Women sue lingerie companies over fat-reducing garments

Two Mass. women say undergarments infused with capsules of caffeine and vitamins failed to live up to claims that they would melt away fat.

Secretary of State William Galvin’s complaint says the Marlborough company has raised over $1 billion worldwide.

Galvin charges phone-service company with $90m fraud

Secretary of State William Galvin charged a Marlborough company with running a billion-dollar pyramid scheme.

Mass. residents get extension on filing state tax returns

Taxpayers will now have until midnight on Friday because of issues with the state’s free online tax-filing system.

Lowell hospital, Tufts to form new health care system

Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital say they will provide lower-cost medical services from southern N.H. to south of Boston.

 “Boston is a vibrant, exciting city, and I want people to walk away from it with that same feeling,” says David Sapers of Sugar Heaven. Last year, the blast scene was eerily quiet a day later.

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Businesses on Boylston say it’s time to have fun again

Boston’s signature commercial thoroughfare wants to get back to doing what it does best — hosting a rollicking party.

Bluefin Robotics sent a version of their submarine to help locate the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

Bluefin robot joins search for missing Malaysian plane

The robot, made by Bluefin Robotics of Quincy, will use sonars to scour the ocean floor for the Boeing 777 aircraft.

Boston Capital

Biotech stock pullback good for industry

Why would last week’s biotech shake-out feel like anything but a punch in the gut? Because the alternative would have eventually led to more serious distress.


SilverRail raises $40 million to target train tickets

SilverRail’s software integrates all of the world’s rail lines into a single source, bringing together a wide array of online booking systems.

Ally, the largest IPO this year, priced its shares at $25 each. GM’s former financing arm fell 4 percent in its premiere Thursday.

Bumpy stocks may cool IPO appetites

IPOs are having their best start to a year since 2000, but after last week’s sell-off, the clamor from buyers may quiet down.


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home of the week

This end-unit rowhouse offers four floors of living space.

Sparkling, spacious East Boston home

This home is the end unit in the line of row houses, meaning that sunlight constantly shines through the mute-button strength windows.

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.

Globe 100

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The Boston Globe’s annual rankings of the best in Massachusetts business.

Top Places to Work


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