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Fields Corner, a Vietnamese enclave, boasts locally owned businesses. But as development continues, rising costs threaten to displace residents. (Shelby Lum/Globe Staf)

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Signage displayed on a fence at the Colonial Pipeline Co. Pelham junction and tank farm in Pelham, Alabama.

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline, the largest US gasoline and diesel pipeline system, halted all operations Friday after a cybersecurity attack.

See the top paid CEOs in the US

While many Americans saw pay cuts, layoffs, and record levels of unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of America’s top CEOs had pay increases as high as 353 percent.

“The acid test of any executive compensation arrangement,” said Bob Pozen, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management who also advocates on behalf of shareholders, is “when things aren’t going well, are [boards] able to dock CEO pay?”

At New England’s biggest companies, CEO paychecks surged in 2020 as revenues fell

Executive pay these days is inextricably linked to a company’s stock performance. So in a period where the overall market is booming, as it did after the initial plunge from the pandemic last year, these pay packages can swell to outsize proportions.

Employee Nazia Perry at Studs, which opened at The Current in the Seaport District this week.

At Studs in the Seaport District, a holistic approach to ear bling

Hoops, studs, cuffs, and dangles. Those are just a few of the earrings styles offered at at Studs, a buzzy store that popped up at The Current in the Seaport District this week.

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023.

Medical equipment bound for India was loaded onto a FedEx plane at Newark airport.

COVID-19 relief efforts for India gather steam; tech executive Jonathan Bush commits up to $500,000

Several Massachusetts business executives have assembled millions of dollars in medical equipment for India, which they are airlifting to the virus-ravaged country.

Vineyard Wind has picked GE's Haliade-X model for the offshore wind farm south of Massachusetts. A prototype is seen in this photo.

Baker administration kicks off new round of bidding for offshore wind contracts

The race is on for the biggest round of offshore wind energy contracts in Massachusetts so far.

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A sign advertising job openings at a restaurant in Detroit in May. Hiring in the hospitality and leisure sector was robust in April, but job growth overall was surprisingly weak.

The jobs report is too bad to be true: The economy will be fine

The current economic boom — powered by vaccinations, the easing of COVID restrictions, and massive federal stimulus spending — hasn’t run out of gas. Not even close.