Legal sports betting will begin in R.I. casinos later this month

Fans will be able to place legal wagers on their favorite teams at the Twin River Casino by the end of Thanksgiving week.

The company’s co-founder and longtime chief executive, Jonathan Bush, had sought to keep control of the company. But prospects for a deal improved after Bush resigned in June.

Watertown’s athenahealth to be bought by New York financial firms, report says

The $5.5 billion deal would end a period of uncertainty at the company, whose longtime CEO recently stepped down.

The office of Santander’s US CEO, Scott Powell, includes a cricket bat (held by Powell).


Scott Powell is running Santander under less stress

As CEO of the Spanish bank’s US operations, Scott Powell has helped oversee a turnaround.

A page from the 2019 US Medicare Handbook.

Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans.

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Dow drops 600 points as tech giants slide

Stock trading turned jittery again after two weeks of gains amid a broad sell-off in technology companies.

GE’s stock in another steep fall despite CEO’s attempt to soothe investors

Shares of General Eletric fell as much as 10 percent as new CEO Larry Culp failed to instill confidence during a CNBC interview.

Nuance selling its document business for $400 million

Burlington speech-recognition company to focus on A.I, cloud services.

Athenahealth to be acquired, combined with former GE Healthcare operation

The Watertown company agreed to the merger as part of an acquisition by two private equity firms for $135 per share.

Plans for two towers above the Mass. Pike move forward

The cost of the complicated Back Bay project has been pegged at about $350 million.

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Jeff Immelt, former CEO of General Electric and current chairman of athenahealth.

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Looks like Jeff Immelt played matchmaker in athenahealth deal

Immelt was quoted in the press release today, though it didn’t say whether he’d have a role in the combined company.

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In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Coors Light are stacked next to each other in a Milwaukee liquor store. Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are heading to trial starting Monday, Nov. 12, to settle a contract dispute in which Pabst accuses the brewing giant of trying to undermine its competitor by breaking a contract to make their products. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)

Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

Pabst Brewing Company’s lawyers argue that the company’s very existence relies on the partnership with Chicago-based MillerCoors.

graduation cap with 529 Plan text, on hundred dollar bills - college education savings concept


How a grandparent-owned 529 account affects need-based financial aid

The cost of college has risen so high that many families are relying on two generations to help cover expenses.

Representative Richard Neal.

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Momentum builds for Springfield-Boston rail service

Representative Richard Neal of Springfield is now poised to chair the powerful House Ways and Means committee.

Fortune magazine sold to Thai businessman for $150 million

Meredith Corp. will sell Fortune magazine to a Thai businessman for $150 million, the company said, as it continues to offload some of the storied brands it acquired with its purchase of Time Inc.

Conor Flaherty works in the lab at Moderna Therapeutics in 2015.

Moderna aims to raise $500 million in biotech’s largest-ever public offering

In an SEC filing, the Cambridge company says it hopes to raise $500 million.

Chick-fil-A plans to open first Boston store in Back Bay

The Atlanta-based chain has a devoted following in much of the country for its chicken sandwiches, its iced tea, and its waffle potato fries.

GE advertising at the New York Stock Exchange in March.

GE’s stock falls below $9 for first time since the financial crisis

The drop followed a report by JP Morgan analyst Stephen Tusa, who lowered his price target for the Boston-based company to $6.

Startup creation and venture capital funding, in Phil Libin’s view, are too focused on “the 50 miles around Stanford University,” in the heart of Silicon Valley.


This former venture capitalist is reinventing the way a company works

Phil Libin says his new venture, All Turtles, is a “startup studio,” not a conventional business.

Chiedozie Uwandu and Jaleesa Jackson.

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Here’s the resolution between Airbnb and the couple whose host crashed into their bedroom

The plight of Jaleesa Jackson and Chiedozie Uwandu was detailed in a Boston Globe column last month.

Bo Abrams and daughter, Rebecca Dowd, blamed StubHub for trying to extract extra money out of them for tickets to Hamilton.

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A ‘Hamilton’ ticket mixup, and a $675 StubHub charge

Rebecca Dowd, 17, came home from “Hamilton” last month glowing with excitement. It was a perfect evening, she gushed to her mother. Except that she almost missed it.

A new main entrance to the TD Garden on Causeway Street has opened for Garden events.

For the first time in 23 years, TD Garden is growing

A $100 million addition will add concessions, spruce up club areas, increase seating, and — finally — give the Garden a proper front door.

Eversource writes off its investment in Access Northeast because of Columbia Gas disaster

When fires and explosions rocked Lawrence-area homes and businesses in September, the Columbia Gas incident was bound to hurt the already-tenuous political stature of the natural gas industry around here.

In this Aug. 15, 2016 , three of Deepwater Wind's turbines stand in the water off Block Island, R.I. Providence, R.I.,-based Deepwater Wind announced Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, that the Danish offshore wind company Orsted has entered into an agreement to buy it. The agreement must be approved by federal regulators.


Deepwater Wind bought by Danish company

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Google employees in Kendall Square in Cambridge joined a worldwide walkout on Nov. 1 in protest of company policies on sexual harrassment.

After walkouts, Google agrees to step up its transparency, harassment policies

In an e-mail to employees, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said it was clear that the company needed to make changes to protect its workers.

Crystal City is believed to be one of Amazon’s two choices.

