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Daily Table founder Doug Rauch said the idea was to “reach a segment of the population that is hard to reach.”


Daily Table founder Doug Rauch said the idea was to “reach a segment of the population that is hard to reach.”

Nonprofit grocery store set to open in Dorchester

Unlike Whole Foods and Star Market, the new Dorchester business isn’t built on profit margins or sales growth.By Taryn Luna

Boston Children’s Hospital plans to acquire Children’s and Women’s Physicians of Westchester LLP, its first acquisition outside Massachusetts.

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Children’s Hospital set to expand

The hospital will acquire a growing group of 276 doctors in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

City Council member Nadeem Mazen said he cannot live without his Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a stylus.

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The Download

Nadeem Mazen leads a busy digital life

The Cambridge city councilor operates a makerspace and owns an online design firm.

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Retail Walmart urges meat suppliers to curb use of antibioticsNEW YORK — Walmart, the nation’s largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of US suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. That means asking meat producers, eggs suppliers, and others to use antibiotics only for disease prevention or treatment, not to fatten their animals, a common industry practice. The guidelines also aim to get suppliers to stop using sow gestation crates and other housing that don’t give animals enough space. They’re also being asked to avoid painful procedures like dehorning or castration without proper pain management. The push is part of an industry trend responding to shoppers who want to know more about where their food comes from and are choosing foods they see as more healthy or natural. It comes after activists have reported animal abuse at farms supplying Walmart and other major companies. Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president of Walmart’s sustainability division, said the retailer is not putting deadlines on suppliers and the steps aren’t mandatory. Still, Walmart’s size gives it big influence on its suppliers’ practices, and changes it pushes can affect products at all stores. — ASSOCIATED PRESS

Expedia sells stake in Chinese travel service

Expedia sold its entire stake in eLong, a Chinese travel service, to a group of businesses based in China for roughly $671 million.

West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract

The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year is officially over.

Target settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support

A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer’s massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped.

Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

America’s largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

Speaking in R.I., Yellen says rate hike likely this year

The Federal Reserve chair expects the central bank to raise interest rates as the economy continues to improve.

French court rejects Uber’s challenge to legal restrictions

France’s highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber’s bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional.

Berkshire Bank to buy Needham lender for $53 million

The Pittsfield bank has agreed to acquire Firestone Financial Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal.

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.