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Groups diving deep into Doomsday scenarios

Boston and Cambridge are sprouting think tanks that are devoting their brainpower to preparing for the technological crises of the future. By Elizabeth Preston

Drones zoomed by at an indoor US Drone Racing Association July event.


A tech sport that’s taking off: drone racing

Zooming through obstacles like an outtake from “Star Wars,” drone hobbists say this new sport is in its infancy.

New Hampshire Food Bank executive director Mel Gosselin stands where a new food processing plant will soon be built.

N.H. food bank to launch food processing plant

The nonprofit is moving beyond its mission to launch a business that supplies other pantries and creates needed jobs.



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The local economy got a big boost from increases in consumer and business spending.

Wynn complains he hasn’t been shown ‘welcome mat’ in Mass.

Steve Wynn spoke to investors and analysts about the resistance his efforts to bring a casino to Everett have faced.

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Big questions ahead for HubSpot after shakeup

Boston’s most transparent tech company went all opaque on us yesterday.

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Tom Brady or his assistants would have had to obliterate his smartphone to make sure texts were no longer retrievable.

Genocea Biosciences files for $50 million stock offering

The biopharma will sell 3,850,000 shares at a public offering price of $13.00 per share, the company announced.

P&G, Gillette hurt by decline in shaving

Procter & Gamble’s sales fell for the sixth straight quarter as the world’s bigger consumer goods company was weighed down by softer sales volume and unfavorable currency exchange rates.

Hercules recalling 90,000 SUV tires

An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash.

Santander falls as Spain, Brazil profit under pressure

Banco Santander SA fell in Madrid trading after Spain’s biggest bank posted earnings showing that lending revenue remains under pressure at home.

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.