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15 Boston consumer tech companies with big momentum

These consumer-focused tech companies in the Boston area have good buzz and at least 50 employees.

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Puerto Rico delays plan to cope with debt, Netflix to drop Epix, and more.

Cyber-spying prompts US to ready sanctions on China

The move would represent a significant expansion in the government’s response to the rising wave of cyber-economic espionage initiated by Chinese hackers.

Red flags follow commercial real estate lending’s fast rise

Industry officials say the competition for deals is so fierce that many banks are relaxing lending standards.

Post Office can’t meet its own lower standards as late mail soars

Amid a significant downsizing of the Postal Service, the number of letters arriving late has jumped by almost 50 percent.

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The New Bedford terminal received and stored wind turbine components from manufacturer Gamesa for its wind farm in Plymouth.

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$113m New Bedford marine terminal sits largely idle

The site, built with state bonds to be a staging ground for a wind farm in Nantucket Sound, sits unused after Cape Wind canceled its lease.

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Examining drug issues in depth

A new weekly column takes a look at the bio-pharmaceutical industry — which is, indeed, fascinating, but also highly complicated.

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EMC battles calls for a break up

If an activist investor gets its way, EMC’s days as the pillar of New England’s tech sector could be numbered.

The 25 largest banks based in Greater Boston have increased commercial real estate lending nearly 40 percent over the past three years.

Red flags follow commercial real estate lending’s fast rise

Industry officials say the competition for deals is so fierce that many banks are relaxing lending standards.

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Top Places to Work

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Love your workplace? These companies keep their employees happy and motivated.

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

Living Longer, Living Better

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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.

Longwood – A City Within a City

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