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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Postal workers urge US to halt Staples, Office Depot merger

The American Postal Workers Union says the merger would hurt competition and lead to higher prices for consumers.

EMC Corp. will buy Virtustream for $1.2b

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Robin Brown restores New York hotel to glory

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Raytheon seeking a super missile

The Waltham missile maker is working to create a cruise missile that could travel more than five times the speed of sound.

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Rethink’s Baxter gets a new set of wheels

The Boston robot maker has teamed up with Clearpath Robotics to construct a platform that gives Baxter some new moves.

Some Mass. lottery machines to check ID’s of buyers

The change comes after criticism from advocacy groups that minors can easily buy scratch tickets.

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NetBlazr is taking on the big guys

Carbonite cofounder David Friend says he likes the “David and Goliath story” of his latest investment, the wireless ISP NetBlazr.

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Nine things you may have missed Tuesday from the world of business

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