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    Connecticut REIT sells office portfolio for $13.7M
    The two buildings are 100% occupied with tenants including Virtua Health and Raymond James.

    SessionM CEO mum on company's future after acquisition by Mastercard
    Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) is acquiring a local marketing tech startup in a move that could help the financial service giant expand its services for retailers and other brands?but that leaves open questions about the immediate future of the Boston-based startup.

    iRobot shares fall to three-year low as CEO cites China tariffs
    Shares of Bedford-based Roomba-maker iRobot fell to the lowest point in three years on Wednesday after the company said it?s feeling the effects of President Donald Trump?s tariff war with China. The robotics company (Nasdaq: IRBT) reported its third-quarter financials Tuesday after the close of markets. While revenue grew 9 percent year-over-year for the three-month period from July to September, the company lowered its full-year revenue guidance for the second quarter in a row amid what CEO?

    Drugmaker Alkermes cuts 160 jobs in effort to lower expenses
    Alkermes CEO Richard Pops said during an earnings call that research and development staff will be included in the layoffs.

    CVS signs deal with UPS' new 'drone airline' subsidiary
    UPS' new drone delivery subsidiary has landed its first big-name customers. United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) said Tuesday it built on the company's industry-first, hospital network-focused drone delivery program by signing agreements with CVS Health, wholesale pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBerge, and health-care provider Kaiser Permanente, as well as partnering with the University of Utah Health hospital campuses. Financial details on the deals were not released. UPS Flight?

    Hyams Foundation?s executive director exits
    The executive director of a private Boston foundation that focuses on economic, racial and social justice issues has left her job.

    State senators developing their own health care legislation
    Days after Gov. Charlie Baker proposed a wide-ranging health care bill, the president of the Massachusetts Senate said senators are working on their own health care legislation this session, one that may be proposed in parts to better chances of success.

    Mass. lawmakers urged to pause, regulate face recognition
    Warning that facial-recognition surveillance is unreliable and could violate civil rights, dozens of speakers packed a legislative committee hearing to call for a statewide pause on government use of the technology.

    Roku to acquire Boston ad-tech company for half of its reported valuation
    California-based TV streaming service Roku, Inc. said Tuesday that it's acquiring Boston ad tech firm DataXu Inc. for $150 million ? half the price the Boston company was reportedly seeking last year. DataXu (pronounced ?data zoo?) allows marketers to plan and buy video ad campaigns. The 10-year-old company had hired the investment bank GCA Advisors to explore a sale for around $300 million, the Wall Street Journal reported last October, citing unnamed sources. DataXu was valued at $390 million?

    Boston chatbot startup Drift expands Back Bay HQ
    Drift has added 20,000 square feet at a second floor of 222 Berkeley St.