That derailed Red Line car is old enough to join AARP

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A rendering of the condominium project planned for the Dock Square Garage building.

Despite criticism, Dock Square condo project advances

A New York-based developer wants to build seven stories of condos atop the Dock Square Garage — a 1970s-era parking facility — while retaining most of the parking spaces below.

Logan food workers vote unanimously to authorize strike

Even if they aren’t cleared to walk off the job, employees could disrupt air travel.

Haoyang Yu of Lexington is accused of trying to sell sensitive technology that was stolen from his former employer, Norwood electronics company Analog Devices Inc.

Lexington man charged with stealing, smuggling technology

Prosecutors said a former employee of Analog Devices in Norwood tried to sell stolen electrical components.

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Chewy jumps in tail-wagging debut after $1.02 billion IPO

PetSmart Inc.-controlled Chewy Inc. surged in its first day of trading after raising $1.02 billion in an initial public offering, as investors bet that pet owners will do more of their shopping online for everything from cat food to doggy sweaters.

The Harriet Tubman $20 bill was far along before Mnuchin delayed work

Mnuchin announced last month that the design of the note would be delayed for technical reasons by six years and might not include the former slave and abolitionist.

Ivanka Trump made $4m from president’s D.C. hotel

Trump and husband Jared Kushner earned between $28.8 million and $135.1 million in outside income while working as unpaid senior advisers to her father, President Trump, their disclosures, which covers 2018, show.


Powerful business group adds climate change to its priorities

Massachusetts Competitive Partnership members now view the issue as a major potential threat to the state’s economic competitiveness.

Uber, Lyft use skyrocketing in Massachusetts

Ride-hailing companies completed 81.3 million rides in Massachusetts during 2018 — a whopping 25 percent increase from the previous year.


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James O’Keefe says conservative voices are stifled on social media.

Pinterest is latest tech company drawn into US culture wars

An effort by the social media company Pinterest to limit the spread of medical conspiracy theories has blocked one of the most prominent US antiabortion groups from sharing its content on the site.

Bond fund executive accused of sexual harassment leaves TCW

Jess Ravich, one of the most senior Wall Street executives to have been publicly accused of sexual harassment, has left TCW, the giant bond-fund manager.

This week’s Red Line derailment created nightmare commutes for Red Line regulars — in some cases four hours — but terrible Tuesday could be just the beginning of many more delay-plagued days.

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Hey Expressway drivers: Red Line’s woes will hurt you, too

For South Shore commuters, will this be the summer of our discontent?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on the administration to lift spending caps before she’d increase the debt ceiling.

Pelosi won’t budge on debt increase until Trump lifts spending caps

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won’t pass must-do legislation to increase the government’s borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs.

Inside a lab at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge. The company is moving to Boston.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals moving its headquarters from Cambridge to Boston

The drug company will move from the sleek curved building it occupies on Binney Street to 39,000 square feet at 100 Summer St.

From politicians to antiwar activists, Raytheon-United Technologies merger remains a hot topic

The deal would create a defense and aerospace behemoth with $74 billion in projected annual revenue and a headquarters somewhere in the Boston area.

Target to offer same-day delivery for $9.99 per order

In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery on thousands of items for $9.99 per order through a delivery startup it purchased nearly two years ago.

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Bitcoin’s carbon footprint is equal to that of Las Vegas, researchers say

Researchers calculated that the electricity required for the virtual currency bitcoin generates as much carbon dioxide as a city like Las Vegas.

The Seaspan Thames, a 10k TEU ship chartered by Hapag-Lloyd, passes at Conley Terminal in Boston June 5, 2019. 13Port. BUSINESS 6-13-19

Business is booming in Boston’s industrial port

The number of direct jobs in the port’s three key components -- cargo, cruise ships and seafood processing -- has grown by more than 20 percent over that time, to nearly 9,000.


PwC chief makes diversity an ongoing mantra

When PwC’s Tim Ryan began asking leaders of other big companies to join a campaign tackling race issues, he thought he would be lucky if he signed up a few dozen. He got 700.

