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With $217 million in new money, British HR software firm to open Boston office

Reward Gateway, a British human resources software company, has been purchased by a Boston private equity firm and plans to open an office here and hire 30 staff.

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Caring for the caretakers

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston Medical Center has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for health care workers treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Boston drivers are worst in the US, and Allstate has proof

It’s official, according to Allstate insurance data on claims, and Worcester and Springfield weren’t far behind.

Judge approves $415 million settlement in Apple, Google wage case

A federal judge has approved a $415 million settlement to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple, Google, Intel and two other Silicon Valley companies illegally conspired to prevent them from getting better job offers.

Gillette takes us inside World Shaving Headquarters

Gillette is releasing a series of short videos timed with Labor Day that celebrate the company’s South Boston employees.

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Despite an accident at his home, Prestley Blake, Friendly’s co-founder, made it to Boston.

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Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old co-founder of Friendly’s was injured when he rolled into a quarry about three weeks ago, but has pronounced himself healed.

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Creating boring slideshows just got easier

Microsoft has come up with a successor to PowerPoint that makes it even easier to create mind-numbing corporate presentations.

 MIT life sciences students conversed during a recent meeting of the MIT Biotech Group, which helps students get ready for jobs.

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MIT students seek boost in landing biotech jobs

MIT professors are famous for spinning off life science companies. But their students don’t always find it easy to break into the industry.

Hedge fund loses challenge of patent for Biogen’s MS drug

The loss is a setback to Texas hedge fund manager Kyle Bass and his attempts to invalidate key intellectual property rights of leading biotech companies.

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Love your workplace? These companies keep their employees happy and motivated.

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The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

Living Longer, Living Better

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If age is just a number, the number 55 means you love traveling, might be downsizing, are transitioning in jobs, and you aren’t sleeping great. Don’t fret.

Longwood – A City Within a City

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As a Randolph woman prepares to go home for the final time, a young couple experiences the other end of the life cycle.