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Larry Edelman



Larry Edelman writes about local business, the economy, and financial markets, leaning on sources and knowledge developed over four decades in Boston and New York to break news and put the biggest stories into context. His twice-weekly Trendlines newsletter goes to more than 150,000 email subscribers.

Larry uncovered Massachusetts’ flawed effort to claw back billions of dollars in unemployment benefits from workers who had done nothing wrong, leading the state to eventually waive many of the repayments. He’s told the behind-the-scenes stories of the sale of Legal Sea Foods and the split between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. And he has guided readers through the ups and downs of the economy, housing market, and inflation. Before starting his column, Larry was the Globe’s deputy managing editor for local, regional, and business news. He has also worked as a senior finance and investing editor at The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, and as a technology reporter at Reuters.

A cum laude graduate of Cornell University with a degree in English, he first worked at the Globe from 1989 to 1999, including five years as business editor, and returned in 2015. He can be reached at