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Converse takes an inclusive approach with new marketing campaign targeted at youth

The Boston-based division of Nike is investing $1 million into an accelerator program, called Converse All Star Captains, over the next two years.

Biden highlights middle class economic pain in town Hall

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden highlighted the financial pain he said middle-class Americans are facing due to the economic crisis and the coronavirus at a drive-in televised town hall, one of the few chances he has had to interact with voters in person.

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

A US judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.

In new model for media, Globe signs subscription and events deal with Biogen

The company membership program reflects business trends in the news industry, as media outlets move toward relying more on subscriber revenue and less on traditional ad sales.

MassMutual’s new Seaport tower, rising despite the pandemic, marks a milestone

Many companies are rethinking the need for offices since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but not MassMutual.

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Buying a back-to-school Chromebook or printer? Here are five tips

if you’re in the market for a Chromebook computer or an inkjet printer, good luck. The retail departments that normally carry such things look like the toilet paper aisle did in April — all cleaned out.

Amwell’s stock pops 28 percent in public market debut

Strong performance continues winning streak among recent IPOs

Oracle would get access to TikTok code in proposed deal

Oracle Corp. will get full access to review TikTok's source code and updates to make sure there are no back doors used by the company's Chinese parent to gather data on the video-sharing app's 100 million American users, according to people familiar with the matter.