SEC freezes assets of firm, 8 people in $1b fraud probe

Federal securities regulators allege that TelexFree Inc. was running an “illegal pyramid scheme,” according to court records.

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.

Bain raises $7.3b in latest buyout fund

Boston-based Bain Capital has been working on attracting money from its investors for the firm’s eleventh fund since late 2012.

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Competing products offer better value for the money, and the market for external Internet boxes is bound to fade out in a few years.

Senate panel faults state, Deloitte on technology flaws

A investigation found that two major state technology projects resulted in a flawed computer system and millions of dollars in wasted taxpayer money.

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LevelUp cuts payment fees for merchants

The mobile payments service is working its way back down to charging zero credit card processing fees.

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UMass Memorial Medical cutting more than 100 jobs

The staff reduction is the latest restructuring move at a health care system that is the largest employer in central Mass.

New England economy growing moderately, Fed says

Despite economic growth, companies are cautious in their hiring, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve.

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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.

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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.

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