At the library, a cafe and TV studio, and an effort to modernize

The Boston Public Library wants to become more of a community space. A WGBH-TV studio and cafe open this week.

A sampling of the alcohol-infused ice cream brands that have been on sale at Daddy’s Dairy for the past year.

Ice cream headache: Regulators put a chill on booze-infused flavors

Anyone who incorporates wine, beer, or spirits into their recipes must now file for a special exemption from the federal government.

Steward Health Care System has agreed to sell the properties that house its hospital, including Carney Hospital in Dorchester, to a real estate investment firm.

Steward gets $1.25b to fund expansion, repay Cerberus

Medical Properties Trust will buy Steward Health Care’s hospital properties and also take a $50 million stake in the company.

“We built a great business . . . but we were still sending you off to book somewhere else,” said Steve Kaufer, TripAdvisor’s chief executive.

Is TripAdvisor’s revenue risk paying off?

TripAdvisor doesn’t just want to give you reviews anymore. It wants you to come to its site to book the entire trip.

Latest Business headlines

Would a Donald Trump presidency hurt debt in emerging markets?

If Trump wins, it would weigh on global trade, say investment observers.

Mexican peso strengthens in sign Trump lost ground during debate

The Mexican peso rebounded from a record low, a sign investors may perceive Hillary Clinton outperformed Donald Trump on Monday.

Palantir discriminates against Asians, Labor Department alleges

Palantir Technologies is among the most highly vaunted of Silicon Valley startups.

Tuesday’s business agenda

Mass. home sales, consumer confidence, and more notable events and things to know.

Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business

Drug giant Pfizer says it won’t split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future.

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Deutsche Bank relies more on shorter-term loans to fund riskier trading businesses, the type of banking model that sent Bear Stearns and Lehman Bros. to their doom.

Deutsche Bank denies seeking Germany’s help in US dispute

Despite the denial, speculation abounds that Deutsche Bank will be once again forced to ask investors for more cash at a moment of extreme weakness.

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch used a graphic to discuss the EpiPen’s profitability during testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington last week.

Mylan’s EpiPen profits are 60 percent more than it told Congress, report says

The profits that CEO Heather Bresch told Congress about last week were calculated after factoring in the 37.5 percent US tax rate, which is more than five times the rate it paid last year.

New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft (left) with his father Robert Kraft.


Jonathan Kraft is streaming to the future

The Patriots’ president thinks football fans will watch games differently within a few years.

An abandoned orchard site in Westford would be turned into a restaurant and banquet hall under the proposal.

Westford restaurant would violate land use rule, agricultural chief says

A developer wants to turn an abandoned orchard into a restaurant and banquet hall.

Banks suffer as stocks slump

Deutsche Bank plunged as investors worried about the financial health of Germany’s largest bank.


Kite cancer treatment notches positive results, but questions remain

Kite Pharam said its novel immunotherapy led to complete remissions for about one-third of patients with a severe form of blood cancer in a small clinical trial.

Novum Pharma raises wholesale prices of dermatology products by huge amounts

Novum Pharma suddenly raised wholesale prices for all three of its dermatology products by whopping amounts.

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch tried to portray herself as misunderstood.

STAT | Pharmalot

Behind the grandstanding, did Congress help clarify drug pricing?

When Congress grilled Heather Bresch about EpiPen prices, there was a lot of posturing. But it may help.

CBOE agrees to buy market operator Bats Global for $3.2b

CBOE invented the options market in 1973. The deal lets it expand into stocks, ETFs, and currencies trading.

Appalachian Mountain Club sells Beacon Hill headquarters for $15m

A group of real estate investors and developers intend to convert the buildings on Joy Street back to residential use.

Shira Goodman.

Staples names Shira Goodman as president and CEO

The Framingham company’s board members have chosen a familiar face after it failed to acquire smaller rival Office Depot.

Millions in US leaving poverty, census data show

The 1.2 percentage point decline in the poverty rate was the largest annual drop since 1999.

Artist Lorie Novak posed in front of work from her Migraine Register project, which documents how much time she has lost to debilitating headaches.


Drug makers push ahead with novel therapies for migraines

Four drug companies see success in trials targeting protein linked to headaches.

Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan are donating $3 billion.

$3b drive to end diseases apt to tap Boston area’s talent

The effort by Facebook’s founder and his wife will be a huge opportunity for Boston’s biomedical research complex.

Need a dog walker? There’s an app for that. And plenty more for your pooch

Now there’s an app for man’s best friend. More than a few of them, actually.

The premium increases have people wondering if long-term care insurance is worth it anymore because the companies got the pricing horribly wrong.


Given rising costs, is long-term care insurance worth it?

Those participating in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program have until Sept. 30 to decide whether to accept higher premiums.

Christine McSherry greeted her 20-year-old son, Jett, at his Bridgewater State University dorm.

This mom battled for her son, and she paid a price

A look at the personal toll one family suffered on the way to a pharmaceutical success.

Twitter reportedly in talks with Google, others about takeover

The social network is talking with, Google, and others about a possible deal, people briefed on the discussions said.

