City Council votes to ban parking apps

The Boston City Council passed an ordinance aimed at the startup Haystack that prohibits selling, leasing, or reserving public ways.

// PayPal girds for possible spinoff from eBay

PayPal, which has a notable office in Boston, could be spun off from its parent company as early as 2015.

Ted Landsmark failed to tell the mayor that he was about to be ousted as president of Boston Architectural College.

Landsmark appointment to BRA board back on track

The nomination comes as the Boston College of Architecture president resolved issues with the school.

Mass. families saving more for college, Fidelity survey finds

A rebounding economy and strong stock market last year allowed parents to save more for their children’s college educations.

The Boston Bruins are banking on the appeal of sharing a practice facility with the likes of team star Zdeno Chara.

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Bruins hope practice facility becomes a money-maker

Some sports teams are turning the places where players scrimmage and run drills into legitimate attractions.

Meat clerk Eric Cabral, Market Basket store No. 39, Nashua.

Anatomy of the Market Basket meltdown

Local CEOs, the former US secretary of labor, an MIT Sloan professor, and more offer their reflections on the company’s disastrous summer.

The Asus Padfone X.

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Can the Asus hybrid reheat the tablet market?

This odd little hybrid — a tablet and phone in one — might find a niche for itself because it’s cool and cheap.

Kris Rotonda, who founded, posed with his girlfriend, Denise Fernandez, and three of his four dogs in Clearwater, Fla.

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Some sites are connecting dog owners to potential mates who enjoy long walks in the dog park and slobbery canine kisses.


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Market Basket in turmoil


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

Game Changers


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Massachusetts housing prices

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Median sales prices have climbed above the 2005 peak in more than 60 Massachusetts communities. Compare the numbers for each Bay State city and town.

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