Why is this house listed for $6 million? Location, location, location

Virginia Luscinski’s properties are mere feet away from a $200 million massive residential and commercial development that’s currently underway at South Bay Center.

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Aquarium seeks financial guarantee from garage-site developer

The nonprofit New England Aquarium says three years of construction next door could threaten its existence.

The entrance to Widett Circle.

Widett Circle wholesalers formally eye industrial park

The meatpackers and fish processors are making their first formal step toward a new home.

From left, Sage Therapeutics’ Amy Schacterle, Al Robichaud, chief executive Jeff Jonas, Chris Silber, and Frank Salituro posed for a portrait at their Cambridge office.

Biotechs take lead in a new push against neurological disorders

Local biotechs are developing drugs for neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases.

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Stocks across Europe move upward after French presidential poll

France’s main index hit its highest level since early 2008 after the results were issued Sunday.

Biogen says study shows its drug helps older children with spinal muscular atrophy

The Cambridge biotech on Monday released data from a late-stage clinical trial of Spinraza.

GOP pushing to end public access to complaints about banks

Republicans want to bar publication of information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau database.

Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane

In an age of cellphone videos and social media, airlines are learning the hard way that it is essential to deescalate tense situations.

Flight attendant suspended after confrontation with mom, passenger

American Airlines said the flight attendant in the video had been suspended from flying while the investigation takes place.


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What to do when the boss cancels your vacation

See whether the situation can be worked out through a conversation with your manager.

Stocks fall, bonds mixed before French vote

US stocks ended lower in heavy trading, while Treasuries and the dollar were little changed.

Craig Hallstrom of Eversource checked out the new power substation on the South Boston waterfront.

Eversource makes a power move on the South Boston waterfront

To keep pace with the Seaport’s growth , the company has built a unique substation 15 feet above the ground so it can withstand the worst storms or tidal surges.

US rejects Exxon Mobil’s bid for waiver on Russia sanctions

The Trump administration delivered a setback to Exxon Mobil on Friday, announcing that it would not grant the oil giant a waiver from sanctions against Russia that would allow drilling in the Black Sea.

Five things you should know about Kristina Tsipouras

Two years ago, she launched the Boston Business Women networking group and started a line of organic lip balms, which was just picked up by CVS.

There has never been a better time to consider solar power. Over the past five years, prices have dropped 63 percent, based on a broad survey of manufacturers and installers by the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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Money-saving tips for your home

Don’t let your cash go down the drain or out the window.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz.

United CEO won’t get added role as chairman amid furor over removing passenger

United Continental Holdings Inc. canceled CEO Oscar Munoz’s expected elevation to chairman next year.

Three Chicken & Rice Guys outposts set to reopen, pending inspections

The company’s food trucks will remain closed until further notice, according to the city.

Boston tech firms, Markey, vow net neutrality fight

The FCC may revoke a rule prohibiting Internet providers from discriminating against certain users.

Employees worked on a turbine at the General Electric plant in France in February.

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23bermuda - Former Premier and founder of Bermuda Healthcare Services Dr. Ewart Brown held a press conference on June 16, 2016, to address the arrest of Dr. Mahesh Reddy. Dr. Reddy had his home raided by police officers based on a suspicion that he had been overusing MRI and CT scanners. (Bernews)

Bermuda seeks start of discovery in Lahey lawsuit

In a court filing on Friday, Bermuda’s attorneys said the case should proceed to discovery, a process that is likely to take months.

AeroMobil unveiled its version of a flying car

It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car.

Bedroom window overlooks living room in Reading town home with modern kitchen

The lower level is used as a family room, but it could easily become a bedroom suite. The windows are well aboveground, and there’s a full bath.

GE CEO Jeff Immelt.

GE first quarter results beat Wall Street’s view

General Electric Co. topped analyst expectations in the first quarter and reaffirmed its forecast for 2017.

Trump says what Canada does to US dairy farmers is a disgrace

President Trump added a new name to the list of countries he accuses of preying on US workers: Canada.

New tax placed on foreign buyers of Toronto-area homes

The tax will be imposed on buyers in what’s known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe area who are not citizens, permanent residents, or Canadian corporations.

Chicken & Rice Guys has several restaurants, including one in Medford.

Chicken & Rice Guys cited for previous health violations

The food trucks and restaurants operated by the Chicken & Rice Guys remained closed for a ninth day Thursday.

It’s hardly just pianos for sale this weekend: There will be everything from floor lamps to Cold War-era first aid kits . .

M. Steinert and Sons has 120 years’ worth of stuff to buy

From furniture to Cold War-era memorabilia, the massive estate sale could draw hundreds of treasure hunters and collectors.

FCC, tech companies talk net neutrality

Web companies have supported net neutrality, saying the protections guard them from paying tolls to get their content in front of consumers.

