Clinical director of operations Daniel Nadworny (center) helped convert a conferenceroom into makeshiftsleeping quarters for workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Clinical director of operations Daniel Nadworny (center) helped convert a conference room into makeshift sleeping quarters for workers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Blizzard, travel ban forces businesses to scramble

Statewide, businesses are finding creative ways to serve their customers while keeping employees safe when a storm bears down. By Casey Ross, Deirdre Fernandes and Taryn Luna

This image, taken from a Waze app on an iPhone in Washington, shows a police location on an app map. Officials are campaigning to pressure Google to turn off the feature, saying it could endanger officers.

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Police, saying they’re targets, ask Google to alter traffic app

Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app, which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.

Medtronic finalizes $42.9b Covidien deal

The deal for Mansfield-based Covidien is one of the largest ever in the medical technology sector.

At a kiosk in Athens people read the front pages of newspapers on Monday after Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as prime minister of Greece.

Greece says its open to negotiations on debt, euro

For a man long seen as the eurozone’s worst nightmare, Alexis Tsipras has had a smooth first day as prime minister of Greece.

The logo of Russia’s VTB Bank behind a monument to Vladimir Lenin in Stavropol.

Falling oil, sanctions push S&P to cut Russia’s debt to junk

A major credit ratings agency downgraded the country’s sovereign debt to below investment grade, the first time it has fallen to that level in more than a decade.

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Eight things you may have missed Monday from the world of business

Mattel CEO quits as company struggles, Mass. gets another $13m for home heating assistance, and more new from Monday.

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Utilities emerge from storm with fewer outages than feared

More than 30,000 National Grid and NStar customers lost power Tuesday in eastern Massachusetts.

Tim Hortons begins layoffs following takeover by Burger King

Tim Hortons Inc., the biggest seller of coffee and doughnuts in Canada, is cutting staff at its regional offices and corporate headquarters following its takeover by Burger King Worldwide Inc.

Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple

Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season.


Plowz and Mowz is ready to shovel your driveway

Syracuse-based startup Plowz and Mowz has 225 trucks at the ready in the Boston area.

Yahoo to spin off Alibaba stake into separate company

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company’s prized stake in China’s Alibaba Group Holding in a move that will enable Yahoo to avoid paying billions of dollars in future taxes.

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Cape-style home with dramatic great room

Once a cottage, this Cohasset home was transformed by raising the roof 12 feet to create a space where metal, wood, and light dramatically collide.

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A family feud is now an outright business crisis for the Demoulas Super Markets chain.

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