At a scientist’s cafe, food is the next frontier

Veronica DiPerna and Patrick Foley had a drink as vapor.

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Café ArtScience in Kendall Square is the latest product of inventor David Edwards’s frantic imagination.

Shellee Mendes, owner of Salon Monet on Newbury Street in Boston, styled a client’s hair.

Newbury St. salon owner grateful for break that led to success

Shellee Mendes got a chance to reboot her life nearly two decades ago thanks to a Quincy shelter.

Legal Sea Foods officials announced they will close the chain’s Prudential Center location at the end of this year. Pictured: Legal Sea Foods flagship location at Liberty Wharf.

Legal Sea Foods to close Prudential Center restaurant

The seafood chain said the 20-year-old Back Bay location will close Dec. 28, when its lease expires.

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The Boston-area startup is working on a project to deliver magnetic nanoparticles that would travel through the bloodstream and search for early signs of cancer.

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Soccer’s Revs are hot, but no new stadium in sight

Despite the momentum of Major League Soccer and the team, the Revolution are one of the few clubs without a tailor-made soccer stadium.

Delaware Life to lay off half of its Wellesley-based staff

About 150 layoffs will come in January as the firm outsources some of its accounting and actuarial work.

Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas, and special meals.

Wall Street caps a wild October with a rally

After flirting with a correction, the US market rebounded and closed at all-time highs on the last day of the month.

Air bag defect spurs recall of newer Nissan Infinitis

Nissan is recalling about 1,800 of its SUVs in the US because of another defect in Takata Corp. air bags.

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The new publication highlights the entrepreneurs and the contributors who make the state a national leader in innovation.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Apple Pay is promoted on signs placed at the cash register of Whole Foods in Columbus Circle on October 20, 2014 in New York, NY. The software, which debuted today, is available in the recently updated iPhone 6 software and accepted in 220,000 stores. It allows iPhone users to pay for purchases using their iPhone's NFC capabilities instead of using their credit card. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

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Here come the pay phones

This is no ordinary shopping spree. This is research into a quartet of digital wallets that transmit financial data to retail credit-card terminals.

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.

Market Basket in turmoil

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

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The Globe’s annual survey of Massachusetts companies ranks the top largest, large, medium, and small employers in the state.

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