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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Vatican’s anti-money laundering norms taking hold

The Vatican’s financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.

Massachusetts pension to vote on lower-fee accounts

Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board will decide whether to invest as much as $200 million with Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s asset management arm as it moves hedge fund-like strategies to accounts with lower fees.

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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.


Cambridge medical start-up raises $39 million

Pronutria Biosciences will use the money to keep developing amino acid-based therapies and nutrition products.


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.