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Burger King to Add Hot Dogs to the Grill

Burger King is going to the dogs — hot dogs, that is.

Oil holds losses near three-week low

West Texas Intermediate for March delivery was at $27.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:48 a.m. Hong Kong time.

Computer as driver? ‘Yes’ from feds boosts self-driving cars

Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government’s highway safety agency has decided.

Sumner Redstone Revoked $70 Million Bequest to Former Companion

The 92-year-old media mogul Sumner M. Redstone planned to leave his former companion Manuela Herzer $50 million and his Beverly Park mansion.

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Vertex founder’s name preserved in brick

Joshua Bogeris best known for launching one of the Boston area’s biggest biotechs, Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

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The power plant in South Boston along Summer St is for sale and expected to be redeveloped.

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South Boston power plant to be sold, redeveloped

Exelon Corp. has put the old Boston Edison power plant up for sale, and likely for re-development.


// Apple’s Error 53 fuels a ‘right to repair’ backlash

Consumer advocates want to force Apple and others to make repair tools and software available so any repair shop can fix electronic devices.

Bank mergers increase as profits are squeezed

Years of rock-bottom interest rates and the rising costs for technology and regulation are pushing Massachusetts banks to merge.

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