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TJ and Hadley Douglas of the Urban Grape said sharing their experiences running a Black and woman-owned business has deepened their connection with customers. (Produced by Anush Elbakyan/Globe Staff, Reporting by Janelle Nanos/Globe Staff, Edited by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Camera: Lucie McCormick/Special to the Globe, Baolong Song/Special to the Globe)

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Janet Yellen and Jerome Powell.

Yellen defends Powell’s regulatory record despite past doubts

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen defended Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s record on regulating the financial system amid attacks by progressives seeking to deny him a second term — even though in the past she’s expressed some misgivings about rule-making under his watch. 1 hour ago

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen. A trove of internal Facebook documents reveals that the social media giant has privately and meticulously tracked real-world harms exacerbated by its platforms.

A whistleblower’s power: Key takeaways from the Facebook Papers

A trove of internal Facebook documents reveals that the social media giant has privately and meticulously tracked real-world harms exacerbated by its platforms, ignored warnings from its employees about the risks of their design decisions, and exposed vulnerable communities around the world to a cocktail of dangerous content. 2 hours ago

Respiratory Therapist Angelika MacClellan (left) talked with nurse Natasha Cacciatore through a patients door in the Special Pathogens Unit ICU at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on April 27, 2020. The hospital converted the cardiovascular center into a COVID-19 intensive care unit.

New research shows how and when COVID-19 first spread to Massachusetts

A study from Northeastern University published Monday in “Nature” retraces the path of the coronavirus pandemic from China to Europe and the United States.

Thrasio, an aggregator of Amazon products, has raised more than $1 billion in a private funding round led by technology investor Silver Lake.

With SPAC merger on hold, Thrasio raises $1 billion to buy more Amazon sellers

It’s one of the largest venture capital rounds raised by a private Massachusetts-based startup, following a record $1.2 billion round by Waltham health insurance startup Devoted Health announced a few weeks ago.

Vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Moderna COVID-19 shot for younger kids shows strong results

Moderna said that it plans to submit the data to the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the European Medicines Agency and other global regulators, in the near term.

A security surveillance camera is seen near a Microsoft office building.

Microsoft says Russian-backed hackers are targeting the tech supply chain

The group has employed a new strategy to piggyback on the direct access that cloud service resellers have to their customers' IT systems, hoping to “more easily impersonate an organization’s trusted technology partner to gain access to their downstream customers."

Former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen spoke during a Senate subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.

Facebook’s language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

In some of the world’s most volatile regions, terrorist content and hate speech proliferate because Facebook remains short on moderators who speak local languages and understand cultural contexts, a review of company files found.

Seven jobs that will never be the same after the pandemic

From restaurants to retail to warehouses, some types of work have fallen out of favor, worsening the labor shortage.