Brewster Ambulance Service employees Christopher Groleau (left) and Kim Cordeiro.

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Brewster Ambulance Service employees Christopher Groleau (left) and Kim Cordeiro.

Brewster Ambulance’s emergence spurs fierce competition

The service has won lucrative contracts from Brockton and Quincy, but long-established competitors have cried foul over how the bids were handled. By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey

“It clearly shows a bit of a trend happening here in the affordable and middle-income area of housing,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said.

In Boston, a surge in affordable housing

Nearly half of the 2,461 apartments, condos, and homes permitted in the first half of 2015 will target low- or middle-income renters.

Cambridge Innovation Center’s overseas office will be in Rotterdam’s Groot Handelsgebouw, a 1.1 million-square-foot former warehouse.

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Cambridge Innovation Center expands to Rotterdam

The startup hub is planning its first international expansion, a 140,000 square-foot office in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam that could eventually house up to 500 companies.

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FDA approves new heart failure pill from Novartis

Government regulators have approved a new pill from Novartis to treat heart failure.

Boston Fed takes action against Santander

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston ordered the parent company of Santander Bank to improve the oversight provided by its board and its plans for managing risk and capital.

General Mills plans major move toward cage-free eggs

Food maker General Mills announced a major move toward cage-free eggs Tuesday as part of an updated animal welfare policy that now extends throughout its global supply chain.

CVS Health quits US chamber over stance on smoking

The move comes amid revelations that the US Chamber of Commerce was involved in a lobbying campaign against anti-smoking laws.

PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump course in Los Angeles

The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump’s golf course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on Mexican immigrants.

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PawSox owners begin summer tour of R.I. to tout stadium plan

First came the windup, now comes the pitch. The owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox are kicking off a summer tour to tout their proposal for a new ballpark in the state’s capital city.

Ivanhoe Cambridge venture to buy Channel Center, other properties from Beacon Capital

An Ivanhoe Cambridge venture purchased two US properties for a combined $225 million and is under contract to buy two more buildings.

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.