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Nine things you might have missed Thursday from the world fo business

Leon Gorman, credited with modernizing L.L. Bean, dies at 80, and more news from Thursday.

Fund chief Kyle Bass says drug-patent fight isn’t over

The hedge-fund manager isn’t taking his early losses to the drug industry lightly.

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.

Shirley Leung

Maternity leave without judgment

So here’s the long and short of maternity leaves: A woman should be able to choose what’s right for her without fear of criticism.

Production of renowned Ovation guitars to resume in US

The Connecticut factory that produced the guitars before closing last year will resume making the renowned instruments, thanks to the efforts of factory employees.

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Despite an accident at his home, Prestley Blake, Friendly’s co-founder, made it to Boston.

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Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old co-founder of Friendly’s was injured when he rolled into a quarry about three weeks ago, but has pronounced himself healed.

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Creating boring slideshows just got easier

Microsoft has come up with a successor to PowerPoint that makes it even easier to create mind-numbing corporate presentations.

 MIT life sciences students conversed during a recent meeting of the MIT Biotech Group, which helps students get ready for jobs.

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MIT students seek boost in landing biotech jobs

MIT professors are famous for spinning off life science companies. But their students don’t always find it easy to break into the industry.

Hedge fund loses challenge of patent for Biogen’s MS drug

The loss is a setback to Texas hedge fund manager Kyle Bass and his attempts to invalidate key intellectual property rights of leading biotech companies.

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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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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.