Wells Fargo sued over firings for missed account quotas

Authorities fined Wells Fargo $185 million on Sept. 8 for potentially opening about 2 million deposit and credit-card accounts without authorization.

Dr. Paul Bleicher is chief executive of OptumLabs.

Five things you should know about Dr. Paul Bleicher

Bleicher is chief executive of OptumLabs, the Cambridge-based research outpost of the big health care company Optum.

Tom Leighton, co-founder and CEO of Akamai Technologies.

Akamai breaks ties with security expert

Akamai parted ways with Brian Krebs after his website became the target of a massive digital attack.

Robert Thompson, meteorologist in chief at the National Weather Service, said his job includes offering a friendly reminder that weather prediction is not perfect. “If the expected weather looks to be unpopular, I will sometimes remind people not to shoot the messenger,” he said.

On the Job

Meteorologist’s job isn’t a breeze

As meteorologist in chief at the National Weather Service, weather isn’t just a water cooler topic for Robert Thompson but a matter of life or death.

Job Doc

When a co-worker’s performance brings you down

A reader asks: “How can I bring this up to my boss without throwing him under the bus?”

Consumer Reports | Product Review

5 ways to protect against hackers

Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly frequent. But there are steps you can take to make your personal data safer.

Stocks move lower as energy, technology stocks fall

Several technology stocks traded heavily, including Yahoo, Twitter, and Facebook. Energy stocks fell along with a steep decline in the price of oil.

Consumers in the market for a used car must know their rights and exercise caution.

Consumer Alert

Buying a used car? Know your rights and do your research

Shopping for a used car can be treacherous.

Even as billions of people worldwide store their most sensitive information online, relatively few of them do everything possible to keep it safe.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Will Yahoo hack trigger better security checks?

Even as billions of people worldwide store their most sensitive information online, relatively few of them do everything possible to keep it safe.

Taxi drivers protested near Uber headquarters in Boston in 2014.

Taxi drivers say new law is another burden on them

Boston taxi drivers say in a lawsuit that they have to contend with rules and restrictions that ride-hailing companies are able to avoid.

The Sterling Memorial Library on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut, in June. Yale is benefiting from an investment in Bracebridge Capital, a little-known hedge fund that has gone from $5.8 billion in assets four years ago to $10.3 billion today. Must credit: Bloomberg photo by Craig Warga.

Yale beats Harvard in the big (investing) game

Yale University’s endowment posted a 3.4 percent gain on investments for the fiscal year ended June 30, outperforming Harvard’s 2 percent loss.

A drone made by CyPhy Works carried a UPS package on Children’s Island off the coast of Beverly Thursday.

Drone delivery tested off coast of North Shore

A Mass. company and UPS staged a mock delivery using drones to fly a small package from Marblehead to a small island.

Cambridge startup is expanding its driverless taxi program in Asia

nuTonomy joins with a ride-hailing service for driverless taxis in Singapore

EnerNOC is cutting more than 200 jobs, primarily in the Seaport

After emerging as one of Boston’s biggest clean-energy players, the company is now embarking on the largest round of job cuts in its history.

In this Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, photo, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. The San Francisco Fed said Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, that Stumpf is resigning his position on the Federal Reserve's advisory council amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened by the bank without customers' permission. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Wells Fargo CEO steps down from advisory role with San Francisco Fed

The embattled CEO’s immediate resignation comes as the bank is facing a scandal over allegations consumer fraud.

Boston, MA--7/18/2016--Eric S. Rosengren (cq), president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (cq), participates in a celebration of winning Working Cities (cq), on Monday, July 18, 2016, at the bank. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 19workingcities Reporter: Jon Chesto

Boston Fed president affirms stand on raising interest rates

Eric Rosengren cast a dissenting vote earlier this week in favor of raising interest rates.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter said Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, it has suspended 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Twitter shares jump on sale rumors

Google and Salesforce are among those reported to be interested in Twitter, according to CNBC.

epa05552696 The Yahoo logo is pictured on a computer monitor in Taipei, Taiwan, 23 September 2016. According to news reports on 23 September, around 500 million Yahoo account users information had been stolen or hacked on its network in 2014. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Yahoo users, here’s what you need to do to protect your data

A massive breach at Yahoo has compromised 500 million user accounts. Yours could be one of them.

State rejects Lewis Wharf plan

The state ruled that the project’s developers can not build on the wharves, piers and pilings that are below water at high tide.

The Harvard University endowment reported a 2 percent loss on its investments for fiscal 2016.

Harvard endowment posts 2 percent loss

The loss marks a full decade of underperforming broad US stock and bond markets.

Governor Charlie Baker at a Boston playground in July.

shirley leung

Charlie Baker may be too popular for his own good

If Tom Menino was the urban mechanic, then Baker has become our suburban mechanic.

A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva, December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File photo

Yahoo hack is one of the largest security breaches of the Internet age

Yahoo is blaming a ‘‘state-sponsored actor’’ for the hack of at least half a billion of its users.

Friday’s business agenda

Career fair, bootcamps, and more notable events and things to know.

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.