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White House developing sanctions against China over cyberespionage

The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cyber theft of valuable US trade secrets.

Some local bankers see deja vu of 1980s in Boston’s commercial real estate market

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.

Alnylam’s new drug may prove threat to Sanofi, Regeneron, Amgen

A drug from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Medicines Co. cut bad cholesterol levels among patients in a small trial by about as much as new treatments from Sanofi, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Amgen Inc., with far less frequent dosing.

Back-to-school tools for the organized student

Students enjoying their last days of summer break have the threat of back-to-school time hanging over their heads, like the sword of Damocles. If that Damocles reference has you confused, why not look up the ancient story using the Google app?

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Business schools are facing a tough case to crack

Business schools across the country are vexed by low numbers of black students, but perhaps nowhere as much as Greater Boston.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

// 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?


// Precision medicine, linked to DNA, still too often misses

Customized treatments based on a patient’s genetic profile are a focus in cancer care, although the approach is not always effective.

// Interest rate hike a tougher call after a volatile week in the markets

Members of the Fed’s Open Market Committee will make a decision when they meet Sept. 16 and 17.



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// Bike fatalities rise in Greater Boston’s suburbs

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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.

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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.