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The popular Japanese coffee roaster is planning to open a new store in downtown Boston.

The Apple Watch debuted with a sapphire screen from GT. That business relationship frayed. GT has agreed to repay Apple $439m. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/Files

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Market Basket grows stores and jobs, starting Sunday in Revere

After an embattled summer, the grocery chain will add more than 1,000 new jobs in a five-store expansion.

Partners HealthCare leader to step down

Gary Gottlieb will leave the health care giant in 2015 to become the chief executive of Partners in Health.

Eastern Bank expands into N.H. with Centrix deal

Eastern Bank has completed its $134 million acquisition of New Hampshire-based Centrix Bank & Trust.

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