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Companies want to know how Generation Z thinks

Generation Z, those people between the ages of 14 to 20 years old, are starting to spend their own money, and businesses are noticing.

T-Mobile says it will ban abusers of unlimited data plan

T-Mobile USA, one of the few phone carriers to still offer an unlimited data plan, has run into a classic Homer Simpson problem: The company says it will get rid of abusers of its all-you-can-eat data privileges, similar to when Homer was thrown out of a restaurant for eating too much seafood at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Hotels fight back against online sites, seeking direct bookings

For years, travelers have been drawn to online sites such as Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, and Priceline to find and reserve hotel rooms, flights, and rental cars.

Markets slump in session, month

US stocks slumped Monday after last week’s rocky stretch, making August the worst month in more than three years.

Talking Points

What you might have missed Monday from the day in business

VMware CEO dismisses buying EMC, Mass. gas prices drop again, and more.

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The New Bedford terminal received and stored wind turbine components from manufacturer Gamesa for its wind farm in Plymouth.

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$113m New Bedford marine terminal sits largely idle

The site, built with state bonds to be a staging ground for a wind farm in Nantucket Sound, sits unused after Cape Wind canceled its lease.

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Examining drug issues in depth

A new weekly column takes a look at the bio-pharmaceutical industry — which is, indeed, fascinating, but also highly complicated.


EMC battles calls for a break up

If an activist investor gets its way, EMC’s days as the pillar of New England’s tech sector could be numbered.

The 25 largest banks based in Greater Boston have increased commercial real estate lending nearly 40 percent over the past three years.

Red flags follow commercial real estate lending’s fast rise

Industry officials say the competition for deals is so fierce that many banks are relaxing lending standards.



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Top Places to Work

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

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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

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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//[1].jpg Slowing down? Not a chance

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

//[1]--90x90.jpg A first breath, and a last breath. In Longwood, that’s life

As a Randolph woman prepares to go home for the final time, a young couple experiences the other end of the life cycle.