sank nearly 6 percent to $27.94 a barrel.

When selling kitchens, a chef can help

Appliance retailers are using cooking classes and demonstrations to make their showrooms interactive — and to increase sales.

Shirley Leung

See, the MBTA cares: Agency eyes new apps, mobile payment

David Block-Schachter is returning in a new job using technology to improve customer service.

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In the ad campaign ‘Time Is Precious,” the Biotechnology Innovation Organization showcases the value of cutting-edge treatments.


Drug makers seek to blunt criticism of price hikes

Two industry groups launched advertising that highlights how their breakthroughs can improve or safe lives.

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// Drug industry’s image problem isn’t just about Martin Shkreli

Rising prices are a problem for every drug maker. Blaming a few outliers fails to tell the whole story.


// R.I. still hopes to reap benefits from GE relocation process

The fact that Providence was competitive with Boston could help the state’s governor when she tries to persuade other companies to come.


// Harvard Medical School students decry lack of faculty diversity

A petition signed by more than 300 students calls for president Drew Faust to hire a dean committed to diversity.