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Alex and Ani sees its charm wearing thin

The R.I. jewelry retailer has expanded rapidly, but acrimonious executive exits and a party incident have hurt its New Age vibe.

Venture capital trade group loses its high-profile leader

C.A. Webb, who has grown the ranks and influence of the New England Venture Capital Association since becoming its executive director in 2012, will leave the group next week to start a venture capital firm.

Charlie Baker will build the Green Line but on his terms

aEven in the face of stomach-churning runaway costs, Charlie Baker is going to find a way to get the Green Line extension done.

A look at Macy’s outlet stores

Macy’s has an answer to T.J. Maxx and other stores that sell deeply discounted designer brands.

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“We really think of ourselves as a next-generation biopharma company,” said Daphne Zohar (above), founder and chief executive of PureTech Health.

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PureTech’s long view on biopharma

Having hatched a dozen companies, PureTech is betting big with a hybrid model more common across the Atlantic.

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As ad blockers rise, will the Web business model fall?

With ad blockers limited to a savvy few, there was nothing to fear. Until now.

Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams.

Virginia gunman used social media to chronicle attack

Vester Flanagan, a former news anchor who had worked with the victims at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, filmed himself as he approached the victims.

Sharply volatile market tests investors

American investors are facing their first major test of buy-and-hold advice since the financial crisis.

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Top Places to Work

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

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/bike-big.jpg Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Living Longer, Living Better

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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

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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.