Is Boston worth a 2nd look for Amazon’s HQ2?

Search teams from Amazon are back out on the road, kicking the tires at potential sites for its hotly contested second headquarters. But not in Boston.

JetBlue is studying the profit potential of trans-Atlantic flights while rolling out a plan to revive its shares by revamping operations.

JetBlue sees cheaper luxury seats spurring trans-Atlantic travel

The airline is ready to brag about its premium offerings on potential trans-Atlantic routes, even if it hasn’t yet decided whether to start flying to Europe.

Ward Mooney (left) and Kevin Murtaugh


Business competitors set aside their rivalries for a good cause

Bold Types: A two-year effort will come to fruition Thursday, with the Boston Corporate Finance Community Gathers to Give Back event.

Eastern Bank chief executive Bob Rivers has played a big role in rallying the business community to support Question 3.


Business community raises close to $1m for transgender rights

As his peers at other local companies worried about their summer vacations, Eastern Bank CEO Bob Rivers had a different kind of concern.

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Stock woes unlikely to create conditions that stymie growth

Despite a slump in equities and gains in the dollar, few economists are concerned that broad financial conditions will strangle the second longest US economic expansion on record.

Business agenda

A networking buffet, a diversity workshop, and other events and things to know.

US cinema companies’ Saudi expansion plans in doubt after writer’s murder

Theater operators were one group that was going to benefit quickly from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s liberalization plans. But now the future is in doubt.

Banks lead US stock slide, extending market’s losing streak

Banks led a broad slide in US stocks Monday as an early rally faded, giving the benchmark S&P 500 index its fourth straight loss.

Elon Musk says Boring Co. test tunnel for high-speed travel to open in December

The California project is designed to show the viability of Musk’s plans to build a new type of high-speed public transportation system.

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Toy makers like Hasbro that are struggling to build relationships with new retailers and move excess inventory.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 5, 2010 a pregnant woman walks outside the State Department in Washington, DC. - Over the past 15 years, the United States has seen a fourfold increase in pregnant women addicted to painkillers, the latest troubling statistic in an ongoing epidemic of opioid abuse, officials said on August 8, 2018. The report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first major national study of its kind and revealed

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Pregnant women experience widespread workplace discrimination, New York Times reports

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Study questions African-American enrollment rates in clinical trials that don’t require consent

The large number of African-Americans in studies exempted from typical consent requirements contrasts with their low participation rates in some other kinds of trials.

Ceeadria Walker had a miscarriage while working at an XPO warehouse in Southaven, Miss.

In corporate America, pregnancy discrimination can come with high stakes

Pregnancy discrimination is widespread in corporate America.

A strong dollar is making US goods more expensive overseas, and foreign goods cheaper here at home.

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The biggest barrier to President Trump’s plan for cutting the trade deficit? It’s Trump

It’s the tax cutter versus the anti-free-trade crusader, and so far the cuts are winning.

The week ahead in business

A business book festival, an innovation showcase, and other events and things to know.

Crew members on a flight by Irish airline Ryanair are accused of ignoring a passenger’s racist rant.

Ryanair under fire over purported racist incident on flight

A video posted online appeared to show crew members failing to take action against a passenger who went on a racist tirade.

Allison Ritter is the creative director of IBM’s X-Force Command Center in Cambridge.


She uses her theater training to scare execs into better cybersecurity practices

IBM’s X-Force Command Center’s Allison Ritter creates crisis scenarios to help companies prepare for cyberattacks

The Mystic Power Plant is owned by Exelon Corporation.

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Rolling blackouts in New England could hinge on power plant’s fate

Brisk enough for you yet? Try going without electricity. As the heating season arrives, the cooler weather again brings concerns that we could run out of juice on chilly days.


Here’s one way to reduce the cost of college

A nonprofit offers tuition-free online courses for people to study for College Level Examination Program tests and Advanced Placement exams.

Massport, Millennium reach a truce on the waterfront

The Massachusetts Port Authority and Millennium Partners have reached a peace on the waterfront, one that will cost Massport $6.5 million.

Maryland asks Supreme Court to uphold law on drug pricing

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh petitioned the US Supreme Court on Friday to uphold a first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging.

EBSCO accused of including smut in school databases

The Ipswich-based information service is under fire from parents and conservative activists.

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Mass. sheds 6,200 jobs in September

The decline came as the summer season winded down, according to state data. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent.

The Bunker Hill housing complex in Charlestown is nearly 80 years old.

After years of delays, developers unveil $1.25 billion plan for Charlestown housing complex

Developers want to build a mix of 2,700 low-income and market-rate units at Bunker Hill.

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Fishing for a future in tech

Boston sixth-graders pitch and learned during a three-day Guppy Tank program.

A man checks the wiring on electric cables reaching out to homes in Saadoun Street in Baghdad. The country has faced chronic power shortages.

US persuades Iraq to quash Siemens deal in favor of GE

The Trump administration intervened to quash a $15 billion deal for Siemens Corp. to develop power stations in Iraq, instead persuading Baghdad to sign an agreement with General Electric Co., two administration officials said.

