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Fidelity e-mails customers to soothe nerves after volatile week

Fidelity Investments sent out a missive Friday aimed at soothing high-net-worth clients as a highly volatile week in the markets neared a close.

Baxalta said to be in talks to buy Ariad; stock rises 35 percent

Discussions with the developer of leukemia and lung-cancer treatments continue and there is no certainty a deal will be reached.

FDA approves Marlborough company’s epilepsy drug

An epilepsy tablet made by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals won US approval Friday to be sold as a primary therapy.

Ashley Madison chief steps down in wake of hacking

The departure comes in the wake of a massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

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Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian and former chief executive Giovanni Feroce presided over a period of tremendous growth. The company now has 46 stores, including one on Newbury Street (above). Rafaelian’s real estate holdings include Belcourt Castle in Newport.

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Alex and Ani hurt by executive exits, party incident

Behind the New Age marketing and rapid expansion, the jewelry retailer has struggled with some decidedly negative vibes.

FDA approves new Amgen cholesterol drug

The drug can reduce levels of bad cholesterol in millions of people who don’t respond to or are only partly helped by statins.

Train tracks along the proposed MBTA Green Line expansion area photographed from Lowell Street in Somerville.

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Tough choices on Green Line project, but it isn’t derailed yet

Governor Baker is getting the chance to nip cost overruns in the bud — something he never got to do with the Big Dig.

Dan Lyons signs copies of an earlier book, oPtion$, in 2007.

HubSpot book to hit stores 2 months earlier

Hachette Book Group has moved up the publication date of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble,” a forthcoming memoir from Dan Lyons.



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