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Energid roboticist Paul Murphy worked on a robotic arm.

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Energid roboticist Paul Murphy worked on a robotic arm.

Some offshored manufacturing jobs return to US

Companies have brought nearly 40,000 manufacturing jobs back to the US in the past five years. By Megan Woolhouse

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Greece launches bailout talks as Plan B details revealed

Greece’s government on Monday launched complex bailout negotiations with creditors, but faced rebuke following revelations that former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, formed a secret committee to plan for the possible conversion of euros into drachmas “at a drop of a hat.”

More fees propel airlines’ profits, and embitter travelers

As a frequent business traveler, Wayne Miller, a distributor for an ethnic foods company, often pays extra to stretch out his legs. When he paid $38 for a window seat with extra legroom on a recent cross-country flight, though, Miller was upset to find out, when he boarded, that the seat didn’t actually have window access.

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Smart-home startup lands new investment

Ecovent makes “smart” home heating vents, and it’s $6.9 million richer

Luminaries join warning against killer robots

SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Google research chief Peter Norvig, physicist Stephen Hawking, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among the prominent names in technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence warning against a “military AI arms race.”

Can there be an Olympic legacy in Boston with no Olympics?

Can there be an Olympic legacy in Boston with no Olympics?

Chinese shares tumble again

HONG KONG - After several weeks of relative calm, tumult returned to China’s stock markets Monday, casting doubt on the government’s measures to support share prices.