Is this the last chance to create open space in booming Seaport?

The plan for the last big chunk of developable land in the Seaport needs more work to add public space, Boston officials said.

The T’s Green Line at Park Street Station.

MBTA wants to take an ax to retirement benefits

With contract negotiations looming, the T has repeatedly said the pension fund is on unstable footing.

This and another building at the Brighton Marine Health Center will be demolished if buyers who will move the structures are not found.

Two Brighton homes, listed for $1 apiece but lacking buyers, face demolition

There’s a pretty big catch to the deal, though.

The Serenity complex on South Huntington Avenue has 24 units for short-term leases.

Corporate rentals are complicating Boston’s housing market

The growing demand for short-term units is raising concerns that every-day renters are getting crowded out.

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Sprint is in talks with Comcast, Charter

The cable companies are focused on a deal to resell wireless services, although they also could jointly purchase Sprint, sources say.

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CBO says Senate health bill picks your pocket

The legislation would save the government $321 billion over 10 years, but many Americans would spend much more on health insurance than they do now.

New study of Seattle’s $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

The study released Monday contradicted another new study published last week.

Google said to face $1.2 billion antitrust fine, but battle with Europe looms

European Union officials are expected to issue a record fine of at least 1.1 billion euros, or $1.2 billion, against Google as soon as Tuesday for breaking the region’s tough competition rules.

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Trump is unpopular in six continents, new poll finds

On average, just 22 percent of those polled in 37 countries worldwide trust him on foreign affairs.


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Your credit score may soon look better

National credit reporting agencies will wipe from their records two major sources of negative information about borrowers: tax liens and civil judgments.

Tuesday’s business agenda

Networking, workshops, and more notable events and things to know.

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager, headed into federal court in New York on Monday for the start of his securities fraud trial.

Martin Shkreli’s reputation precedes him, and it affects jury selection

Several potential jurors told the judge they couldn’t be impartial toward the flamboyant former pharmaceutical CEO.

New ELM leader Henry makes green advocacy her business

Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, who most recently worked at Adidas in Canton, will become president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts next month.

Mark Madoff, in an undated photo. Madoff committed suicide in 2010.

Estates of Bernard Madoff’s dead sons reach $23 million deal with feds

The estates will hand over the money to victims of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, resolving an eight-year legal battle.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has taken a 9.8 percent stake in Store Capital Corp.

Warren Buffett’s bet on Store Capital suggests some retail bricks and mortar are worth owning

Store Capital focuses on what it calls service properties: preschool facilities, health clubs, dine-in movie theaters, and pet-care sites.

Stock indexes close mostly higher

US stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, snapping a four-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average on a day of largely listless trading.


Building a better antibiotic

There’s no documented resistance to either the animal or human antibiotics derived from pleuromutilin — but it is especially difficult to produce.

Closing Newbury Street to cars allowed people to relax on the street.

Stroll car-free Newbury Street this summer

Get out your walking shoes, sunglasses, and if you’re Mayor Martin Walsh, your cargo shorts. Open Newbury Street will return this summer.

Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy.

Takata, overwhelmed by air bag recalls, files for bankruptcy

The troubled Japanese company filed for bankruptcy in the US and Japan.

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2014, file photo, a McDonald's Big Mac sandwich is seen at a McDonald's restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald's told the AP on May 17, 2017, that a story circulating online that McDonald's hamburgers uses earthworms as filler for its burgers is untrue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

You can have an Uber driver make a McDonald’s run

Sixteen of the chain’s Boston-area restaurants will now accept orders through UberEATS.

Local venture capitalists pledge to fight sexual harassment, discrimination

It comes days after Binary Capital’s cofounder announced that he would take an indefinite leave.

A window was being renovated at the Monson General Store earlier this month.

Could artists revive a fading Maine town?

The bitter divorce of a microchip millionaire decades ago may be the best thing that ever happened to Monson.

Mold grows in a former shop in Johnstown, Pa., where the rise of e-commerce has hurt the retail landscape.

In towns already hit by factory closings, a new casualty: retail jobs

Just as the jobs making automobile springs and rail anchors disappeared, local retail jobs are now vanishing in Johnstown, Pa.


Contrary to popular belief, the human genome has yet to be fully figured out

Sequencing the unsequenced, said a scientist, “is the last frontier for human genetics and genomics.”

