Deputy Business Editor

Cynthia Needham

Needham is the political editor, overseeing coverage of the State House, City Hall, and Massachusetts politics. She previously worked as a political reporter for The Providence Journal. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Latest stories

Staples names Shira Goodman as president and CEO

By Jon Chesto , Globe Staff

The Framingham company’s board members have chosen a familiar face after it failed to acquire smaller rival Office Depot.

FDA approves Sarepta’s controversial drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

By Ed Silverman , Stat News

The decision came after a protracted debate about whether drug maker Sarepta Therapeutics had provided enough evidence that its medication, called eteplirsen, had meaningful impact on patients.

Boston has a new sandwich-board law — and it’s often ignored

By Colman M. Herman , Globe Correspondent

Of the 25 signs on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, not one was in full compliance.

TALKING POINTS

What you might have missed Monday from the world of business

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Hasbro earnings top estimates, DA calls on Congress to require access to encrypted devices, and more.