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For iRobot and Amazon, European antitrust roadblock is just one hurdle

Amazon agreed to acquire the Bedford-based home robotics company 16 months ago, but the deal is still pending. What gives?

The climate summit embraces AI, with reservations

Some participants have voiced worries about AI’s potential to devour energy, and harm humans and the planet.

Investors snagged 1 in 5 homes for sale in Greater Boston, worsening housing crisis, report finds

In recent years, smaller local operators scooped up two-families and triple-deckers, driving up the cost of once relatively affordable housing.

Lacking counselors, US schools turn to the booming business of online therapy

School officials, struggling with staffing issues and rising concerns about student mental health, have increasingly turned to telehealth therapy.

Alaska Air to buy Hawaiian Airlines in a $1.9 billion deal with debt

Alaska Air Group has agreed to buy Hawaiian Airlines in a $1.9 billion deal including debt.

Kiss say farewell to live touring, become first US band to go virtual and become digital avatars

On Saturday night, Kiss closed out the final performance of their “The End of the Road” farewell tour at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.

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A miracle on Clarendon Street: How a Back Bay building became apartments for homeless people

Projects like these typically take years to pull together, but this one took just a little over a year from the filing of its plan to the start of renovations.

FDA poised to approve first gene-editing therapy, made by local drug firms

The life-changing drug, developed by Boston-based Vertex and its Swiss partner CRISPR Therapeutics, targets sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that causes crippling pain.

Surging US oil production brings down prices and raises climate fears

American oil fields are gushing again, helping to drive down fuel prices but also threatening to undercut efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Chicago and other northern US cities scramble to house migrants with coldest weather just ahead

Chicago is scrambling to house hundreds of asylum-seekers who are still sheltering on sidewalks, at police stations and at the city’s busiest airport as the cold weather sets in and with winter just around the corner

Drunk and asleep on the job: Air traffic controllers pushed to the brink

In the past two years, air traffic controllers and others have submitted hundreds of complaints to a Federal Aviation Administration hotline describing issues like dangerous staffing shortages, mental health problems, and deteriorating buildings, some infested by bugs and black mold.

US joins in other nations in swearing off coal power to clean the climate

The United States is now committed to the idea of phasing out coal power plants, joining 56 other nations in kicking the coal habit.

Biden rule aims to reduce methane emissions, targeting US oil and gas industry for global warming

The Biden administration on Saturday issued a final rule aimed at reducing methane emissions, targeting the US oil and natural gas industry for its role in global warming as President Biden seeks to advance his climate legacy.

Broadcom closes downtown Boston office, cutting 150 jobs

The move is as part of a much broader cost-cutting effort following the completion Broadcom's VMware acquisition last week.

US to limit China’s ability to benefit from electric vehicle industry

The Biden administration proposed new rules Friday aimed at shifting more production of electric vehicle batteries and the materials that power them to the United States, in an attempt to build up a strategic industry now dominated by China.

DCD Automotive drops the famed Boch name from eight dealerships

Affected dealerships include the Boch Honda and Boch Toyota stores on the “Automile” stretch of Route 1 in Norwood.