Lottery panel to vote on move to Dorchester

State lottery officials will seek approval next week to uproot their headquarters from its longtime South Shore home and move to Dorchester.

Reebok employee Doug Bates visited a last library at Reebok's new space in Boston at the Innovation and Design Building.

Reebok settles in to new Boston digs

President Matt O’Toole is hoping that his company’s fancy new Boston digs will help boost sales.

 Northampton, MA - 3/21/2018 -Tom McCurry, a retired baby boomer, poses for a portrait in the room in his basement where he grows marijuana in Northampton, MA, Mar. 21, 2018. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

With legal pot sales coming, baby boomers are ready to resume the party

For some, the coming of legal pot sales means an opportunity to resume a long-lost lifestyle.

John Flannery, chief executive of General Electric, which ranks 18th on Boston Consulting Group’s list of 50 “Most Innovative Companies 2018.”


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BU biological anthropologist aims to understand, protect orangutans

Cheryl Knott knows orangutans intimately and fears for their survival as their numbers have dwindled.


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With advances in technology, especially with smartphones, most recruitment professionals expect candidates to do so.

The benefits of having a trust

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Craigslist closes personals sections in US, cites measure

Americans looking for love or companionship on Craigslist can’t make a connection.


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US imposes sanctions, issues indictments against Iranian hackers

The Trump administration on Friday announced sanctions and criminal indictments against an Iranian hacker network it said was involved in ‘‘one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns’’ ever prosecuted by the United States.


Got high auto-repair expenses? This is the sign it’s time to let go of your old car.

People in America love their cars. And they are in and out of debt as a result.

The Trillium Brewing winter beer garden in Roslindale is closing Sunday, March 25.

Trillium Roslindale location to close Sunday

The former electrical station turned beer hall was wildly popular.

Elon Musk, cofounder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc.

‘What’s Facebook?’ Elon Musk deletes accounts from social network

Facebook has lost at least one user — and he’s a Silicon Valley contemporary.

FTC says two Massachusetts brothers ran phony Amazon sales program

The government says the brothers, along with a Nevada man, falsely promised profits through their “Amazing Wealth System.”

Traders worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Stocks tumble in biggest weekly decline since 2016

US stocks fell amid concerns that a trade war and higher borrowing rates could throttle global growth.

Hundreds of stores are scheduled to close in the coming months, which means the company has a lot of inventory to sell.

Toys ‘R’ Us is having a liquidation sale. Here’s what you need to know

Hundreds of stores are scheduled to close in the coming months, which means the company has a lot of inventory to sell.

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is expected to develop a proposed list of Chinese imports that will face higher tariffs. China Friday revealed plans for reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the United States, including steel and pork.

Trump’s China tariffs fuel trade war fears, driving down stocks

President Trump ordered tariffs on Chinese goods in a move that could escalate already tense trade relations.

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Nuance says Paul Ricci is stepping down as CEO

The Burlington company, which supplies the underlying voice recognition technology for Apple’s Siri assistant, said Ricci will be succeeded by Mark Benjamin, an NCR Corp. executive.

03/22/2018 Boston Ma- Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein (cq) at Boston College CEO's Club Luncheon, He was answering a question during a Q&A. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

Goldman Sachs CEO talks retirement during Boston visit

If Lloyd Blankfein has a retirement date in mind, he wasn’t going to share it with his audience in Boston.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9473823b) Donald J. Trump Trump attends Generation Next Summit in DC, Washington, USA - 22 Mar 2018 US President Donald J. Trump prepares to participate in a panel discussion at the Generation Next Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 22 March 2018. Trump spoke shortly after signing a presidential memorandum implementing tariffs on China.

China plans reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of US imports

China plans to take legal action against the US under the World Trade Organization framework, the Commerce Ministry said in a statement Friday.

Changes could be coming to Staples as new CEO arrives

Breaking up can be hard to do. But it’s a little easier when your private equity owner has done it before.

In electing Charlie Baker, we went for someone who would get the basics right.

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As problems pile up, is Charlie Baker holding up his end of the bargain?

When we elected the governor, we gave up on a bold vision for Massachusetts in return for a promise of good government. But has he delivered?

Students faced riot police during a demonstration as part of a nationwide day of protest against the French president’s multi-front reform drive on Thursday, in Paris.

Protests and strikes across France disrupt travel, schools

Public services across the country were thrown off Thursday as tens of thousands took to the streets to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies.

Workers’ comp rates to decrease for Mass. businesses

Healey strikes deal for nearly 13 percent reduction beginning July 1.

