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TJ and Hadley Douglas of the Urban Grape said sharing their experiences running a Black and woman-owned business has deepened their connection with customers. (Produced by Anush Elbakyan/Globe Staff, Reporting by Janelle Nanos/Globe Staff, Edited by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Camera: Lucie McCormick/Special to the Globe, Baolong Song/Special to the Globe)

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An image provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows recalled models of lounger pads for newborns made by Boppy Company. The prominent baby-product manufacturer is recalling 3.3 million lounger pads for newborns after at least eight infant deaths were associated with the pillows in less than five years, federal safety regulators said on Thursday.

Millions of baby cushions are recalled after 8 reported infant deaths

A prominent baby-product manufacturer is recalling 3.3 million lounger pads for newborns after at least eight infant deaths were associated with the pillows in less than five years, federal safety regulators said Thursday.

Executives at Boston software startup EngageSmart kicked off trading at the New York Stock Exchange after the company's initial public offering.

Braintree software startup raises $338 million in latest tech IPO

EngageSmart, valued at about $4 billion in its initial public offering, joins a bevy of local companies going public amid a boom in IPOs and SPAC deals.

RI HEALTH
The dome of the Rhode Island State House in Providence.

R.I. health, human service organizations are calling for a special session to address workforce crisis

A coalition of 70 organizations penned a letter to Gov. McKee that said they “simply cannot wait” until January.

A sign advertises job openings at a Winn-Dixie Supermarket in Hallandale, Fla. The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week.

US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the Delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market’s recovery, at least temporarily.

RI NEWS
The "Conjuring" house, in Burrillville, R.I., a 3,100 square foot farmhouse and eight-acre property made famous by the movie series that began in 2013, is open for overnight stays.  Owners Jennifer and Cory Heinzen, Paranormal Investigators.

For sale: One ‘Conjuring’ House, slightly haunted

The house, which inspired the 2013 movie “The Conjuring,” is on the market for $1.2 million, possible paranormal activity included.

Three million Boppy infant loungers were recalled in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission after eight infant deaths.

Baby deaths spur recall of 3.3 million Boppy and Pottery Barn infant loungers

A popular pillow-like baby product is being recalled after eight babies in five years accidentally suffocated in the devices, federal regulators announced Thursday.

The Mayflower Wind consortium plans an operations and maintenance port in Fall River as part of its bids to supply up to 1,200 megawatts of electricity to Massachusetts. The facility would be built at the Borden & Remington complex. Stull and Lee Inc., an architectural an urban design firm, has been hired to help with the planning.

Two of four possible bidders compete in latest round of Mass. offshore wind contracts

There’s been much talk in the industry about the focus on low prices in the Massachusetts bidding rules, while other states put a greater emphasis on economic development benefits.

Citing a surge in unruly passengers, US aviation regulators are calling on the nation's airports to encourage the police to arrest offenders, and to prevent people from sneaking alcohol on board.

Lawmaker calls for end of ‘to-go’ alcohol sales in airports amid rise in ‘air rage’ incidents

Limiting the sale of “to-go” alcohol at airports and creation of an industrywide no-fly list are among the steps that may be needed to help stem the epidemic of air rage incidents on airline flights, lawmakers said Thursday.