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The Federal Reserve raised interest rates significantly again Wednesday in a bid to put the brakes on inflation. The economy is no longer running nearly as hot as it did last year, but Fed Chair Jerome Powell said it was…
It was 50 years ago on Thursday that Title IX became law and forever changed the landscape of education and athletics. Its impact has been enormous but parts of it are subjects of debate, including sexual assault claims on campus…
Monday marked just the second time in U.S. history that the federal government has recognized Juneteenth. The holiday celebrates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought word of slavery’s end to Galveston, Texas, freeing the last enslaved people after the…
The city of Boston faces two enormous problems: Sea level rise in its harbor that is getting worse with climate change and a dearth of affordable housing, pricing out many longtime residents. Solutions to one of the problems may compound…
As the death toll from the coronavirus nears 1 million Americans, we’ve been exploring why the u.S. Suffered such a terrible loss, especially when compared to other nations similar to us. While there are many reasons for this, one of…
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again Wednesday in an effort to stamp down surging inflation. It increased rates by a half-percentage point, a move that will affect the pocketbooks of millions of Americans. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said more…
For the first time in two years, many airplane passengers are flying maskless. After a judge’s decision to strike down a federal mask mandate for trains, planes and buses, the Justice Department said it would only appeal the ruling if…
Facing rising prices, the Biden administration is forging ahead with a plan to sell new leases for oil and gas drilling on a small portion of federal land. Some climate activists say President Biden is breaking his campaign promise to…
With the rise of the BA.2 variant in some parts of the country, many questions remain about how to best navigate daily life and what precautions should or should not be taken. White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha…
Shanghai is under lockdown Friday, as COVID cases continue to surge in China’s financial capital. It is the most severe measure by the Chinese government to isolate and tract infections since it shut down the city of Wuhan after the…
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