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As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

The Trump administration announced last month that it was extending a ban on green cards and adding many temporary visas to the freeze, including J-1 cultural exchange visas and H-2B visas. Hardest hit by the ban are beach communities and mountain getaways up and down the East Coast, with businesses that rely on temporary visas for summer staffing.

Landlords and commercial tenants negotiate delicate deals with high stakes

The fate of an entire generation of small businesses could be at stake in this fraught balance. With revenue scarce due to the pandemic, they can't pay rent.

Mass. businesses say Trump’s ban on foreign-worker visas is making it difficult to fill jobs

Employers say many of the jobs affected by the freeze — ranging from seasonal labor to highly skilled tech jobs — can’t necessarily be filled by Americans.

Wells Fargo tells workers to remove TikTok app from work phones

Wells Fargo & Co. said it asked employees to remove TikTok from their work phones due to concerns about the security of the social-video app.

Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

Amazon said it mistakenly sent an email to employees Friday telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones.

‘Slow and deliberate': Legal Sea Foods reopens restaurants with strict protocols

As restaurants reintroduce indoor and outdoor dining as part of Massachusetts’s reopening plan, all eyes are on the health and business challenges they are facing.


Trump’s TikTok crackdown may be too much and too late

The Trump administration is unlikely to follow through on threats to bar TikTok and other Chinese smartphone apps from the US market.

Goya Foods boycott takes off after its president praises Trump

Goya Foods, whose products are a staple of US households, became the target of a boycott and considerable backlash Friday after its leader praised President Trump during a visit to the White House.

July 16 hearing set in N.Y. Trump tax case after Supreme Court ruling

Donald Trump will get a chance next week to try new arguments against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’s subpoena of his tax returns and other financial records

It’s been 40 years since someone has built over the Mass. Pike. Until now

Developer Samuels and Associates has secured financing for a $700m office and hotel complex, and work is expected to start next week.

Members of Mass. congressional delegation say Brooks Brothers should pay severance to Haverhill workers

The clothing company's factory is set to close next month as it goes through bankruptcy proceedings.

Boston initiative seeks to improve accessibility at restaurants

The city's program will distribute portable ramps to restaurants that have outdoor seating in streets and parking spaces.

Wells Fargo readying thousands of job cuts to start in 2020

Wells Fargo & Co., the largest employer among US banks, is preparing to cut thousands of jobs starting later this year, potentially setting a bleak precedent for an industry that’s been resisting mass layoffs as the coronavirus pandemic worsens.

Black YouTubers ask why they’re left out of YouTube Kids

About a year ago, Zerius Zontay discovered that his family's work was no longer appearing on YouTube Kids. He and his wife, Symphony, regularly post short clips on the giant video-sharing site, featuring their three sons, who play with toys, sing songs, and joke around.