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Airbnb announces a permanent ban on parties

The move comes after Airbnb in 2019 prohibited “open-invite” gatherings advertised on social media, as well as “chronic party houses” that had become neighborhood nuisances.

Spirit Airlines postpones a reckoning on Frontier’s bid

On the eve of a planned shareholder meeting on an acquisition by Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines said Wednesday evening that it was putting off the vote and would continue to talk to both Frontier and a rival suitor, JetBlue.

After stock market’s worst start in 50 years, some see more pain ahead

The economy is on the cusp of a recession, battered by high inflation and rising interest rates, which eats into paychecks, dents consumer confidence, and leads to corporate cutbacks. As it has teetered, markets have tanked.

Robotic Mayflower arrives in Plymouth after crossing Atlantic

Using AI technology from IBM, the 50-foot vessel made the 40-day voyage with almost no human intervention.

Supreme Court lets Biden end Trump-era asylum policy

The Supreme Court freed President Biden’s administration to end a Trump-era policy that forces asylum-seekers at the southern border to wait in Mexico for their cases to be processed, letting the president retake control of a key facet of his immigration policy.

Stocks fell again Thursday, closing out the worst first-half of the year since 1970

The S&P 500 index lost 0.9 percent. It’s now down 21 percent since hitting a record high at the beginning of the year, having entered a bear market earlier in June.

Supreme Court says several gun cases deserve a new look

The Supreme Court said Thursday that gun cases involving restrictions in Hawaii, California, New Jersey, and Maryland deserve a new look following its major decision in a gun case last week.

Tufts to partner with Acadia to build $65 million behavioral health hospital

The center is one of several opening throughout the state as mental health crisis persists