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Business groups could prove to be important allies for hospitals in Question 1 battle

Hospital administrators found a natural ally in their efforts to thwart mandatory nurse staffing ratios: other executives.

Facebook’s “War Room” is the nerve center of its fight against misinformation.

Facebook takes aim at fake news

The social network has set up a nerve center to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.

Weekend agenda

Branding talks, a minority business conference, and other events and things to know.

 An image of a long-planned, but never formally-proposed, skyscraper developer Don Chiofaro wants to build on the downtown Boston waterfront popped up in a presentation given by Mayor Martin J. Walsh this week. BUSINESS 10-19-18

Wait, did Marty Walsh just tease a Don Chiofaro harbor tower?

The mayor’s PowerPoint presentation on preparing for rising seas included an intriguing image.

Brian Charlson, who was blinded at age 11, typed on a Braille keyboard in his office at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton.


How being blinded in an accident made Brian Charlson’s life better

The Carroll Center for the Blind’s technology director says he was inspired to work for change.

Startups trying to save water win big at MassChallenge

wo water conservation businesses were among the winners of the annual startup accelerator program.

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new MacBook at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple to unveil iPad, MacBook laptop overhauls on Oct. 30

Apple Inc. said it will hold a product announcement Oct. 30 in Brooklyn, New York, likely to unveil new iPads and Mac computers.

 The company that runs MoviePass is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.

MoviePass operations under investigation by New York AG

The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for theater tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors.

Roger Crandall, the chief executive officer, of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

MassMutual sells OppenheimerFunds to Invesco

Mass. Mutual Life Insurance Co. and OppenheimerFunds employees will get about $5.7 billion in Invesco preferred and common stock for the fund unit, which has $246 billion in assets.

Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of Morphic Therapeutic.

Morphic signs $100 million licensing deal with AbbVie

The Waltham startup will work on developing treatments for fibrosis-related conditions.

A brain scan taken of a patient in a study launched by Rodin Therapeutics. The Cambridge company is testing the radioactive substance, developed by a Belgium-based drug maker, as it prepares to test its experimental medicine to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

New chemical eyed in fight vs. Alzheimer’s

A Cambridge biotech startup is using a new method to gauge the health of synapses in people’s brains as it prepares to test an experimental medicine to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Business agenda

A crisis seminar, mortgage rates, and other events and things to know.

The tough working conditions for meatpackers have long forced the industry to turn to immigrants for workers. But tougher immigration policies have left many jobs unfilled.

Workers in demand in meat processing

On any given Monday, America’s biggest supplier of ground beef has 1,000 jobs unfilled, pushing Cargill Inc. to aggressively sweeten the pot on benefits to retain existing workers and hire new ones.

The Internet Research Agency is a Russian troll farm.

Twitter airs election meddling data

Twitter is releasing all known accounts and posts related to “information operations” dating back to 2016, when it was first learned that foreign operators were using social media to meddle in US elections.

The Universal Postal Union treaty has allowed Chinese goods to enter the United States at discounted shipping rates.

Trump ditches 144-year-old postal pact that boosts Chinese retailers

President Trump moved Wednesday to withdraw from a postal agreement that enables businesses in China to mail small packages to the United States at a hefty discount.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

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Marty Walsh turns to business community to help solve financial puzzle of climate resiliency

Business leaders seem ready to embrace Marty Walsh’s vision of a “climate ready” Boston. Whether they’re ready to break out their checkbooks remains to be seen.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

Walsh climate plan an early hit with business folks

The Chamber of Commerce set seemed willing to help — even though the cost is far from clear.

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Walsh calls for major investment to guard city against flooding

Mayor Martin Walsh will roll out an array of projects designed to protect Boston from rising sea levels. And he’s asking business leaders for their help to make them happen.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wanted to develop her own loan regulations.

Delayed Obama for-profit fraud protection ordered into force

Students defrauded by for-profit colleges scored an important victory on Tuesday, when a court cleared the way for an Obama-era policy that will make it easier for them to get their student loans forgiven.

Business agenda

A fall mixer, a hacking contest, and other events and things to know.

Carl Icahn (above) last tangled with Michael Dell in 2013, when Dell took his namesake company private.

Chesto Means Business

Michael Dell’s showdown with nemesis Carl Icahn can be traced back to EMC deal

Michael Dell’s old foe is back — and this time he’s armed with a copy of Machiavelli’s “The Prince.”

Ed (left) and Todd Park are trying to building another major player in the health care field.

This company, led by veteran athenahealth execs, just raised $300m

With Devoted Health, Ed and Todd Park are on their way to building another major player in the field.

“Our board of directors is confident that integrating the two companies’ portfolios is the right path,” said Warp Drive Bio CEO Laurence Reid.

Warp Drive Bio bought by California company

Under the deal, the Cambridge biotech’s local operations will be shut down. The combined firm will consolidate to an office in Redwood City, Calif.

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