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The Wayfair website.

Amazon plans furniture assembly service to catch Wayfair

Amazon has struggled to match the runaway success of Boston's Wayfair, which supplanted Amazon in 2019 as the biggest online home-goods retailer in the US, according to 1010Data.

Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical to go public in $1.1 billion SPAC deal

The Charlestown company, which launched in 2014, is backed by Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures, and the venture capital firms founded by former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt and Yahoo founder Jerry Yang.

Larry Edelman
Pedestrians walked past an empty restaurant in Boston. The leisure and hospitality industry has been the sector hardest hit by pandemic-related layoffs.

Hiring in Massachusetts remains frustratingly slow

There’s no doubt the local job market is moving in the right direction, but the pace of hiring remains sluggish compared with many other states, a result of our cautious approach to reopening the economy.

The State House is looking to soften the impact of a hike in unemployment fees businesses pay.

Businesses get a one-month reprieve from huge increase in unemployment fees

As the State House looks to soften the impact, businesses now have until June 1 to pay the first unemployment bills of the year.

Robinhood has disputed state regulators' characterization of how it conducts business.

Regulators seek to revoke Robinhood’s Massachusetts license

Robinhood “has continued a pattern of aggressively inducing and enticing trading among its customers — including Massachusetts customers with little or no investment experience,” state regulators say.

Keith Gill, the Wilmington man whose big bet on GameStop stock made him the face of a stunning market rally, testified before a Congressional committee in February.

Officials subpoena former MassMutual supervisors of Keith Gill, local investor known as ‘Roaring Kitty’

It’s the latest development in an ongoing state effort to determine whether Gill’s investment-related activity online conflicted with his day job as a director of financial wellness education at the Springfield financial services company.

Instagram was urged to scrap plans for a platform just for children.

Zuckerberg urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children

An international coalition of 35 children’s and consumer groups called on Instagram on Thursday to scrap its plans to develop a version of the popular photo-sharing app for users younger than 13.

The General Electric Co. plant in Lynn remains one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the state.

Union workers and community supporters step up efforts to spur GE to invest more in Lynn

The union's protest comes as the Lynn plant stands largely insulated from the broader GE Aviation cuts that happened last year because of the downturn in commercial air travel.