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, CNN president Jeff Zucker attends the 11th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in New York. Zucker says that rival Fox News Channel is a propaganda machine that is doing an incredible disservice to the country. Zucker spoke Thursday at the Financial Times Future of News conference. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

CNN chief Jeff Zucker says Fox News is propaganda machine

The CNN leader says that the Russian news agency TASS ‘‘has nothing’’ on Fox.

President Trump detailed tariffs being imposed on Chinese imports, in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

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Trump’s China tariffs could actually work

But that doesn’t mean US consumers and businesses won’t pay a price.

Citigroup Inc. plans to prohibit retailers that are customers of the bank from offering bump stocks or selling guns to people who haven’t passed a background check or are younger than 21.

Citigroup restricts some gun sales by its business customers

The bank will prohibit its retail customers from offering bump stocks or selling guns to people who haven’t passed a background check or are younger than 21.

A new survey found that college kids are using money from their student loans to buy bitcoin and other digital currencies.

College students are using student loans to invest in bitcoin. Yes, really

If you were to pick two terms to describe today’s strange financial world, you could do worse than “bitcoin” and “crippling student debt.”

Dow closes down more than 700 points amid China trade fears

Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing as investors fear that trade tensions will spike between the US and China.

Toy company executive Isaac Larian says he and other investors hope to bid for up to 400 of the Toys R Us stores  being liquidated in bankruptcy.

Toy co. CEO leads effort to salvage Toys ‘R’ Us

Toy company executive Isaac Larian says he and other investors hope to bid for up to 400 of the Toys ‘R’ Us stores being liquidated in bankruptcy.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg admits mistakes, says Facebook will protect user data

“This was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry that this happened,” he said in a rare live interview on CNN Wednesday night.

Under its new chairman, Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve said it expects to increase rates twice more this year.

Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year

The Federal Reserve is signaling confidence in the US economy’s durability but plans to continue a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018.

Google is said to work on blockchain-related technology

Google is looking to head off competition from emerging startups that use the heavily-hyped technology, according to people familiar with the situation.

Trump readying $50b of tariffs on China

The president is reported to be considering targeting more than 100 different types of Chinese goods.

A shopper entered one of the old mall KB Toys stores, in Norridge, Ill., to take advantage of a store-closing sale. The dormant brand may be relaunched.

Entrepreneur plots comeback for KB Toys chain

Ellia Kassoff wants to be the person who saves the toy industry. And he wants to do it by bringing KB Toys back from the dead.

Lexington nursing home to close

Excel Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lexington received state approval last week to shut down in May, and to lay off 110 employees.

Stocks wobble and end the day lower after Fed raises interest rates

After a jittery afternoon of trading, major US stock indexes fell Wednesday, while smaller companies fared better.

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A protester left this poster depicting Alexander Nix, CEO of the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, outside of his office in London.

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO after data scandal; FTC probing Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into whether Facebook violated an agreement on data privacy.

Gene therapy with record sticker price launched

A single-eye dose of Luxurna costs $425,000 and Tuesday, 13-year-old Jack Hogan became the first person to receive the treatment in a surgery done at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell spoke Wednesday about the latest increase in interest rates.

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As the Fed keeps raising rates, consumers will start to feel the effects

The Fed’s moves will push up the cost of mortgages, car payments, government debt, student loans, and even credit card borrowing.

Jerome Powell.

Fed raises key interest rate by a quarter-point

The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate and signaling that it is sticking with a gradual approach to rate hikes under its new chairman, Jerome Powell.

Decision on short-term rental rules put on hold

City officials say they need more time to develop regulations for Airbnb and other online platforms.

Steve Wynn spoke to reporters about the planned casino in Everett in 2016.

Steve Wynn looks to sell shares in his former company

Steve Wynn plans to potentially sell all his stock in the casino operator, a month after he resigned over sexual assault and harassment allegations.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walked at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

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How to use Facebook without giving up your data

A one-day boycott would starve Facebook of the personal information that sustains its multi-billion dollar business.

Jackie Robinson’s number 42 is displayed next to Yawkey Station. Sox owner John Henry (left) wants to change the name of Yawkey Way.

Shirley Leung

No winners in Yawkey Way street fight

The dispute over Tom Yawkey’s legacy exposes how hard it is for our city to move beyond its racist past.

Vas Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis, center, spoke during the general assembly of Swiss Pharma group Novartis, at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, earlier this month.

Novartis sales reps will testify about lavish meals, US says

Prosecutors said numerous representatives for the Swiss company will testify they plied doctors with meals, booze, and other benefits in exchange for promises to prescribe Novartis drugs.

Stock mostly rise, but Facebook sinks again

Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday.

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