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US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry.

First woman, and person of color, to head labor council

For the first time in its 62-year history, the Greater Boston Labor Council has elected a woman, and a person of color, as its leader.

Swissbakers reopens Allston cafe less than two months after chain’s abrupt shutdown

The local company says that it hopes to eventually turn the lights back on at three other locations, too.

Scape’s proposed Fenway apartment complex clears key hurdle

British company had originally planned the 451-unit building as a dorm for college students.

Springfield casino rethinks its business plan as gambling revenue lags

When Jim Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, flies in from Las Vegas to greet Red Sox owners and players in Springfield on Friday, he will bring a plan to change up the business mix at the company’s first New England casino.

Senate sends a revised NAFTA to Trump, who’s expected to sign it

Congress on Thursday gave final approval to President Trump’s revised North American Free Trade Agreement, handing the president his second trade victory of the week.

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New master developer chosen to remake former Weymouth air base

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No Name’s unpaid tax bill could be the big one that got away

Of all the delinquent commercial property tax owners in Boston, nobody even comes close to the now-defunct No Name Restaurant.