Want loyal employees? ‘Do the right thing,’ InkHouse CEO says

When a judge slapped an injunction on a federal regulation on overtime, Beth Monaghan decided to pay more, anyway.

Christopher Kimball, of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country,” at the home of his new venture, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street in Boston.

Chris Kimball pushes back at America’s Test Kitchen, claims he was forced out

The separation between the celebrity chef and the Brookline media company is becoming an expensive one.

Senator Edward Markey.

Will NBC Boston reach over-the-air viewers?

US Senator Edward Markey voiced concerns about the station’s broadcast coverage area in a letter to Comcast’s top executive.

An aerial view of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia, U.S. on January 18, 2008. To match Special Report USA-CIA-BRENNAN/ REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

Liberty Mutual to buy Ironshore for $3 billion

Boston-based Liberty Mutual plans to purchase Ironshore Inc., a speciality insurer that covers several government agencies, including the CIA.

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Why Donald Trump could save jobs but damage the economy

When you try to improve the situation in one place, you sometimes make things worse elsewhere.

Children’s toys raise privacy alarms

Toys using Burlington-based Nuance Communications’ speech-recognition software are raising eyebrows.

Amazon launches a grocery story and nixes the checkout line

The company is testing a brick-and-mortar grocery store model in Seattle that won’t have checkout lines.

DOT’s fines on airlines nearly double, but experts question their efficacy

The Department of Transportation fined airlines $4.5 million in 2016 for infractions ranging from lengthy tarmac delays to failing to compensate passengers for lost luggage

Italy just handed the global economy another giant variable

Global markets were not lacking in precarious unknowns. Italy just added another.

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An Uber self-driving Ford Fusion rolled through the streets of Pittsburgh in September.

Uber bets on artificial intelligence with acquisition and new lab

Uber envisions a future in which a fleet of vehicles can make the most complex maneuvers while carting passengers around without the help of a driver.

Amazon says it will open a brick-and-mortar grocery store called Amazon Go. Shoppers will use an app to make purchases and avoid going through a checkout. C2

Amazon grocery store won’t require going through a checkout

The retail giant said the first Amazon Go shop will open early next year in Seattle.

PatientPing raises $31 million for expansion

The Boston startup makes software that tracks, in real time, when patients are admitted and discharged from hospitals and rehab facilities.

Aetna’s remedy to salvage Humana deal draws fire from US

Aetna’s plan to save its $37 billion takeover by selling assets to a smaller company isn’t convincing the Justice Department.

Mateusz Morawiecki called the venture an “excellent” project.

Lufthansa, GE invest in aircraft engine plant in Poland

Lufthansa and General Electric will jointly invest some 250 million euros ($270 million) in Poland to build a plant that will service aircraft engines starting in 2018, authorities said Monday.

FILE - This 2006 file photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is behind the large outbreaks of Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. On Friday, July 29, 2016, Florida said four Zika infections in the Miami area are likely the first caused by mosquito bites in the continental U.S. All previous U.S. cases have been linked to outbreak countries. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)

Zika vaccine progress is fast, but will there be a market for it?

Three experimental Zika vaccines are already being tested in people; another four or five should start human trials between now and next fall.

Tuesday’s business agenda

Workshops, panels, and more notable events and things to know.

Bank stocks help Dow to another record; tech stocks recover

Stocks resumed their climb Monday as investors bought stocks that stand to benefit from economic growth.

CEO of LPL Financial Holdings to retire

Mark Casady will retire on Jan. 3, to be succeeded by Dan Arnold, who is currently president.

Watertown’s Selecta will license technology to speed gene therapy development

Selecta will license its synthetic vaccine particles technology to Philadephia-based Spark for use in experimental gene therapies targeting hemophilia.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh hopes the rules will protect tenants from unreasonable evictions without unfairly tying the hands of landlords.

Mayor Walsh to push new tenant protections

Walsh hopes new rules protect tenants from unreasonable evictions without unfairly tying the hands of landlords.

Italy referendum result has little impact on markets

The euro clawed back earlier losses and equities climbed as contagion from the political turmoil was contained.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, gets into an elevator at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


Could local CEOs hold sway in a Trump White House?

Our CEO president, the first without political experience, will likely seek out other business leaders for guidance.

One of the posts that appeared on T.J. Maxx’s official Facebook page.

NSFW posts pop up on T.J. Maxx’s Facebook page

The official Facebook page of Framingham-based corporate retailer T.J. Maxx appeared to fall victim to hackers on Sunday.

At a theater near you: Jolly Green Giant

Making frozen vegetables hip is a daunting task, but B&G Foods thinks it has just the guy to do it.

Tom Price was first elected representative in 2004.


Investments by Trump’s HHS pick raise ethical questions

The public spotlight might be on President-elect Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest, but Representative Tom Price could have problems of his own.

