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FDA approves Marlborough company’s epilepsy drug as primary therapy

An epilepsy tablet made by Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. won US approval Friday morning to be sold as a “first-line therapy” for hundreds of thousands of Americans suffering from partial-onset seizures.

Ashley Madison chief steps down in wake of hacking

The departure comes in the wake of a massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

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Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?

US stocks slightly lower after sharp two-day surge

Stocks fell heavily at the beginning of the week on concerns about China’s economy, but had rebounded in the past two days.

US consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July

US consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months.

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Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian and former chief executive Giovanni Feroce presided over a period of tremendous growth. The company now has 46 stores, including one on Newbury Street (above). Rafaelian’s real estate holdings include Belcourt Castle in Newport.

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Alex and Ani hurt by executive exits, party incident

Behind the New Age marketing and rapid expansion, the jewelry retailer has struggled with some decidedly negative vibes.

FDA approves new Amgen cholesterol drug

The drug can reduce levels of bad cholesterol in millions of people who don’t respond to or are only partly helped by statins.

Train tracks along the proposed MBTA Green Line expansion area photographed from Lowell Street in Somerville.

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Tough choices on Green Line project, but it isn’t derailed yet

Governor Baker is getting the chance to nip cost overruns in the bud — something he never got to do with the Big Dig.

Dan Lyons signs copies of an earlier book, oPtion$, in 2007.

HubSpot book to hit stores 2 months earlier

Hachette Book Group has moved up the publication date of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble,” a forthcoming memoir from Dan Lyons.



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