Marlborough office raided in Internet fraud probe

Federal agents raided TelexFree in an intensifying investigation of a scheme that may prove to be the largest international fraud involving victims worldwide.

Senate panel faults state, Deloitte on technology flaws

A investigation found that two major state technology projects resulted in a flawed computer system and millions of dollars in wasted taxpayer money.

UMass Memorial Medical cutting more than 100 jobs

The staff reduction is the latest restructuring move at a health care system that is the largest employer in central Mass.

Panel suggests savings in union of Winchester Hospital, Lahey

The staff report projected savings of as much as $2.7 million a year.

Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

Cuba publishes foreign investment law

The measure, which takes effect in late June, includes tax breaks for new investments and property guarantees for investors.

Tech Lab

// Fire TV’s not quite hot enough

Competing products offer better value for the money, and the market for external Internet boxes is bound to fade out in a few years.


LevelUp cuts payment fees for merchants

Mobile payments service LevelUp is working its way back down to charging zero credit card processing fees to the restaurants and other merchants that accept the mobile payments app.

New England economy growing moderately, Fed says

Despite economic growth, companies are cautious in their hiring, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve.

Help decide the top 100 women-led businesses

The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute opened the survey for their 13th annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list.

The bank’s stock fell 1.6 percent to close at $16.13 Wednesday. Still, the shares are up roughly 30 percent over the last year, and the bank is outperforming many of its rivals.

Bank of America posts quarterly loss on legal costs

Bank of America swung to a first-quarter loss of $276 million, as legal expenses related to the financial crisis mounted.

Janet Yellen, in a speech in New York, pointed to the numbers of the underemployed and the long-term unemployed as signs of a still-struggling job market.

Yellen says jobs remain too weak to raise rates

The chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, Janet L. Yellen, said a robust and healthy job market still appears to be “more than two years away.”

GM to ask bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

General Motors will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

Personal finance

If a baby’s coming, budget for the big-ticket items

If you’re expecting a child, focus your finances on the big-ticket items, such as day care.


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home of the week

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Sparkling, spacious East Boston home

This home is the end unit in the line of row houses, meaning that sunlight constantly shines through the mute-button strength windows.

Massachusetts housing prices

Sortable table

// Median prices by town

Median sales prices have climbed above the 2005 peak in more than 60 Massachusetts communities. Compare the numbers for each Bay State city and town.

Globe 100

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The Boston Globe’s annual rankings of the best in Massachusetts business.

Top Places to Work


// 2013 Top Places to Work rankings

The Globe’s annual survey of Massachusetts companies ranks the top largest, large, medium, and small employers in the state.

Fishy business

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// Fishy business

A 2011 Globe investigation found widespread seafood mislabeling at Massachusetts stores and restaurants. A 2012 follow-up found not much has changed.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

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