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. was expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday.

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Want better pay? Get on a bigger boat

A rising tide of “superfirms” is creating more income inequality.


Check your medicine cabinet: It probably needs to be cleaned out (safely)

Having a medicine cabinet packed with unsecured pills is a big risk.

David S. Chang.

Five things you should know about David S. Chang

Chang shows up just about everywhere in Boston’s startup landscape.


Confused by the new rule safeguarding your best interest on retirement advice? You’re not alone.

Despite a lot of pushback from some financial-services companies, a new rule should cut down on conflicts of interest in the advice given to investors about their retirement accounts.


Drones rising as valuable tool in commercial film industry

A veteran pilot has taken to the skies in a new way: flying commercial drones capable of carrying cinema cameras that shoot amazing shots at low altitudes.

Asics signs 10-year lease near South Station

The Japan-based apparel and shoemaker will run its new product creation and design lab from 125 Summer St.

SBLI deal too rich for banks, according to policyholder lawsuit

The life insurance company has proposed measures to enable it to convert to a mutual company owned by policyholders.

Most companies offer coaching only to employees determined worthy of the investment.

If the company wants to coach you, embrace it

Companies who hire coaches for their employees are making an investment in their future.

With renovations on a major runway at Logan International Airport wrapping up this weekend, neighborhoods that have seen — and heard — more airplanes flying overhead should get some relief.

As Logan runway work ends, communities eagerly await plane noise study

Six weeks of runway closure have led to increased noise complaints in some Boston neighborhoods and suburbs.

A man uses a smartphone in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, June 22, 2017. Asian financial markets were mostly higher after a plunge in oil prices dragged down energy stocks on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)


Digital wallet firm’s travails offer a lesson: Put customers before merchants

Boston-based MCX’s one great idea was followed by several bad decisions.

Repligen agrees to buy Spectrum for $359 million

Waltham life sciences company Repligen Corp. said it agreed to pay $359 million to acquire Spectrum Laboratories Inc.

Comcast says technicians will come to your home at no cost if there’s a performance gap.

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When it comes to Internet service, being passive does not pay

Being passive with your Internet service provider can lead to slower connections and wasted money.

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Is the T ready for me to be a daily commuter?

Hundreds of Globe journalists are joining the ranks of T riders. Transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack says the system is ready.

Not quite half of American teens have had sex by 18. That’s actually low

American teens may be becoming more conservative about sex.

Tesla is in talks to set up a car factory in China

Tesla said it needed to set up more overseas factories to make cars that customers could afford. Such a strategy is a must in China, which charges steep tariffs for imported cars.

Friday’s business agenda

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

GE chief executive Jeff Immelt listened during the

Outgoing GE chief Jeff Immelt met with Trump about drones, the ‘Internet of things’

Immelt was among two dozen executives from technology companies and venture capital firms to meet with the president Thursday.

Travis Kalanick stepped down June 20.

Travis Kalanick may have resigned as Uber’s CEO, but he isn’t going away

Kalanick joins the pantheon of company founders who have made the difficult move beyond life as their company’s CEO, even if temporarily.

Qatar Airways can no longer fly to Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, or the United Arab Emirates.

Qatar Airways eyes 10% stake in American Airlines

Qatar’s move reflects the broad ambitions of the carrier, which has grown from a small, regional player focused on the Middle East to a global carrier with flights to 150 destinations.

The discord among investors comes after a public-relations firestorm over the $600 price tag for Mylan’s allergy drug EpiPen.

Mylan shareholders reject drugmaker’s executive pay package

The vote marks the second time that a majority of investors have rejected the company’s pay program since Mylan first held advisory votes on executive compensation in 2011.

Staples CEO Shira Goodman has focused less on stores.

Staples may go private in $6 billion acquisition

Staples would at least get more flexibility to make CEO Shira Goodman’s vision of revenue growth a reality.

US stocks edge up slightly as oil prices stabilize

US indexes ticked higher Thursday after the price of oil stabilized.

TripAdvisor headquarters in Needham.

After a tip from TripAdvisor, FCC proposes its largest fine ever

The FCC is proposing to levy a $120 million fine, which would be the largest penalty in its history, on an alleged robocall scammer.

Financial advisor with client.


Technology is making elder financial abuse easier to commit

But it’s not always easy for a family member to intervene.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


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