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Nine things you might have missed Thursday from the world fo business

Leon Gorman, credited with modernizing L.L. Bean, dies at 80, and more news from Thursday.

Fund chief Kyle Bass says drug-patent fight isn’t over

The hedge-fund manager isn’t taking his early losses to the drug industry lightly.

High end housing market cooling off

With so many new luxury apartments coming onto the market, landlords are competing for tenants who can afford the high rents.

Shirley Leung

Maternity leave without judgment

Here’s the long and short of maternity leaves: A woman should be able to choose what’s right for her without fear of criticism.

Production of renowned Ovation guitars to resume in US

The Connecticut factory that produced the guitars before closing last year will resume making the renowned instruments, thanks to the efforts of factory employees.

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The AVA Theater District apartment building on Stuart Street is one of many luxury developments new to the market in Boston.

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High end housing market cooling off

With so many new luxury apartments coming onto the market, landlords are competing for tenants who can afford the high rents.

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York attends a rally of activists calling for higher wages in the fast food industry in Manhattan in June.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

What’s the state of the American labor movement?

Labor unions once represented about 1 of every 3 American workers. Today, it’s 1 in 9 — and falling.

Rising costs, changing payments driving hospital mergers

These trends have only added to hospitals’ urgency to find efficiencies through mergers, analysts said.

A Chinese company is building Red and Orange line trains.

Chinese firm pledges prompt delivery of T cars

The assurance comes amid the turmoil rocking China’s economy and the recent merger of that country’s two biggest railmakers.

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Top Places to Work

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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.