Five things you need to know today, and horticultural appropriation

Here are the five things you need to know in Boston business news, plus consumer prices, football games, startup funding and a poinsettia obsession.

Five things you need to know today, and horticultural appropriation

Good morning, Boston. Yesterday's World Cup final was the best I've ever seen, and I don't want to talk about that other football game. Here are the five things you need to know in Boston business news to start your Monday. The property is in a high-visibility location but has been hit with a series of retail closures. The other was by the Patriots' defense in Week 2 of the 1960 season -- a 52-yard fumble return by defensive back Chuck Shonta against the then-New York Titans. That was the first win in Patriots history, according to ESPN. Here's what experts shared and who attended. You never know the topic, and it takes you down a rabbit hole on whatever it happens to be about, from paper jams to waterproof fabric to treadmills to acceptance speeches. The latest obsession is about a plant we all see at this time of year (in fact, we had one delivered to our downtown office just last week): poinsettias. At least I didn't. In the mid-1500s, after the Spanish invaded Mexico, Catholic priests turned the plant into a Christmas symbol in their quest to evangelize indigenous people. (The Obsession relays the story of a bunch of weeds miraculously being transformed into poinsettias after a poor girl offers them to baby Jesus.) Then in 1804 Alexander von Humboldt, on a tour of the Americas, collected poinsettia specimens in Mexico and shipped them to Europe, Quartz reports. By the 20th century, the red-leafed plants began appearing on Christmas cards and gaining their reputation as a holiday icon. -- read the whole Poinsettia obsession here.