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America’s Test Kitchen gets new TV chief after Chris Kimball’s departure

Mullaney has came on board as an executive producer to manage the firm’s TV shows as well as its other video productions. She arrives at a pivotal point for the company, with Kimball on his way out.

Stock markets open lower in Europe after declines in Asia

One of the biggest index fallers is Italy’s FTSE MIB, which is trading 3.8 percent lower.

Burger King to Add Hot Dogs to the Grill

Burger King is going to the dogs — hot dogs, that is.

Oil holds losses near three-week low

West Texas Intermediate for March delivery was at $27.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:48 a.m. Hong Kong time.

Computer as driver? ‘Yes’ from feds boosts self-driving cars

Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government’s highway safety agency has decided.

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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.


// Apple’s Error 53 fuels a ‘right to repair’ backlash

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

// Bridj teams with Ford for expansion into Kansas City

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


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

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.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


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