Stakes high in New Hampshire timber industry debate

New Hampshire’s wood-fired power plants helped support the timber industry for nearly four decades. But their days could be numbered now — unless the state Legislature’s latest lifeline succeeds.

Papa Gino’s, which just exited bankruptcy, is launching its first major campaign in five years.


With new ads, Papa Gino’s promotes New England’s ‘official’ pizza

The chain’s new chief marketing officer turned to a local ad agency to launch the pizzeria chain’s first major ad campaign in five years.

With E Ink Corp.’s technology, a window can turn black, blocking light, at the push of a button.

E Ink’s latest foray: self-darkening windows

The Billerica company behind e-book reader displays wants to light up — and darken — your home.

Dan Wolf, cofounder of Cape Air, wants to start two daily flights to New York City this summer.


Planned Seaplane service runs into choppy waters in Southie

Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf’s dream of bringing seaplane service to Boston Harbor is running into some turbulence: He still needs to stick the landing in South Boston.

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After 2017 sexual harassment complaints, union official now up for a promotion

Tyrek D. Lee Sr. was executive vice president of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East when he was placed on leave.

T-Mobile, Sprint soar after FCC chairman says he’ll recommend deal

T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. jumped as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he’ll recommend his agency approve the companies’ $26.5 billion merger, turning attention to whether the deal also will win a needed clearance from antitrust regulators.

Coalition urges state to delay payroll tax for family leave program

The advocates say there’s a need for a three-month extension of the July 1 deadline for approval of employers’ private paid and family medical leave plans and the start of required plan contributions.

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Stocks finish lower as trade jitters hit tech sector

US equities sank Monday as the fallout from the White House’s moves against Chinese telecom giant Huawei battered technology shares and stoked trade jitters.


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Ford cuts thousands of white-collar jobs

Ford said it would cut 7,000 jobs — or about 10 percent of its global salaried workforce.

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke Sunday during a campaign event in Los Angeles.

Kamala Harris wants to fine companies that pay men more than women

Under Harris’s plan, companies could be fined 1 percent of their profits for every 1 percent wage gap they allow to persist for work of equal value.

UMass Boston lands $1 million donation for Latino institute

The gift from Robert and Diane Hildreth will support the Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.

Braintree is requiring Amazon to identify its delivery vehicles as part of a traffic-management plan.

It’s Amazon vs. Braintree in suit over delivery signage

The lawsuit could have broad implications for a booming business: getting stuff to your front door fast.

Top Places to Work nominations extended

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In Springfield, new Orange Line cars sat on the production floor of the CRRC factory.

Senator seeks probe of Chinese company making MBTA’s subway cars

Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to step in and investigate whether a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security.

Headquarters of Deutsche Bank is photographed in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious activity in Trump, Kushner accounts

But the bank never filed reports on accounts connected to Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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For many people, their debt has become like a Pet Rock. It has matured into a faithful companion that has been hanging around for years.

From left: Ben Rose, Whole Foods regional vice president, Chris Austin, director of food enterprises, Sadyra Martinez, transitional coach, Alex Santana, and Gregg Croteau, UTEC chief executive officer.

Whole Foods honors Lowell nonprofit that helps ‘enrich young people’s lives’

The organization is working to implement a program it says would guarantee a job for every young person from the Merrimack Valley who’s released from prison.

One of the buildings in the complex is 610 Main St. (above).

MIT-owned lab buildings change hands for reported $1.1 billion

The complex, known as the Osborn Triangle, is home to Novartis, Pfizer, and Lab Central.


This CEO had 30 million reasons to stay when a rival came knocking

A $30 million equity award to retain Hologic’s Stephen MacMillan made him one of the best-paid CEOs in the country last year.

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Where are all the Massachusetts tech IPOs?

When it comes to going public, the sector remains in the long shadow of California.

Gamblers and others gathered in a sports book bar at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island, where sports gambling is legal.

Beacon Hill lawmakers drag their feet on sports betting

As a result of the inaction, the state will likely leave millions in revenue on the table.

The powerful narcotic OxyContin. Attorneys general of West Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, Iowa, and Wisconsin planned to file lawsuits  against Purdue Pharma and possibly Richard Sackler, the former president of the company.

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5 more states sue Purdue Pharma over opioid crisis

5 more states sue Purdue Pharma over opioid crisis

EU fines banks over $1 billion over foreign exchange cartel

European Union regulators have fined five banks a total of more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for colluding in the trade of large sums of foreign currency.

The industrial building at 30-50 Terminal St. in Charlestown

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CLF takes on a fight for industrial uses, this time in Charlestown

The Conservation Law Foundation sent a letter last week to the city that expresses concerns about the potential conversion of two industrial buildings in Charlestown for residential use.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system was in use when one of its cars drove beneath a semitrailer in Florida in March, killing the driver.

NTSB says Tesla autopilot was in use before the car collided with semitrailer

A Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer at the beginning of the month in Florida, was operating on the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.

Royal Bank of Scotland was among the banks fined by the European Commission for their roles in foreign exchange trading cartels.

Europe fines 5 banks a total of $1.2 billion for their roles in foreign exchange cartels

The European Commission says it has fined Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and the Royal Bank of Scotland for sharing sensitive information with each other to manipulate foreign currency markets.

Stocks extend rebound to a 3rd day

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street for the third straight day Thursday, led by solid gains in technology companies and banks.

Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer in fatal crash, NTSB says

Federal investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say a Tesla Model S involved in the deadly crash was operating semi-autonomously.

