Medical labs’ leftovers find uses elsewhere

Kerafast helps research teams find biologic materials they need, like a cell culture.

Kerafast Inc. is helping institutions clean out their freezers and reuse biological materials for new research through an online marketplace — a sort of craigslist for biologists.

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Nurses union says Brigham and Women’s cutting staff to unsafe levels

The accusations, denied by hospital officials, are being aired as a new state law on minimum nursing staff levels takes effect.

Staples, which has 1,800 stores nationwide, said it is looking into “a potential issue involving credit card data.”

Staples may be the latest target in string of credit card hacks

If its breach is confirmed, Staples would be the latest of many consumer brands that has fallen prey to hackers.

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Tablets, cars drive AT&T wireless gains — not phones

AT&T said it gained 2 million wireless subscribers in the latest quarter, but most were from nonphone services such as tablets and Internet-connected cars.

Solar energy discounts become employee perk

NEW YORK — Expanding the notion of corporate benefits beyond discounted health club memberships and low insurance rates, a group of major companies is set to offer employees access to cheaper solar systems for the home.

Online shopping yields different prices, results, says Northeastern study

New research unveiled by Northeastern University Thursday found that major travel websites and general merchandiser are testing price steering and discrimination in small doses. The techniques can make it easier for online consumers to find what exactly they want, or conversely, harder to get the best deal.

‘Silicon Beach’ brings tech boom to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built ‘‘Silicon Beach.’’

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

DETROIT — The US government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

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A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

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