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A court ruling boosts au pairs’ pay, but it puts families in a bind

A new mandate to pay childcare providers the state minimum wage immediately raises annual costs by as much as $17,000.


Sale of Harriet Tubman House approved

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Colliers is picked to market the Hynes, but it could be a tricky assignment

The sale of the Hynes Convention Center should be a lucrative deal for Colliers International, the brokerage picked on Thursday to handle the transaction. But it could also become one of the Boston office’s trickiest deals to pull off.

Senate confirms Stephen Hahn, an oncologist, as FDA commissioner

Among the most pressing issues facing Hahn as the FDA’s chief are underage vaping and the potential importation of drugs from Canada.

US, China settle on outline of elusive phase one trade deal

The United States and China have settled on final terms of a phase one trade deal, moving both countries closer to signing a pact that President Trump originally announced in October, four people familiar with the negotiations said.


Bold design for a car-free span over Fort Point Channel would reflect a forward-looking city

We should push hard for the new Northern Avenue Bridge — and to keep it free of cars and most other vehicles.

US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement that would suspend tariffs that are set to kick in Sunday, de-escalating their 17-month trade war.

S&P 500, Nasdaq at records as hopes build for a trade deal

Financial, technology, and health care stocks powered much of the rally, which gave the S&P 500 its second straight gain and erased its losses from earlier in the week.