Mass. employment hits all-time high

The state’s total employment rose to 3.4 million jobs, surpassing the previous high reached in 2001. The unemployment rate also fell to 6.3 percent.

BRA approves $4.6m tax break for Fenway Center project

The deal for the $550 million development, negotiated by Mayor Walsh, received unanimous support.

SEC freezes assets of firm, 8 people in fraud probe

During a federal raid at TelexFree Inc., an executive allegedly tried to leave with cashier’s checks worth nearly $38 million, according to court records.

Venture spending returns to dot-com era levels

Tech startups nationwide received some $9.5 billion in new venture funding during the first quarter of 2014.

Taras Kim stocked peppers at Baza Gourmet Foods and Spirits in Newton, where a Wegmans grocery store will soon open its doors.

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Independent grocers brace for competition from big chains

Neighborhood grocery stores are bracing themselves for intense competition as big supermarket chains move onto their turf.

Don Chiofaro sat in the atrium of One International Place, where he can often be found in the mornings.

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Don Chiofaro’s prospects may be looking up

While he waged war with Tom Menino over the Harbor Garage, Chiofaro seems to have found peace with the new mayor.


// Aereo tries to sway sentiment ahead of Supreme Court hearing

Aereo Inc. made a new bid to swing public opinion in its favor over its business of streaming television shows over the Web.

The Chevrolet Cobalt was among the 2.6 million cars recalled for faulty ignition switches.

Judge denies bid to ban driving GM vehicles

General Motors Co. won a significant round Thursday in the escalating legal battles over its handling of a defective ignition switch.


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Sparkling, spacious East Boston home

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

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