Officials have proposed a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

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Officials have proposed a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Better T service or bigger convention center? Can we have both?

Charlie Baker is telling the Legislature to pick either tax breaks to Hollywood stars or working families. The governor may have a similar twist up his sleeve. By Shirley Leung

Dick Perdichizzi runs the Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus.

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Working at the MIT wind tunnel no breeze

Dick Perdichizzi runs the Wright Brothers wind tunnel at MIT, a 2,000-horsepower electrical drive attached to massive blades twice Perdichizzi’s size.

Baker considers merger of tech, biotech, energy agencies

Governor Baker’s budget does not include money for the Mass. Life Sciences Center, an agency launched to promote the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.

// Largest US banks all pass latest round of Fed ‘stress tests’

The nation’s 31 largest banks could all withstand a severe US and global recession and keep lending, the Federal Reserve said.


// ‘Soda Drinker’ creator will serve up actual soda at PAX East this weekend

“Soda Drinker” video game will be giving away soda at this weekend’s PAX East video game conference.

// Startup selling solar panels ‘in the cloud,’ not on your roof

A Boston startup is offering a chance to purchase panels that will be installed on a solar farm in some distant location.

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NBC brings back a veteran to stabilize its troubled news division

NBC took a step toward stabilizing its troubled news operations Friday by rehiring Andrew Lack to oversee NBC News and MSNBC, placing the two operations in the hands of a seasoned executive.


A few bad actors shouldn’t put a damper on PAX East

Unfortunately, all the talk up to this point has focused on Gamergate, the fringe misogyny-twinged “movement.”

Vermont raises concerns about nuclear plant decommissioning

Vermont is asking federal nuclear regulators to require the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to address concerns about Entergy’s plans for cleaning up the site.

Staples posts loss in fourth quarter ahead of merger

Staples slid to a loss in the fourth quarter as the company booked restructuring charges ahead of a huge merger and the strong dollar pressured sales, but it topped Wall Street’s expectations for net income and shares rose in premarket trading Friday.

Tainted drugs settlement fund grows to $210 million

The dollars available to settle claims against the New England Compounding Center are more than double the original amount.

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