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Governor shows support for House version of noncompete reform bill

Governor Charlie Baker said he backs new restrictions on noncompete agreements, but he doesn’t want to abolish them entirely.

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Why Verizon wants Yahoo

Owning a vast broadband data network is not enough. Verizon needs, above all, to capture some of the advertising over its networks.

Gas prices dip 2 cents in Mass.

Gasoline rates are at the lowest mid-summer levels since 2004.

Banks try anew to push small business loans

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston has set aside $15 million over three years to encourage more small loans to businesses.

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Steward Health Care was founded in 2010 to take over struggling hospitals formerly run by the Archdiocese of Boston, including St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.

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Steward Health Care posts first-ever profit in 2015

The for-profit hospital operator, which took over former Catholic hospitals in 2010, has struggled financially.

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Moderately priced neighborhood housing can be a tough sell to investors who can get quick profits on downtown Boston condos.

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The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston has set aside $15 million over three years to encourage more small loans to businesses.

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