Energid roboticist Paul Murphy worked on a robotic arm.

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Energid roboticist Paul Murphy worked on a robotic arm.

Some offshored manufacturing jobs return to US

Companies have brought nearly 40,000 manufacturing jobs back to the US in the past five years. By Megan Woolhouse

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How a small drug maker enters the market to soaring stock prices

Last month’s widely popular IPO by Seres Therapeutics Inc. of Cambridge was the culmination of hard work, successful clinical tests, and good timing.

Shirley Leung

No time to celebrate no Olympics in Boston

Given the chance to think big about our future, we tied ourselves up in the minutiae of tax breaks and traffic studies.

Snapshot: China’s fall ripples around globe

The worst drop in China’s stock market in eight years helped drag down other markets around the world Monday.

Ten things you may have missed Monday from the world of business

Genzyme to buy AstraZeneca’s thyroid cancer drug, Teva to pay $40.5b for Allergan’s generics unit, and more news from Monday.

Greece kicks off talks with creditors

Greece’s government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with its creditors.

Higher fees propel airlines’ profits -- and travelers’ ire

Even with a Department of Justice investigation into possible collusion among airlines, the penchant for fees is not going away any time soon.

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Entrepreneurship center at Harvard gets a new chief

Jodi Gernon joins the Rock Center team from Launchitivity, a company she founded in 1999 that provides advice for consumer health care startups.


Smart-home startup lands new investment

Ecovent Corp., a Boston startup that makes a “smart” heating vent system for homes, has landed a $6.9 million investment to help launch its product later this year.

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.