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In a first, Boston to urge developers to disclose diversity of project teams and investors

It’s part of a broader effort by the Wu administration to encourage more diversity in Boston’s largely white, largely-male development industry.

Senator Warren blasts Fed for withholding trading records

Senator Elizabeth Warren rebuked Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell for withholding information on trading by central bank officials during the pandemic and said an investigation into the matter by the Fed’s inspector general was “troubling.”

US unemployment claims rise by 14,000 to 262,000

The number of Americans who signed up for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since November, though the US job market continues to show signs of strength.

US gas prices fall below $4 a gallon

The falling prices were a sign of relief for Americans struggling with historically high inflation and a political boost for President Biden, who has been under pressure to do more to bring down prices.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Producer prices dropped in July

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North End outdoor dining — with its new fees — is nearing its end. Where did the money go?

A nine-person committee of North End residents and restaurateurs has doled out $714,300 for cleaning services and traffic accommodations.

RI BUSINESS

R.I. reaches $1.8m settlement with gas companies over contamination

The settlement from Chevron, Irving, and Valero will go toward emergency response and ongoing remediation of contamination by methyl tertiary-butyl ether, or MTBE.

INNOVATION BEAT

Our favorite moments from Techstars Boston Demo Day

Techstars Boston hosted a "demo day" for a new class of startups on Wednesday. This is a list of the most memorable moments from the event.