GE steps into Europe’s offshore wind market

General Electric is building off the coast of Germany.

Thomas Goode of Durham, N.C., who has participated in clinical trials for multiple myeloma, said, “If I didn’t try a trial, who’s to say I would still be here?”

Minority patients often are excluded from clinical trials of potentially life-saving drugs

Stark underrepresentation of African-Americans is widespread in clinical trials for cancer drugs, even when the type of cancer disproportionately affects them.

Any move toward a balanced budget could quickly backfire, pushing the economy into a near-permanent state of recession, said former Obama economic adviser Lawrence Summers.

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A balanced budget sounds good, but could it trigger a recession that drags on?

Less government borrowing would mean long-term lower interest rates, and problems for the Fed.


7 credit myths that can cost you a lot of money

If you’re low-income, having bad or no credit can make you even more financially unstable, according to new research.

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Comcast makes risky bet on global scale in response to Netflix

Ever since Netflix Inc.’s meteoric rise jump-started a revolution, media executives have debated how to respond.

The week ahead in business

Networking at a brewery, a business bootcamp for artists, and other events and things to know.


Discrimination laws don’t protect employee not meeting performance requirements

Q: I joined a company in late 2017 as an account representative for the Northeast region. It has been chaotic because I have had three different managers since I started working here. In June, our company hired a new sales manager. I announced in late June that I would be having a baby in the early winter. Our new sales manager seems like a good person, but he has said repeatedly that meeting our quota is the most important part of our job. The account reps are a mix of men and women so I don’t see a big deal there. But can the sales manager terminate me before my due date because I am not meeting my quota? My company has not terminated a lot of employees, but I am feeling like this new sales manager is hyper-focused on our results.


No place for stress in this office

Massachusetts Teachers Association president Merrie Najimy brings a sense of calm to her job.

After Cape shark fatality, tourism industry reels

Escalating shark attacks could keep people away, or attract even more. Either way, locals say, things need to change.

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Some Internet vendors were unsure how the state Department of Revenue would interpret the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision in June. DOR just issued a memo to address the uncertainty, essentially telling them to start forking over sales taxes — for the past 12 months.

Chesto means business

The Mass. taxman cometh — for online retailers

Massachusetts tax collectors have two words for online retailers: pay up.

Aman Narang and Steve Fredette, two of the cofounders of Boston startup Toast.

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Toast finds its bread-and-butter business

After a slow start, the Boston restaurant tech company is rising fast.

Last year’s massive Equifax hack exposed the private information of more than 145 million Americans.

Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

The move comes in response to the massive hack at credit reporting giant Equifax last year.

The iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XS on display.

We tested the new iPhone XS Max. Here’s why you might need one — and why you wouldn’t

If you’ve bought an iPhone in the last year or two, you needn’t bother buying this new model. But if you’re in the market anyway, XS Max has a handful of technical tweaks that do matter.

Jerome Clark of Aldevron reacted to his shot while playing ladder golf during the FRAXA Biotech Games at MIT.

Biotechs compete against each other for a common cause

Teams representing 42 Boston-area biotechswent head to head in lawn games such as cornhole and ladder golf at the first annual FRAXA Biotech Games on Thursday.

A rendering of the building planned for 225 Wyman Street in Waltham.

Major office development coming to Waltham

Plans call for more than a half a million square feet off of Route 128.

Five MIT students shut themselves inside a transparent glass box Thursday.

Five budding entrepreneurs are living in a glass box at MIT this weekend

Students have pledged to eat, sleep, and work in the cube all weekend, in full view of anyone wandering past.

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. A wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January

Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent US stocks higher, driving the Dow Jones industrial average above the all-time high it closed at in January.

Two conferences in Boston this weekend take different views of how to create affordable housing in the city, like this mixed-income building in Dorchester.

Two gatherings, two visions for fixing Boston’s housing crisis

Roxbury will host gatherings of activist groups that have differing approaches to affordability.

It’s Rockland Trust’s time to brag as the the state’s biggest independent retail bank after acquiring Blue Hills Bank.


Rockland Trust bulks up in Boston with Blue Hills deal

The state’s banking industry will soon crown a new king.

Alibaba chief Jack Ma says the trade war is preventing job creation.

Jack Ma scraps his pledge to create million US jobs

But was it ever serious?

EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova is warning the US tech company that it could face sanctions for not complying with demands that it be more transparent about the use of consumer data.

EU getting ‘impatient’ with Facebook over consumer data use

The European Union’s consumer protection chief is warning the US tech company that it could face sanctions for not complying.

Weekend agenda

A Q&A, a blockchain discussion, and other events and things to know.

This July 14, 2018 photo, workers at the FanDuel sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J. prepare to take bets moments before opening. New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel should be ordered to pay a New Jersey man $82,000 for a bet he made on a football game at what the company said were erroneously high odds. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

FanDuel to pay out disputed $82K football bet

Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet.

In a study released this week by J.D. Power, Logan came in 16th out of 19 airports. Above, JetBlue’s ticketing area.

In a J.D. Power survey, travelers rank Logan among the worst big airports in US

In a study of airports of comparable size, the J.D. Power study found that Logan came in 16th out of 19 airports. But travelers seem to love what Orlando and Las Vegas airports have to offer.

The New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

Dow beats all-time high from January

Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent US stocks solidly higher.

Joe Bancewicz, who has worked at Mount Auburn Cemetery for more than 40 years, inside the new crematory facility that is scheduled to open in October.


