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Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

A pitch for ‘reality-based’ startups

A growing number of local startups are bypassing venture capital dollars.

The week ahead in business

A startup pitch competition, salary negotiation training and other events and things to know.

Activists pledging to organize a boycott of Wayfair

The activists have organized a petition signed by several hundred customers pledging a boycott in a show of support for Wayfair employees who had staged their own protest in June.

Trump says debt limit talks in ‘good shape’ after Pelosi rebuff

Staff-level talks are likely to continue through next week, but lawmakers are working under a tight deadline as the House’s August recess approaches.

Judge to slash $2 billion award for couple with cancer in Roundup lawsuit

Judge to slash $2 billion award for couple with cancer in Roundup lawsuit

LARRY EDELMAN

Boston Fed president tells Trump to back off. Politely, of course

Eric Rosengren used a speech in New York to make the case for an independent Federal Reserve.

British firm’s plans to build private dorms in Boston hit a snag

City planners aren’t keen on Scape’s student-only housing model.