Embattled TelexFree rose from humble beginnings

The alleged $1.1 billion global scam started with a man who two decades ago was scrubbing office floors, regulators say.

The public market is seen as a showplace for local agriculture.

BRA approves plans for public food market

A building near the Rose Kennedy Greenway will become a showcase for local farmers, fishermen, and specialty food makers.

Biogen Idec prices its newly approved hemophilia drug

Alprolix is priced at a level that puts it at cost parity with drugs already on the US market to control and prevent bleeding.

Logan parking rates to rise $2 a day on July 1

Prices will go up to $29 a day in the central garage and $20 a day in the economy lot on July 1. Fees will go up again in 2016.

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The team at MIT was led by professor Hugh Herr, who is a double amputee of the lower legs.

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The team spent the better part of a year designing the ankle. Above, the prosthetic worn by Herr.


Adrianne Haslet-Davis performed using her prosthetic ankle with fellow dancer Christian Lightner in Vancouver.

How MIT brainpower returned a dancer to the stage

A team led by a double lower-leg amputee spent the better part of a year designing a battery-powered computerized ankle.

Innovation Economy

Time to get rid of ‘noncompete’ agreements

The agreements are wonderful for employers who want to keep employees from jumping ship. But they’re bad for workers and the state economy.

Internet users worldwide are racing to guard their computers against the “Heartbleed” security breach.

Criminals try to cash in on ‘Heartbleed’ bug

A Canadian man became the first person to be arrested for allegedly using the Internet security flaw to steal personal data.

Firm rolls out Boston map for Chinese tourists

The goal is to increase the amount of time and money Chinese travelers spend in Boston.


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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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The Boston Globe’s annual rankings of the best in Massachusetts business.

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

Fishy business

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A 2011 Globe investigation found widespread seafood mislabeling at Massachusetts stores and restaurants. A 2012 follow-up found not much has changed.

Globe Investigations

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