Steven Syre writes a business column twice weekly in the Boston Globe. He joined the Globe in 1995 to create its Boston Capital column, which covers public companies, investment management and capital markets. Previously, he wrote a column in the Boston Herald and began his career with United Press International. A frequent guest on local radio and television programs covering business news, he was also a contributing editor at TheStreet.com. He lives with his wife, Laura, in Scituate, Mass.