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For independent outdoor retailers, it’s a tough environment

With competition from e-tailers and chains, independents survive by distinguishing themselves through customer service, niche products, and unique experiences.

Alnylam buys Norton site for $200 million drug manufacturing plant

The facility will initially have about 150 workers, but could employ 220 within five years.

Online cookie shopping? Girl Scouts becoming more tech-friendly

Leaders say the organization must teach its scouts how to use smartphones safely and responsibly while it also embraces technologies.

Polartec workers protest Fenway snowboarding event

The workers are speaking out against the textile manufacturer’s decision to close its plant in Lawrence.

Emulate opening headquarters and lab in Seaport district

Emulate Inc., a startup making so-called organ-on-a-chip systems, will open a new headquarters and lab space Friday in Boston’s Seaport District

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The power plant in South Boston along Summer St is for sale and expected to be redeveloped.

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South Boston power plant to be sold, redeveloped

Exelon Corp. has put the old Boston Edison power plant up for sale, and likely for re-development.

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Consumer advocates want to force Apple and others to make repair tools and software available so any repair shop can fix electronic devices.

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The Boston startup will use Ford commercial vans to provide on-demand bus service for the regional transportation authority.

Bank mergers increase as profits are squeezed

Years of rock-bottom interest rates and the rising costs for technology and regulation are pushing Massachusetts banks to merge.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray

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

Shirley Leung

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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

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