Allston sale highlights hot city housing market

Three buildings in the Green District off Commonwealth Avenue are being purchased by National Development of Newton for nearly $150 million.

Ellis Verdi (left) and Sal Devito are able to relax in a Japanese garden they created on a terrace at their offices on 5th Avenue in New York.

Two New York ad men capture Boston’s attention

The head-turning irreverence of the campaigns by Sal DeVito and Ellis Verdi seems to appeal to Boston sensibilities.

Eastern Bank brands Mass Pike ATMs

The Boston bank signed a five-year contract to brand ATMs at rest-stops on the Massachusetts Turnpike and portions of Route 128.

Sonos is latest tech firm to head to Downtown Crossing

Instead of expanding in Kendall Square, Sonos recently signed a lease to move into 170,000 square feet in Lafayette City Center.

Nations back plan to deter corporate tax manipulation

Dozens of countries with the most advanced economies have agreed on principles for concrete action to prevent corporations from gaming the international tax system.

Two Boston firms among group sanctioned by SEC

The companies were sanctioned for illegally short-selling stocks and then participating in offerings of those stocks.

Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

Social Security began phasing out mailed statements to most workers in 2011 to save an estimated $70 million a year.

Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

Corinthian misled students about job prospects, in some cases paying employers to offer temporary jobs to graduates, the agency said.

Boulud and assistant chef Randi Martin plated a scallop and sausage dish.

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Chef Daniel Boulud takes a bite out of Boston

The last world-renowned Michelin-rated chef from New York couldn’t make it here. But now comes along Boulud, who thinks he gets the New England palate.

A rendering of Steve Wynn’s proposed casino complex in Everett.

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In casino battle, one big winner and a long list of losers

Steve Wynn came out on top. Losers included Revere, Suffolk Downs, Boston, and Boston’s current and former mayors.

// Takeda puts oncology unit in Cambridge

The companywide reorganization will include a strong focus on its cancer drug business in Cambridge.

David Friedman has met with automakers to emphasize there’s ‘‘zero tolerance’’ for withholding safety information.

House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

The committee found that many of the bureaucratic mistakes that plagued GM are also problems at the highway safety agency.

The iHeart name is attached to, among other things, a music festival. Above, Taylor Swift.

Clear Channel renames itself iHeartMedia

For Clear Channel, the rebranding is an attempt to reshape perceptions of the company for the digital age.

In June, taxi drivers gathered after a protest against the competition from Internet and apps like Uber in Berlin.

German court lifts ban against Uber

A court in Frankfurt overturned a nationwide ban against the company’s car-sharing service in Germany.

Myles Griffin opted for a reverse mortgage to be able to stay in his Philadelphia home of 40 years.

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

A reverse mortgage allows borrowers 62 or older to receive a line of credit or lump-sum or monthly cash payments off the accumulated equity in their homes.

Jerry Birl, a casino memorabilia collector, displayed a gaming voucher issued six seconds before the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed down Tuesday.

New Jersey loses 4th casino; Trump weighs in

Trump Plaza is the latest victim of casino contraction brought on by competition in neighboring states in the saturated northeastern US gambling market.


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Erosion and a changing landscape are givens on Cape Cod. Above, storm surge ate away at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham in February 2013.

Climate change concerns weigh on Cape home-buying decisions

Erosion and redrawn flood maps have some buyers heading for the hills or the highways. Others, finding the beauty worth the risk, are digging their heels in the sand.

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

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