Apple Music worth the wait — but is it worth $10?

Apple Music has enough firepower to challenge the leading music subscription services, but many will still choose a free option. By Hiawatha Bray

Puerto Rico’s residents are dealing with increasing financial hardships.

Puerto Rico’s problems shine light on states’ debts

Connecticut and Mass. have the highest debt per capita among states, according to the New York bond rating agency Standard and Poor’s.


Boston woman sues Instacart over wages

A Boston woman is suing Instacart, claiming the online grocery delivery company shortchanged her on pay and expenses while she filled customer orders.



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L.L. Bean opening first outlet store in New York state

L.L. Bean plans to open its first outlet store in New York state at a popular shopping complex near the Adirondack Mountains.

Carmen’s Union calls for audit of MBTA pension plan

The union “remains supportive” of a review of the $1.6 billion fund in the wake of a critical report by an analyst.

Chew food with your mouth closed: The five must-have skills for business etiquette

Simple ways to improve your relationship-building skills.

Julep Bar’s license suspended indefinitely after third bust

The bar’s ownership group includes an attorney who made headlines in May after his yacht’s propeller severed a woman’s arm.

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Housing a struggle for middle-class families in Boston

About one of every three middle-class families in Greater Boston spends over 30 percent of their income on housing.

FDA approves Vertex treatment for cystic fibrosis

The therapy is expected to generate billions in annual sales and help Vertex finally become a consistently profitable company.

Mortgage rates hit 2015 high of 4.08 percent

Mortgage rates in the US rose, sending the average for 30-year loans to the highest since October.

Gulf states reach $18.7b settlement with BP over oil spill

The settlement resolves years of litigation over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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.