Turns out there’s a Bar Harbor on Mars. An Acadia, too.

Bar Harbor. Ogunquit Beach. Lobster Mountain. NASA has turned to colorful Maine place names to tag geological features on the Red Planet.

A researcher held silk cocoons at Vaxess in the Harvard iLab in Allston.

Harvard Business School’s annual contest for entrepreneurs is a case study unto itself

A dozen early-stage startups make their case today for why they should receive a whole lot of attention from the VC world.

In this photo combination, French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron waves before he addresses his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris, Sunday April 23, 2017, left, and far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen waves at supporters after she delivers a speech during a meeting in Bordeaux, southwestern France, Sunday, April 2, 2017, right. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena/ Bob Edme)

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This is not Brexit or Trump, so say au revoir to Marine Le Pen

A victory by the far-right candidate in France’s presidential runoff election would require something more like a miracle than a comeback.

JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF Biogen’s stock, which hit a high of $480.18 in March, has plunged dramatically this year.

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.

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Since the financial crisis, Bain has been big on Europe

The Boston firm’s overseas lending deals include real estate, hotels, and even pints of beer.

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Shadow debate shows how desperate Boston is for money

The Boston City Council takes up Shadowgate on Wednesday and will likely vote on whether to change the laws to accommodate a tower on Winthrop Square.

Beer at Target’s Fenway store was too cheap, state says

Target bought 15-packs of beer for $14.25 but sold them for $11.99, and that’s a no-no under state alcohol regulations.

Emirates CEO says US laptop carry-on ban still puzzles him

The CEO of Emirates airline said he “can’t dig into somebody’s mind” to understand why the US instituted a ban on laptops and other electronics from 10 Muslim countries.

Get ready, self-driving cars are coming to more Boston roads

Boston-based nuTonomy Inc. has received city approval to expand the test area across the Seaport and Fort Point neighborhoods.


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It looks like Biogen has another blockbuster drug

Early sales of Biogen Inc.’s new drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy appear to be stronger than industry analysts expected.

Businesses on the Cape are struggling to find workers after Congress allowed a temporary migrant worker program to shrink.

Cape Cod, other holiday spots hit hard as temporary migrant worker program shrinks

“We’re not talking about Cape Cod being closed this summer, but these are critical employees,” said a local immigration lawyer.

Polartec plant to be put up for auction

The starting bid for the textile plant straddling nearly 15 acres in Methuen and Lawrence will be $1.5 million.

French Markets Surge After Euro Withstands Attack From the Right

LONDON — The euro has avoided another existential crisis that might have wreaked havoc on Europe and the global economy. That was the reality investors divined from the first round of voting in the French presidential election, prompting exuberant buying on markets around the world on Monday.

A rendering of Millennium Partners’ proposal for a skyscraper on the Winthrop Square Garage site in downtown Boston.

Council leans toward easing of shadow law, despite critics

Mayor Walsh appears to have enough backing to get state law revised so a skyscraper can be built on Winthrop Square.

The Flyer, one of several “flying car” prototypes being designed by Kitty Hawk, a start-up based in Mountain View, Calif.

No longer a dream: Silicon Valley takes on the flying car

Kitty Hawk’s flying car, if you insisted on calling it a “car,” looked like something Luke Skywalker would have built out of spare parts.

GM ignition switches could unexpectedly turn from the ‘‘run’’ position to ‘‘off’’ or ‘‘accessory,’’ shutting off the engine and knocking out air bags and the power-assisted steering and power brakes.

High court rejects GM appeal on ignition switches

One plaintiffs’ attorney said the ruling could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.

United Airlines sued by passenger over alleged seat shift

United Airlines has another passenger complaint to deal with -- this time in court.

Admirals Bank must fix problems before it is sold

Before Boston-based Admirals Bank is sold to investors, it must fix more than a dozen problems highlighted by federal regulators

IBM says CEO pay is $33 million; others say it is far higher

When IBM shareholders gather Tuesday, they will be asked to sign off on a $33 million pay package for Ginni Rometty.


As orthopedic procedures rise, surgeons debate the meaning of necessity.

A study shows that in some cases patients receiving knee replacements derived limited physical benefits from the procedure.


New Deloitte boss has a tough act to follow: his mentor’s

Kevin McGovern recently succeeded Bill Bacic as Deloitte & Touche LLP’s New England managing partner.

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Economic reports, workshops, and more notable events and things to know.

Investors applaud French vote with a stock market rally

US stocks joined a worldwide surge Monday after the first round of France’s presidential election

Eaton Vance trader to plead guilty to defrauding firm of nearly $2 million

A vice president at the Boston firm Eaton Vance Management agreed to plead guilty to defrauding mutual funds.

JetBlue has daily flights to Cuba from New York and Florida.

JetBlue really, really wants to fly between Boston and Cuba

Rebuffed twice before, JetBlue has again asked permission for a weekly flight to the former Cold War rival.

Share prices scrolled across a screen hanging in a Paris stock exchange on Monday. The markets rallied following the first round of voting in France’s presidential election.

US stocks follow global markets after French election

US stocks joined a worldwide rally Monday morning after election results in France.

“Whomever does buy [the property], they can reap the fruits, too, because I’ve done my time,” said Virginia J. Luscinski, who lived in the shadow of the South Bay Center for years.

Why is this house listed at $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.

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.

GOP pushing to end public access to complaints about banks

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

Dorchester-09/16/2016- Developer Don Chiofaro stands in front of an aerial photo of the Aquarium parking garage and the Harbor Towers. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(business)

Aquarium seeks financial guarantee from garage-site developer

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

American Airlines grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on Friday.

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.

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.

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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GE profit rises, Trump denies Exxon on Russia, home sales rebound

A roundup of the most important business news from Thursday.

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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.

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Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

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Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.