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Boston is launching a pilot program that could let car-sharing services, such as Zipcar, use 200 of the city’s public spaces.

Car-sharing pilot may take precious city parking spots

Boston is launching a program that could gobble up at least 200 public parking spaces in an effort to promote car-sharing. By Jon Chesto

The sale of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth was part of the proposed settlement.

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Partners ruling could have national implications

The decision rejecting Partners’ acquisition of three hospitals is casting doubt on expansion strategies at hospitals nationwide.

Mass. economy outpaced nation in 2014

The state’s economy expanded significantly faster than the nation’s at the end of the year, according to a UMass report.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Greece must abide by the agreements under which it received $270 billion in rescue loans.

Germany scolds Greece on debt talk

Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans.

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Germany scolds Greece on debt talk

Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans.

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The family is alleging in a lawsuit that their loved one is the latest person to be killed by shrapnel shooting out of exploding air bags.

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