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DoneGood wants you to, well, do some good this season.
The Internet retailer is on a massive hunt for office space, an expansion that could make it one of the city’s largest business tenants.
DoneGood wants you to, well, do some good this season.
For months, Old South Church and Boston Properties had squared off over the prospect of shadows that would be created by a tower the developer wants build atop Back Bay Station.
Retailers have keyed in on the growing phenomenon of friends spending Thanksgiving together.
Officials in Nebraska say state law does not allow pipeline safety to be a factor in their decision.
When negotiating, looking like a pushover should be the least of your worries.
A group of Japanese businesses and doctors sued General Electric Co. in Boston federal court on Friday, claiming the company was reckless and negligent in its design of the turbines.
Soapmaker and real estate stocks have taken over a rally that used to be led by social networks and smartphone makers.
Apple Inc. said its next major new hardware product, the HomePod speaker, is being delayed until early next year, missing the key holiday shopping season.
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With mobile integrated health, instead of transporting patients to the hospital, EMTs respond to their needs in their own home.
Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, said in a statement Friday that it has pre-ordered five Tesla units in its Walmart US division and 10 units at Walmart Canada.
For months, Old South Church and Boston Properties had squared off over the prospect of shadows that would be created by a tower the developer wants build atop Back Bay Station. But on Thursday night, there was harmony all around, and a key city board approved the billion-dollar project. Boston Properties won the blessing of the Boston Planning & Development Agency, thanks in part to an agreement to contribute $3 million to a preservation fund for historic buildings — including Old South and Trinity Church, which worried new shadows from the tower could damage their buildings — along with another $3 million for affordable housing. Old South, in particular, had fiercely opposed the project until the deal was cut this week, but it brought a roomful of supporters from the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization to Thursday’s planning agency meeting to show their appreciation. The church and the interfaith group said they plan to keep pushing for more homeownership funding from big developments. The Back Bay Station agreement, they said, was a good first step. Along with the housing and preservation funding, Boston Properties has agreed to significant upgrades to the rail station, and plans to build three towers of housing and office spaces with new concourses that supporters say will better knit the Back Bay and South End. — TIM LOGAN
The planned complex, which is across the street from the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, will include 304 apartment units and a 294-room hotel.
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Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced last week that he’s leaving by the end of the month. His departure gives President Trump an opportunity to appoint a new leader.
The Plymouth “living history” museum’s employees say they are frustrated by lack of progress.
Local entrepreneurs sing the praises of their novel musical instruments, but is there a market for them?
As Republicans and the Trump administration continue trying to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, the Internal Revenue Service has begun, for the first time, to enforce one of the law’s most polarizing provisions: the employer mandate.
Former OneWest Bank Group Chief Executive Joseph Otting won Senate approval to lead the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
The Republican-led FCC eliminated the restrictions, known as a media cross-ownership ban, in a 3-2 vote along party lines.
The Food and Drug Administration laid out a strategy for regulating cell-based medicine, including hundreds of private clinics that have opened across the nation in the last decade.
The campaign seeks to address an issue that has long plagued an industry that’s overwhelmingly dominated by men.
Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.
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Plans to consolidate its operations in new building under construction near TD Garden.
The robot can identify specific individuals and address them by name, rotate on its base to face someone who’s speaking to it, and shoot photographs on command.
Winners are being revealed at this year’s Top Places to Work event at the Boston Design Center this year. Follow along to find out which companies made the list.
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Pro tree climber Keith Harmon Snow has rescued a drone, had less luck retrieving a cat, and loves his view of the world.
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There is a lot of wrangling to do, and many contentious issues to resolve, before Republicans can send President Trump tax-cut legislation to sign.
Among other measures, she has moved her office to keep a watchful eye on portfolio managers, research analysts, and traders.
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Doris Toohey will move into a suite at the spiffy new Marriott Residence Inn in Watertown until her building’s elevators are repaired.
A spokesman declined to comment, but people outside of the company have mentioned Texas as a likely location for a new corporate office.
Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to government data released Wednesday.
Richard Cordray, one of the few remaining Obama-era banking regulators, said on Wednesday that he plans to step down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the end of the month.
A worker in the company’s Fremont, Calif., plant said that the factory was a “hotbed” of racism.
Neighbors who oppose the project say they’re considering legal action.
NAFTA talks resumed Wednesday mostly where they left off a month ago, with tension and animosity in the air.
The first Dunkin’-only sign in Boston has appeared on Tremont Street.
Can Microsoft Corp. succeed where Facebook failed?
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Technology companies led US stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September. Grocery stores and packaged foods and beverage companies also accounted for much of the decline. Energy stocks fell as the price of crude oil closed lower a day after its biggest loss since October. Banks and phone companies eked out modest gains. The latest slide extended the market’s losses from a day earlier and added to its pullback in November. Unlike October’s broad market rally, fewer stocks and sectors have been notching gains this month, and the latest market decline reflects that, noted Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Baird. ‘‘And that’s exemplary of a market that’s losing momentum, and that’s the real story here,’’ Bittles said. ‘‘It means the market is struggling here, and it could mean that a lot of the good news on the economy, earnings and even the potential for a tax-reform bill are to a great extent already built into current prices.’’ The major indexes are all in the red for the month, but still near their most recent record highs.
If President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels, Wisconsin cheese and Kentucky whiskey may pay the price.
Critics had complained the Seaport Square development proposal has too little in the way of public benefits.
The bill, set for a vote on Thursday, would tax the value of tuition benefits conferred on thousands of university employees like Fred Vautour.
There’s a price to pay for casting shadows on historic churches in Boston — $3 million, to be exact.
Auto suspension technology developed by Bose Corp., but never commercialized, has been sold to another Boston-area company.
WeWork is an office-sharing company that has expanded into nearly 60 cities and into brand extensions like communal housing and a private elementary school.
A rising number of Americans are unable to make the monthly payments on their car or truck loans and are in danger of having their vehicles repossessed.
Steward Health Care takes the step at Morton Hospital because Mass. General and its parent company, Partners HealthCare, are no longer sending enough physicians to tend to Morton’s tiniest patients.
Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword, and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays.
The company has maintained a steady profit before interest, taxes, and amortization for at least 17 months, said people who asked not to be identified discussing the private company’s earnings.
In its latest fiscal year, Wall Street’s top regulator sought the smallest amount of penalties since 2013.