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Deciding whether to rent or buy

It’s one of the most contentious topics among economists and financial writers, and there’s still no general agreement.

Where high-end condos rise, high-end appliances follow

A showroom featuring refrigerators costing as much as $14,000 and gas ranges that go for $7,000 is coming the Seaport.

Mass. health care reform pioneer Dolores Mitchell retires

After 29 years leading the state’s Group Insurance Commission, 86-year-old Mitchell is stepping down.

THE WEEK IN THE MARKETS

Stocks with high valuations fall

The willingness of US stock investors to abide price-earnings ratios stretching into three and four digits came under serious pressure Friday.

Michelle Singletary | The Color of Money

When hiring a tax preparer, choose wisely

Even if you don’t condone any shady behavior when it comes to your return, you are ultimately responsible for the information on it.

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For 29 years, Dolores L. Mitchell has led the Group Insurance Commission, or GIC, an obscure but critical state agency that manages health and other benefits for more than 430,000 public employees, retirees, and their families, spending more than $2 billion a year.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Mass. health care reform pioneer Dolores Mitchell retires

After 29 years leading the state’s Group Insurance Commission, 86-year-old Mitchell is stepping down.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

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Facebook, Google, and Boston-based Jana pursue strategies to connect consumers in emerging economies to mobile Internet — and advertisers.

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Nancy Zimmerman’s Bracebridge Capital has gone from $5.8 billion in assets in 2012 to $10.3 billion today.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/07/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/200_leeann_ghazil_gaunt.jpg Five things you should know about LeeAnn Ghazil Gaunt

Gaunt is chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Municipal Securities and Public Pensions Unit.