Clinical director of operations Daniel Nadworny (center) helped convert a conferenceroom into makeshiftsleeping quarters for workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Clinical director of operations Daniel Nadworny (center) helped convert a conference room into makeshift sleeping quarters for workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Blizzard, travel ban forces businesses to scramble

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This image, taken from a Waze app on an iPhone in Washington, shows a police location on an app map. Officials are campaigning to pressure Google to turn off the feature, saying it could endanger officers.

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Police, saying they’re targets, ask Google to alter traffic app

Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app, which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.

Medtronic finalizes $42.9b Covidien deal

The deal for Mansfield-based Covidien is one of the largest ever in the medical technology sector.

At a kiosk in Athens people read the front pages of newspapers on Monday after Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as prime minister of Greece.

Greece says its open to negotiations on debt, euro

For a man long seen as the eurozone’s worst nightmare, Alexis Tsipras has had a smooth first day as prime minister of Greece.

The logo of Russia’s VTB Bank behind a monument to Vladimir Lenin in Stavropol.

Falling oil, sanctions push S&P to cut Russia’s debt to junk

A major credit ratings agency downgraded the country’s sovereign debt to below investment grade, the first time it has fallen to that level in more than a decade.

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US, Boston home price gains slow in November

US home prices rose at a modest pace in November, held back by weaker sales and a limited number of available houses.

Nantucket without power as outages hit Mass.

More than 23,000 National Grid and NStar customers have now lost power in eastern Massachusetts.

Mass. home sales jump nearly 10 percent in Dec.

Annual home sales, just under 49,000, slumped 2 percent last year, down from about 50,000 in 2013.

Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage

Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide.

Travel bans lifted in New Jersey, New York City

Motorists can get back on the roads in New Jersey and New York City, and transit will restart soon.

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