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From Lynn to Louisville, GE has disputed property taxes

General Electric Co., known for its skill at minimizing its federal taxes, also brings sophisticated local property tax challenges.

Visa’s stake lifts shares of Square

Shares in the mobile payment services company Square rose sharply Friday after Visa disclosed the details of its ownership stake in the company.

Etch A Sketch sold to Toronto-based toy maker

The Ohio company that has produced or owned the Etch A Sketch for more than five decades has sold the classic toy to a Toronto-based toy firm.

House backs bill to ease calorie labeling requirements

Fast-food chains would get some relief from government rules on listing calories for things like bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza or double cheeseburgers under legislation the House approved on Friday.

Bank of America Boosts CEO pay 23 percent

Bank of America Corp. awarded Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan $16 million for his work last year, raising his potential compensation 23 percent.

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If you welcomed a new child, you’ll also welcome an additional tax exemption, worth $4,000 on your 2015 taxes.

Wesley Bedrosian for The Boston Globe

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Taxpayers may want to think about how changes in their personal lives will affect their tax filing.

// Filing taxes yourself can be easy

Today’s software offers clear instructions and tools that virtually hold the user’s hand through the process.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

// This Somerville company brings farming to your living room

How much more of a locavore can you be than harvesting cherry tomatoes, herbs, and strawberries from your home?

// Five things you should know about Amy Whitcomb Slemmer

Whitcomb Slemmer is the executive director of Health Care For All, which advocates for accessible, affordable health care.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

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.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.