The decision caps a long process that started three years ago when Partners started pursuing South Shore Hospital.

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The decision caps a long process that started three years ago when Partners started pursuing South Shore Hospital.

Partners’ deal to acquire three hospitals rejected

A judge denied the deal in a devastating blow to Partners HealthCare, and to former attorney general Martha Coakley. By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey and Robert Weisman

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SpaceFinder Mass helps artists find unconventional venues

SpaceFinder Mass, a kind of Airbnb for the performance world, was launched in Massachusetts last month.

// Boston’s Flex Pharma raises $86.4 million in IPO

Flex Pharma is developing a prescription medicine and an over-the-counter treatment for muscle cramps.

// A trip down memory lane in the Back Bay

Angelina Stamas, 88, was born on Dalton Street in 1926. The place she remembers – of immigrant families, apartment houses, and daily food markets – has changed a bit since then.

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Harvard housing report says 2015 could be boom year for remodeling

The report showed that home remodelling spending is having a stronger recovery than the construction industry as a whole.


Student services company SimpleTuition rebrands as Valore

SimpleTuition, a student-centric financial services company based in Boston, announced that it is rebranding as Valore

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Obama proposes ‘precision medicine’ to end one-size-fits-all

President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.

First Wind acquisition wraps up

The purchase of the Boston wind farm builder by a Missouri-based clean energy company and its affilate was valued at $2.6 billion.

AbbVie reports better-than-expected results on Humira sales

Drugmaker Abbvie posted better-than-expected adjusted results for the fourth quarter on Friday due to double-digit growth of its blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira.

How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?

Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader’s digital ad prices and the company’s expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins.

Barbie blues gave Mattel holiday disappointment

Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc.

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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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Yes, we write software and design websites. But the New England economy chugged along for almost 400 years on the strength of other products.

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Market Basket in turmoil


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

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