Baker, Coakley weigh in on the Mass. economy

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The gubernatorial candidates addressed casino gambling, energy, housing, and the film tax credit.

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Innovation Economy

5 things next governor should do for innovation economy

The next Mass. governor will need to create energy, jobs, new industries, and fast-growing firms beyond the Route 495 ring.

John Pelletier.

Seven things you should know about John Pelletier

Pelletier founded Margaritas, which has 25 locations, mostly in New England.

WinterWyman recruiter John VanderSande often helps startups find workers.

On the job

Keeping on top of evolving tech skills

Recruiter John VanderSande has a database of almost 2,000 names that he can turn to help fill the position, whether java architect or big data processor.

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Market Movers

Big Blue hit with a business slowdown

International Business Machines Corp. saw weak client spending and a slumping software sector weigh down revenue.

Mass. Movers

IRobot beats the Street in third quarter

On a per-share basis, the Bedford-based company said net income reached 48 cents, beating Wall Street estimates of 33 cents.

On the job

Keeping on top of evolving tech skills

Recruiter John VanderSande has a database of almost 2,000 names that he can turn to help fill the position, whether java architect or big data processor.

IRS raises investment limits for retirement programs

The standard limit, called the ‘‘elective deferral’’ limit, will increase from $17,500 to $18,000,

Michelle Singletary

The many perils of student debt

Next month, thousands of college graduates will see an end to their six-month loan grace period and will have to start making payments.

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BetaBoston

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The Globe’s data team enhances stories with data through charts, maps, and interactive graphics.

Game Changers

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

Shirley Leung

Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

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

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.