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Maria Camila Vasco shares the story of how she built her company Uvida, Boston’s first zero-waste store, while still an undergrad at UMass Boston. (Produced by Anush Elbakyan/Globe Staff, Reporting by Janelle Nanos/Globe Staff, Edited by Caitlin Healy/Globe Staff, Camera: Shelby Lum/Globe Staff, Lucie McCormick/Special to the Globe)
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Murals across Lynn have changed the look of downtown
Beyond Walls has put up dozens of murals throughout downtown Lynn in an effort to reimagine the city's image. (Shelby Lum/Globe Staff)

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In recent months people have felt more comfortable booking vacations, eating at restaurants, and buying tickets to concerts or movies.

US economy grew annual 6.5% between April and June, marking full recovery from the pandemic

The US economy was officially back and fully recovered from the pandemic as of June, although a recent surge in COVID cases could threaten new uncertainty ahead.

Uber Technologies headquarters in San Francisco.

Uber pushes office return to October, requires vaccines

Uber Technologies Inc. is postponing its return-to-office date from September to Oct. 25, and has told employees that it could be further delayed depending on the global coronavirus case load.

A Chevrolet Bolt at a charging station in Baker, Calif. Federal support for electric vehicle charging stations is seen as a key to getting automakers to commit to levels of electric vehicle sales.

Biden seeking pledge for 40% of US car sales to be EV by 2030

The White House is negotiating to have automakers pledge that 40 percent or more of the vehicles they sell in the United States will be electric by the end of the decade, something the companies say will require the government to help promote the use of the cars.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters in Washington.

Wealthy Americans targeted by US in Panama tax-fraud probe

US authorities obtained a court order allowing them to demand financial information from banks and couriers about wealthy Americans suspected of using a Panamanian law firm to evade taxes.

Face masks at Vivant Vintage in Allston.

Once fading, mask sales starting to rebound

A spot check of businesses and other data sources are showing that mask sales have been rising in recent weeks as Americans worry about the surging cases of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Scarlett Johansson's suit against the Walt Disney Co. claims that the company’s streaming release of "Black Widow" breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

Johansson's suit claims the Walt Disney Co.’s streaming release of "Black Widow" breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

Concertina razor wire tops the 8-foot 'non-scalable' fence that surrounds the U.S. Capitol the day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time January 14, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Congress passes $2.1 billion for Capitol security, Afghan visas

President Biden was sent an emergency $2.1 billion spending bill to cover costs associated with defending the Capitol in the wake of the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot and to grant immigrant visas to Afghans who aided the US during the war in Afghanistan.

Ashley Williams Watt walked near a wellhead and flowline at her ranch near Crane, Texas. The wells on Watt's property seem to be unplugging themselves.

Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 3.2 million abandoned oil and gas wells exist in the United States. Most haven’t been plugged.