Mass. posts biggest monthly job gain in more than 3 years

Massachusetts added 13,500 jobs in November, the most since July 2011, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent.

A rendering of the $350 million Tremont Crossing project in Roxbury.

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MassDOT ponders a move from downtown to Roxbury

The blockbuster deal would shake up the real estate markets in both neighborhoods.

// Partners to collect blood samples for researchers’ medical studies

Partners HealthCare is building a huge repository of blood samples that scientists can use for their studies, at a fraction of the cost they would incur on their own.


// Boston’s sports (apparel) underdog no more

Mahlon Williams has carved out a niche making tees that mesh sports and pop culture.

// Fung Wah gets federal approval to return to the road

The cut-rate bus company had its federal license revoked in March 2013 for safety violations.

Big hospitals increase dominance of state health care market

The state’s biggest hospital systems gained patients, grabbing market share from smaller community hospitals.

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Boston seeks bids for affordable housing

The city of Boston is seeking to spend $20 million to build affordable housing.

Dow surges 421 points, its best day in 3 years

The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest gain since December 2011 as the stock market extended a rally into a second day.

Woman sues Fenway Park, elevator company over fall

The 22-year-old woman was seriously injured when she fell two stories down an elevator shaft.

Icahn promises Taj Mahal casino $20m to stay open

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn pledged $20 million on Thursday to keep Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal casino open indefinitely, eliminating a plan to shut it down early Saturday.

Obama signs legislation ending Nazi benefit checks

President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving US Social Security benefits.

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Market Basket in turmoil


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

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