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City seeks proposals for housing database for the homeless

In an effort to address the city’s rising homeless population, the City of Boston is set to announce Wednesday that it is seeking vendors to develop an online database that will match housing vacancies with people in the greatest need.

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.


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.

Markets snapshot: Biotechs weigh down the market

US stocks paused Tuesday, closing moderately lower after five straight days of gains.

Top EU court strikes down data-sharing pact

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday struck down a trans-Atlantic agreement that enables companies to transfer data from Europe to the US.

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DraftKings, based in Boston, issued a statement with competitor FanDuel saying they are taking steps to protect the games’ integrity.

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DraftKings, FanDuel team up to defend integrity of games

The companies issued a joint statement after a DraftKing employee, who won $350,000 on its rival’s site, said he posted stats early online.

Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries. President Obama must now work to push the deal through a skeptical Congress.

Deal reached on Pacific Rim trade pact

President Obama hailed the completion Monday of a historic 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal that he said ‘‘reflects America’s values.”

Trade pact offers shorter protection against copies of medications

Initial reports suggested the sweeping deal won’t provide the 12 years of commercial protection the US-based biopharma industry had sought.

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Housing for homeless veterans

Peabody Properties started modestly in the veterans housing business, but now have two additional projects underway.

Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer.

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A case for taking risks on drugs for the dying

Federal regulators should be willing to approve more riskier drugs if it means bringing life-saving medicines to market for diseases with few good treatment options.

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.