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Health insurance rates to rise 6 percent for small employers

The increase will affect 300,000 people who work for small businesses that will renew health insurance plans in January.

Filene’s Basement to be reborn as a low-price online retailer

The legendary discount retailer that went bankrupt and closed four years ago is making a comeback.

Apple to hold event on Sept. 9 at San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium

Apple Inc. sent invitations to an event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where it’s expected to unveil the latest iPhone and other updated products.

Stantec acquires Burlington-based engineering firm

The design firm Stantec is continuing to grow in Greater Boston.

30-year mortgage drops to 3.84 percent

Average long-term US mortgage rates dropped this week to their lowest levels since May, in a week marked by turmoil in global markets that was stoked by economic developments in China.

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“We really think of ourselves as a next-generation biopharma company,” said Daphne Zohar (above), founder and chief executive of PureTech Health.

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PureTech’s long view on biopharma

Having hatched a dozen companies, PureTech is betting big with a hybrid model more common across the Atlantic.

Tech Lab | BetaBoston

As ad blockers rise, will the Web business model fall?

With ad blockers limited to a savvy few, there was nothing to fear. Until now.

Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams.

Virginia gunman used social media to chronicle attack

Vester Flanagan, a former news anchor who had worked with the victims at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, filmed himself as he approached the victims.

Sharply volatile market tests investors

American investors are facing their first major test of buy-and-hold advice since the financial crisis.



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