Market Basket board stands ready to meet

Negotiators were said to be finalizing details for the sale of the company.

Mass. home sales fell, prices rose in July

A lack of properties continued to hamper the local housing market.

American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

Both companies are pulling flight listings since they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract.

US stocks gain; S&P 500 holds at 2,000 points

The reports showed the biggest jump ever in durable-goods orders and gain in consumer confidence, the highest since 2007.

US economy shows renewed strength

Recent data suggests that there is a strong demand for airplanes, machinery and other manufactured items by businesses.

The Rathskeller Suite at the Hotel Commonwealth will cost guests $500 to $900 a night. A keyboard used in the original Rathskeller, also called The Rat, is on display in the hotel suite.

Photos by Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel opens Rat suite in honor of former Kenmore Square punk club

The Rat, the late legendary punk club in Kenmore Square, was known for its filth: sticky floors, broken toilets, broken glass, and, yes, the occasional rat.

// Government seeks proposals for Kendall Square complex

The General Services Administration, which manages the government’s real estate, wants to re-imagine the Volpe complex.

Shirley Leung

Who is Jack Connors backing in the governor’s race?

Connors has been a big giver to Democrats, but there are signs he may back Republican Charlie Baker.

A rendering of the new offices for Partners HealthCare proposed for Assembly Square in Somerville.

Partners HealthCare developing offices in Somerville

The company has agreed to pay Somerville more than $1 million a year when it moves to the new offices.

// FDA considers smokeless tobacco

It is the first time the Food and Drug Administration has sought input on a modified risk tobacco product application.


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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


The new publication highlights the entrepreneurs and the contributors who make the state a national leader in innovation.

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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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.

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// 2013 Top Places to Work rankings

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