Yachts and a food pantry in uneasy juxtaposition

The two sides of Bristol, R.I., could be seen at the East Bay Food Pantry (above), where people waited in line this month, and in the ocean vista from homes on Poppasquash Road in a wealthier section of town.

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Bristol, R.I., is increasingly a community of extremes, home to both great wealth and a shrinking middle class as more residents slip closer to poverty.

Bay State sub surveys WWII wrecks

An underwater robot from a Massachusetts company has captured vivid images of the remains of the World War II vessels lost in Exercise Tiger.

Novartis deals could affect Mass. drug research

With Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline swapping vaccines and cancer drug franchises, the Cambridge research landscape could be altered.

Globe hires broker to sell headquarters

The hiring of a broker is the first step in a process that will take years, Globe chief executive Mike Sheehan said.

Epizyme receives $4m in milestone and license payments

The payments are the result of an alliance that Epizyme and GlaxoSmithKline, a British drug maker also known as GSK, formed in 2011.

Top US energy, environmental officials in Boston on Earth Day

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy were promoting President Obama’s energy and environmental policies.

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia (left) left the US Supreme Court after oral arguments.

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Supreme Court expresses skepticism on Aereo

If Aereo withstands copyright law challenges from the traditional TV networks, it could transform the way many people watch network programs.


What the broadcasters don’t get about Aereo

Broadcasters are making a mistake in thinking the streaming TV service is the enemy.

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Undoing gaming law would harm Mass. business reputation

Businesses hate working in a climate of uncertainty, and giving voters the chance to undo the casino law would make the state a laughingstock.

Around the Internet, password fatigue is setting in.

Password protection becomes a not-so-secret frustration

Taking serious precautions, like using a multi-step authentication process, still seems unnecessary and just too much work for some users.

Meb Keflezighi ran the race in a pair of Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 shoes. The company has mostly been know for leisure footwear, but it’s making a mark with performance gear, too.

Marathon victory a big win for Skechers

Meb Keflezighi’s Boston Marathon victory is a big deal for Skechers, the sneaker line he endorses.

// FDA relents in battle against Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The FDA has detailed a potential path forward for a drug to treat the disease.


// Boundless wants to do to textbooks what Wikipedia did to encyclopedias

Boundless announced that it is launching a cloud-based platform to make educational content more widely accessible.


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Massachusetts housing prices

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// Median prices by town

Median sales prices have climbed above the 2005 peak in more than 60 Massachusetts communities. Compare the numbers for each Bay State city and town.

Globe 100

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// 2013 Top Places to Work rankings

The Globe’s annual survey of Massachusetts companies ranks the top largest, large, medium, and small employers in the state.

Fishy business

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// Fishy business

A 2011 Globe investigation found widespread seafood mislabeling at Massachusetts stores and restaurants. A 2012 follow-up found not much has changed.

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.