In this 2016, file photo, a car displays both Lyft and Uber stickers on its windshield. The companies, in a joint op-ed piece published Wednesday in the San Francisco Chronicle, are urging a California officials to consider a compromise that would keep their drivers from being considered employees.

Uber, Lyft Executives Urge California Compromise on Driver Pay

Faced with legislation in California that endangers their business model, Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are urging a compromise that would keep their drivers from being considered employees.

Workers at the airline catering companies Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet will vote on whether to authorize their unions to call a strike.

Airline food preparers ponder work stoppage amid fight for better wages, health insurance

Unions representing 20,000 employees nationwide, including 700 in Boston, looking for subcontrators to raise wages as airlines rake in profits.

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane on the assembly line in the Boeing facility in Renton, Wash.

FAA officials say Boeing 737 Max will return to the skies by December

But there is no exact timeline for fixes to Boeing Co.’s idled aircraft, a top US regulator said.

Falling bank, tech stocks give market a 2nd straight loss

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Wednesday. Banks and technology companies accounted for much of the slide as investors shifted money into safe havens.

FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo customer pulls her shopping cart past an information kiosk at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. On Wednesday, June 12, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for May. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Walmart adjusts to Trump’s tariffs through a price-changing tool

The move shows how the world’s largest retailer, which sells billions of dollars of goods made in China annually, is incorporating the reality of tariffs into its day-to-day operations.

The YW (formerly the YWCA) building at 140 Clarendon St.

Nonprofit could reap big profit in sale of its Back Bay building

Apartment residents in the YW Boston building — the former YWCA — will stay, and no immediate changes are expected for other tenants.

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy interviewed General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic during the Boston College Chief Executives Club lunch on Tuesday.


Raytheon deal with UTC gets cold shoulder from investors

Many investors aren’t convinced that the combination of the two companies is the win-win they say it is.

Freedom Food Farm in Raynham uses compost to add carbon to the soil. While some smaller organic farms like this one are using such “regenerative” practices, Indigo Agriculture is trying to encourage them on a much larger scale.

This Boston company thinks agriculture might be a solution for greenhouse gas emissions

Indigo Agriculture is planning to pay farmers to capture carbon in their soil through regenerative farming practices.

Boston MA 4/8/19 Gov. Charlie Baker speaking at the Army Week Boston Opening Ceremony at Faneuil Hall. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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State leaders agree to a three-month delay for paid-leave taxes

State officials granted anxious business leaders their wish on Tuesday by agreeing to a three-month delay before collecting assessments for a new paid family and medical leave program. These new taxes were supposed to kick in on July 1. Now, they’ll begin in October.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said a merger would hurt consumers.

Sprint-T-Mobile merger faces new hurdle with lawsuit by states

A group of attorneys general from 10 states filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in a bid to block a proposed merger between the wireless carriers.

Polartec,formerly known as Malden Mills, pioneered the production of synthetic fleece.

Polartec owner sells company to Milliken

Terms of the sale by Versa Capital were not disclosed.

David Chavern, president of News Media Alliance, testifies before the House Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee hearing on 'Online Platforms and Market Power', on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

House opens tech antitrust inquiry with look at news media

Congress opened its antitrust investigation of big tech Tuesday with a hearing focused on how platforms like Facebook and Google may have harmed publishers by siphoning off profits from news organizations.

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Welcome to the interim club, Dr. Klibanski

Dr. Anne Klibanski is the interim CEO of Partners HealthCare, and a new member of what can feel like a motley crew of temporary leaders bouncing around Boston.

Raytheon CEO Tom Kennedy interviewed General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic during the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Tuesday.

Raytheon CEO talks about what merger with UTC means for Mass.

Raytheon chief executive Tom Kennedy says it’s too early to know where in Greater Boston the new headquarters will be located.

