The decision caps a long process that started three years ago when Partners started pursuing South Shore Hospital.

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The decision caps a long process that started three years ago when Partners started pursuing South Shore Hospital.

Partners’ deal to acquire three hospitals rejected

A judge denied the deal in a devastating blow to Partners HealthCare, and to former attorney general Martha Coakley. By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey and Robert Weisman

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SpaceFinder Mass helps artists find unconventional venues

SpaceFinder Mass, a kind of Airbnb for the performance world, was launched in Massachusetts last month.

// Boston’s Flex Pharma raises $86.4 million in IPO

Flex Pharma is developing a prescription medicine and an over-the-counter treatment for muscle cramps.

// A trip down memory lane in the Back Bay

Angelina Stamas, 88, was born on Dalton Street in 1926. The place she remembers – of immigrant families, apartment houses, and daily food markets – has changed a bit since then.

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The report showed that home remodelling spending is having a stronger recovery than the construction industry as a whole.


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SimpleTuition, a student-centric financial services company based in Boston, announced that it is rebranding as Valore

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Pilots at American and US Airways approve joint contract

Pilots at American Airlines and US Airways have approved a single labor contract, a step toward combining workforces at the two carriers, which merged in December 2013.

Court upholds deceptive ad claims against Pom

A federal appeals court said Friday that many advertising claims for Pom Wonderful juice were deceptive in asserting that it curbs the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and is clinically proven to work.

Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

The New York-based burger chain raised $105 million, selling 5 million shares at $21 per share.

Harvard business profs to tweet about the Super Bowl

Jan Hammond, Bharat Anand, and V.G. Narayanen will talk about salaries, advertising, and ticket prices.

Mass. economy grows at strong pace

rhe Massachusetts economy expanded significantly faster than the nation’s at the end of 2014, capping a strong year of economic growth that included the biggest job gains since the dot-com era, the Uiversity of Masschusetts reported Friday

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