Those who opposed Italy’s constitutional referendum celebrated near the Palazzo Chigi.

Euro slides to a 20-month low as Renzi concedes referendum defeat

The euro fell to the lowest level since March 2015 as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he will resign.

If US companies bring back billions from overseas, who profits?

US companies might bring back billions if Trump cuts corporate taxes, but they probably won’t use the money to create jobs or do more drug research.

Eric S. Rosengren is president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Boston Fed chief: Independent Fed important to economic health

Despite Donald Trump’s scorching criticism, the US economy benefits from limited political interference in the central bank, said Eric Rosengren.


Which gift cards will get you the biggest hugs?

You love to shop in search of just the right gift. It’s your calling.

Alpine Bearing, a second-generation family-run business led by Jim Levin, has more than $10 million worth of bearings in stock — 600,000 parts.

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Alpine keeps its (ball) bearings

Alpine Bearing, a second-generation family-run business run by Jim Levin, includes a manufacturing clean room to reassemble bearings for custom applications.

Consumer Alert

More about those annoying iPhone 6 shutdowns

You might be eligible for a battery replacement, but Apple still hasn’t offered a good explanation for the problem.

Consumer Reports

Don’t make these health insurance mistakes

There’s a good chance you’re paying more than you need to.

Larry Jefferson, a.k.a. Santa, posed for a photo with Jack Kivel at the Mall of America,

Mall of America brings diversity to Santa

The nation’s largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this weekend.

Tech startups to be offered banking charters

Federal bank regulators are planning to offer a new type of national banking charter to technology companies that provide financial services.

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New job in Boston, but her friends are in Dallas

How get over the relocation blues after transferring to a new city.

Kris Krane.

Five things you should know about Kris Krane

The investor and advocate reflects on two decades in the world of marijuana.

FCC criticizes AT&T, Verizon on data exemptions

U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers’ cellphones.

Vantel Pearls workers in Mansfield mounted the pearls in prepurchased settings, including necklaces and rings.

Facebook Live is reinventing the sales party

Vantel Pearls, a relatively obscure company with a unusual gimmick, appears to be on the vanguard of using Facebook Live to make fast cash.

SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 15: A 'now hiring' sign is seen at the Toys

US unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

The US economy added 178,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, a level not seen since August 2007.

Airbnb says state, cities lost out on $15m in missed tax revenue

Airbnb Inc. said state and local governments could have received at least $15 million over the past year from hotel taxes on its users.

Boston biotech Acetylon being acquired by Celgene

Privately held Boston biotech company Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is developing drugs to treat blood cancer and other diseases.

A billboard outside Fenway Park, visible from Lansdowne Street shows train times on digital display. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

A big billboard outside Fenway Park to help you keep track of your train

The display comes from a Washington, D.C.-based startup, TransitScreen.

Trump to consult elite business leaders for economic advice

Current and former executives from Boston Consulting Group and General Electric are among the leaders who will offer their insight to Trump.

US health spending rises at fastest rate in eight years

The United States spent $3.2 trillion on health care in 2015, a 5.8 percent increase over 2014.

SUNRISE, FL - NOVEMBER 15: A 'now hiring' sign is seen at the Toys

Unemployment rate falls to 9-year low

The US unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent last month, though not for the best reason: Many of the unemployed gave up looking for work.

During a trade 2011 trade mission to Israel, then-governor Deval Patrick visited a market in Tel Aviv.


State needs a YouTube strategy to market itself to other countries

Traditional trade missions are expensive and inefficient. It’s time for Massachusetts to try a digital approach.

After extending an olive branch in September, the New England Aquarium is back to waging a war with Don Chiofaro over his project to redevelop the Harbor Garage.

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Peace on the Boston waterfront? Not this year

After extending an olive branch in September, the New England Aquarium is back to waging a war with developer Don Chiofaro.

FILE -- A man walking under a sign for the University of Phoenix campus in Philadelphia, Dec. 3, 2004. Apollo Education Group, the owner of the University of Phoenix and other for-profit educational institutions, said Feb. 8, 2016, that it had agreed to be taken private by a consortium of investors in a deal valued at $1.1 billion. (Tim Shaffer/The New York Times)

Graduate enrollment at for-profit colleges shows surprising growth

Nearly a half-million people are borrowing $5 billion a year to pursue advanced degrees from for-profit colleges and universities

Visa and Mastercard will give merchants until October 2020 to adopt chip-card technology, three years later than previously planned.

Visa, Mastercard delay deadline for upgrade of gasoline pumps

Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. pushed back the deadline for installing chip-card readers in US gasoline pumps

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will give up the reins of the world’s largest coffee business in April.

Starbucks chief Howard Schultz to step down next year

Schultz will hand over to his personally selected successor the management of the company he built into the world’s largest coffee business.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.