From heartbreak comes invention to help others

Mike and Keira Fitzgerald, shown with their son, Lochlan, began making their medical device at their Danvers home.

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Mike and Kezia Fitzgerald turned their tragedy into a simple product that is making it easier for thousands of children around the world to undergo cancer treatment.

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Don’t vote for Charlie because he can cry

If Martha Coakley cries, the race is over. If Charlie Baker cries, he might win it. Noooooooooooooo. People of Massachusetts, you are better than this.

Elaine Timms, an employee of Phoenix of Anderson, sorted fabrics inside the company's warehouse in Williamston. S.C.

Economy grew more than forecast in third quarter

Gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases.

Homeless population in Mass. rose 28 percent in past four years

Nationwide, the number has declined by almost 10 percent, according to a federal report released Thursday.

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From heartbreak comes invention to help others

Mike and Kezia Fitzgerald turned their tragedy into a simple product that is making it easier for thousands of children around the world to undergo cancer treatment.

Children’s Hospital competition aims to support innovation in pediatrics

Boston Children’s Hospital has selected three finalists to compete for $30,000 prize in a “Shark Tank”- style event Friday.

Shirley Leung

Don’t vote for Charlie because he can cry

If Martha Coakley cries, the race is over. If Charlie Baker cries, he might win it. Noooooooooooooo. People of Massachusetts, you are better than this.

Study: Mislabeled shrimp at restaurants, grocers

US consumers are being misled about the shrimp they’re buying, according to a survey by the advocacy group Oceana.

Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your e-mail and even pays for coffee.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Apple Pay is promoted on signs placed at the cash register of Whole Foods in Columbus Circle on October 20, 2014 in New York, NY. The software, which debuted today, is available in the recently updated iPhone 6 software and accepted in 220,000 stores. It allows iPhone users to pay for purchases using their iPhone's NFC capabilities instead of using their credit card. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

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Here come the pay phones

This is no ordinary shopping spree. This is research into a quartet of digital wallets that transmit financial data to retail credit-card terminals.

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Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

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

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