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Many retailers still waiting for more customers to come through the doors

With each passing week, you can't help but wonder how many more retailers will be able to hold on.

Warren seeks SEC insider trading probe of Kodak

The former film company’s shares soared when it announced a surprise foray into generic drugs with help from a $765 million government loan.

EU regulators investigating Google’s plan to buy Fitbit

European Union regulators opened an in-depth investigation Tuesday into Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit.

Stocks tick higher, but Treasury yields sink

U.S. stock indexes drifted higher Tuesday as Wall Street’s big rally eased off the accelerator.

INNOVATION ECONOMY

Venture capital is still soaring, but the business is changing

The pandemic is changing some crucial things about how venture capitalists invest — and how startups use that money to hire — that could affect Massachusetts in worrisome ways.

Lord & Taylor, filing for bankruptcy, plans to close two Boston-area stores

Retail casualties continue to mount as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of slowing down in the US.


Real estate executive lines up a corporate who’s who for a get-out-the-vote drive

This country’s low voter turnouts have always bothered Peter Palandjian. After the COVID-19 pandemic and waves of racial unrest overlapped this spring, he decided to do something about it.

Reopening Diaries

‘The momentum we had been building basically just stopped’

Here are the experiences of some small-business owners, in their own words, as they try to get back to work.

Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue

Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen safely assuming a higher profile in the talks.

Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds.

TALKING POINTS

Virgin Galactic teams up with Rolls-Royce on engine for supersonic aircraft

Stories you may have missed from the world of business.

Larry Edelman

Trump’s shakedown of TikTok, in the name of national security

The administration’s action is predicated on concern that Beijing could force TikTok to turn over personal data on its 100 million American users. But the tactics of the deal are baffling.

Virginia defense contractor with billions in sales got millions in pandemic loans intended for small businesses

Virginia defense contractor with billions in sales got millions in pandemic loans intended for small businesses

Deutsche Bank opens review into personal banker to Trump and Kushner

Deutsche Bank has opened an internal investigation into the longtime personal banker of President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, over a 2013 real estate transaction between the banker and a company part-owned by Kushner.