4:48 a.m. Dec. 7, 2021
How would 'Medicare for All' affect my health care and finances?Medicare for All was a hot topic in the 2020 campaign, but it isn’t always well understood, Here are answers to some common questions about Medicare for All.
2:35 a.m. Dec. 7, 2021
- By Andrea Riquier
Should New York pay Plug Power hundreds of millions to create 68 jobs?A hydrogen company will receive an unprecedented subsidy to be the first tenant in a complex this Upstate New York region hopes will jump-start development.
3:00 a.m. Dec. 6, 2021
- By Abby Schultz
Creative Philanthropy for Climate ChangeDonors are funding early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative solutions
7:16 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021
- By Eleanor Laise
Billions of lost retirement dollars are getting harder to findThe demise of a public database and struggles to obtain government information crimp efforts to unite plan participants with unclaimed benefits
9:39 a.m. Nov. 28, 2021
Vermont Is a Vaccination Star. Why Cases Are Rising There.
Northeastern states have high vaccination rates—and an uptick in cases. That could slow the economic recovery, but not as much as feared.
7:13 a.m. Nov. 23, 2021
New Boston mayor Michelle Wu divests vulnerable city from fossil fuelsBoston Mayor Michelle Wu signed an ordinance Monday designed to divest the city from fossil fuels.
6:12 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
Moderna's patent dispute with the U.S. government gets at a crucial question: control over how the drug is usedResearchers calculate that the U.S. government provided $2.5 billion toward the development and commercialization of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
10:08 a.m. Nov. 18, 2021
For minority business owners, it’s been a rough ride. Here’s where things stand now, and how older people of color can launch an idea.Minority entrepreneurs, and specifically minority entrepreneurs over 50, have faced particular challenges, as well as some opportunities.
9:24 a.m. Nov. 16, 2021
Michelle Wu sworn in as the first woman elected mayor of BostonMichelle Wu was sworn in Tuesday as Boston’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor in the city's long history.
8:20 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Here's the first U.S. city to swap gas and oil for all-electric buildings, on the path to zero carbon emissionsIthaca, the upstate New York city of about 30,000, known for Cornell University and the natural beauty of its gorges, will be the first in the country to try to decarbonize every last one of its buildings by switching to electric power.
5:19 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021
GE and the Death of the Conglomerate, Alibaba and Stock Buybacks: Barron’s Daily
AstraZeneca says Covid-19 vaccine now profitable, schools relax mask requirements, Alibaba looks to make its Singles Day a global thing, and other news to start your day.
8:51 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021
Another Michigan city struggles as lead levels remain high in tap waterShortly after sunrise on a recent Saturday in Benton Harbor, Michigan, residents began lining up for free bottled water so they could drink and cook without fear of the high levels of lead in the city’s tap water.
7:15 p.m. Nov. 2, 2021
Eric Adams, Michelle Wu make history with mayoral wins in New York, BostonFormer police captain Eric Adams easily won the race for New York mayor Tuesday, and Boston elected its first woman and Asian American to the city’s top job as voters across the U.S. picked local leaders who were largely defined by their stances on police and crime.
11:02 a.m. Oct. 28, 2021
U.S. companies announce plans for gene-edited strawberries that will stay fresh longerAn Idaho company that successfully brought genetically modified potatoes to the market announced an agreement Thursday to help a California-based plant breeding company grow strawberries they say will stay fresh longer and have a longer growing season.
12:53 p.m. Oct. 27, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
'It's not looking good': Paid leave may be on chopping block in Democrats' social-spending billPaid leave, a major part of Democrats' wide-ranging social-spending bill, may be left on the cutting-room floor as the party's moderates and progressives try to hammer out an agreement this week.
2:18 p.m. Oct. 26, 2021
Nor'easter has New England bracing for flooding, power outagesA nor’easter barreled up the U.S. coast Tuesday, and forecasters warned it could bring flooding, hurricane-force wind gusts and widespread power outages to New England.
2:39 a.m. Oct. 26, 2021
- By Mike Goldstein
Nobel prize winners are actually happy to review your work. Here's what I've learned.Turns out, they have an incentive to work with "regular" people like me.
5:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2021
Where are the workers? Cutoff of U.S. jobless aid spurs no influxEarlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans.
3:53 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021
- By Greg Robb
Fed announces new rules to restrict trading by top officialsThe Federal Reserve on Thursday announced new rules to restrict the trading and investment activity of top officials and senior staff.
1:23 p.m. Oct. 20, 2021
Prime Is the Newest Gene Editing, and It's Getting Better
Prime editing derives from Crispr-Cas9 technique, which lets scientists snip the flawed DNA underlying a genetic disorder such as sickle cell disease.
