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A dog’s life with Elsa Larsen

Boston Lesbian Will Teach Your Dog How to Be Wonderful

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
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.

Botox Maker Allergan Draws Bid from Valeant

CORPORATE | By Ken Sweet, Matthew Perrone | Apr 22
Valeant Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with activist investor Bill Ackman in a bid for Botox maker Allergan that could be worth about $40 billion.

A Doorbell with Facial Recognition Software?

CORPORATE | Apr 22
Chui aims to bring cell phone notifications and smart home features to the doorbell. Chenda Ngak met with co-founders Nezare Chafni and Shaun Moore to see how it works.

IRS Audits Less than 1 Percent of Big Partnerships

FINANCE | By Stephan Ohlemacher | Apr 22
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.

Workers put the finishing touch to a pickup at a factory of SGMW, a joint venture between Chinese carmakers and General Motors in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province.

Chinese Auto Brands Limp into Beijing Show

CORPORATE | By Joe McDonald | Apr 22
China’s automakers are the underdogs heading into next week’s Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate Falls to 4.27 Pct

FINANCE | Apr 21
Average US rates on fixed mortgages fell la week for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said that the average rate for the 30-year loan fell to 4.27 percent from 4.34 percent the previous week.

Log Cabin Republicans To Receive Financial Support from CEA

CORPORATE | By EDGE | Apr 21
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is proud to announce its financial support of Log Cabin Republicans, becoming the first trade association to formally support the country’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives.