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Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

CORPORATE | By Anick Jesdanun | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it’s that passwords don’t offer total protection.

Inside the Craft Beer Revolution

CORPORATE | Apr 24
Over the past five years, the big beer conglomerates, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Miller-Coors, have decreased production by 10 percent. At the same time, craft beer is going through a renaissance.

Grieving Borrowers Told to Repay Student Loan

FINANCE | By Kimberly Hefling | Apr 24
Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.

Women, Minorities Underrepresented in STEM Fields

CORPORATE | Apr 23
A study by U.S. News & World Report finds America is not producing enough workers to keep up with growing STEM (science technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

MoneyWatch :: AT&T Eyes Streaming Video

CORPORATE | Apr 23
AT&T wants to challenge video streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. The company will invest more than $500 million to buy and develop a streaming video brand or website. No specifics have been released yet.

A dog’s life with Elsa Larsen

Boston Lesbian Will Teach Your Dog How to Be Wonderful

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 23
New to Boston from Maine, dog trainer Elsa Larsen has opened My Wonderful Dog, an Arlington-based company that offers in-home or group dog training.

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Gay Business Owners Still Face Challenges

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Apr 23
Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.

A scientist holds a juvenile lobster while doing research on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Maine.

Maine Baby Lobster Decline Could End High Catches

CORPORATE | By Patrick Whittle | Apr 23
The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England’s lobster fishery, scientists say.

Sales of US Existing Homes Slip to a 20-Month Low

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Apr 23
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.

An Alfa Romeo 4C is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Hot Cars at this Year’s New York Auto Show

CORPORATE | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Apr 23
With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year.

IRS Audits Less than 1 Percent of Big Partnerships

FINANCE | By Stephan Ohlemacher | Apr 23
The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report. That means some of Wall Street’s largest hedge funds and private equity firms are largely escaping close scrutiny by the IRS.