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South Boston warehouses once considered by Amazon will become…what else? Lab space

A South Boston site that was once considered for Amazon’s first major distribution center in Boston is instead being re-purposed as — what else? — lab space. Core Investments this week is unveiling plans to convert two warehouses on Alger Street in Andrew Square into DOTLabs ― lab and research space aimed at the region’s …

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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot to be used in controversial paintball art project

Boston Dynamics’ famed Spot robot is generating some controversy online, and there’s nothing the Waltham-based company can do to stop it. A street-art company in New York called MSCHF (pronounced “mischief”) has purchased one of the four-legged $75,000 robots and mounted a paintball gun on its back. On Wednesday, MSCHF said, it will hold an …

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Boston Fed president urges focus on more inclusive economy

The United States is poised for a robust recovery in the second half of the year if COVID-19 vaccination efforts are successful, providing a “unique opportunity” to build a more inclusive economy, according to Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. “The pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of finding ways to …

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Pressley proposes guaranteed jobs – The Boston Globe

Representative Ayanna Pressley is proposing that the federal government guarantee every American a job as millions are still grappling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Pressley on Thursday introduced a resolution in the US House that calls on the government to make having a job a legal right and to create public works programs …

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Black and Latino leaders allege Boston discriminates in public contracting

The complaint, coming in the closing days of Walsh’s tenure, noted that had the city contracted with all available Black and Latino businesses, it could have steered an additional $76 million to them. The groups allege the contracting practices violate federal civil rights law, as well as regulations that prohibit recipients of federal funding, such …

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