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Union treasurer resigns after admitting to falsifying expenses

The longtime treasurer of hotel workers union Unite Here Local 26 falsified at least $88,000 in expenses during the last 18 months.

Why are coffee sales slumping?

It’s peak (iced) coffee season, yet two of the nation’s top coffee purveyors, Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks, reported slower than expected sales this week.

Conn. home security company investigated

Safe Home Security has been the target of consumer complaints about faulty equipment and unfair billing and collection practices in recent years.

JetBlue wants at least one flight to Havana from Boston

JetBlue has asked the US Department of Transportation to reconsider its decision that denied New England a direct commercial flight to Havana.

Senate prepares to approve paid family leave bill

The measure isn’t expected to be taken up by House, but the Senate’s action could provide momentum in the next legislative session.

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Until recently, the Boston area investors who bankroll drug discovery have shied away from bio-agriculture. But that may be starting to change.

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