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Seven things you may have missed Friday from the world of business

BlackBerry will buy a security firm, Chevron loses an appeal, a Woburn landlord is sued, and more.

The many pitfalls of private student loans

Mallory Rego, the first member of her family to attend college, says she now sees that she put too much blind faith in the power of education.

VIX Not Budging as Stocks Drop Anew in Week of S&P 500 Setbacks

Want evidence this selloff isn’t like the others? Consider that the VIX, the market’s fear indicator, has now spent 11 straight sessions above 25 -- a level that before August it had touched on just five days since 2011.

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Parking valet driven by service

Meraldo Lizardo of BMW of Boston is prized by customers for his service and reliability

The color of money

Dishing up helpful paying-for-college ‘twisdom’

“Twisdoms about Paying for College,” by Mark Kantrowitz delivers useful insight into scholarships, grants, and student loans.

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Workers arranged vegetables and fruit in the produce section as they prepared for the opening of the bfresh grocery store Friday.

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Stop & Shop’s bfresh opens Allston store

Located in a former Staples store on Harvard Avenue, the 10,000-square-foot space is much smaller than a traditional supermarket.

The Optum Field Lounge is located in the south end zone of Gillette Stadium. Membership is available only to season ticket holders as a $1,500 add-on.

Patriots seek to bring party from tailgate to lounges

Three new Gillette Stadium hangouts, part of a $30 million renovation, will offer up to 1,650 people a more comfortable pregame alternative.

This sign in a Target in Miami on Friday reflected steady job growth nationwide in 2015, though it has slowed from 2014.

Jobs report little help to Fed officials mulling rate hike

The mixed economic news added to the uncertainty of whether the Fed will go ahead this month with a quarter-point increase to its benchmark rate.

Seven things you may have missed Friday from the world of business

BlackBerry will buy a security firm, Chevron loses an appeal, a Woburn landlord is sued, and more.

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Top Places to Work

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

Data desk

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The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

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.

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.