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Boston business schools struggle to counter low black representation, inclusion

Low numbers of African-Americans earning business degrees is a problem vexing business schools across the country, but perhaps nowhere as much as Greater Boston.

Should the Fed raise interest rates?

Gyrations in global stock markets have renewed the debate over whether the Fed should hike rates next month.

Tax-free savings accounts for disabled are expected in 2016

Special savings accounts for people with disabilities are likely to become available in most states next year.

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Shirley Leung

Walsh and Wynn need a truce

Whether the mayor likes it or not, Wynn is about to become one of Boston’s biggest neighbors.

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Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian and former chief executive Giovanni Feroce presided over a period of tremendous growth. The company now has 46 stores, including one on Newbury Street (above). Rafaelian’s real estate holdings include Belcourt Castle in Newport.

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Alex and Ani hurt by executive exits, party incident

Behind the New Age marketing and rapid expansion, the jewelry retailer has struggled with some decidedly negative vibes.

FDA approves new Amgen cholesterol drug

The drug can reduce levels of bad cholesterol in millions of people who don’t respond to or are only partly helped by statins.

Train tracks along the proposed MBTA Green Line expansion area photographed from Lowell Street in Somerville.

Shirley Leung

Tough choices on Green Line project, but it isn’t derailed yet

Governor Baker is getting the chance to nip cost overruns in the bud — something he never got to do with the Big Dig.

Dan Lyons signs copies of an earlier book, oPtion$, in 2007.

HubSpot book to hit stores 2 months earlier

Hachette Book Group has moved up the publication date of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble,” a forthcoming memoir from Dan Lyons.



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