A doctor wages personal and professional battles against aging

Harvard’s Leonid Peshkin has drawn inspiration from his 96-year-old father, Miron.


Mom, daughter have different goals

A well-meaning mom has a strong opinion about her adult daughter’s next car purchase.

Jonathan Scott says would-be renters showed up at his home in Provincetown four times last year.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Ripped off by phantom rentals on Craigslist

For almost a year, a parade of would-be vacationers has arrived at the front door of a lovely two-family house in Provincetown.

Stuart Paap has a background in stand-up comedy and has spent years honing his public speaking skills.


This speaking coach will help you get rid of the hitch in your pitch

Stuart Paap wants you to have a good conversation with the right audience

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‘Never order spaghetti at a business dinner’ and other etiquette tips

At this traveling etiquette class, the attendees learn that manners still matter.

EU trade tariffs take effect, in latest rift between US and its closest allies

After months of escalating trade tensions between Europe and the United States, the European Union’s retaliatory tariffs took effect Friday, ushering in a new era of hostility between the Trump administration and some of America’s closest allies.

OPEC, after bolstering prices, considers ramping up oil production

Major oil-producing countries agreed Friday to jointly raise exports, a decision that has driven considerable division among them but could temper criticism from President Trump.

Amazon employees demand company cut ties with ICE

Workers at Amazon are protesting the recently halted Trump administration policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

Here’s what we know about the state’s paid leave program

Massachusetts is set to become the seventh state to mandate family and medical leave — with pay. But it’s kind of complicated.


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Watch ‘Runnin’,’ a STAT documentary

“Runnin’,” now available for purchase on Vimeo, takes an intimate look at a group of friends in Somerville who came of age as the opioid epidemic took hold and morphed into a national nightmare. It retraces the lives of friends lost, and one last member of the group struggling to avoid the same fate.

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The Longwood Medical Area is one obvious option as a site for the new health care company being launched by Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon.

Buffett, Bezos, Dimon health care firm likely to start with modest digs

The newly-formed company from Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon is reportedly looking for about 20,000 square feet of space in Boston.

The Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Fannie-Freddie rise as White House proposes privatization

The Trump administration wants Congress to remove the federal charters for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of a plan to release the mortgage giants from US control.

The Westminster Hotel, owned by the Kushner Cos. and managed by the Trump Organization, in Livingston, N.J. The companies have terminated the arrangement there.

Trumps and Kushners cut ties on hotel deals that raised eyebrows

The Trumps and the Kushners are parting ways — not the White House power couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, but their family businesses on hotel collaborations in New Jersey.

It can cost more for a checking account if you’re black or Latino, study says

A report from a Washington think tank suggests it can also cost substantially more for services as basic as opening and maintaining a checking account.

FILE - JUNE 21, 2018: It was reported that Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was forced out after he violated the company's non-fraternization policy when it was revealed he had a consensual relationship with an employee. LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 08: Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich displays a 49-qubit chip as he delivers a keynote address at CES 2018 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 9-12 and features about 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 170,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to try to place a hold on Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Democrats plan fierce opposition to Trump nominee to lead consumer bureau

Democrats fear Kathy Kraninger, 43, is being brought in to oversee a pullback of the CFPB.

A China Shipping container ship was docked at the port in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong province.

US weighs resuming China talks amid split on Trump trade team

Some White House officials are trying to restart talks with China to avoid a trade war before US tariffs on Chinese products take effect July 6.

“Incredibles 2” (above) will be the first of three family-friendly films that Showcase Cinemas will screen in theaters around the region.

Showcase Cinemas to launch sensory-friendly screenings

The monthly screening is scheduled to launch July 7 and includes adjustments such as dim lighting, reduced volume, and the ability for movie-goers to move freely throughout the auditorium as the film is playing.

Weekend business agenda

A crash course in coding, a conference, and other events and things to know.

Guests chatted during a weekly “drinkup” at the Venture Café in Cambridge’s Kendall Square.

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How a failed restaurant became Cambridge’s hottest Thursday spot

Plans for a Kendall Square restaurant eventually became the amazingly popular Venture Café.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley spoke to members of the media outside the US Supreme Court in April.

Read the Supreme Court’s full Internet sales tax ruling

The Supreme Court has opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on products their residents buy from Internet retailers in other states.

Thursday’s ruling involves a dispute between the state of South Dakota and Boston-based Wayfair Inc., along with other two other online sellers, Overstock.com Inc. and Newegg Inc.

In Wayfair case, Supreme Court to let states collect Internet sales tax

The ruling, which opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on products their residents buy from online retailers in other states, is a loss for Mass.-based online retailer Wayfair.

Four-year-old Gabriella Diaz got a flu shot at Whittier Street Health Center.

Whittier workers vote ‘yes’ on union

After a turbulent week in which 20 workers were suddenly let go and then rehired on the eve of a union vote, employees voted to join 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.

Burger King apologizes for Russian World Cup pregnancy promotion

The chain had offered a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players, ensuring “the success of the Russian team for generations to come.’’

Boston, MA - 05/08/18 - Hundreds rallied inside the State House for paid leave and a $15 minimum wage. The Raise Up Massachusetts coalition rally featured speakers and a march inside the building that passed by Speaker DeLeo's office. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (in caps) Topic: (09rally)

$15 minimum wage, mandatory paid leave remain rare

The wide-ranging “grand bargain’’ bill would also impose a small payroll tax on workers and employers to pay for the leaves.

Fed chair signals gradual rate hikes

Jerome Powell noted there are few signs, so far, that the ultra-low US unemployment rate is pushing up inflation.

