Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

The dip is a sign that real estate’s spring buying season is off to a weak start.

Dublin retailer to open store at former Filene’s site

Primark plans to open a 70,000-square-foot store late in 2015 at a location once occupied by Filene’s in Downtown Crossing.

In R.I. town, a snapshot of middle class erosion

Bristol is a community of extremes, home to both great wealth and a shrinking middle class as more residents slip closer to poverty.

Bay State sub surveys WWII wrecks

An underwater robot from a Massachusetts company has captured vivid images of the remains of the World War II vessels lost in Exercise Tiger.

A scene from “The Sopranos” on HBO.

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Amazon in deal to stream classic HBO shows

The deal will make shows like ‘The Sopranos’’ and ‘‘The Wire” available to Amazon prime members.

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia (left) left the US Supreme Court after oral arguments.

Supreme Court expresses skepticism on Aereo

If Aereo withstands copyright law challenges from the traditional TV networks, it could transform the way many people watch network programs.

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Aereo a gimmick to get around copyright law, and that might be OK

If the thousands of tiny antennas are “fine” — gimmicky or not — it’s possible Aereo’s service may be fine in the eyes of the court, too.

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Undoing gaming law would harm Mass. business reputation

Businesses hate working in a climate of uncertainty, and giving voters the chance to undo the casino law would make the state a laughingstock.

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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.

Globe Investigations

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