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Shire CEO expects to keep Baxalta research center

Flemming Ornskov said an integration team has already begun meeting at the Cambridge site and at Shire’s US headquarters in Lexington.

TripAdvisor shares up after strong financial report

The Needham-based travel planning service posted a quarterly report that topped analysts’ expectations.

BRA to revisit 44-story tower proposal for West End

The board is set to vote, again, on a controversial proposal for an apartment tower.

Proteostasis trading down after IPO

The Cambridge biotech said it sold 6.25 million shares of common stock at a discounted price of $8 apiece.

America’s Test Kitchen gets new TV chief after Kimball’s departure

Mary Mullaney has came on board as an executive producer to manage the firm’s TV shows as well as its other video productions.

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The power plant in South Boston along Summer St is for sale and expected to be redeveloped.

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South Boston power plant to be sold, redeveloped

Exelon Corp. has put the old Boston Edison power plant up for sale, and likely for re-development.


// Apple’s Error 53 fuels a ‘right to repair’ backlash

Consumer advocates want to force Apple and others to make repair tools and software available so any repair shop can fix electronic devices.

// Bridj teams with Ford for expansion into Kansas City

The Boston startup will use Ford commercial vans to provide on-demand bus service for the regional transportation authority.

Bank mergers increase as profits are squeezed

Years of rock-bottom interest rates and the rising costs for technology and regulation are pushing Massachusetts banks to merge.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


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

Shirley Leung


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


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