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App monitors driving, may get you a discount

If you’re a safe driver, you could soon be saving money just by downloading an app. After 18 months of testing and development, Progressive is preparing to roll out a smartphone app that can monitor drivers’ behavior behind the wheel and give them discounts for safety. The auto insurance company has been one of the biggest proponents […]

Investors give greater scrutiny to cybersecurity startups

That sudden dose of skepticism about cybersecurity startups, which as a group recorded record investments last year, may be a harbinger of change across the entire technology sector.

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Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.

European Central Bank leader faces new threats

FRANKFURT, Germany - Thursday was supposed to be an occasion for Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, to take a victory lap.

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Since Kerry Healey became its president, Babson College has been ranked at or near the top of Money magazine’s rankings of colleges in the country.

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Away from politics, Kerry Healey raising Babson’s profile

The former GOP gubernatorial candidate is churning out the next generation of entrepreneurs at the business-focused campus.

At least eight companies responded by Monday’s deadline to the federal government’s initial request to redevelop the Volpe transportation center in Kendall Square.

Volpe center project draws big-name developers

A who’s who of major real estate developers are lining up for one of the biggest development opportunities in Greater Boston.

Since 2009, Google cars have been in 16  mostly minor crashes, and in each case a human was at fault, the company says.

Driverless cars obey the law, humans don’t, Google says

Since 2009, Google cars have been in 16 mostly minor crashes, and in each case a human was at fault, the company says.

Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren said that what happened in 2008 is “still pretty fresh.”

Boston Fed chief says interest-rate hike will be gradual

Policy makers are trying to determine whether recent turmoil signals a long-term downturn or a temporary slip, Eric Rosengren said.

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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

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//[1].jpg Slowing down? Not a chance

If age is just a number, the number 55 means you love traveling, might be downsizing, are transitioning in jobs, and you aren’t sleeping great. Don’t fret.

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//[1]--90x90.jpg A first breath, and a last breath. In Longwood, that’s life

As a Randolph woman prepares to go home for the final time, a young couple experiences the other end of the life cycle.