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The scientists working out of Greentown Labs in Somerville are using a technology that’s similar to a cotton candy machine.

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O Christmas tree, why do you cost so very much?

Prices are jumping 10 percent this year amid inflation, drought, and a host of other woes.

Korean firms plan $4 billion-plus battery plant in Georgia

The plant, to be located just west of Cartersville, would begin production in 2025 and employ a projected 3,500 people.

INNOVATION BEAT

‘Perfect opportunity for the bad guys’: Holiday shopping scams on the rise

Last year, consumers lost more than $5.8 billion to fraud, up 70 percent from the year before, according to the most recent data from the Federal Trade Commission.

Greentown Labs chief Emily Reichert steps down

The announcement comes just a week after Prince William and Princess Catherine visited Greentown to much fanfare.

HOMELESSNESS

Frustrations mount over plan to use Cranston Street Armory to help the homeless this winter

Providers who applauded the move last week are now finding that the push to make part of the massive Armory into a 24/7 warming station isn’t well organized and has plenty of limitations and complications.

FTC sues to block Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision deal

Regulators said Microsoft’s ownership of Activision could curb competition in the gaming market, which is worth more than $200 billion, by limiting rivals’ access to the company’s biggest games.

Your CharlieCard can be hacked by an Android phone, MBTA admits

For now, the MBTA admits there’s not much they can do about it, other than deactivating fraudulent cards.

Women sue Musk’s Twitter alleging discriminatory layoffs

The discrimination lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal challenges over Musk's decimation of Twitter's workforce through mass layoffs and firings.