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A taste of the tropics from Sam Adams

Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams beer, announced the launch of Rebel Grapefruit IPA.

Is bigger better? Maybe not when it comes to powering a city

A new report from the BRA shows how new energy “microgrids” can help provide backup in the event of major outages.

Burger King to introduce hot dogs to menu

With the launch, Burger King says it will offer hot dogs at all 7,100 of its US restaurants.

Astellas completes tender offer for Marlborough’s Ocata

Astellas Pharma Inc. said Wednesday it has completed its tender offer at the initially offered price of $8.50 a share or a total of $379 million.

Synlogic collaborating with AbbVie on inflammatory bowel disease

Synlogic Inc., a two-year-old Cambridge biotech backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wednesday said it has struck a partnership with drug giant AbbVie Inc. to jointly develop treatments for inflammatory bowel disease and related conditions.

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State and city officials want to redevelop the 5.5-acre site of the Veolia steam plant (above) and an adjacent MassDOT office building

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Downtown steam plant site to be redeveloped

A prime piece of state-owned land, at the southern entrance to the city, is going on the market.

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David Block-Schachter, who formerly worked at the bus service Bridj, is back in a post using technology to improve customer service.

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A 1 percent surcharge could generate $20 million for housing, parks, and historic preservation.

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In an SEC filing, the media giant said the value of its $160 million investment in the Boston-based company has dropped significantly.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray

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Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung

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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.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner

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Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.