Mark Fishman (right), of Novartis, spoke with researcher Joseph Kelleher in the Novartis labs in Cambridge.

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Mark Fishman (right), of Novartis, spoke with researcher Joseph Kelleher in the Novartis labs in Cambridge.

Drug makers join the battle against aging

The pharmaceutical industry says the idea itself -- being able to extend healthy life with drugs -- is not that far off. By Karen Weintraub

Ben O’Sullivan-Pierce, owner of Fresh Start Construction in Belmont, said winter is usually a slow period, but now he has several home remodeling projects.

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Homeowners tap into equity as refinancing surges

A recent mini-refinancing boom is leading homeowners to pump extra cash into remodeling projects and other investments.

The city currently offers residents a free parking pass for every vehicle they own, despite a limited number of spots. Pictured: Cars parked on Rutland Square in Boston.

Boston vows to review process for parking permits

The review comes after the Globe found that more than 300 residences have five parking permits or more.

Talking Points

Five things you may have missed over the weekend from the world of business

The value of Euro slips further, Fisher-Price seeks out diversity for its advertising, and more news from over the weekend.

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Utilities mobilize thousands for storm repairs, but expect extended outages

Thousands of utility workers across Massachusetts have been mobilized for what electricity companies already assume will be widespread and perhaps prolonged power outages caused by the major snow blizzard now barreling toward the region

Uber, Lyft to cap high-demand price increases

The ride-hailing companies said multipliers would be capped because of Boston’s impending snow emergency.

Massachusetts gets another $13 million in home heating assistance

The new funds increase the state’s allotment from the feds by 10 percent.

Healey to sue Partners if judge rejects settlement

Attorney General Maura Healey said she’ll file an antitrust suit if a state judge rejects the pact Partners signed with Martha Coakley.

Massachusetts gas prices drop to $2.08 a gallon

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts dropped another seven cents last week, hitting $2.08, according to AAA of Southern New England.

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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.

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Market Basket in turmoil

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A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

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