On Boston’s outskirts, hopes for an industrial comeback

Yard 5 in Hyde Park is an old MBTA railroad site where new industrial development is planned for next year.

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A Hyde Park development will offer studio-sized spaces aimed at luring small industries that have left the region in droves.

FILE - This July 30, 2008 file photo shows a silhouetted coaxial cable in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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Despite cord cutting, cable TV’s future looks very familiar

Industry analysts believe that most consumers will stick with cable, even as more networks offer Internet subscriptions.

Trader Fred DeMarco (right) worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday afternoon.

Fed ends bond-buying program

The Federal Reserve ended its bond purchase program that was intended to keep long-term interest rates low.

Christopher Viehbacher was one of the best known leaders in the global pharmaceutical industry.

Viehbacher out as Sanofi chief executive

French drug giant Sanofi SA said its board voted unanimously to fire Christopher Viehbacher.

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There are no CEOs of companies nearly as large or economically significant as Apple who have publicly said they are gay. And that’s important, say gay rights advocates, both to help inspire others to share their stories and to improve workplace discrimination against LGBT employees.

Chevy makes the best of exec’s nervous World Series speech

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Meet the Twinkie-saving, beer-selling billionaire who has changed the way you eat

C. Dean Metropoulos has turned around Bumble Bee, Duncan Hines, and Twinkies. His latest coup: Pabst Brewing.

Investment firms buy 10 Post Office Square for $143m

Totaling 445,000 square feet across two interconnected, mid-rise towers, 10 Post Office Square is a trophy office complex.

Increased savings, lower oil prices could give boost to holiday spending

Americans’ savings may burn a hole in their pockets during the holiday-shopping season after consumer spending took a breather in the third quarter.

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

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