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Startup Lilliputian Systems comes to an end

One of Boston’s best-capitalized — and oldest — startups has run out of fuel thirteen years after it was founded.

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A tweet apparently written by a director of the company described protesters as “much better looking than I remember.”

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Market Basket moved to break up the walkout by employees and stem millions of dollars in daily losses at the chain.

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Protests continued outside the chain’s headquarters, while supplies and customers only trickled into stores.

Tech Lab

Speech recognition on computer just not for me

Nuance’s 13th edition of its Dragon NaturallySpeaking program suffers from the usual problems of speech transcription software.

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Mass. legislators make no changes to noncompete laws

No changes were made to the law concerning the enforcement of noncompete agreements as part of an economic development bill.

Walsh re-evaluates nomination to BRA board

New appointee Theodore Landsmark had been ousted from his job as president of a local college last week.

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James Merrill is one of two men charged with running a $1 billion global pyramid scheme.

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The social network’s future growth is all about finding a much bigger audience while also making it easier to keep some things private.

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

Shirley Leung

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

Market Basket in turmoil

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

Game Changers

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The new publication highlights the entrepreneurs and the contributors who make the state a national leader in innovation.

Massachusetts housing prices

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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.

Diversity Boston

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A look at how urban farming is taking root, books about diversity for children and teens, a conversation about Boston’s health disparities, and more.

Top Places to Work

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

Globe Investigations

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