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DraftKings, FanDuel broaden ban on employees playing fantasy sports for cash

The new step follows a day of heated questions — some of them from lawmakers and regulators — about the kind of data fantasy sports employees can access.

AG says more than 12,000 Mainers affected by data breach

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says more than 12,000 Maine residents who use T-Mobile wireless may have had personal data exposed in a recent breach.

Quartet Medicine adds $6 million for chronic pain treatment research

The Cambridge pharmaceutical company has now raised $23.3 million from investors

TJX CEO Carol Meyrowitz to step down

Meyrowitz, 61, will become executive chairman of TJX Cos., and Ernie Herrman will succeed her as chief executive on Jan. 31.

South Boston manufacturer lays off 47 workers

Gentex Corp., a Carbondale, Penn. company that makes helments for soldiers and emergency responders, will lay off 47 workers from its South Boston manufacturing site.

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In the new zoo, live animal exhibits — pandas, prairie dogs, turtles, waterfowl, and a deer species called muntjac — will be accompanied by educational play structures that mimic natural habitats.

Zoo New England

New children’s zoo aims to cure ‘nature deficit disorder’

Zoo New England’s new children’s zoo at Franklin Park, expected to open by 2017, will give kids a hands-on experience in several different habitats.

Shirley Leung

// Teamsters case casts an unwanted cloud over City Hall

Questions about Marty Walsh’s loyalty came roaring back after City Hall was mentioned in an indictment accusing members of Teamsters Local 25 of extortion.

In sale, Radius Bank will cut most union ties

Radius Bank, started by and for local union carpenters, is about to be bought by the ultimate capitalists: private equity firms.


Can Mass. do health care better, cheaper, and more efficiently?

During a week of big questions, this may be one of the biggest. Health care leaders will tackle it Wednesday as part of HUBweek.


FDA official took name off papers

President Obama’s nominee to lead the agency recently coauthored a series of scientific papers but asked that his name be removed before publication.

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.