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From left: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Dick Durbin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left the White House Friday.

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No end to shutdown in sight after Trump, Democrats meet

President Trump indicated he could keep parts of the government closed for ‘‘months or even years.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/02/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/Boghosian_03communityphone1_BIZ.jpg At this tiny Cambridge cellphone carrier, you can walk in and chat with the CEO

Community Phone, with its roster of 300 subscribers, is trying to humanize the telecommunications business.

Warren speaks to large crowd, kicks off Iowa weekend swing

Elizabeth Warren spoke to a crowd of about 500 people Friday night, and she has a full slate of appearances on Saturday and Sunday.

It’s still not unusual to find potentially toxic flame retardant chemicals in children’s products, especially car seats.

Firefighters, child health advocates applaud bill to ban potentially toxic flame retardants

Child car seats and nap mats are among products that still typically contain the chemicals.

The ferry will leave Lovejoy Wharf (above), near North Station and the Garden.

Boston will get a new ferry soon, but only for some people

A ferry between North Station and Fan Pier will be open only to employees or tenants of businesses funding the service. A few seats for the general public are eventually part of the plan.