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A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic in McClellan, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Vaccine requirements spread in US, sowing concern on overreach

COVID-19 vaccination requirements are fast becoming facts of life in the US, spreading business by business even as politicians and privacy advocates rail against them.

A logo sits on display outside the Microsoft Corp. pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Microsoft in talks to buy Burlington AI and technology firm Nuance Communications, sources say

The deal would value Nuance, which laid the groundwork for the technology used in Apple's Siri voice software, at about $16 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Powell says economy is poised for stronger growth, but coronavirus remains a threat

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the US economy was at an “inflection point” with stronger growth and hiring ahead thanks to rising vaccinations and powerful policy support, but that COVID-19 remains a risk.

Barbara Roessner, founding editor of The New Bedford Light, says she wants her new organization to be an integral part of the local community.

In New Bedford, career journalists looking to shine a new light

The first editorial order of business at The New Bedford Light, a non-profit news organization launching in Southeastern Massachusetts this spring, will be understanding the breadth of what the COVID-19 pandemic has done to the coastal city.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

‘We believe it’s time for Carlson to go’: Anti-Defamation League calls on Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson

The Anti-Defamation League on Friday called for the resignation of Fox News host Tucker Carlson in the wake of comments he made that appeared to defend the white supremacist “replacement theory” — a far-right extension of a colonialist theory that white people around the world are being replaced by nonwhite people.

Amazon workers voted against forming a union, handing the online retail giant a decisive victory and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.

Jon Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts (pictured at the Belmont Wheelworks bicycle shop last August).

Employers face steep new fee increase to keep state’s unemployment insurance fund solvent

The business groups want state officials to use some of the billions in federal stimulus funds coming to Massachusetts to partially offset the costs of this increase.

Union organizers drummed up support outside the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., last month.

Amazon defeated the biggest union push in the company’s history, raising questions for labor advocates nationally

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama overwhelmingly voted against unionization, and while the union said it plans to file an objection, the failed effort could have a chilling effect on the labor movement, with workers less willing to take the risk of organizing if they think it might not pay off.