New Genzyme pill will cost patients $310,250 a year

The drug from the Cambridge biotech treats Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder.

Foreclosure starts jump as lenders clear up backlogs

Financial firms are working through a backlog that accumulated last year while new laws and regulations were finalized.

Partners plans to reduce costs by delivering more coordinated care in lower-cost community settings instead of its big academic hospitals, Massachusetts General (above) and Brigham & Women’s.

Spending on health care rises in Mass.

The state’s efforts to control rising costs met mixed success, according to a report.

3 colleges say they’re owed $17m in tax credits

Northeastern University, Boston University, and Wellesley College claim the state denied tax credits for environmental clean-up work.

// Fast-food workers seeking higher wages plan another strike

Labor organizers plan to stage widespread civil disobedience and have thousands of home-care workers join the protests.

Market Basket workers are continuing their scramble to restock the company’s stores.

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New Market Basket stores could take months to open

Arthur T. Demoulas said his goal was to have two or three stores under development open by the end of the year.

Katharine Weymouth, a member of the Graham family that owned the Post for 80 years, announced Tuesday that she will leave the Post after serving for 17 years in various roles.

Politico founder taking over as Washington Post publisher

Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of the paper and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan.

Steven Syre | Boston Capital

// Insiders big winners when mutual banks go public

Most community banks that convert to public companies will disappear in a matter of a few years. It’s not hard to see why.

“It was a little bit of a surprise,” said Michael Wheeler, chief executive of the 126-year-old bank, which has four branches.

Depositors reject local bank’s Wall Street plans

Depositors at tiny Beverly Bank blocked a plan by executives to convert to public ownership.


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Market Basket in turmoil


A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

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