Ruth O’Brien, a lawyer in the ’50s, gets a career award (and son Conan cracks some jokes)
Therapies are in the works to treat a number of rare, inherited disorders, from blindness to nerve disease. But there’s a shortage of doctors trained to diagnose and treat such illnesses.
From the living room to the office, the e-commerce giant works to make its goods and services essential to customers’ lives.
Warp Drive Bio will get as much as $87 million up front from drug giant Roche.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals is taking a big step to bolster its standing in Boston’s civic circles and to address a workforce talent shortage by committing to spend $500 million on charitable efforts over the next 10 years.
The company thinks the measure is necessary to prevent foreign powers from manipulating future elections through its social network, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Users are being warned to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability.
The Supreme Court will take on a major dispute over the government’s authority to force American technology companies to hand over eimails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the United States.
The Weinstein Co. secured a financial lifeline — and a potential new owner — Monday from Colony Capital, as the embattled studio reels from the growing scandals surrounding its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein.
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Experts can’t say with great certainty that this winter will result in clogged doctors’ offices. But they can explain why they’re worried it might.
Foodler is permanently shutting down its website and app starting Tuesday as the company merges with Grubhub.
US stocks posted modest gains Monday, extending a record-setting run into a sixth straight week.
More than a third of Americans in a survey said the heightened focus on diversity at work has overlooked white men, according to Ernst & Young.
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The city sits astride an extensive transportation network of trains, planes, and automobiles. It has six colleges and universities with a total of 60,000 students.
Last quarter, General Electric Co. reported earnings of 28 cents a share. Also 13 cents a share, 19 cents a share and 15 cents a share — all at the same time.
Oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling as the plane rapidly descended tens of thousands of feet in what is being investigated as a potential depressurization.
At the heart of the issue is whether e-mails stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland were beyond the reach of a search warrant.
Yellen made the comments Sunday during a meeting of the Group of 30 in Washington.
Junior workers once had a fairly predictable set of tasks. Now, many young professionals have a new mandate.
A FDA panel’s recommendation clears the way for the approval of a breakthrough treatment, but will desperate patients be able to get it?
Hospital administrators are making even more enticing offers — five-figure signing bonuses, free degrees, loan forgiveness — than before.
Sure, Jeff Bezos is the visionary we want, but let’s not forget the vision we have for ourselves.
sean p. murphy | the fine print
As he loaded his truck early one Saturday morning last May, farmer Chuck Currie had high hopes of raising some badly needed cash by selling fresh veggies and pasture-raised beef.
If you left a nonprofit because you recognized that the lifestyle it created for you wasn’t something you wanted, there’s no spin needed.
Stores offering fresh international produce are popular with immigrants, especially those depending on government benefits, who are still unable to use them to buy groceries online.
MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY
More than two-thirds of caretakers reported that a scammer had targeted their elderly relatives, according to a new survey.
UMass Boston said it received 16 letters of interest regarding the 20-acre Dorchester plot that it bought for $18.7 million in 2010.
The way Gavin Baker’s departure played out was highly unusual in a world where one manager can bring in millions of dollars in fees each year with a successful fund.
The deal would pave the way for Bayer’s anticipated merger with US rival Monsanto.
Fidelity Investments chief executive Abigail Johnson and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared at a HUBweek event on City Hall plaza.
Governor Charlie Baker joined Democrats in denouncing the White House move to roll back a key component of the Affordable Care Act.
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ON THE JOB
“I think all people who study birds are called either ‘Bird Lady’ or ‘Bird Guy’ because it’s easier than remembering our real names,” says Mass. biologist Carolyn Mostello.
The head of Fidelity is speaking with the former mayor of New York City as part of HUBweek.
Evan Horowitz | Quick Study
In the Byzantine world of health care, the effect on lower-income Americans could be limited.
It sounds straightforward, but these tests may have unexpected financial, and physical, consequences.
His M33 Growth fund will invest in young, fast-growing companies.
SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY
These Boston startup founders say there are tuition discounts at many colleges — you just have to know how to find them.
Studio executive Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately, Amazon said in a statement.
“The current administration’s policies are going in the wrong direction,” Eric Schmidt said. “And I’m not sure how to fix that.”
Builders looking to fill their ground floors with businesses that double as amenities are teaming up with grocers who want easy access to upscale clientele.
The decision to dismiss Gavin Baker was made by CEO Abigail Johnson after a female employee filed a complaint with HR.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said Thursday that the company had promised to provide more information, including ad-targeting data, to government officials as part of a federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Brexit talks have hit a deadlock on the key issue of Britain’s exit bill in the divorce, the European Union’s chief negotiator said Thursday, adding that the slow-moving talks won’t be broadened anytime soon to include future trade relations.
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U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record highs Thursday as retailers and media companies declined and investors shrugged at quarterly reports from a few big banks.
The comparison-site for car shopping saw its shares soar after a $150 million IPO.
A $22 million venture round will fuel expansion, hiring for company that converts vehicles to hybrids.
St. Mary’s Center provides housing and job training to homeless families.
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