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Staples-Office depot merger approved in Europe, with concessions

The European Commission said certain divestitures eased concerns about competition.

Twitter user growth stalls; first-quarter sales to fall short

Twitter Inc. said it failed to add new users in the fourth quarter and forecast first-quarter revenue that will fall short of analysts’ estimates.

Panera buys majority stake in small local bakery

Panera bought a slightly over 50 percent stake Brookline-based Tatte Bakery & Cafe, which has five locations in Brookline, Cambridge and Boston.

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Apple’s Error 53 fueling a ‘right to repair’ backlash

Error 53 occurs on the iPhone when somebody replaces the phone’s fingerprint sensor.

A taste of grapefruit from Sam Adams

Boston Beer Company’s Rebel Grapefruit IPA is brewed with California-grown grapefruits that “hit the palate with a juicy citrus punch.”

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State and city officials want to redevelop the 5.5-acre site of the Veolia steam plant (above) and an adjacent MassDOT office building

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Downtown steam plant site to be redeveloped

A prime piece of state-owned land, at the southern entrance to the city, is going on the market.

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// MBTA gets technology religion as it eyes new apps

David Block-Schachter, who formerly worked at the bus service Bridj, is back in a post using technology to improve customer service.

// Boston residents may vote on property tax surcharge

A 1 percent surcharge could generate $20 million for housing, parks, and historic preservation.

// Fox cuts value of DraftKings stake by 60 percent

In an SEC filing, the media giant said the value of its $160 million investment in the Boston-based company has dropped significantly.

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.