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Global stock slide extends to Japan, Australia

Anxiety over the global economy intensified Tuesday, with equities in Tokyo sliding the most since August.

Print-only Boston Courant publishes last edition

The Courant’s publishers blamed an expensive wrongful termination lawsuit for its demise.

Stocks fall sharply as banks, tech sector take a beating

Wall Street rode another wave of selling Monday that sent US stocks sharply lower.

Tim Geithner gets JPMorgan credit line to invest with Warburg Pincus

The former Treasury Secretary is preparing to borrow to help fund his new career in private equity.

GE to widen role in preventing oil spills

The agreement provides a steady income stream for GE and decreased risk for offshore drillers.

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In the ad campaign ‘Time Is Precious,” the Biotechnology Innovation Organization showcases the value of cutting-edge treatments.


Drug makers seek to blunt criticism of price hikes

Two industry groups launched advertising that highlights how their breakthroughs can improve or safe lives.

Stat | Pharmalot

// Drug industry’s image problem isn’t just about Martin Shkreli

Rising prices are a problem for every drug maker. Blaming a few outliers fails to tell the whole story.


// R.I. still hopes to reap benefits from GE relocation process

The fact that Providence was competitive with Boston could help the state’s governor when she tries to persuade other companies to come.


// Harvard Medical School students decry lack of faculty diversity

A petition signed by more than 300 students calls for president Drew Faust to hire a dean committed to diversity.