Beach-goers enjoyed the shore in Falmouth earlier this month.

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Beach-goers enjoyed the shore in Falmouth earlier this month.

Summer forecast bright for tourist trade

New England’s winter of discontent has indeed made for a possibly glorious summer — at least for those in hospitality. By Jay Fitzgerald



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Soccer stadium talks kicking along

Lost amid the hoopla over hosting a Summer Olympics is that Robert Kraft might finally get to build a stadium in Boston.


See Cheetah jump! MIT’s robot leaps objects

In a new video, the quadruped can be seen bounding across an empty gymnasium and faultlessly clearing obstacles that are 18 inches tall.

Massport may shrink size of South Boston hotel

Governor Charlie Baker’s decision to freeze an expansion of the convention center is forcing officials to study the demand for hotel rooms.

Google adds payments, HBO in upgrade to Android software

With the new features, Google Inc. is seeking to push back against growing competition from rivals such as Apple Inc.

Boston Scientific ordered to pay $100 million over mesh

A jury said the company must pay a Delaware woman who blamed the company’s vaginal-mesh inserts for leaving her in constant pain.


MIT to expand commercialization initiative

MIT has launched an aggressive new program to smooth the often torturous path from invention to commercialization.

Cape Wind seeks more time to restart stalled wind farm

The wind farm’s developer was supposed to begin construction by May 1, but has asked for a two-year extension.


Acquia’s new HQ ditches offices

The software company didn’t want executive offices and cramped cubicle farms. Instead, they focused on collaborative, relaxed workspaces.