Twenty-First Century Fox said the new offer from Disney, now valued at $71.3 billion, was “superior to the proposal” made by Comcast last week.

Disney raises offer for Twenty-First Century Fox in bidding war with Comcast

The Walt Disney Co. sharply increased its offer for Twenty-First Century Fox on Wednesday as it looks to win a bidding war with Comcast for Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment conglomerate.

The European Union will start taxing a range of US imports Friday, including prototypical American goods such as Harley-Davidson bikes, bourbon, and cranberries, in response to President Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on European steel and aluminum.

Republicans, Trump official square off in heated hearing over tariffs

The tariffs are a culmination of the protectionist threats that President Trump campaigned on and mark the clearest dividing line between Trump and a Republican Party that has traditionally embraced free trade.

Developer Don Chiofaro has for years been trying to build a tower on the Boston Harbor Garage site.

CLF plans suit to overturn new zoning that allows skyscrapers on harbor’s edge

The Conservation Law Foundation says it plans to sue to overturn zoning that will allow too many high-rises on the edge of Boston Harbor.

Hitchbot, seen here hitch-hiking in Marblehead in 2015 after its tour of Germany and Canada, ended up being destroyed by vandals in Philadelphia.


Afraid of robots? The feeling is mutual

Robots are turning up in everyday situations — sometimes as victims.

Stocks finish mostly higher as tech and media companies lead

US stocks rose Wednesday as investors bet that technology companies and small, domestically focused firms will continue to do well even if the US-China trade dispute worsens.

Business agenda

Mortgage rates, a networking workshop, and other events and things to know.

An American airline jet is parked at a gate at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba.

Two airlines ask government not to fly separated migrant children on their flights

American Airlines and United Continental both asked the federal government not to fly children separated from their families on their aircraft.

NuTonomy’s self-driving cars are about to roll out of the Seaport District and into the rest of Boston’s busy streets.

Boston driverless car company will expand testing citywide

After operating in the Seaport since early 2017 with no safety issues, NuTonomy Inc. received approval to send its vehicles into the rest of Boston.

 Cambridge-based Foundation Medicine is now valued at $5.3 billion, based on the Roche deal.

Roche will pay $2.4 billion to complete its takeover of Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine is a cancer-focused gene-sequencing company that recently won approval for a diagnostic test aimed at personalizing cancer care.

Clockwise from top left: Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, and Dr. Atul Gawande.

Bezos, Buffett, Dimon health venture will be based in Boston

Formed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, the company will be led by Brigham and Women’s surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande.

The General Electric logo appeared above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in 2017.

GE is dropped from Dow Jones industrial average

General Electric, an original member of the stock index, will be removed and replaced by Walgreens.

“Added sugars” labels had been planned for maple syrup and honey.

FDA retreats: Maple syrup may not need an ‘added sugars’ label, after all

The Food and Drug Administration will rethink its controversial proposal to require maple syrup and honey producers to label their products as containing added sugars.

Senator Ron Wyden probed the use of data.

Verizon, AT&T will suspend sales of customer location data, after a prison phone company was caught misusing it

The decision brings telecom companies further into the debate over data privacy, which has intensified in recent months.

MassMutual wants to open a 17-story, $240 million office building at the Seaport’s Fan Pier in 2021.

MassMutual poised to receive $46m in tax breaks for expansion

The insurer plans to move 1,500 jobs to its Springfield headquarters, as well as add 800 jobs in the Seaport.

Business groups face tough fight on subsidized health care

After vanquishing the so-called millionaires tax, the state’s business groups have an arguably tougher fight on their hands: reining in the expenses of subsidized health care.

Markets across the world fell Tuesday in response to President Trump’s announcement late Monday that he was prepared to impose $450 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.

In trade war, White House says Beijing has more to lose

Markets tumbled Tuesday after President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on $450 billion of Chinese goods.

Business agenda

Business networking, support for women entrepreneurs, and other events and things to know.

CEO Frederica Williams had said the job cuts were not related to the union effort.

Whittier workers officially reinstated, set to vote in union election

The 20 workers who were suddenly laid off from Whittier Street Health Center last week have been officially rehired — just in time to vote Wednesday on whether to unionize.

Above: Raytheon’s Waltham headquarters.

Trump signs 10,000,000th patent for Raytheon employee

A Raytheon Co. employee from California who found a new way to get real-time readings from large laser radars now holds the nation’s 10 millionth patent.

Dow posts 6th loss in a row as trade fight heats up

Big industrial and technology companies skidded Tuesday as the US-China trade dispute threatened to come to a boil.

Recent college grad Gabriel Howson, 22, at home in Dorchester with his mother, Monica Beato-Howson.

Why are millennials living at home? Housing costs and student debt, for starters

The high cost of housing in the region is forcing some recent college graduates to move back in with mom and dad to save money.

EzCater connects restaurants with businesses in need of food for a company gathering.

Boston catering marketplace ezCater takes on international expansion

The company announced early Tuesday that it had taken in $100 million in new investment from venture capitalists.

Startup aims to make allies of human gut’s microbes

It sounds like a preposterous idea: Collect a sample of every type of bacteria that lives in the human gut. But that’s the goal of Bernat Olle, an MIT-trained chemical engineer. Over the past three years, the Cambridge biotech startup he runs, Vedanta Biosciences Inc., has assembled a menagerie of some 60,000 bacteria types.

Business agenda

Marketing tips, a panel discussion featuring women in tech, and other events and things to know.

Google, rebuilding its presence in China, invests in retailer JD.com

Google’s best-known products have been blocked by authorities in mainland China for years. If the US Internet giant wants that to change someday, then half a billion dollars’ worth of goodwill couldn’t hurt.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.