Eddy Maria Taveras used a hand-crank Singer sewing machine to make a repair on a running shoe at the New Balance factory in Lawrence.

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Eddy Maria Taveras used a hand-crank Singer sewing machine to make a repair on a running shoe at the New Balance factory in Lawrence.

New Balance’s voice heard on tariffs

The Pacific trade pact is likely to include a gradual phaseout of tariffs on imported sneakers, protecting jobs held by New Balance workers. By Jessica Meyers

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Don’t be that guy — learn to fly your drone

Drone accidents, like the one in Marblehead in which an operator crashed his craft into spectators, are likely to be more common.

Gerald Chan expands local real estate empire beyond Harvard Square to Dorchester

Gerald Chan, the billionaire businessman, purchased an industrial property with big redevelopment potential in Savin Hill.

WMEX-AM will not carry Rush Limbaugh

The incoming owners of 1510 WMEX said they will pass on Rush Limbaugh after his distributor and WRKO failed to reach an extension.

Medical start-up signs deal worth up to $737 million

Editas Medicine of Cambridge will get at least $47 million -- and possibly much more -- in its agreement with Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics.

Boston advances plan to designate public spaces for Zipcar, Enterprise

Boston car owners could soon find some public spaces off-limits after officials set them aside for car-sharing services.

Planet Fitness threatens to move N.H. headquarters

The company is based in Newington and operates more than 900 gyms nationwide.

WGBH, Boston-based Academy start partnership

The public media powerhouse and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences have started a reporting and research partnership.

Ford recalls nearly 423,000 vehicles for power steering problem

Under pressure from US safety regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven.