2 pharma giants, Calif. hospital to use Boston firm’s ‘organ-on-a-chip’

Boston biotech Emulate uses plastic chips to simulate human organs to test medicines outside the body.

About 100 employees are being let go by Partners HealthCare. Their jobs are being outsourced to India.

Partners HealthCare will outsource some expensive, back-office jobs to India

Many of the employees have worked for Partners for several years, or even decades.

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‘I just want it to stop’: Women get sex toys in packages they didn’t order

Nicole Slotterbeck wasn’t just annoyed by the “mystery” packages that kept arriving from Amazon. She was frightened. First was the bra — in her size. Then came even more intimate merchandise.

Mark Wahlberg and his brothers are opening up a Wahlburgers a mile and a half from their old Savin Hill stomping grounds.


Wahlburgers is headed to the expanding South Bay Center in Dorchester

The Wahlbergs’ burger chain is setting up shop in the old neighborhood.

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Parent of Shaw’s, Star Markets will buy remaining Rite Aid stores

Rite Aid already agreed to sell about 2,000 stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.


In Seattle, clues on how Amazon might disrupt health care

The retail giant has been studying drug use, prices, and patient data in a bid to make care better and cheaper.


China struggles to bring top scientists and entrepreneurs back home

Many trained in the US remain here, despite their government’s attempts to lure them back.

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Group seeks inquiry on whether Celexa’s manufacturer misled FDA

Newly unsealed documents suggest Forest Laboratories, now part of Allergan, may have deliberately misled federal officials about a key clinical trial.

Who will pay for a $23 million footbridge to the Wynn casino?

Providing pedestrians with direct access between the casino and Orange Line comes with a hefty price.


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The currencies are virtual, but the violent crimes are real

Big holders of bitcoin and its brethren have become alluring marks for criminals.

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Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton has said his priority is protecting ‘‘Mr. and Ms. 401K.’’

When Trump’s SEC punishes Wall Street, it’s often done quietly

Under President Trump, the SEC isn’t embarrassing Wall Street as much as it used to.

Baffled by political ads bought by Russians, Facebook will soon to rely centuries-old technology

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in US elections: the post office.

Native Hawaiian activists, who say they have rights to the land, are protesting the rebuilding of the Coco Palms hotel, where Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii”was filmed.

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

It’s the latest example of Native Hawaiian activists taking a stand on cultural issues and sacred places.

Michael Mone, leading medical malpractice lawyer in Boston, said he has incurable cancer because it was misdiagnosed in 2009.

In a turnabout, a malpractice lawyer in Boston finds that he is a victim

Michael E. Mone says that despite everything he knows about what can go wrong in a hospital, he himself has become a victim of medical malpractice.

Weddington Way is a bridesmaid e-commerce brand. 


A better way to buy a bridesmaid dress?

Weddington Way, known for its virtual showrooms, is opening a shop in Natick.

Most retirees get far more from Social Security than from savings. The typical govenment payout is bigger than what


Go a few more miles in your career

A new study finds that even robust retirement savings can’t match the benefits of working a little longer.

The $1.6 billion Northern Pass project was set to bring hydropower from Canada by creating a transmission line through New Hampshire for customers in southern New England. A New Hampshire state commission rejected a crucial permit for the project on Feb. 1, leaving utility officials scrambling to alter the proposal or find a backup.

Northern Pass stays alive, but state has a backup plan for hydropower

State energy officials working with electric utilities have picked a route in Maine as a fallback, while giving a New Hampshire project more time.

The design for a new lobby at 110 High Street.

Changes continue for Post Office Square

The owners of 50 P.O. Square, the massive Art Deco structure that long housed New England Telephone & Telegraph, are building a new lobby on High Street.

With a new tax law in the land, you might need to do some calculations to see if your withholdings are correct.


Check your paycheck — you might be getting too much money

With a new tax law in the land, you might need to do some calculations to see if your withholdings are correct.

Will updated profile tip off boss?

Make sure you know what a new job requires before making the leap to an unrelated field.

The Everett LNG terminal

Mass. delegation chides White House over Russian gas imports

The 11 congressional members complained about Boston receiving gas from a plant developed by a sanctioned Russian company.

The Boston Harbor Garage — long considered an eyesore on a prime piece of downtown property — finally may be torn down to make way for a tower.

Long-delayed Harbor Garage project clears major hurdle

City officials say negotiations have produced a plan that should finally allow construction of a tower as tall as 600 feet near the New England Aquarium.

FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. The sexual misconduct allegations against Wynn continued to grow Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, when police in Las Vegas revealed they recently received two reports from women who alleged the billionaire sexually assaulted them in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Steve Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company

The Las Vegas billionaire resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts last week amid sexual misconduct allegations.

The Boston Herald offices in the Seaport District.

Boston Herald sale to Digital First Media blessed by bankruptcy court

A federal bankruptcy court judge in Delaware approved the sale of the Boston Herald to Digital First Media for nearly $12 million.

