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TJ and Hadley Douglas of the Urban Grape said sharing their experiences running a Black and woman-owned business has deepened their connection with customers. (Produced by Anush Elbakyan/Globe Staff, Reporting by Janelle Nanos/Globe Staff, Edited by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Camera: Lucie McCormick/Special to the Globe, Baolong Song/Special to the Globe)

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Businesses struggled to find workers in September, while the Massachusetts job market showed a modest improvement.

Mass. jobs report offers hope that worker shortage may be easing

The state added 11,900 jobs in September, up from 3,400 in the prior month, and the workforce expanded by the most since December, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Friday.

The former OfficeMax location in South Bay shopping plaza in Boston, where liquor superstore Total Wine & More is attempting to open a location amid concerns from some residents that it could contribute to the addiction and homelessness struggles at nearby Mass and Cass.

A Total Wine superstore could soon land on the edge of Mass and Cass. Some neighbors are wary

Total Wine says its presence at Dorchester's South Bay shopping center will fill a vacant storefront and “stabilize” a troubled area, but its critics argue the megastore will pose a threat to both their businesses and to public health.

A 1944 savings bond.

How to figure out if any of the $29 billion in unredeemed US savings bonds belongs to you

About 80 million unredeemed US savings bonds, worth more than $29 billion, are tucked away in file folders, desk drawers, safe deposit boxes and who knows where else. Here’s how to figure out if any of them belong to you.

A Lyft Inc. light sits on the dashboard of a vehicle in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Lyft says 1,807 sexual assaults occurred in rides in 2019

More than 1,800 sexual assaults occurred during Lyft rides in 2019, the company said Thursday in its first-ever safety report on sexual and physical assaults, fatal crashes and other serious incidents.

Wind turbines are seen in Rokkasho village, Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan on Nov. 8, 2012.

Japan OKs plan to push clean energy, nuclear to cut carbon

Japan adopted a new energy policy on Friday that promotes nuclear and renewables as sources of clean energy to achieve the country’s pledge of reaching carbon neutrality in 2050.

People wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 walk past a display showing a countdown clock to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

Beijing begins offering booster shots ahead of Olympics

China’s capital Beijing has begun offering booster shots against COVID-19 four months before the city and surrounding regions are to host the Winter Olympics.

US President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at Baltimore Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland on October 21, 2021.

Biden open to ending filibuster for debt limit, voting rights

President Biden indicated he’d support ending the filibuster rule in the Senate to address the debt ceiling and voting-rights legislation — and possibly other items — after Republican members of the chamber used that mechanism to block bills on the two issues this month.

Vials of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are displayed on a tray at a clinic.

CDC expands booster rollout, OK’s mixing shots

Millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different company’s vaccine for that next shot, federal health officials said Thursday.