In this photo taken Aug. 4, 2009 file photo, a crop duster sprays a field of crops just outside Headland, Ala. Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration to ignore the findings of federal scientists who says species are threatened.

Worker walks at the General Motors' plant in Valencia, Venezuela, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The company announced that it was shuttering operations in the country after authorities seized the factory on Wednesday. General Motors' announcement comes as Venezuela's opposition looks to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, taking to the streets again Thursday after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)

GM operations in Venezuela are seized as protests swell

Venezuelan authorities seized the company’s vehicle assembly plant, forcing it to halt operations in the country.

Stocks rally as banks. industrial companies gain

A strong day of corporate results left investors feeling better about the economy, and stocks rose.

General Assembly is hosting a workshop on Adobe Illustrator, a graphics software used for the creation of digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and typography.

Friday’s business agenda

Panels, classes, and more notable events and things to know.

Lavelle was the top pick in recent National Women’s Soccer League draft.

A new life for long-empty storefront in Downtown Crossing?

The building with the closed Barnes & Noble has been sold, and a redevelopment is planned.

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2007 file photo, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly appears on the Fox News show,

Bill O’Reilly’s payout could be as high as $25 million

Bill O’Reilly is leaving Fox News with a payout of up to $25 million, the equivalent of one year of his salary.

Boston-based GetHuman offers a concierge service: an employee will do your customer service interactions for you. This conversation involved scheduling a National Grid appointment.


How can they help you? By making a call to customer service painless

Boston-area companies are using “smart” software to help customers and companies more easily connect.

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Tufts Health Plan wins Medicaid contract for Rhode Island

Tufts Health Plan is expanding its business in Rhode Island.

Mass. unemployment rate rises to 3.6 percent

The state’s unemployment rate ticked up to 3.6 percent in March as job gains slowed.

The headquarters of Partners HealthCare at Assembly Row in Somerville.

Partners to acquire R.I.’s Care New England

Partners HealthCare has agreed to acquire one of Rhode Island’s largest hospital operators, Care New England Health System of Providence.

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O’Reilly is pushed out at Fox News

Bill O’Reilly is departing 2½ weeks after an investigation revealed how Fox News and 21st Century Fox had repeatedly stood by him even as sexual harassment allegations mounted.

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook in Vertou, France. Facebook on April 6, 2017 ramped up its fight against

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Crime time on Facebook Live?

Facebook Live has done far more good than harm, and for every toxic video it delivers, there are millions of innocent ones.

FILE - In this May 6, 2012, file photo, a Wells Fargo sign is displayed at a branch in New York. The nation's big bank regulator is faulting itself for failing to address the problems at Wells Fargo before it was too late. The inspector general at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Wednesday, April 19, 2017, the Comptroller's examiners saw sales problems at Wells Fargo as early as 2010. (AP Photo/CX Matiash, File)

Bank regulator faults itself for missing Wells Fargo issues

The nation’s big bank regulator is faulting itself for failing to address the problems at Wells Fargo before it was too late.

In this March 4, 2015 photo, research scientist Tony Huang works in a laboratory at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. in San Diego. The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. Vertex hopes to have treatments for roughly 90 percent of cystic fibrosis patients by around 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


Vertex gets pressure from religious groups on lobbying disclosures

The groups are seeking reports on lobbying and payments; membership in organizations that write or endorses legislation; and management policies for overseeing lobbying.

Portland opens its streets to self-driving cars

‘‘Either the technology will happen to us, or we are going to shape the playing field,” says Mayor Ted Wheeler.

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Theranos investors say they were pressured to abandon lawsuit

Theranos Inc. investors accused the company of threatening to file for bankruptcy protection if they don’t agree to give up their rights to sue the firm over its flawed blood-testing business.

BlackRock’s chief executive, Laurence D. Fink, has decided to bet the firm’s future on systematic styles of investing that deploy machine-driven formulas.

BlackRock earnings rise on tide of ETFs and index funds

The world’s largest asset manager continued to reap the benefits of the passive investing revolution in the first quarter of this year.

Antoinette Indge is a clothing designer who lives in a live/work loft in Lowell. She said that one day she was notified that she had to catalog everything she uses for her work, so that Lowell city officials could levy taxes.

Lowell’s artist-friendly reputation takes a hit with tools-materials tax

The City of Lowell has begun taxing artists, saying they should be treated like any other business.

The largest airline in the Middle East will reduce the number of its US-bound flights from Dubai to 101, from 126.

Emirates cuts flights to US, blaming Trump’s restrictions

The Middle East’s largest airline slashed flights to the United States by 20 percent.

Most stocks slip amid worries about wages, oil prices

Stocks gave up a promising start and finished mostly lower Wednesday.

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