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Makers Versus Takers: The Financialization Of American Business

Business reporter Rana Foroohar on the “financialization of America” and what the consequences could be.

An Uber driver sits in his car near the San Francisco International Airport. In his new book, Thomas Frank argues the innovation economy has worsened economic disparity in the U.S. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Thomas Frank On Mass. Democrats And The Innovation Economy

In his new book, journalist Thomas Frank offers a passionate critique of Massachusetts Democrats and the booming economy they’ve helped create.

Daniel Shapiro's new book is Negotiating the Nonnegotiable. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)

How Can We Get Better At Negotiation?

Master negotiator Daniel Shapiro on how to resolve the most emotionally-charged conflicts, from a rocky marriage to a nation at war.

What Long-Term Contracts With Canadian Hydropower Would Mean For Mass.

A long-awaited bill was unveiled Monday by House lawmakers. It requires long-term contracts with hydropower and offshore wind projects.

Massachusetts State Police Col. Richard McKeon speaks to reporters about a shootout that ensued between troopers and the suspect in the shooting death of Auburn police officer early Sunday. (Steve Brown/WBUR)

Details Emerging In Auburn Shooting

More details are coming out about the shooting of a police officer in Auburn early Sunday morning, and a subsequent shootout nearby which left the suspect dead.

Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Company, which brews Samuel Adams Beer, tastes a glass of Boston Lager at the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Sam Adams Brewer Jim Koch On The Business Of Beer

Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Samuel Adams, on the lessons he’s learned over the years running a successful craft beer business.

President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in 2012. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

New SEC Rules Mean ‘Ordinary People’ Can Invest In Startups

Venture capital is a rarefied business with enormous risks and — potentially — enormous rewards.

What Happens When Facebook Curates Our News?

What happens when Facebook skews the news that bubbles up to the top of its “trending” list? At least according to one report, the social network was doing exactly that: demoting articles from some conservative outlets.

Former Bank Of America Chairman Emeritus Chad Gifford Defends Big Banks

One major local banker says that big banks are actually incredibly important to helping the country weather the next financial crisis.

A gate at the Brockton Fair grounds where Mass. Gaming and Entertainment would have liked to build a casino. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted not to award a casino license to Brockton Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Brockton Casino Struck Down

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted four to one Thursday not to award a casino license to a proposed casino in Brockton.

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