For-profit colleges get harsh grades by former students

Marie DelTufo said she has more than $25,000 is student loans from private for-profit colleges, but no well-paying job to show for it.

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Many of those students — veterans, single mothers, teenagers — end up in debt, often without degrees, jobs, or prospects.

A worker monitored an console room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Devices integrate MRIs into surgeries

A host of researchers are developing tools to let doctors work on their patients while inside the MRI cocoon.

Eric Rosengren, Boston Federal Reserve Bank chief, spoke of programs to aid those in poverty.

Boston Fed considers ways to bridge income gaps

The Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge program could become a model for struggling cities across the country.

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Robots, from gentle grippers to trash sorters to mechanical handyman, win robotics startup pitch contest at Hynes.

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Uber moving its offices to North Station area

Uber Technologies Inc., the web-based private car service, is moving its Boston offices to Causeway Street, joining a cluster of companies moving to the fast growing neighborhood at North Station.

Bay State consumer confidence at its highest level in seven years

A quarterly consumer confidence index for Massachusetts has just posted its highest reading since April of 2007 as the score for the fourth quarter rose dramatically over the previous quarter.

Owners of 4.7 million cars warned to get air bags fixed

US safety regulators are warning owners of the vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.

Massachusetts gas prices drop 9 cents a gallon

The average price of gasoline in the state was $3.17 a gallon in the latest weekly AAA survey.

Biogen Idec Foundation looks to increase biotechnology’s visibility

Biogen Idec Foundation is supporting a World Biotech tour with a $1.5 million grant.

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

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