Crystal City, Va., is boring, corporate, and perfect for Amazon’s HQ2

Crystal City, a clutch of ’80s-vintage office buildings just outside of Washington, D.C., feels like the polar opposite of a hip tech hub like Boston or San Francisco.

Fed leaves key rate unchanged but sees further hikes ahead

The next rate increase is expected in December.

Tesla's board has named Robyn Denholm as chairman to replace Elon Musk, complying with terms of a fraud settlement with US securities regulators.

Tesla names Robyn Denholm as chairwoman, succeeding Elon Musk

The company is trying to move beyond regulatory troubles and concerns about its stability under Musk, its colorful but erratic co-founder.

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Domino's Pizza says it will pay a one-week Christmas bonus to any former Papa Gino’s employee who works for at least 45 days.

Domino’s will offer jobs to laid-off Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo workers

The national chain says it’s aiming to hire 1,000 people in Greater Boston.

In this July 17, 2018 photo, a customer pumps gas in Salem, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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It’s going to get cheaper to gas up the car — and here’s why

The US crude oil market just entered bear market territory, marking a 20 percent decline since its most recent peak.

Errik Anderson joining Biomatics Capital Partners

New Hampshire entrepreneur is also the founder of Boston’s first pro rugby team.

Tesla says Robyn Denholm of Telstra to be new board chair

Tesla’s new board chair replacing Elon Musk will be a technology and automotive industry veteran, Robyn Denholm of Australia’s Telstra.

The positive effects that living in income-restricted housing has had . . . is real and longlasting,’’ said Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, co-chair of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force.

City survey finds 1 in 5 units are income restricted

Officials said the review, the first of its kind, provides an analysis of the city’s housing stock and provides insight as they seek to develop more income-restricted housing.

Guests at Motel 6’s Arizona hotels were detained and deported after employees informed US Immigration and Customs Enforcement about them.

Motel 6 agrees to pay up to $7.6m to settle claim it helped ICE target Latino guests

Former guests sued Motel 6 over privacy violations earlier this year, alleging that the chain handed over their personal information to federal agents.

Cape Air and Tailwind are both looking to launch seaplane service for Boston-to-New York runs.

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Boston to New York by air — and sea

Forget about that heliport, Boston. Seaplanes could soon be your quickest ticket to Manhattan.

Representative Maxine Waters has opposed looser regulations on financial services firms.

Banks could face tighter scrutiny under Rep. Maxine Waters

Come January, the banking industry is going to be on Rep. Maxine Waters’ time.

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For pollsters, it was a pretty good Tuesday

Having failed to foresee Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, polling firms changed how they survey US voters, and those changes seem to have paid off.

With split Congress, prospect for economic deals looks dim

With Democrats now in control of the House, President Trump faces a tough test of whether he can forge compromises with a group of lawmakers who, he had warned his supporters, would wreck the US economy.

Business agenda

An artificial intelligence conference, networking for artists, and other events and things to know.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 07: The U.S. Capitol building is pictured on November 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

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Will a Democratic House undermine the economy? Here are four takeaways.

Plus: The Samsung phone that can unfold into a tablet. Commuters get a tunnel to North Station. For-sale-by-owner declines in popularity.

Facebook, Google are election ad winners despite meddling outcry

Even before ballots are counted from Tuesday’s elections, some clear winners have emerged, as Google and Facebook Inc. reap windfalls from political advertising after a season of controversy over online political speech.

General Electric is selling its energy efficiency business Current.

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GE sells off Boston-based lighting division, Current as parent company slims down

Like its parent company, General Electric’s Current division sure has changed since it set up shop in Boston more than two years ago.

The Carmelite Sisters believe that the time is right to seek a deal for the Marian Manor site, which stretches from Dorchester Street in South Boston to Thomas Park.

Carmelite Sisters put South Boston’s Marian Manor on the market

Another beloved South Boston institution could soon have a date with a backhoe.

Business agenda

A holiday party, a startup conference, and other events and things to know.

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar crossed into Bangladesh in September 2017.

Facebook admits it was used to incite violence in Myanmar

Facebook failed to prevent its platform from being used to “foment division and incite offline violence” in the country, one of its executives said in a post Monday.

US stocks climb in thin volume as Americans vote

US stocks climb in thin volume as Americans vote

BOSTON, MA - 11/09/2017: Suffolk Downs Boston view aerial (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: TOPIC


Why being stiffed by Amazon is a good thing

Boston may have come up second- or third-best in the race for HQ2, but we got many consolation prizes.

This undated photo provided by T. Rowe Price shows H. Lawrence Culp Jr., who was named chairman and CEO of General Electric on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The 55-year-old Culp was CEO and president of Danaher Corp. from 2000 to 2014. During that time, Danaher's market capitalization and revenues grew five-fold. He's already a member of GE's board. (T. Rowe Price via AP)

GE’s Culp continues streamlining with deal for Boston-based LED unit

General Electric has agreed to sell its Current business, which has about 50 employees in Boston, to private equity firm American Industrial Partners.

FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, packages being shipped in Amazon boxes ride a conveyor belt at the UPS Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. Amazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping. Typically, Amazon shoppers need to spend $25 to qualify for free shipping or pay $119 a year for a Prime membership. Amazon's offer, which started Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, applies to hundreds of millions of items and on orders that arrive in time for Christmas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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Amazon is moving to Queens. Really? Really.

Plus: What’s at stake for business in the midterms. Boston’s super-tight office space market. And remembering a famous haberdasher.

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