He works with the dead for a living at Mount Auburn’s crematory

Manager Joe Bancewicz is readying for next month’s opening of a state-of-the-art facility at the storied cemetery.

Hopkinton, MA., 08/31/18, Srikanth Paladugu with his daughter Lahari in his kitchen. He has been waiting years for a green card to come through. His application was approved several years ago but because of an immigration backlog for Indian nationals he has been unable to get permanent residency. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Temporary visa holders divided over plan to shake up green card system

New legislation would remove limits on the share of green cards that can be allotted to workers each year from any one country, reviving an issue that has divided thousands of skilled foreign workers.

Business agenda

An entrepreneurship conference, mortgage rates, and other events and things to know.

Europe to investigate Amazon’s dual role of merchant and platform

For many independent merchants who sell their goods on Amazon, there has long been deep concern that if the e-commerce giant saw a particular product selling well, the company would duplicate it, but at a lower price.

Visitors watched a robot perform at the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai on Wednesday.

China’s premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

China’s number two leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies.

Decision on Humana’s Mass. tax break delayed

Health insurance giant Humana is going to have to wait for that state tax incentive.

Owen Simoes founded an antique furniture flipping business called SquidFlip in Concord, N.H., in spring 2017.

No kidding: At age 12, he’s running a business

New Hampshire’s Owen Simoes is among a growing class of “kidtrepreneurs” who design websites, sell goods, and manage social media accounts.

Stocks finish mixed but bond yields surge

Major US stock indexes finished unevenly Wednesday as gains by banks and other financial companies outweighed losses elsewhere in the market.

A rendering of the planned Andrew Square project along Dorchester Avenue in Andrew Square.

New developer signs on to Andrew Square housing project

Samuels & Associates’ participation could help move forward stalled plans to build 656 apartments and condos.

Steve Bryant, Columbia Gas president.

Columbia Gas withdraws $33 million rate increase

The rate hike for customers was supposed to take effect while the utility is responding to a gas catastrophe in the Merrimack Valley.

Watertown, MA., 09/12/18, Jack Keating is upset that a truck using an overhead boom to deliver building materials to a neighbor's house pulled down the overhead wires and ripped the electrical service off his house. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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A delivery truck took down wires and power in Watertown. But who’s to blame?

New England Building Supply, whose truck caused the incident, won’t reimburse residents because it says the wires were too low.

Peter Evans (left) and Stephen Prozinksi.


Change is afoot as Boston realty firm rebrands itself

There’s a new CEO, a new look, and a new name (kind of) at Hunneman.

Among the celebrations that accompanied the opening of MGM’s new casino in Springfield last month was a grand parade featuring Budweiser Clydesdales.

No surprises in early MGM Springfield casino revenue numbers

The first returns are in, and they’re essentially unremarkable.

Columbia Gas workers were at work in South Lawrence Tuesday after last week’s chaos.

Who’ll pay to rebuild Columbia Gas network? Maybe the customers

After last week’s disaster, Columbia Gas has started rebuilding miles of pipelines. But figuring out who is going to pay for all that work is an open question.

Business agenda

An Oktoberfest party, a social media workshop, and other events and things to know.

Justice investigators requested documents from the company last month related to chief executive Elon Musk’s announcement, Tesla spokesman Dave Arnold said, and the company has complied.

Tesla facing Justice Department investigation over Elon Musk tweets

The Department of Justice is investigating Tesla over statements its chief executive Elon Musk made last month about taking the company private.

Stocks rise as traders shrug off latest tariffs

US stocks closed solidly higher Tuesday as investors largely brushed off the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Locked-out workers picketed at the National Grid gas facility in Malden earlier this month.

Gas explosions put spotlight on National Grid lockout, safety

The Merrimack Valley disaster could give locked-out union workers leverage over a company that doesn’t want to risk a catastrophe of its own.

A truck carrying a cargo container in Long Beach, Calif.

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President Trump is getting away with China tariffs, for now

That’ll only be true as long as investors remain bullish and corporate profits stay strong.

Dr. David Longworth is now CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center.

Lahey Hospital names David Longworth as its permanent CEO

Longworth has been interim chief executive of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center since April.

As Cambridge officials begin to develop new rules of the road for electric scooters (pictured in Rhode Island) that can be rented with a smartphone app, officials say it will probably be months before they can welcome them back.

Those electric scooters like Bird and Lime? They’re illegal in Mass.

Cambridge wants to adopt rules to allow Bird, Lime, and other scooter rentals back in. But a state law is in the way.

A handful of Indigo Ag’s probiotic soy seeds.

Indigo Ag lands massive new investment as it pushes new farming practices

The Boston startup is now worth $3.5 billion, more than three times what it said it was worth a year ago.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa (right) looked at a monitor showing the BFR spacecraft.

First private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said he plans to invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people to join him on board the SpaceX rocket.

President Trump warned or more duties.

Trump imposes tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods

The fresh round of tariffs in the trade war comes on top of $50 billion worth of Chinese products taxed this year.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 12, 2018 shipping containers, including those from COSCO, a Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics company await transportation on a rail line at the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. - US President Donald Trump on September 17, 2018 hailed his aggressive use of tariffs as a success for American business, amid reports he plans to drastically ratchet up the battle with Beijing imminently. China's foreign ministry vowed Monday to strike back if Trump presses ahead with plans to impose duties on another $200 billion in Chinese imports, which would leave about half of everything the United States buys from China subject to tariffs. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Trump imposes tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods

The fresh round of tariffs in the trade war comes on top of $50 billion worth of Chinese products taxed this year.

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