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Here’s what you might’ve missed from the week in business

Four of the top stories from the past week.

White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices

New rules from the Trump administration on Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures to promote competition and push down costs.

Plainridge has its slowest month yet as casino competition increases

Revenue numbers for October also dropped again at the Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield.

Swiss drug giant Roche buying Lexington’s Promedior for $390m

The local biotech is working on a treatment for a rare and deadly lung disease.

City approves supportive housing complex for homeless in Jamaica Plain

The building would be developed by the Pine Street Inn and partners and include 140 studio apartments, along with social services.

As gig economy expands into temporary staffing, worker protections retreat

A settlement with Massachusetts attorney general creates a hybrid model offering protections that independent contractors lack.


WeWork had $1.25b in losses in the third quarter

Stories you may have missed from the world of business.

The new Gannett will be the largest newspaper publisher in the US

Roughly one in four newspapers in the United States has closed since 2004, and many that managed to survive have been cut to the bone. Now, more than 260 dailies will be controlled by the same company.