Bain Capital buys 50 percent of company that donates shoes

Toms Shoes gives away a pair of shoes to a poor child for every pair purchased.


City Council votes to ban parking apps

The Boston City Council passed an ordinance aimed at the startup Haystack that prohibits the selling, leasing, or reserving of public ways.

A Staples truck delivered office supplies in San Diego last year.

Staples to shut 140 stores this year

The closings of are part of a plan to help the world’s largest office-supply chain respond to online competition.

Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

Bank of America in $17b settlement over mortgage crisis

The bank will pay $10 billion in cash and provide consumer relief valued at $7 billion, officials said.

Medicaid insurers prodding Mass. on funds

Companies that insure Medicaid patients are pressing the state to boost health payments for low-income residents.

Meat clerk Eric Cabral, Market Basket store No. 39, Nashua.

Matt Hogan

Anatomy of the Market Basket meltdown

Local CEOs, the former US secretary of labor, a MIT Sloan professor, and more offer their reflections on the company’s disastrous summer.


// What Filene’s site looks like as new office of Havas

The top four floors of the landmark Downtown Crossing building have been transformed into offices for the ad conglomerate.

Dani Horan lifted weights in Woburn.

Pro Grid League to test appeal of fitness competitions

The Boston Iron, one of eight charter member teams in the new league, starts its inaugural season Sunday.

Alex Romanowicz worked on a door in Cambridge on a street with many home construction projects under way.

Home remodeling rebounds as economy improves

The growing economy, rising home values, and low interest rates are giving homeowners the confidence and cash to spruce up.


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Market Basket in turmoil


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

Game Changers


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Massachusetts housing prices

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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.

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

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