Judge delays decision on Partners accord

The Superior Court judge said she worried about the settlement’s impact on health care costs for Mass. residents.

Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker spoke at a forum in Microsoft’s Cambridge office.

No innovative sparks as Baker, Coakley address tech audience

The major-party gubernatorial candidates were out of their element at a forum in Microsoft’s Cambridge office.

Baxter to open new research center in Kendall Square

The health care giant is leasing about 200,000 square feet of office space for a center that will employ more than 400 people.

EU regulator pushes inquiry on tax deals

Europe’s antitrust regulator suspects Ireland and some other low-tax countries have made special deals with multinationals such as Apple.

The fee for using an out-of-network ATM also climbed this past year by 5 percent to a record high of $4.35 for each transaction, according to the report.

Boston’s overdraft fees among the nation’s highest

The city’s $34.37 average fee is the fourth-highest and a $1.63 more than the national average.

IRS negligent in hunt for unpaid taxes, US report indicates

The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can’t locate in over half the cases that investigators studied.

AIG repaid the bailout in 2012, leaving the government with a $22.7 billion profit.

AIG 2008 bailout called ‘extortion’

Did the US extort AIG shareholders when it extended a $182 billion taxpayer bailout at the height of the 2008 financial crisis?

Richard Cordray, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, faulted Flagstar Bank’s practices.

Consumer agency firm reach $37.5m settlement over mortgage servicing

In its action against the bank, the agency outlined how Flagstar strung along borrowers for months only to wrongfully deny them loan modifications.

Sea rise could bring a Clarendon Canal and other flood controls.

Michael Wang, Arlen Stawasz, and Dennis Carlberg

Rising seas could make Clarendon Canal necessary

A new report suggests that building canals through the city’s Back Bay would help it withstand rising water levels.

Steven Syre

For Harvard fund, an Investing 101 lesson on risk

Harvard’s investment arm has been trying to squeeze risk out of the endowment ever since the fund took a beating in the financial crisis.

Many lack paid sick time

The Mass. Budget and Policy Center Monday released a study breaking down the percentage of workers without paid sick time.

CEO Satya Nadella is focusing on Microsoft’s Internet-based services and mobile devices.

Microsoft to offer peek into next Windows version

Although the new software won’t be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft.

Want the cash to pile up faster? Save 12 to 15 percent of pay, planners say.

Personal Finance

What to do when your 401(k) match is terrible

Financial advisers say many workers benefit from sticking with their 401(k) plans, even with a low company match.

Joseph Daugirda, site supervisor for the new Borrego Solar farm in Plympton, walks past solar panels.

Mass. ‘clean energy’ sector keeps growing, report says

Industry jobs increased at double-digit rates for the third consecutive year, according to a state report.


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iPhones are actually not so bendable, tests show

Despite an Internet outcry about their malleability, Apple’s new iPhones proved difficult to bend in lab tests run by Consumer Reports magazine.

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

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