For $1,000, Boston dating service disappoints a client

Seven months have passed without so much as a just-checking-in e-mail from Boston Matchmakers, and one user says he wasted his money.

Fenway Community Health Center, whose CEO resigned Sunday.

Fenway Health CEO resigns over handling of harassment complaints

Stephen Boswell’s departure comes two days after a Globe investigation detailed allegations of harassment and bullying against Dr. Harvey Makadon.

STAT

In infertility, investors see chance for big returns

The money isn’t just in treating older women who have spent years trying to conceive.

Boston University president Robert Brown was on the list of top earners among college leaders, receiving total compensation of $2.48 million in 2015.

More private university chiefs top $2m as pay keeps climbing

Presidents at America’s private universities saw their pay increase by 9 percent in 2015, with several topping $2 million in total earnings.

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Net neutrality fight isn’t over yet

On Thursday the FCC is expected to reverse the Obama administration’s policy on “Net neutrality.”

Mass. is tackling marijuana rules this week. Here’s what to watch for

Among the decisions are whether to allow pot bars and weed delivery.

Many companies don’t go far enough to address sexual harassment, but the tide is turning

More action is being taken to protect women, change company culture, and enforce laws.

Somerville footbridge might be the closest thing Wynn will get to a transit stop

That is, if officials can find a way to pay for it.

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No benefit to trimming LinkedIn contact list

LinkedIn is all about showcasing meaningful professional relationships — regardless of the industry.

In a driverless world, what’s the difference between Zipcar and Uber?

In the coming age of driverless vehicles, the lines separating the way ride-hail firms and car rental companies do business will disappear.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY | THE COLOR OF MONEY

When it comes to personal finance, seeing is believing

It’s particularly helpful to know your learning style, because so much of it can give you a headache. It’s complicated.

Demolition work continued into the night at the Winthrop Square Parking Garage.

Making way for a tower

The Winthrop Square Garage is no more.

Wells Fargo has acknowledged that it improperly charged some customers fees to secure lower mortgage rates and said it would issue refunds.

Trump says Wells Fargo’s penalties for ‘bad acts’ could be ‘substantially increased’

A Reuters story published Thursday had said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, recently taken over by a Trump appointee, was reviewing whether the bank should be forced to pay potentially tens of millions of dollars for mortgage lending abuse.

Sanofi, parent company of Cambridge’s Sanofi Genzyme, is based in Gentilly, near Paris.

Sanofi Genzyme puts hold on arthritis medicine following surge in side effects

The Cambridge company said 18,000 doses distributed to 36 states were affected, but it provided few other details.

Men worked at a construction site in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The US economy continued to see robust job creation in November.

A stronger global economy is helping boost the US job market

The US job market is benefiting from an unlikely source: other countries.

The sale is a reunion of sorts with the old Community Newspaper Co. chain that Pat Purcell (above) sold 11 years ago.

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Gatehouse’s purchase of Herald is a big move into Boston

Boston Herald publisher Pat Purcell says he tried every trick he could to keep his beloved newspaper solvent.

Sale of former Polartec plant closes for $5.8 million

The new owner says he plans to turn the property into an industrial innovation hub.

Boston Heralsd Ded 8 2017 edition

Boston Herald being sold to Gatehouse, files for Chapter 11

The announcement was made to newsroom staff at a meeting at the paper’s newsroom Friday.

Partners HealthCare corporate offices in Somerville's Assembly Row.

Partners HealthCare reverses financial loss

The state’s largest health system reversed the worst financial loss in its history to a profit this year after a turnaround at its insurance business, Neighborhood Health Plan.

Construction underway at Harvard’s Allston campus.

Harvard to fill out one corner of its Allston holdings

Harvard envisions turning a 14-acre section of the area into a 900,000-square-foot, mixed-use complex, known as the Enterprise Research Campus.

Best Buy worker Kyle Bray directed customers at Best Buy in Watertown on Black Friday.

US employers add 228,000 jobs in November

The economy is expanding at a healthy pace, with the unemployment rate remaining at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent.

Bose’s Quiet Comfort 35 headphones ($350) integrate Google Assistant, so you can touch a button to ask for specific songs, initiate a phone call, or inquire about the weather forecast.

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These cool gifts were born in Massachusetts

You can shop locally for everything from noise-canceling headphones to home robots to 3-D-knitted sweaters.

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At Google in Cambridge, she’s working ‘to invent the future’

Fernanda Viégas leads its “Big Picture” team, visualizing data to make it accessible to everyone.

STAT

Sam Isaly steps down following sexual harassment allegations

Sam Isaly, founder of biotech’s largest and most powerful biotech hedge fund, is stepping down following a barrage of sexual harassment allegations published by STAT.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. will receive $1.1 million from the Baker administration for batteries the company will install at the Wynn Boston Harbor hotel and casino.

Baker administration awards $20m in grants for energy storage

State officials are distributing the funds across 26 demonstration projects around the state as part of its Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage program. The grants will be matched by about $32 million in private investments in these projects.

Meryl Streep (left) jokingly bowed down to Gloria Steinem as they arrived to speak at the Massachusetts Conference for Women.

12,000 women, stories of sexual harassment at women’s conference in Boston

No sessions officially addressed it, but attendees and panelists — including Meryl Streep and Gloria Steinem — had plenty to say about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement.

