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The latest on some big-money stories

Here's the latest on the Mass. residential real estate market, the steep drop in tax revenues, and the governor's renewed push to get federal funding for the Sagamore and Bourne bridges.

Why is inflation so stubborn? Cars are part of the answer.

In 2021 and early 2022, global shipping problems, a semiconductor shortage and factory shutdowns coincided with strong demand to push vehicle prices sharply higher.

Mass. labor market tightened in April

The state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3 percent last month, lowest since the onset of the pandemic, from 3.5 percent in March.

Federal Reserve Chair Powell hints at a pause in rate hikes when central bank meets next month

Powell indicated the Fed will likely forgo an increase in its benchmark interest rate when it meets in June for the first time since it began raising its key rate 14 months ago to fight high inflation.

Biden ‘confident’ there will be no US debt default

The president and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy tasked a handful of negotiators to try and close out a final deal, with negotiations beginning late Tuesday.

Larry Edelman | Trendlines

The economy looks OK — if you ignore that ticking time bomb in D.C.

A "soft landing" is still possible, but not if the US stops paying its bills.

Larry Edelman | Trendlines

Boston is a good place to start a tech company. Keeping it here is another story.

Questions about the state’s competitive standing have dominated the business discourse since voters approved the "millionaires tax" in November.

US wholesale price data for April offers hope on inflation

From March to April, the government’s producer price index rose just 0.2 percent after falling 0.4 percent from February to March, held down by falling prices for food, transportation, and warehousing.