Pressure mounting on Market Basket board

The Market Basket board of directors met on Monday but issued no decision on a buyout offer from Arthur T. Demoulas.

The state of Market Basket

A look at where things stand as the protest movement enters its second full week and the board considers offers to buy the $4.6 billion company.

Bribery probe costs Smith & Wesson $2m

Federal securities regulators said that the Springfield gun maker violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Lloyds pays $369m to settle claims it rigged key global interest rate

Lloyds, one of the world’s largest banks, became the sixth financial company sanctioned in the international rate-rigging scandal.

Amy Schulman is Polaris’s first female partner. She will also teach at Harvard.

Onetime Pfizer counsel joins Polaris

Boston venture capital firm Polaris Partners hired Amy Schulman as a venture partner.

Strategists say the deal, under which Dollar Tree will merge its operations with those of  Family Dollar, will ultimately let it lower its expenses as well as the prices it charges.

Dollar Tree buys rival discounter

Dollar Tree said its deal to buy Family Dollar aims to broaden its reach to fend off Walmart.

Chinese officials visit Microsoft offices

The visits suggested that Microsoft might be the latest multinational company to find itself the cross hairs of Chinese authorities.

Dan Porrazzo, of Advantage Solar Energy Inc., stood at an apartment complex in Lexington where he had installed solar panels.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Solar energy bill hanging in the balance

An intense Beacon Hill fight could endanger the passage of a solar energy bill and dash Governor Patrick’s hopes of leaving office with aggressive solar goals in place.

Hydropower plan vital in climate change fight, officials say

State environmental officials are lobbying lawmakers to pass a controversial energy bill they consider critical to cutting greenhouses gases.

17-story tower to complete Prudential Center complex

The office building on Boylston Street that will fill the last vacant parcel in the massive Prudential Center office and retail complex.

Boston Capital

It’s a reasonable goal: wages that pay the bills

As Market Basket employees rallied to support their ousted boss last week, fast-food workers gathered in Illinois with a different goal -- raising pay scales.

The combined company will keep both Trulia and Zillow brands. The companies allow users to research real estate options on their computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Zillow buys rival Trulia, creating Web realty giant

The $3.5 billion deal will create the biggest player in the online real estate information market.

The court said the Russian government owes the money to the former majority shareholders in Yukos Oil Co.

Pay $50b for Yukos, court orders Russia

The Russian government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country’s largest oil producer.

Southwest Airlines posted impressive earnings for the second quarter.

Airlines making money, but no relief for flyers

American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines all reported record profits for the second quarter.


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

Game Changers


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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.

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Top Places to Work


// 2013 Top Places to Work rankings

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

Fishy business

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// Fishy business

A 2011 Globe investigation found widespread seafood mislabeling at Massachusetts stores and restaurants. A 2012 follow-up found not much has changed.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

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