Stocks fizzle after early gains, suffer first loss in 6 days

Stocks fell Tuesday for the first time in six days after the recent upward momentum gave way to lingering concerns about the US-China trade war.

That huge vacant warehouse overlooking the Mass. Pike isn’t going to stay that way

The Boston Tech Center property could soon have new life: Harvard has a deal with a development firm to build on the five-acre site on Lincoln Street in Allston.

Nick Colangelo is Vericel’s chief executive.

Fast-growing Vericel finds success on two fronts: knee surgery and burn care

The Cambridge biotech’s market value has grown from $50 million to $670 million in five years.


New Skanska development chief has eye out for big projects

For the past three years, Russ DeMartino has been chasing deals around Boston for Skanska USA. Now, DeMartino gets to pull the trigger on deals, too.

A sign at the Raytheon Co. campus in El Segundo, Calif.

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Connecticut’s losses are Massachusetts’s gains

This past weekend’s surprise marriage of Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. could create the second largest company headquartered in Massachusetts, as measured by annual revenue.

New Mac software will sort iTunes’ main functions into three apps: Apple Podcasts; an Apple TV program; and a new app that handles purchased music and streaming.


For iTunes, a long-needed reorganization

The pioneering music tool has faded over time. And now Apple is remixing it.

The president said the Fed has made the United States less competitive with China.

Trump renews attacks on Fed, putting central bank in a bind

President Trump renewed his criticism of the Federal Reserve on Monday, saying the Fed erred in raising interest rates last year and put the United States at a disadvantage to China.

Christian Sewing, CEO of Deutsche Bank, said it had not found evidence of wrongdoing by bank employees.

Deutsche Bank acknowledges lax money-laundering controls

Deutsche Bank on Monday acknowledged a lapse in its money laundering controls, underlining the bank’s continuing struggle to move beyond a series of scandals.

06/06/2019 Canton Ma- Fran Carleton (cq) and her husband John, paid Sears $635.00 dollars to fix their refrigerator, but one day later, it stopped working. They want a refund from Sears. They are photographed in their kitchen. They no longer have that Sears refrigerator. Jonathan Wiggs GlobeStaffReporter:Topic:Sears

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A broken refrigerator and the store that took too long to make things right

A Canton couple spent three months chasing Sears for a refund on a $635 repair job that didn’t actually repair her refrigerator.

Stocks climb after US backs off of new tariffs on Mexican goods

Technology companies and banks helped power stocks higher on Wall Street Monday as investors welcomed news the United States and Mexico had averted a trade war.

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About $180 billion of General Electric’s market value has evaporated over the past four years.


In GE contract talks, job security is apt to be the union’s focus

GE reps started meeting with unions in Cincinnati to hash out a new labor agreement, and the company’s fiscal difficulties might just come in handy at the bargaining table.

Woodworker Sal Mancini turned a leg of a globe stand he is replicating at marker space Artisans Asylum in Ames Business Park.


Boston-area startups never have to go it alone, but more could be done to support them

From events to shared kitchens to work spaces, startups benefit from the region’s support system. But more can be done to boost Boston.

Waltham MA., 06/10/2019, Raytheon Headquarters. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Raytheon, United Technologies agree to blockbuster defense deal

United Technologies agreed to buy Raytheon in an all stock deal, forming an aerospace and defense giant with $74 billion in sales through one of the industry’s biggest deals ever.

Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso during the meeting of the G-20 finance ministers in Fukuoka, Japan.

G-20 finance officials pledge to protect global growth

Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies wrapped up a meeting in Japan on Sunday with a pledge to use all the policies they can to protect global growth from disruptions due to trade and other tensions.

Raytheon is based in Waltham.

Raytheon, United Technologies in talks to merge, report says

United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon Co. are in talks about a deal that would create an aerospace and defense industry giant, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Equifax Inc. is one of many companies that have been hit by data breaches.

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Yes, you probably should get a credit freeze for your child

It’s important to try to keep hackers from accessing your private data, because it can turn into a payday for identity thieves.

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.