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Does all-wheel drive protect you from icy roads?

All-wheel drive might be insufficient to get you through a grueling storm.

Getting a job reference from your current boss

Through negotiations, you can avoid a difficult situation that might leave you out of work and no place to go.

S&P 500 little changed

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed little changed for a fourth straight day amid declines in energy and Walt Disney Co. shares, while a gauge of small-cap stocks posted its longest winning streak in eight months.

Five things you should know about Susan Nguyen and Marcy Ostberg

Susan Nguyen and Marcy Ostberg are co-leaders of the city’s Housing Innovation Lab, a project to lower housing costs.

Is it time to cut the cord?

Going a la carte and “cutting the cord” from the cable company (or its equivalent) is no longer novel.

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Amazon has raised the bar for merchants by offering free same-day delivery to its Prime loyalty club customers.

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Everyone loves same-day delivery, until they have to pay

The logistics and costs of same-day delivery have been a difficult challenge to surmount for retailers.

The new Boston Public Market officially opened in late July.

Lunch Break

New Boston Public Market fills appetites, coffers

Since the market opened July 30, over 500,000 visitors have checked it out.

// Carpenters union targets Braintree school project

The group has embarked on a campaign involving multiple levels of government in its protest of alleged wage law violations.

// Chip-ready credit card machines hard to find

Three in five Americans are now carrying a chip-embedded credit or debit card. The only problem? Where to use it.

Partners enters a genetics market

Partners is moving to sell software, called GeneInsight, that digests genetic data and breaks it into bite-sized information.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

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.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.