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Will the Supreme Court slam the brakes on social media?

The high court agreed this week to hear two cases, setting up a dramatic challenge to the most important federal law governing the Internet — Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.

Musk adds Twitter mission while taking Tesla’s in new direction

Elon Musk's sudden U-turn from months spent trying to get out of his agreement to buy Twitter isn't sitting well with Tesla investors.

Hello, fellow car. We’ve got a problem. Let’s talk.

Car manufacturers are developing systems generically known as C-V2X for vehicles to communicate with one another and pedestrians, cyclists, construction workers, and road infrastructure elements, like traffic lights.

‘Best Before’ labels scrutinized as food waste concerns grow

As awareness grows around the world about the problem of food waste, one culprit in particular is drawing scrutiny: “best before” labels.

Revamped observatory set to open atop Prudential tower in 2023

The observatory will feature 360-degree views of the city and “immersive experiential exhibits,” where visitors can create custom itineraries of what to see, do, and eat in Boston based on their travel interests.

Seattle overtakes Boston as third-richest US city by household income

The recovery from Covid-19 has been uneven across US cities, with economies disrupted as businesses and workers relocated.

US mortgage rates rise for seventh week to highest in 16 years

US mortgage rates jumped to a 16-year high of 6.75 percent, marking the seventh-straight weekly increase and spurring the worst slump in home loan applications since the depths of the pandemic.

OPEC+ makes big oil cut to boost prices; pump costs may rise

Oil is trading well below its summer peaks because of fears that major global economies such as the US or Europe will sink into recession due to high inflation, rising interest rates and uncertainty over the war in Ukraine.