Sage Therapeutics CEO Jeff Jonas.

Sage Therapeutics stock soars 70% on rosy drug-test data

Sage Therapeutics announced yet more good news Thursday: Positive results from a mid-stage clinical trial for a pill to treat people with major depressive disorder.

GE to cut 12,000 power-division jobs in bid to keep up with shift to renewable energy

General Electric Co. will cut 12,000 jobs in its power division as alternative energy supplants demand for coal and other fossil fuels.

Surging stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9 trillion in the fall of 2017, though the gains aren’t widely shared.

Surging stocks lift US wealth, yet most still trail ’07 peak

Surging stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9 trillion this fall, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. The gains, however, aren’t widely shared.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin on December 07, 2017 in London, England. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lightcoin have seen unprecedented growth in 2017, despite remaining extremely volatile. While digital currencies across the board have divided opinion between financial institutions, and now have a market cap of around 175 Billion USD, the crypto sector coninues to grow, as it continues to see wider mainstreem adoption. The price of one Bitcoin passed 15,000 USD across many exchanges today taking it higher than previous all time highs. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Bitcoin spikes to a new record — again. Will it ever come down?

When the party ends, many latecomers are going to wish they had stayed away, one expert said.

S&P 500 snaps losing streak as industrial, tech stocks rise

US stock indexes perked higher Thursday, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 rising for the first time in five days.

Friday’s business agenda

Retail and consumer conference, management workshop, and other notable events and things to know.

JetBlue’s new Worcester - New York route will launch next spring

Trips between Worcester and the Big Apple will begin May 3.

Phase One of the long-awaited Fenway Center project - a pair of apartment buildings along Beacon Street - is set to break ground by year's end.

Work on the long-delayed Fenway Center project finally about to start

The initial phase — a $260 million apartment complex — is less ambitious than developer John Rosenthal’s original vision.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin on December 07, 2017 in London, England. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lightcoin have seen unprecedented growth in 2017, despite remaining extremely volatile. While digital currencies across the board have divided opinion between financial institutions, and now have a market cap of around 175 Billion USD, the crypto sector coninues to grow, as it continues to see wider mainstreem adoption. The price of one Bitcoin passed 15,000 USD across many exchanges today taking it higher than previous all time highs. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Bitcoin soars above $15,000 as hack raises concerns

The price of bitcoin swung wildly Thursday, rising to more than $19,000 only to fall sharply within minutes.

Lyft now offers rides in a self-driving car in Boston’s Seaport District.

You can now hail a self-driving car in the Seaport

Lyft and nuTonomy are offering customers a short trip without a real driver.

After Boston Medical Center helped Neslie Diaz and her son Angelov find housing, the 18-month-old started seeing improvements in his health and development.

Boston Medical Center has a new prescription for its most vulnerable patients: housing

A $6.5 million initiative aims to address research that shows when patients are struggling to find a safe place to sleep, their health suffers.

Women who rely on birth control pills or contraceptive devices that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer, according to a large study.

Many modern contraceptives still linked to breast cancer, study finds

Women who rely on contraceptive that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer, according to a large study.

STAT

Sage’s new depression drug hits mark in clinical trial

If the results are confirmed, the pill could become one of the first medicines in years with a new mechanism of action to be approved for the treatment of depression.

GE to cut 12,000 jobs in power division

The company said the cuts to both office and production jobs, will help ‘‘right-size’’ GE Power, as traditional markets, and the volume of the fuels that power them, decline.

Dan Bailey (left) and David Aiken are among neighborhood residents who would like to see a larger development.

Not NIMBY, but YIMBY: opponents say East Boston retail project is too small

Demand for housing and development has given way to a growing Yes In My Backyard movement aimed at encouraging higher-density projects.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York.

6 women file lawsuit alleging ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise’

Six women sued Harvey Weinstein and men who served on the board of his film company Wednesday, accusing them of functioning like an organized crime group that used agents, producers and others to prey on young women seeking a break in a breakneck industry.

Too chic for Amazon: Luxury firms in EU can pick sales sites

The European Union’s top court says that luxury brands may ban sales of their products on online platforms like Amazon to preserve their aura of exclusivity.

Homes in Brookline.

Look out, wealthy Boston suburbs: Here comes the GOP tax bill

There’s increasing concern the tax bill would hurt a key slice of the local economy: Well-paid, white-collar, suburban families.

Halperin’s accusers take on toxic culture in TV newsrooms

Women who say they were sexually harassed or mistreated by powerful men in television news have banded together.

Thursday’s business agenda

Mortgage rates, a discussion on work culture, data workshop, and other notable events and things to know.

Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

4G networks hit the afterburners

How fast is your broadband connection? Today, that partly depends on whether you are surfing the Internet in your living room or out on the street.

UnitedHealth buys large doctors group as lines blur in health care

In another example of the blurring boundaries in the health care industry, UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation’s largest insurers, said Wednesday that it is buying a large physician group to add to its existing roster of 30,000 doctors.

Real estate investment companies, including the Trump Organization and the Kushner Cos., may be big winners under the new tax bill.

Tax plan crowns a big winner: Trump’s industry

After a frenzy of congressional action to rewrite the tax code, salesclerks and chief executives are calculating their gains. Business was treated with the everyone’s-a-winner approach that ensures no summer camper goes home without a trophy.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray

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