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Santander fined $6.4 million over Puerto Rican debt sales

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority cited “supervisory failures” in issuing the fine.

Gas prices hit six-year low of $2.11 a gallon in Mass.

Massachusetts gas prices resumed their downward trajectory this week, falling three cents a gallon to $2.11, the lowest price in more than six years.

Fugitive Irish banker David Drumm to appear in court Tuesday

Drumm is scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston for a hearing on extraditing him to Ireland.

WeWork to hire union cleaners after pressure from labor

After the SEIU mounted protests, the co-working company said it agreed to hire union cleaners at its larger locations.

Ben Bernanke defends Fed actions during financial crisis

“I don’t know if there was much more we could have done,” Bernanke told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

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Flowers bloomed Monday near an entrance to an EMC building in Hopkinton.

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EMC sale will hurt, but impact not insurmountable

The state’s overall tech industry is awash in new ventures and startups, from mobile applications to big data to robotics.

Hiawatha Bray | Analysis

// A legacy of misses among state’s technology companies

The state’s universities are world-class, but our business community seems unable to sustain a single top-tier tech company.

// Dell-EMC deal poses questions for Mass. tech industry

The sale amplifies the region’s long-running anxiety about falling behind West Coast competitors in one of the economy’s most dynamic sectors.

// Michael Dell stakes future on EMC buyout

The planned $67 billion buyout of the Hopkinton data-storage giant is 50-year-old Dell’s most audacious move yet.

// CEO Joseph Tucci guided EMC in boom, layoffs — and now, merger

Tucci clung fiercely to the top job at EMC Corp. from the bursting of the dot-com bubble through the Great Recession and the cloud revolution.



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