Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user data.
The Federal Reserve rejected the argument it should begin to pull back more quickly, even as it detailed plans for an eventual increase in interest rates.
Northeastern’s nano printer represents the latest innovation in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology.
The savings in Massachusetts were accompanied by higher marks in quality of care.
Sony canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.
Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans.
The spaceflight company backed by billionaire Jeff Bezos will team up with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin venture to develop a U.S alternative to Russian- made rocket engines.
The negative yield is a sign of the stresses in the 18-country eurozone, where the economy is struggling to maintain a weak recovery.
The marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.
Hiawatha Bray | Tech lab
Automatic is a $99 piece of hardware that has a built-in crash sensor that can call for a rescue if you’re in an accident.
Many people who think about changing banks end up staying put — often because of worries about the work involved.
We live in a society that judges our ability to get credit -- and in many cases a job, insurance and even a security clearance -- based on our good credit behavior.
Insulet Corp., a Billerica maker of insulin infusion systems, named Patrick Sullivan to be president, chief executive, and director.
DuPont Co. surged as investors bought the stock on news Nelson Peltz, the activist investor, wants to split up the company.
WASHINGTON — The US current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans’ overseas investment earnings.
The Dow closed at a record high — its 16th this year.
DALLAS — Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department expects to bring criminal charges in the coming months in investigations involving financial institutions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday as he called for better incentives for Wall Street whistleblowers who report crime.
WASHINGTON — US consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.
The failure frustrated activists who alleged New England ratepayers will pay more because of the closing of the Brayton Point power plant.
The Dow rose 24 points, surpassing its previous high from July by 18 points, on news that the Fed would maintain low interest rates.
An East Boston janitorial company has been ordered by the attorney general to pay more than $750,000 for unlawfully deducting wages.
Google Inc. donated about $185,000 in school supplies that local teachers had requested for their classrooms.
While the Federal Reserve will continue to cut the pace of bond-buying, it well keep a benchmark rate low “for a considerable time.”
Nearly 900 of about 1,200 airport workers signed cards in support of joining the local property service union, 32BJ SEIU.
Boston Properties has agreed to sell a 45 percent interest in its office towers at Atlantic Wharf and 100 Federal Street.
State Street’s head of foreign exchange spot trading in London is out of the office, the Boston company confirmed, following reports that he had been asked to leave following an internal investigation.
The New York-based DeVito/Verdi agency has created a number of commercials for Boston-area businesses in recent years.
EMD Serono Inc., a Rockland-based subsidiary of Germany’s Merck KGaA, and Sutro Biopharma have agreed to collaborate on developing antibody drug conjugates that target such diseases as cancer.
Roche Bros. is opening outdoor produce stands at Boston’s Downtown Crossing, an advance preview of sorts of the supermarket it is building in space once occupied by Filene’s Basement.
Sentrix, an Israeli cyber security company formerly Foresight-Air, said it has raised more than $6 million in funding as it opens its first US office in Waltham.
The New York advertising agency DeVito/Verdi is turning heads in Boston with edgy campaigns for local clients from Legal Sea Foods to Suffolk University.
The head-turning irreverence of the campaigns by Sal DeVito and Ellis Verdi seems to appeal to Boston sensibilities.
Boulud’s arrival this week with the opening of Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental could send Boston into a different gastro-sphere.
The committee found that many of the bureaucratic mistakes that plagued GM are also problems at the highway safety agency.
Instead of expanding in Kendall Square, Sonos recently signed a lease to move into 170,000 square feet in Lafayette City Center.
For Clear Channel, the rebranding is an attempt to reshape perceptions of the company for the digital age.
Trump Plaza is the latest victim of casino contraction brought on by competition in neighboring states in the saturated northeastern US gambling market.
Corinthian misled students about job prospects, in some cases paying employers to offer temporary jobs to graduates, the agency said.
A court in Frankfurt overturned a nationwide ban against the company’s car-sharing service in Germany.
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.
Three buildings in the Green District off Commonwealth Avenue are being purchased by National Development of Newton for nearly $150 million.
Social Security began phasing out mailed statements to most workers in 2011 to save an estimated $70 million a year.
Dozens of countries with the most advanced economies have agreed on principles for concrete action to prevent corporations from gaming the international tax system.
Sears has struggled against Walmart and other rivals for years. It has been selling and spinning off assets to raise cash.
The Boston-based independent power producer lost nearly a third of its market value after it slashed its dividend 70 percent and replaced its chief executive.
The market flitted between gains and losses in the morning and then turned broadly higher on gains in health care and utility stocks.
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Walmart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent ‘‘sugar tax’’ on soda.
WASHINGTON — Yelp, the online customer-review service, said it paid $450,000 to settle a US regulator’s lawsuit accusing it of collecting names and e-mail addresses from children as young as 9 without the consent of their parents.
The Boston bank signed a five-year contract to brand ATMs at rest-stops on the Massachusetts Turnpike and portions of Route 128.
Steve Wynn came out on top. Losers included Revere, Suffolk Downs, Boston, and Boston’s current and former mayors.
Like any good high stakes poker tournament, the Boston casino licensing produced one big winner and a long list of losers.
Halloran, a consulting firm that advises life sciences clients, has just relocated from Waltham to Boston’s Innovation District.
The companies were sanctioned for illegally short-selling stocks and then participating in offerings of those stocks.
A new iRobot initiative allows owners of the company’s Roomba to color-coordinate their vacuum-cleaning robots to blend in with home decor --- or pay homage to a favorite sports team.
The McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain said it will be offering a free coffee to customers over the next two weeks.
Merck Serono veteran Annalisa Jenkins has been appointed chief executive of Dimension Therapeutics, a startup working on a hemophilia treatment.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. announced a company-wide reorganization Tuesday that will include a strong focus on its cancer drug business in Cambridge.
Two of the largest players in the New England natural gas market have formed a partnership to expand the capacity of two major pipelines.
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It’s already clear that the league’s commissioner has become an indelible part of the problem and not a part of any solution.
Mass. insurers are seeking stricter price controls and other limits on Partners before allowing it to acquire three hospitals.
Berkshire Farms Market, in the newly renovated Terminal B, offers a range of local food products that stand out from typical fast-food-style airport fare.
The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company.
The ruling caps a nearly two-year legal battle between the California automaker and the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association.
Shares of Waltham-based Alere Inc. soared on news that former chief executive Ron Zwanziger is working with investors to buy the health services company.
Shares of Molson Coors Brewing Co. jumped on merger news in a consolidating industry.
US manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants.
The European Central Bank was urged to begin large-scale bond buying to ensure that weak price pressures do not further undermine demand.
The move adds the immensely popular world-building computer game Microsoft’s stock of content.
The maker of one of the costliest drugs in the world announced Monday it will sell lower-cost versions of the medicine in poorer countries.
The probe announced Monday covers about 205,000 Fiestas from the 2011 through 2013 model years.
Policy makers start a two-day meeting Tuesday and many investors expect the bank to indicate it is moving closer to raising its key interest rate as the economy strengthens.
Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut even bigger.
Google chose India to introduce the first of a series of affordable smartphones under its Android One initiative.
‘‘Get it or regret it!’’ read the description for a ‘‘vintage’’ Kent State sweatshirt that Urban Outfitters briefly offered for $129.
Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, calling it ‘‘Italian generosity.’’
An app called SheTaxi would locate taxis with a woman behind the wheel in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. will buy the health care software company TriZetto Corp. for $2.7 billion in cash.
Apple Inc. had more than 4 million advance orders for its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply.
Selling your phone online or to companies that buy back used models can often offer a better return than your wireless provider.