US waters create potential for shellfish farming

Wild Ocean Aquaculture is co-owned by Matthew Moretti (center).

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With federal waters opening up to aquaculture, shellfish farming may play a bigger role in the future of New England’s seafood industry.

In June, chef Adam Melonas opened an incubator for food products on the edge of Central Square, Chew Lab. Pictured: Ethan Beswick, a Chew food scientist, performed a vapor extraction of flavors.

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Infinite Web shelf space sparks a surge of food startups

Big companies in search of the next big taste are nurturing and acquiring startups.

Anwell Tsai and his son, Alec, 6, played a Chinese spouting bowl. Alex helps Tsai test new techniques for his Playful Tunes music instruction program for children.

On the Job

Lexington violinist teaches kids to tell musical stories

Anwell Tsai, an accomplished violin soloist, is founder of Lexington based Playful Tunes.

Etiquette at Work

When your brand doesn’t measure up

In business, the other person’s opinion really matters. That person may be in a position to affect your success.

Don’t assume shopping at an outlet mall means you’re getting second-rate merchandise.

Outlet bargains tough to beat

When it comes to fashion, outlet bargains are tough to beat. Here are five trends that make shopping at those bustling bargain bazaars even more exciting.

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Authors sign up to raise Barnes & Noble’s sales

In an effort to increase holiday sales, Barnes & Noble is hoping to lure customers into stores this Black Friday with something book lovers cannot download: signed copies.

App Smart

Messages that quickly fade away

Not all messages need to live forever. And with the right smartphone app, it is simple to deliver text messages, photos or videos with a short life span.

Bad behavior isn’t always bad for startups’ business

Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?

Young lawyers seek to shake up legal profession with mobile apps

A growing group of young, tech-savvy lawyers is dedicated to developing technology to deliver legal services more efficiently.

Renewable energy starting to win on price

For the solar and wind industries in the US, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas.

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