State’s top auto insurer to sell life insurance

Mapfre USA is branching out as it faces competition from national companies like Geico and Progressive Insurance.

Arthur S. DeMoulas. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff)

Arthur S. Demoulas shows generosity and resolve

Detractors portray him as combative and money grubbing, but that’s not how those who deal with Arthur S. see him.

 Arthur T. Demoulas, who seeks control of the Market Basket chain, has had the public image of a kind-hearted executive. Court papers also revealed a tougher side.

Arthur T. Demoulas’s personal touch can cut both ways

While he’s been cast as a hero in the dramatic Market Basket stageplay, court documents and transcripts of board meetings reveal a tougher side.


Transit startup faces regulation in Cambridge, to city officials’ surprise

The city’s transportation department sent a letter outlining regulations that Bridj founder Matt George says would “essentially ban Bridj.”


Logan adding direct flight to Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Airways, voted the world’s best airline this year by travelers, will fly non-stop between Boston and Hong Kong next May.

‘Concierge medicine’ service says rival has monopoly

The companies charge patients annual fees — typically about $1,500 to $1,800 — for quick access to, and more time with, their doctors.

The $7 billion in consumer relief included in Bank of America’s settlement will help few relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage bonds, consumer advocates say.

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

Consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage bonds.

Realtor George Limperis recently walked through the kitchen of a property in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood. Sales of existing homes rose 2.4 percent in July.

US housing, job markets showing stronger signs of recovery

Americans are stepping up home purchases amid low mortgage rates and moderating price gains.

A home equity line or credit can give borrowers financial flexibility.

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Know the risks of home equity lines of credit

Rising house values and low interest rates have fueled many borrowers to take out a home equity line of credit.

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.


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Market Basket in turmoil


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

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