(From left) Recording artist King Tuff’s Chuck Taylors are patriotic. Andy Warhol drew and wrote words on his All Stars. Contemporary artist Ron English’s shoes are splattered with paint.

(From left) Recording artist King Tuff’s Chuck Taylors are patriotic. Andy Warhol drew and wrote words on his All Stars. Contemporary artist Ron English’s shoes are splattered with paint.

Converse launches artistic ad campaign

The Mass.-based company will showcase how Chuck Taylors worn by creative types became a medium for self-expression. By Taryn Luna

Skyhook alleges that Google illegally used its technology that employs Wi-Fi signals to calculate the locations of millions of smartphones and tablets.

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Skyhook patent cases vs. Google head to trial

The Boston company alleges Google used its technology employing Wi-Fi signals to calculate the locations of smartphones.

Talking points

Five things you may have missed over the weekend from the world of business

Samsung ditches plastic phone case, BlackBerry plans software for iOS and Android, and more news from over the weekend.

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Akamai disclosed internal investigation

The Cambridge Internet data delivery company said the investigation related “to sales practices in a country outside the U.S,” but did not name the country.

Akamai disclosed internal investigation

Akamai Technologies Inc. of Cambridge said it’s investigating itself over a possible breach of federal law. In its annual report, released late Monday, the Internet data delivery company said that it has notified the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice about “an internal investigation...relating to sales practices in a country outside the U.S.”

O’Reilly’s Argentina war stories, challenged by critics, led to stint on Boston TV

Bill O’Reilly’s reporting from Argentina has drawn questions, but executives at Channel 7 were impressed enough to hire him in 1982.

Rhode Island project may become nation’s first offshore wind farm

Deepwater Wind said Monday that its five-turbine Block Island project was fully financed and ready to be installed this summer.

Cigarette smuggling report calls for stronger enforcement, harsher penalties

A report commissioned in 2013 said Massachusetts could be losing up to $246 million from illegal cigarette trafficking.

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Living Longer, Living Better

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If age is just a number, the number 55 means you love traveling, might be downsizing, are transitioning in jobs, and you aren’t sleeping great. Don’t fret.

Top Places to Work

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Love your workplace? These companies keep their employees happy and motivated.

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.

Longwood – A City Within a City

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As a Randolph woman prepares to go home for the final time, a young couple experiences the other end of the life cycle.

Data desk

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Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

Market Basket in turmoil

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

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.