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Skip Bennett owns Duxbury’s Island Creek Oysters, which grows the storied shellfish and supplies them to chefs.

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Romancing the oyster from Duxbury Bay to dinner plate

Skip Bennett, founder of Island Creek Oyster, is credited with starting the oyster farming resurgence two decades ago in Duxbury Bay.

Agenda: The week ahead in business

Gas prices, home prices, gross domestic product, and more notable events and things to know.

Michelle Singletary

Keeping control of charitable requests

The deluge can be overwhelming, especially when requests come from co-workers, friends, and family.

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Market Movers

Used-car dealer beats estimates in period

CarMax Inc. rolled higher as used-car sales drove increases in profit and overall sales in the most recent period.

Consumer reports | product review

Auto infotainment systems beset by bugs, glitches

Multifunction, cross-linked infotainment systems and associated in-car electronics are a growing reliability plague for many brands.

Romancing the oyster from Duxbury Bay to dinner plate

Skip Bennett, founder of Island Creek Oyster, is credited with starting the oyster farming resurgence two decades ago in Duxbury Bay.

Job Doc

In conflict, try kindness first

A Harvard professor’s dispute with restaurant shows we all need to think about how we communicate a message.

Harsh realities depicted in Dickens classic still haunt us

Despite areas of progress, some things have not changed since the publication of “A Christmas Carol.”

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BetaBoston

Your source for the latest innovation and tech news.

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Want to keep up with the news that matters from Boston’s innovators? Get coverage of apps, biotech, computing, data, and everything else.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Top Places to Work

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

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.

Shirley Leung

Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

Data desk

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.

Market Basket in turmoil

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

Game Changers

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The new publication highlights the entrepreneurs and the contributors who make the state a national leader in innovation.