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The art of taking responsibility

At some point or another you’re going to make a mistake at work.

Board member Deval Patrick benefits as biotech’s stock surges

A San Francisco biopharmaceutical company that named former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to its board of directors in April saw its stock more than double in value when it went public Wednesday.

US stocks drop after job numbers released

The Dow was down more than 200 points after a jobs report left investors uncertain about the Fed’s next move.

Petroleum industry says Harvard endownment would forgo $108 million annually if it divests from fossil fuels

Harvard University would forgo $108 million of investment returns annually if it divested from the largest oil, gas and coal companies, according to a study funded by the petroleum industry.

US adds 173,000 jobs in August

The unemployment rate tumbled to a seven-year low of 5.1%

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The AVA Theater District apartment building on Stuart Street is one of many luxury developments new to the market in Boston.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

High-end housing market cooling off

With so many new luxury apartments coming onto the market, landlords are competing for tenants who can afford the high rents.

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York attends a rally of activists calling for higher wages in the fast food industry in Manhattan in June.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

What’s the state of the American labor movement?

Labor unions once represented about 1 of every 3 American workers. Today, it’s 1 in 9 — and falling.

Rising costs, changing payments driving hospital mergers

These trends have only added to hospitals’ urgency to find efficiencies through mergers, analysts said.

A Chinese company is building Red and Orange line trains.

Chinese firm pledges prompt delivery of T cars

The assurance comes amid the turmoil rocking China’s economy and the recent merger of that country’s two biggest railmakers.



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