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Patriots’ loss means charity is without Edelman

Just how serious was the New England Patriots’ loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday?Even local charities are feeling the aftershocks.

US factory activity drops in November; first decline in 3 years

US factory activity fell last month, as the stronger dollar and low oil prices are cutting new orders and hurting production.

Puerto Rico faces $355 million debt payment amid economic crisis

Puerto Rico’s heavily indebted government has until midnight to address a multimillion-dollar bond payment that is key to the US territory’s economic future.

Mass. clean energy sector grows 12 percent in 2015, report says

The sector enjoyed its strongest growth since the state began tracking these jobs in 2010.

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Art puts spotlight on rare diseases

To raise national awareness and research money, Patricia Weltin has been enlisting artists to paint a portrait of one child afflicted with each rare disease.

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Local fans cheered the band Passion Pit when they played the Lawn on D in September.

Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

Lawn on D to stay open but seek more revenue

The popular Lawn on D will reopen next spring, but the South Boston park’s financial future remains uncertain.

Dr. Peter S. Amenta is the new chief executive of Joslin Diabetes Center.

Big challenges ahead for new Joslin CEO

The noted diabetes center faces competition from health care players that offer comprehensive medical services.

Stephen Blyth, who runs Harvard’s $37.6 billion endowment, has taken several steps to improve its investment returns, which have trailed the much smaller Yale fund for years.

Harvard endowment tries to close gap on investment returns

When it comes to managing money, Yale has been outscoring Harvard for years. It’s up to Stephen Blyth to change that.

The renminbi was made one of the top world currencies, with the dollar, the euro, the pound, and the yen.

IMF elevates China’s currency

The International Monetary Fund on Monday designated the Chinese renminbi as one of the world’s elite currencies.

Kerry R. Watson was president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital for two years.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital CEO steps down

Kerry R. Watson is moving to North Carolina to launch a foundation and do consulting work.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.