12:02 a.m. Oct. 18, 2021
The best little cities to live in the U.S. in 2021Right now, millions of people are re-evaluating where they want to live. If you’re one of them, this list is for you.
12:00 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021
Why this 25-year-old built a career in the senior living industryShe started as a volunteer at a retirement community when she was 10, now she's getting a master's degree and dedicating her life to bettering the resident experience.
2:00 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021
Venture Capital Drove Big Gains at University Endowments
After years of trailing the broader market, many U.S. college funds outpaced the S&P 500 in the 2021 fiscal year, aided by stellar results in equities and venture capital.
8:43 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Biden wants IRS to monitor people's bank accounts more closely --- will it catch tax cheats, or invade privacy?A Biden administration proposal calls for banks to report aggregated 'inflows' and 'outflows' above $600
4:14 a.m. Oct. 12, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
'He was the rock from which we all started': How Nobel Prize winner David Card influenced thinking on immigration and jobsDavid Card, a Berkeley economist, was one of three recipients of the Nobel prize for economic sciences.
9:00 a.m. Oct. 11, 2021
- By Quentin Fottrell
Nobel Prize-winning economist’s latest work examines how job postings improved gender diversity‘The elimination of gender preferences led to a rise in the fraction of women hired for jobs that were likely to be targeted to men,’ a new study concludes
6:35 a.m. Oct. 11, 2021
Nobel Prize in Economics Goes to 3 U.S. Researchers
David Card improved the world's understanding of the labor markets, and Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens showed how real life can prove economic theories.
1:19 a.m. Oct. 11, 2021
Three U.S.-based economists share Nobel prize for natural experiment work Three U.S-based economists won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for work on drawing conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called “natural experiments.”
8:12 a.m. Oct. 7, 2021
America Needs Strong Higher Education More Than Ever
It needs to be a national priority to make colleges affordable, safe, and effective for all students, writes Stanley Litow.
5:33 a.m. Oct. 7, 2021
Biden Administration Wants IRS to Monitor People’s Bank Accounts More Closely
A Biden administration proposal calls for Internal Revenue Service monitoring of people's accounts to kick in at the $600 mark.
11:41 a.m. Oct. 6, 2021
- By Eric Ruben
Supreme Court could loosen concealed-carry gun rules with this New York caseOral arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen are set for Nov. 3.
7:38 a.m. Oct. 4, 2021
- By Ann Z. Bauer
Tylenol may be risky for pregnant women and contribute to ADHD in childrenA growing body of research suggests the indiscriminate use of acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol or Tylenol) during pregnancy – especially for conditions such as chronic pain, low back pain and headaches – may be unwarranted and unsafe.
4:32 a.m. Oct. 4, 2021
Water Shortages Threaten the Economy and Our Food Supply
Without intervention, it's only a matter of time until the money dries up.
1:51 p.m. Sept. 30, 2021
‘I had to make [athletic credentials] believable enough without raising any red flags’: Former USC soccer coach details role in college admissions scandalAssistant coach Laura Janke was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, but in May 2019 she pleaded guilty in exchange for her testimony and a lenient sentence.
10:10 a.m. Sept. 30, 2021
- By Jon Swartz
Facebook grilled in Senate hearing on protecting kids online"Facebook has weaponized childhood vulnerabilities" in its ruthless pursuit of profits --- despite knowing the deep harm it causes, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said in an opening statement. "Facebook has evaded, misled and deceived."
9:22 a.m. Sept. 30, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
AstraZeneca vaccine shows 74% efficacy in large U.S.-backed trial, and BioNTech co-founder says COVID will become manageableThe COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University showed 74% efficacy at preventing symptomatic illness in a large, late-stage trial conducted in the U.S., Chile and Peru, according to data published in the New England Journal Of Medicine on Thursday.
4:10 a.m. Sept. 29, 2021
- By Patrick Thomas
Harvard Business School moves classes and networking online amid COVID outbreak among studentsStudents at the business school are said to have accounted for two-thirds of all COVID-19 cases among Harvard students this month.
9:45 a.m. Sept. 28, 2021
MacArthur Foundation announces 2021 'genius' grant recipientsWriters, artists, poets, a virologist, activists and filmmakers are among the luminaries named as this year’s MacArthur fellows.
1:11 p.m. Sept. 23, 2021
- By Fang Block
MIT Unveils a New Bionics Center Funded by a $24 Million Gift From Lisa YangThe interdisciplinary research center will focus on developing technologies and surgical methods to mitigate disability
12:19 p.m. Sept. 20, 2021
COVID-19 has killed about as many Americans as the 1918–19 flu pandemicCOVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.