Five more states announce new suits over prescription opioids

The new filings mean 45 states have now taken legal action in recent years against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.

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Facebook says it has broken up private Israel-based campaign to disrupt foreign elections

Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, said the group primarily posed as political candidates and peddled fake news about foreign elections.

Visitors checked out a prototype of Lilium’s flying taxi.

Is this the flying car science fiction promised us? Jet-powered flying taxi unveiled

A German startup aims to fly the all-electric vertical takeoff and landing passenger jets in cities worldwide by 2025.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein has sued the e-cigarette maker Juul over teens’ use of its products.

North Carolina sues e-cigarette maker Juul over its marketing to teens

North Carolina’s attorney general is suing a popular e-cigarette maker, asking a court to limit what flavors it can sell and ensure underage teens can’t buy its vaping products.

Renewed US-China trade war stirs fears

In ordinary times, worries about the health of the global economy tend to prompt leaders of the largest countries to join forces in pursuit of safety.

Patrons visit the Temple of Dendur, in the Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, May 15, 2019. The Met announced on Wednesday that it would stop accepting gifts from members of the Sackler family linked to OxyContin, severing ties between one of the world’s most prestigious museums and one of its most prolific philanthropic dynasties. (Kirsten Moran/The New York Times)

The Met will turn down Sackler money

The Metropolitan Museum of Art said it would stop accepting gifts from members of the Sackler family linked to OxyContin.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 9, 2018 businesses continue to burn under a darkened smoky sky in Paradise, north of Sacramento, California. - The fire that destroyed the small town of Paradise, northern California, last November, killing 85 people and devastating more than 60,000 hectares of vegetation, was caused by power lines owned by the energy supplier PG&E, according to the findings of an investigation conducted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the agency said in a news release on May 15, 2019. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Fire officials determine PG&E equipment sparked deadly California wildfire

The fire in Paradise killed 85 people — the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in US history.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: The new TWA Hotel at JFK Airport is seen on May 15, 2019 in New York City. The new, 1960's themed hotel built inside the former Trans World Airlines terminal includes high end retail shops, restaurants, and a cocktail bar inside a restored 60-year-old airplane. (Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

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Wahlburgers gets new chief executive

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Boston-05/01/2019 Embark is a dog DNA testing company where workers take their dogs ro work. Annabel Greenberg, associate production manager works on her laptop in the playpen with Aussie. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(business)

More canines are being tested for potential genetic diseases, experts say use caution

Commercial DNA tests for potential inherited diseases in dogs are drawing fire from experts, who say most such illnesses are caused by multiple mutations, and that environment can play a role.

Eliza Becton is the cofounder and head of product at Bevi, a Charlestown startup that’s producing “smart” watercoolers.


At Bevi, the talk is pretty much all watercooler talk

The smart watercooler company’s Charlestown offices reflect its mission to promote environmental sustainability.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai proposed a rule that would empower mobile phone carriers to automatically block the unwanted calls.

FCC Moves to Increase the Use of Technology for Blocking Robocalls

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has repeatedly said that ending the scourge of robocalls is a top priority. On Wednesday, he announced plans for the most aggressive action yet toward achieving that goal.

Siobhan Dullea wants to help diversify startups.


Is the startup as we’ve come to know it slowly dying?

On the surface, the stiff competition for these 104 spots at MassChallenge Boston points to a healthy environment for startups. But the truth isn’t so clear cut.

FAA head defends agency’s handling of Boeing at hearing

The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration defended his agency’s safety certification of the plane and its decision not to ground the jet until other regulators around the world had already done so.

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo traders Gregory Rowe and Benjamin Tuchman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks extend their gains, even after an early-in-the-day slide

Stocks reversed an early slide on Wall Street and finished broadly higher Wednesday, giving the market its second straight gain in a week of bumpy trading.

All vitamins and supplements sold by CVS will undergo third-party testing to verify the ingredients.

CVS begins testing of vitamins and supplements

The program will ensure the products accurately advertise ingredients and screen for excessive levels of metals and contaminants.

Patrick Renna has been running Wahlburgers since last June on an interim basis.

Wahlburgers has settled on its new president

Patrick Renna has been running the Hingham-based restaurant chain on an interim basis.

Vertex to pay Cambridge startup Kymera $70m in R&D deal

Kymera will initially focus on inflammatory disorders and cancers, but the science could potentially apply to a broad range of illnesses.

Gail Goodman will be chief product officer.

Former Constant Contact CEO joins Somerville startup Pepperlane as chief product officer

One of the most prominent female CEOs in Greater Boston has a new full-time gig -- and it’s with a company you probably don’t know yet.

05/13/2019 BOSTON, MA Waitress Alyssa Mann (cq) 24, serves Kris Rowlette (cq) (right) and Jennifer Sullivan (cq) (right) at Deuxave in Boston. Some of the waitstaff, including Mann, are leaving the restaurant for jobs at Encore. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

As Everett casino hires many, other businesses feel a pinch

The Encore Boston Harbor is rushing to finish filling 5,500 positions — luring employees from all over in what is surely one of the biggest hiring sprees in the history of Greater Boston.

Former state gaming chief Steve Crosby helped launch the Civic Action Project.

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Arming Boston’s next wave of civic leaders

One of the most frequent criticisms of Boston’s business community is a simple one: It’s still largely controlled by older white men. Well, here come three older white men eager to change that dynamic.

Walmart ups the delivery game with next-day shipping

Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.