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Thursday, Feb 22

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Top cannabis regulator: Massachusetts should consider government-run bank for pot companies

Massachusetts should consider creating a state-run bank to serve recreational marijuana companies, the state’s top cannabis official suggested Wednesday, warning that an all-cash industry would create security risks and regulatory…

TelexFree Ponzi scheme fugitive stripped of Brazilian citizenship; may open door to extradition

The fugitive cofounder of TelexFree Inc., a multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme based in Massachusetts, has had his Brazilian citizenship revoked — a move that may open the door for his extradition to the United States. Carlos Wanzeler, who…

Ousted Vineyard hospital chief lands job in Alaska, but legal fight with Partners isn't over

Woodin, who last year was fired as chief executive of Martha's Vineyard Hospital, is moving 5,000 miles to lead a hospital in rural Alaska — though he remains locked in a legal dispute with the Vineyard hospital and its parent company,…

Wednesday, Feb 21

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Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

Amid growing evidence of dire amounts of waste in the world's oceans, conservation is becoming a selling point for firms trying to jump on the bandwagon of concern about the flood of plastic choking sea life. By Danica Kirka Associated…

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Three Boston area entrepreneurs finalists in Cartier global businesswomen's competition

One woman entrepreneur from Cambridge is developing a waterless toilet for low-income and developing communities without modern sanitation. Another businesswoman, from Lowell, is building adjustable and affordable prosthetic limbs. And a…

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Walmart's bruising battle with Amazon cuts its profit even as revenue rises

NEW YORK — Walmart is getting bruised in its battle with online leader Amazon. The world’s largest retailer on Tuesday reported a smaller-than-expected fourth-quarter profit as it wrestled with slower e-commerce sales during the busiest…

Venezuela trying cryptocurrency to raise cash

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Venezuela on Tuesday became the first country to launch its own version of bitcoin, a move it hopes will provide a much-needed boost to its credit-stricken economy. Officials say the so-called petro is backed by Venezuela’s crude oil…

Tuesday, Feb 20

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First female president of Wentworth Institute stepping down

Zorica Pantic, an engineer by training, has led the Fenway university's expansion and is credited with helping expand the commuter school. By Deirdre Fernandes Globe Staff February 20, 2018. Wentworth Institute of Technology's first female…

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Hundreds of UK Kentucky Fried Chickens run out of, well, chicken

KFC says about 470 of the fried chicken chain's 900 UK restaurants remained closed Tuesday because of a chicken shortage. The company says the disruption started last week, when it changed its delivery provider to DHL. Open branches are…

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

Cells from a person's intestinal lining, placed in one of Emulate Inc.'s devices, form intestinal folds as they would in the human body. A Boston biotechnology startup that uses plastic chips to simulate human organs to test medicines…

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These surprise packages from Amazon can spark fear

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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 sexually suggestive merchandise on Feb. 7. “I’ve been basically living in fear…

Monday, Feb 19

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In Seattle, clues on how Amazon might disrupt health care

Amazon’s effort to shake up health care is as tantalizing as it is opaque — a giant black box hanging over one-fifth of the US economy. But several clues about its plans are plainly visible in its hometown of Seattle, where it has hired…

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Group seeks inquiry on whether Celexa’s maker misled FDA

Nearly eight years ago, a unit of the global drug firm Allergan paid $150 million to settle criminal charges of illegally marketing three drugs. Now, Andrew Lelling, the US attorney in Boston, is being asked to reopen an investigation…

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State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

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WASHINGTON — Hoping to counter waves of Russian Twitter bots, fake social media accounts, and hacking attacks aimed at undermining American democracy, state election officials around the country are seizing on an old-school strategy: paper…

Sunday, Feb 18

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The currencies are virtual, but the violent crimes are frighteningly real

SAN FRANCISCO — The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but. In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants pushed their victim, a young Russian man, into his apartment and…

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4 to 6 inches of snow on tap for Greater Boston

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Just when it felt like winter might be waning, a fast-moving storm is expected to hit parts of Massachusetts Saturday night leaving up to 7 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. The snow is expected to start falling in…

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

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For decades, Michael E. Mone has been a go-to lawyer in Boston for patients who believe their medical care was botched. In 1980, he won a landmark state court ruling that allows people to sue physicians for malpractice even when medical…

Friday, Feb 16

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Woman arrested in possible road-rage slaying in Lowell

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Lowell police have arrested a woman in connection with the slaying of a man who was shot to death near a train terminal Thursday, officials said. After he was shot, the victim tried to drive away but crashed his car near the YMCA by…

Thursday, Feb 15

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Suspect confessed to shooting, police say

PARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack,…

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

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Internal Revenue Service plans on closing a loophole that hedge-fund managers had been trying to exploit to avoid paying higher taxes on carried-interest profits. Mnuchin told the Senate Finance…

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

LONDON — No one polarizes opinion over Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union quite like Boris Johnson, the flamboyant foreign secretary, who in 2016 helped persuade Britons to quit a bloc that he once accused of trying to unify the…

Wednesday, Feb 14

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Warren addresses claims of Native American heritage

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WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday, forcefully denouncing President Trump’s use of the name “Pocahontas” to deride her and defending her claims of Native…

Read the text of Elizabeth Warren's speech to Native American group

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Want to know what's happening first? Sign up for the Globe's breaking news alerts, delivered via Facebook messenger. Read the prepared text of the speech Senator Elizabeth Warren gave to Native Americans on Wednesday. Thank you for having…

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Rooting for Shaun White has become complicated

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White hit the bottom of the halfpipe, and the only sound that could have been louder than the roar of the crowd beyond him was the primal scream emanating from him. It was a moment of celebration unlike any…

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Blue Apron delivers in fourth quarter, even with loss

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Despite losing a big chunk of customers last year, shares in Blue Apron rose after the company reported slimmer losses than Wall Street had expected. The mail-order meal kit company, which cut its marketing budget to focus on current…

Monday, Feb 12

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Man suspected of killing girlfriend and stabbing parents was recently hospitalized, records say

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MILFORD — Two days after checking himself out of a psychiatric hospital, a 24-year-old Needham man stabbed his girlfriend to death and then continued his rampage at a restaurant, where he attacked his mother and father and shouted, “I'm…

WEEI hosts peddle cheap and vile shock. It's time for a change.

Want to know what's happening first? Sign up for the Globe's breaking news alerts, delivered via Facebook messenger. Let's call out what WEEI is really doing: Co-hosts are paid to shock, because controversy is good for ratings. Sports talk…

Sunday, Feb 11

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Hospitals are fighting back against the generic drug market. Here's why.

In recent years, Robert Ripley has watched rising drug prices menace his budget like a fast-rising flood. The longtime chief of pharmacy for Trinity Health, a Catholic chain of 93 hospitals from New York to California, said he's never seen…

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Lawrence Bacow, former Tufts president, will be new Harvard University president

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Lawrence S. Bacow, the lawyer, economist, and former longtime president of Tufts University, will be the next president of Harvard University, the university trustees will announce on Sunday. The choice ends a months-long search for a…

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As President Trump veers off script (again), Republicans squirm (again)

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s approval ratings have been nudging upward, and his party’s political standing is improving, but the president’s unceasing habit of making inflammatory and insensitive remarks is galvanizing opposition against…