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Visa’s stake lifts shares of Square

Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.

Etch A Sketch sold to Toronto-based toy maker

The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for more than five decades has sold the classic toy to a Toronto-based toy firm.

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House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.

Bank of America Boosts CEO pay 23 percent

Bank of America Corp. awarded Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan $16 million for his work last year, raising his potential compensation 23 percent.

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State tells Children’s Hospital to slow down

Regulators ask for data showing that a $1 billion expansion project won’t undercut efforts to restrain the health care costs.

// Controversial chain Upper Crust opening Beverly Hills location

Jordan Tobins, who lost control of the company in the 2012 bankruptcy, will co-manage the new pizza shop.


// RunKeeper acquired by ASICS for $85m

One of Boston’s original mobile success stories is now part of a big sports-apparel company.

New records system takes bite out of Partners earnings

The state’s largest network of doctors and hospitals said quarterly operating earnings fell to $12.8 million from $74.1 million a year earlier.

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Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


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