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Dear small business owner, here’s how the state can help you grow

There’s more to the Massachusetts economy than landing big players like GE, MassMutual, and Amazon.

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AT&T CEO prepares for battle over merger

Speaking to the Boston College Chief Executives Club today, the AT&T CEO offered color and context about the fight of his professional life.

Denver-based Digital First is owned by a New York investment firm, Alden Global Capital, and operates newspapers in California, Colorado, Massachusetts and several other states.

Cuts probably won’t end for Boston Herald under new owner

Digital First Media hasn’t yet made its vision for the Boston Herald public.

The bank’s chief executive, Andy Cecere, said that US Bank had already made “significant investments” toward improving its program for combating money-laundering.

US Bank cited by federal authorities for lapses in money laundering

Authorities said the bank failed to guard against illegal activity and, in at least one instance, even abettied it.

Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC.

FCC watchdog looks into changes that benefited Sinclair

The inquiry puts a spotlight on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s decisions and may also force him to answer questions that he has so far avoided addressing in public.

Aleksei Navalny.

Russia blocks Navalny’s website, after his inquiry into an oligarch

The prominent opposition leader had refused a court order to remove a posted video accusing a high-ranking official of accepting a bribe from a rich businessman.

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US stocks keep gaining as tech, industrial companies rise

Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks rose for the fifth day in a row. They have now recovered about half their losses during the market’s dramatic plunge earlier this month.

A concert venue that had been proposed - and now scuttled - in a parking garage at Hood Park in Charlestown.

Developer pulls the plug on plans for Charlestown concert venue

The developers of Hood Park will instead move ahead with construction of a five-story garage.

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Four years later, veterans housing project in Brighton is set to kick off

After nearly four years in the works, a project that will bring housing for veterans to Brighton is finally ready to start construction.

As fishermen age, Maine looks for new scallop harvesters

Maine is considering letting new people into the scallop fishery for the first time in nearly a decade because the shellfish are healthy just as some fishermen are getting too old to harvest them.

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Herald bidding jumped by millions

Digital First Media and GateHouse Media went toe-toe in an auction that drove up the final price by several milllion dollars.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrived to testify before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.

Mnuchin says IRS to ban hedge-fund tax dodge on carried interest

The new guidance would effectively kill hedge fund managers’ plans to create numerous shell companies in Delaware.

Boston Beer Co. names a new president and CEO

Dave Burwick, the former CEO of Peet’s Coffee, will succeed Martin Roper, who led the company for 17 years.

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Tyrék D. Lee Sr. allegedly made unwanted advances to women in the office and sometimes engaged in lewd behavior in front of colleagues, according to several people with knowledge of his behavior.

Suspended head of health care workers union reportedly engaged in lewd behavior

Tyrék Lee Sr. was suspended from his job at 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East in December amid allegations of inappropriate conduct.

Britain’s foreign secretary warns against a Brexit do-over

In a speech Wednesday, Boris Johnson called on his opponents to unite around his vision of British withdrawal from the European Union.

Stocks climb again as investors shake off inflation worries

Investors saw some new hints that inflation is increasing on Wednesday, but they still sent banks, technology firms, and consumer-focused companies climbing.

A preliminary suggested design for Terminal E.

Massport has big plans for Logan’s Terminal E

Could Logan Airport soon have a building straight out of the Jetsons era?

Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

State formally signs off on merger between Mass. Eye and Ear, Partners HealthCare

Regulators acknowledge they still have some concerns that the transaction could increase health spending for insurers and consumers.

Mandy Xu shops with a digital app.

Why your grocery store wants to be like a startup

Expect more technology in the aisles as supermarkets begin to look to the future.

FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Barnes & Noble is pointing new staffing rules that will allow stores to increase or decrease the number of people on the clock depending on need. The nation’s largest book chain said Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the change will lead to annual cost saving of $40 million. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Barnes & Noble announces round of layoffs, citing new staffing policy

Barnes & Noble, which announced a round of layoffs this week, is pointing to new staffing rules that will allow stores to increase or decrease the number of people on the clock depending on need.

A WEEI cohost imitated sports agent Don Yee (above) using a stereotypical Asian accent.

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WEEI loses more advertisers in wake of Fauria incident

Citizens Bank, the Massachusetts State Lottery, and the Massachusetts Health Connector have cut ties with the station.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said, “We will remain alert to any developing risks to financial stability.”

Powell suggests Fed to go ahead with rate hikes

The Federal Reserve chairman said that the US central bank would remain on the lookout for threats to the financial system in the wake of the recent stock market rout.

The front page of The Boston Herald on Feb. 13.

Digital First Media wins bidding for Herald with $12m package

The Denver-based company, which is also known as MediaNews Group, beat out two other bidders for The Boston Herald with a package that totaled nearly $12 million.

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