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Fla. biotech to open Kendall Square office

Applied Genetic Technologies Corp., a Florida company that is developing gene therapies for eye diseases, is staking out space at the heart of the Cambridge biotech district.

Central banks falling short of 2 percent inflation target

Is 2 percent inflation too high to reach?

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MuckRock digs deeper into crowdfunding

Boston news startup MuckRock is rolling out a crowdfunding mechanism for ongoing reporting. The new features give consumers a chance to pledge money and journalists an improved way to display their progress and source material, helping them engage with the audience as the stories play out.

Bauer opens new hockey store in Burlington

Bauer is the top hockey brand in the world, boasting a 56 percent share of the global equipment market. The Exeter, N.H., hockey retailer opened its first-ever store in Burlington in mid-August.

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Despite an accident at his home, Prestley Blake, Friendly’s co-founder, made it to Boston.

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Friendly’s visionary inspires at Techstars

The 100-year-old co-founder of Friendly’s was injured when he rolled into a quarry about three weeks ago, but has pronounced himself healed.

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Creating boring slideshows just got easier

Microsoft has come up with a successor to PowerPoint that makes it even easier to create mind-numbing corporate presentations.

 MIT life sciences students conversed during a recent meeting of the MIT Biotech Group, which helps students get ready for jobs.

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MIT students seek boost in landing biotech jobs

MIT professors are famous for spinning off life science companies. But their students don’t always find it easy to break into the industry.

Hedge fund loses challenge of patent for Biogen’s MS drug

The loss is a setback to Texas hedge fund manager Kyle Bass and his attempts to invalidate key intellectual property rights of leading biotech companies.

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The number of reported bicycle accidents has increased in recent years, and fatalities have more than tripled.

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If age is just a number, the number 55 means you love traveling, might be downsizing, are transitioning in jobs, and you aren’t sleeping great. Don’t fret.

Longwood – A City Within a City

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As a Randolph woman prepares to go home for the final time, a young couple experiences the other end of the life cycle.