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Wayfair goes public, will start trading Thursday

The Boston-based online retailer of home goods priced its shares at $29, giving it a market cap of $2.4 billion.

Twitter’s logo displayed on a computer screen.

Twitter, MIT launch $10 million social media lab

The five-year program is aimed at developing new ways to understand and use social networks.

Residents displaced by Dorchester house explosion suing National Grid

Residents displaced by a home explosion are accusing the utility of negligence for failing to address reported gas leaks and odors.

Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino

Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC will pay $110 million to buy the two-year-old casino.

New York Post settles lawsuit over ‘Bag Men’ cover

The lawsuit was over a cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Heat-seeking smartphones see in the dark

New thermal imaging cameras turn iPhones or Androids into heat-seeking sensors that can spot warm bodies or objects.

A rendering of a 47-story office tower, one of six buildings proposed for Government Center site.

High hopes raised for Government Center Garage site

Architect Cesar Pelli has designed a dramatic, 528-foot glass skyscraper for Boston’s Government Center area.

General Motors matched the strong September performance of Chrysler Corp., which has the Chrysler 200. Both automakers reported overall sales rose 19 percent last month.
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GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit

The biggest US automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars.

Moet Hennessy’s Chandon has built a new winery in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery

China’s appetite for Western-style wines has boomed in the past two decades, though the favorite still is red.

The tallest clock tower, with the world’s largest clock face, is set behind the Grand Mosque and its expansion in Mecca.

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam’s holiest city Mecca

As Muslims stream into Mecca this week, they come to a city undergoing the biggest transformation in its history.

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Market Basket in turmoil

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

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

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The Globe’s annual survey of Massachusetts companies ranks the top largest, large, medium, and small employers in the state.

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