Luxury condo prices soar in Boston

Millennium Place opened in the fall, with 256 units priced from $550,000 to $3.5 million. It sold the last this month.

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The price of living in the heart of Boston is fast approaching an average of $1 million, as condominium sales sizzle, values surge, and more luxury units are built.

Drawing from the field of data science called predictive analytics, Boston Children’s Hospital has joined with a startup named Etiometry to develop a system that aims to forecast changes in a patient’s condition before the alarms go off.

Heading off the alarms at Boston Children’s Hospital

The hospital has joined with a startup to develop a system that aims to forecast changes in a patient’s condition before the alarms go off.


Company gets $10m to help develop a novel technology

FloDesign Sonics, of Wilbraham, has announced a $10 million Series A funding round, led by Bright Capital.

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Illegally caught fish a big part of US imports

Illegal fishing is a major concern of scientists because the world’s oceans can barely sustain legal seafood harvests.

Spy-proof networks, but fears on privacy

Pilot projects financed in part by the State Department proved that mesh networks could serve poor neighborhoods in Detroit and function as a digital lifeline during Hurricane Sandy.

Corn-waste fuels no better than gas, study says

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.

Ford seeking global sales for its new China models

Ford Motor Co. unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.

General Mills backs off plan to limit suits

The company had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors that using its websites or engaging with it online meant they would give up their right to sue.


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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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