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Thunberg brushes off mockery from Mnuchin: ‘We cannot care about those kinds of things’ amid climate crisis

The 17-year-old Swede acknowledged young activists “are being criticized all the time.”

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Boston investment firm helps finance energy software spinoff

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Beyond restaurants: Jon Cronin scores victories at City Hall, State House in new ventures

Cronin Group built its reputation around its restaurant empire, and then residential development in South Boston. But Jon Cronin’s eponymous Boston firm just scored a pair of victories that have little to do with either of those core business lines.

Fox News emerges as most popular way to watch impeachment

About 10 million people watched the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump on the six broadcast and cable networks in the first two days, with Fox News drawing the biggest audience, according to Nielsen.

Former Wells Fargo CEO fined $17.5m for sales scandal

The former chief executive, John Stumpf, was also banned from working in the banking industry for the rest of his life.

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NOCA’s founders see a big market for a ‘healthier’ spiked water

Two companies are selling boozy still water, looking to capitalize on the hard seltzer craze that has brands like Corona and Bud Light on board.

Stocks close mostly higher, led by tech, industrials

The S&P 500 notched a small gain for the second straight day, while a modest pickup nudged the Nasdaq Composite to an all-time high. The Dow Jones industrial average closed lower for the third day in a row.