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“This kind of uncertainty is really very bad,” said Tom O’Brien, managing partner of HYM Investments,  which is planning an office tower (rendering above) atop the Government Center Garage.

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Tariffs are making it more expensive to build in Boston — and that could push rents even higher

On a major project, the difference of a few percentage points in the price of goods can amount to millions of dollars.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/AFP_17H3C4.jpg Trump signs NATO defense pledge while taking aim at allies

President Trump escalated his campaign of criticism against European allies Wednesday, accusing Germany of being “captive to Russia” and demanding all NATO members double their military spending targets.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/529940b90c9e4461b0824c582ac9eaae-529940b90c9e4461b0824c582ac9eaae-0.jpg With Kavanaugh’s nomination, the focus is on precedent — and on Roe v. Wade

With Roe v. Wade a hot-button issue, Brett Kavanaugh’s views on judicial precedent will get great scrutiny as he moves through the Supreme Court confirmation process.

Nestor Ramos

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/kreiter_northendmonica1_lfstyl.jpg Weep not for Starbucks. But in the North End, what comes next?

The North End uprising that drove the coffee giant away has some troubling implications.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/60millville02.jpg Welcome to Millville, where budget fight means dark streets, no trash pickup, and a growing deficit

Millville residents lost municipal trash service and will see more street lights go dark after voters rejected a $1 million override in June.